Tuna Sandwich with Cream Cheese Recipe

Level up your sandwich game with our tuna cream cheese sandwich recipe! You can enjoy this delicious blend of sweet, salty, and savory with this guide!

Are you a sandwich lover? Quick yet satisfying and delicious meals are often necessary in the whirlwind of life's activities. With this, the sandwich reigns supreme in terms of versatility and convenience. It has become the go-to snack for moms, perfect for packing their kids’ lunches—easy to prepare and enjoy!

While classics like the PB&J, BLT, and egg salad sandwiches have their charm, there are moments when your lunch routine craves a little pizzazz. Enter our tuna cream cheese sandwich recipe that will elevate your sandwich game! This deceptively simple creation can add a unique twist to your family’s meal catalog.

What sets this sandwich apart, you may ask? It’s all about the ingredients. Arla’s Herbs & Spices Cream Cheese is the star here, adding tanginess to the mildly sweet sandwich topping, an ideal complement to the rich tuna flavor.

If all this food talk gets you hungry, read on to see how to prepare a great tuna sandwich with cream cheese!

How to Make Tuna Sandwich with Cream Cheese

Enjoy this easy-to-prepare sandwich that provides a wholesome and tasty meal! It blends sweet, salty, and savory in an effortlessly right balance.

Preparation: 15 mins

Cook: 2 minutes

Gear: Frying pan or toaster


  • 150 g (1 pack) Arla Herbs & Spices Cream Cheese 
  • 4 wholemeal buns
  • 2 cans of tuna
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • ¾ teaspoons salt
  • 150 g green peppers, chopped into strips 
  • 1 tray of your preferred lettuce (We recommend lamb’s lettuce, arugula, or romaine)


  1. Toast and split the buns. 
  2. Mix cream cheese, tuna, salt, and pepper.
  3. Spread the filling, peppers, and lettuce on the buns. 
  4. Wrap in a film for later, or enjoy it right away!

Tips for Making Tuna Sandwich with Cream Cheese

As with other sandwiches, this recipe is highly versatile. Refine your ingredients and process to create an excellent sandwich. Here are tips and tricks to elevate your sandwich-making skills!

  • Opt for hearty, whole-grain bread to complement the creamy filling, or try a crusty baguette to add a contrasting texture and extra flavor. The right bread selection can bring your sandwich from good to fantastic!
  • Choose quality tuna for a richer, more flavorful experience. Different tuna species have varying flavors, so experiment until you find the one that delights your taste buds. We prefer yellowtail for this recipe!
  • Layer toppings thoughtfully to make a well-structured sandwich. Start with your creamy tuna mixture, top with green peppers, and finally, lettuce. Ingredient order matters! Each part’s textures and tastes can blend more smoothly if you plan your placement.
  • Chill and set in the refrigerator for a few minutes to let the flavors meld together. Patience enhances the deliciousness of your sandwich when you savor that first satisfying bite.

FAQs about Tuna Sandwich with Cream Cheese

  • Can I make the sandwich healthier?

Absolutely! You can opt for whole-grain bread or increase the vegetable-to-tuna ratio for a healthier twist that doesn’t skimp on flavor.

  • What cheese goes best with tuna?

While Arla’s cream cheese is the star of this recipe, you can also experiment with sharp cheddar, Swiss, or provolone for a different twist. These cheeses complement tuna nicely.

  • How do I make it into a melt?

To make a delightful tuna melt with cream cheese, assemble your sandwich as usual, then bake it in a preheated oven at 175°C (350°F) for around 10 minutes. You can also top your cream cheese with Arla’s Natural Mozzarella Slices to achieve that best, melty texture.

Enjoy to the Last Crumb

Sandwiches are the dependable go-to meal in life’s hustle and bustle. However, you don’t have to sacrifice flavor and satisfaction for a quick bite. With our tuna sandwich with cream cheese recipe and Arla’s delectable ingredients, every crumb is a savor-worthy delight!

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