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My Mom’s Easy Cucumber Sandwich Recipe

Easy cucumber sandwiches made with thinly sliced cucumber, cream cheese, a zesty dressing and thin slices of French bread. A family recipe my mom has been making forever!

My Mom’s Cucumber Sandwiches

Looking for an easy appetizer to make? Well, I’ve got it! My mom has been making this easy cucumber sandwich recipe for years and let me tell you… they are the easiest thing to make EVER! But also one of the most delicious and tastiest things you’ll ever try. Once you take a bite of these amazing Cucumber Sandwiches you will wonder “where have they been all my life?”

These cucumber sandwiches make a great appetizer for almost any occasion. I’ve made them for Superbowl Parties, Baby Showers, and now most recently my sister-in-laws Bachelorette Party. The wedding was this past week, and while it turned out to be amazing it was definitely eventful. For starters, the tux shop gave my husband the wrong tux in the wrong size. He found this out an hour before they were suppose to take pictures and three hours before the ceremony. Where was his tux you ask? Somewhere in Minnesota… we are in Texas people!!!  The end result: my husband standing in the foyer with tux pants that he had ripped the seam out of, a vest he borrowed from an usher that was 2 sizes too small, no jacket, a shirt borrowed from the Father of the Bride, and black socks with no shoes.  Ten minutes after the ceremony was suppose to start his tux arrived, he put on his shoes threw on his jacket and we walked down the aisle. Some day I’ll tell you just a few more of the things that went down that day. In the mean time, here’s a shout out to the newest member of our family. My beautiful sister in law and her “son” Rocky! {this is even before makeup…I know.. I’m jealous too! :)}

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FOREWARNING: If you bring these Cucumber Sandwiches to a party, just be prepared to answer how you made them and what’s in them. 🙂 

Cucumber Sandwich Ingredients

These cucumber sandwiches only need a few simple ingredients. To make them you will need:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package of zesty italian dressing {dry mix}
  • 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 whole wheat french bread loaf, cut into 1/4” slices

How to Make Cucumber Sandwiches 

To get started, mix 8 oz. of softened cream cheese with one package of zesty Italian dressing dry mix. 

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I used a hand blender to mix. It makes things so easy! You can also mix by hand if you prefer. 

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Next, wash and thinly slice 1 cucumber.

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Then slice 1 whole wheat loaf of french bread into 1/4″ slices.

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Once all components are ready, spread a little bit of the cream cheese mixture on a slice of french bread.

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Top it off with a slice of cucumber.

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That’s it! Who knew it was so easy to make a cucumber sandwich right?


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Cucumber Sandwiches

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 20-25 slices 1x
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Assemble
  • Cuisine: American


These cucumber sandwiches are packed full of flavor and are an easy appetizer with only 4 ingredients! They’re perfect for party appetizers and so good!


  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package of zesty italian dressing {dry mix}
  • 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 whole wheat french bread loaf, cut into 1/4” slices


  1. Mix softened cream cheese with one package of zesty italian dressing dry mix. {I used a hand blender to mix}
  2. Wash and thinly slice a cucumber.
  3. Slice a whole wheat loaf of french bread into 1/4″ slices.
  4. Once all components are ready, spread a little bit of the cream cheese mixture on a slice of the french bread.
  5. Top it off with a slice of cucumber.
  6. Bon Appetite!

Keywords: cucumber sandwiches, easy cucumber sandwiches, cucumber sammies, how to make cucumber sandwiches, easy party appetizer

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26 comments on “My Mom’s Easy Cucumber Sandwich Recipe”

  1. Excited to make these for a bridal shower 🙂

    They’ve been great every time I’ve had yours!

  2. I make these but I use the little loaf of party rye bread and sprinkle dill weed on cucumber. Really makes it pop.

  3. I also add 1/2 cup mayo (not miracle whip) to it for a creamy texture, and top it with a halved cherry tomato and a sprinkle of dill. Trust me there will be nothing left on the tray!!

    1. Oh… that sounds delicious it especially with the cherry tomato on top. YUM! Love the change up Dee!

  4. I have been making these for years, but with a few additions- I add 1/2c. mayo to the sour cream to make it a bit more spreadable, but a slice of tomato on top of the cucumber (amazing when tomatoes are in season!), and sprinkle some dill on top of each sandwich. Delish.

    1. Oh.. that sounds awesome Jenni! Love the addition of the tomato and dill. Yum! Totally need to try that the next time I make these.

    1. Yes! I agree, I just switched the the english cucumbers and they are so much better. 🙂 Great advice Jill!

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    It’s always something isn’t it? At least you can laugh about it…for many years to come I’m sure. Awesome sandwiches Krista, and thank so much for sharing with us at Best of the Weekend! Have a fabulous week 🙂

    1. haha… It is and we will definitely never forget it! 🙂 Still had a blast despite everything. Thanks for stopping by Lisa and for throwing a great party!

  6. ooo yum!!! I love cucumber sandwiches!!! I’m featuring this in a Quick and Easy Ideas post today. http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/07/quick-and-easy-ideas.html Come on over and check it out… please tweet, share, post, or +1 the collage on the post to help spread the word of your feature :o) Also be sure to grab a featured button…. Emily @ nap-timecreations.com

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    Gloria @ Simply Gloria

    You’re right…these would be the perfect party bites! I was laughing out loud about the tux! Too funny!

    1. OMG! Mass craziness.. that is just a piece of what happened that day. Right before the wedding, in fact on the way to the church, myself, my mother{mother of the groom}, and 3 bridemaids were in an accident. Thankful everyone was okay!

      They are definitely the perfect snack, dinner, lunch! I have had them for all.. they are super yummy!

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    Cindy Eikenberg

    Krista, I love these appetizer sandwiches – they sound delicious! Your poor hubby, what an ordeal! Congrats on the wedding and your sister-in-law is gorgeous! I am sure the wedding was wonderful and all of you had a great time. Thanks for sharing this recipe and pinning! Have a happy week! 🙂

    1. I know.. it was quite the interesting experience. But he was so cool about it, I would have been freaking out if I had the same problem with my dress. We all had a blast! 🙂 I hope you enjoy the cucumber sandwiches and thanks for pinning! 🙂

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    Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen

    Krista what a time your poor hubby had with that tux! I love the sandwiches though. So fresh and light for the summer!

    1. haha.. I know right!? At least the tux company comp’d the entire tux rental!! That was the least they could do. Glad you liked the sandwiches, they are super yummy and hope you get a chance to try. 🙂

    1. Thanks Sherri, gotta give all the credit to my momma. 🙂 I just copied what she already did. hehe…