Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

My work group would have a holiday feast each year the week leading up to Christmas. This simple recipe was one that I always enjoyed these because it was something different.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 loaf rye cocktail bread (aka party bread)
  • 1 (12 ounce) container cream cheese, pre-whipped (I use Breakstones Temp Tee)
  • 1 (2/3 ounce) envelope Good Seasonings Italian salad dressing mix
  • 2 cucumbers (peeled and sliced thin-1/8-inch to 1/4-inch)
  • dill weed


  1. Mix together whipped cream cheese and Good Seasons Italian Dressing mix until well blended.
  2. Spread mixture onto each piece of cocktail rye bread. (adjust the amount of mixture you spread on to your liking. I like the flavor of the mixture so I do put it on a little thicker).
  3. Then add cucumber slice to the top of each bread. (make sure the cucumber is a bit dry so it won't drip through and moisten the bread).
  4. Sprinkle dill on top of each cucumber. (It's fine without dill if you don't like the flavor).
  5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  6. Note:
  7. If making ahead, wait to put the cucumbers on. If they set on the bread overnight, it could possibly make the bread a little soggy).


Most Helpful

I made this for a dinner party yesterday. I couldn't find the good seasonings italian salad dressing so I substituted 1 TBS italian spice instead. This was a really big hit. Everyone really enjoyed them. They were quick and easy and I will definitely make them again!

Lioness July 30, 2007

Everyone loved this. I only had dried dill so used that - very quick and easy appetizer.

VA June 29, 2007

So glad you posted this!! I make them for parties, and people go NUTS over them. I've tweeked the recipe- use English seedless cucumber, and Old English Melba rounds. If you REALLY want a killer presentation, Take tiny sprigs of dill, and arrange on the yops to resemble seagrass... then dust finely with paprika for a bit of color. Also have had good results with Zesty Italian dressing mix. Thanks, Shelby!!

Kizzikate May 05, 2007

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