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Cucumber Cream Cheese Bites

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If you’re looking for a fresh and tasty appetizer that’s sure to impress your guests tastesbuds, you’ve got to try my recipe for cucumber cream cheese bites. My go-to for parties because they’re super easy to make (and I hate getting stuck in the kitchen before a party), this is one recipe I get asked for all the time.

one slice of cucumber is the perfect bite for a party.

The cool crunch of the cucumber with the creamy, herby filling is just summer flavor perfection. I’m going to share two of my favorite versions and they use the same ingredients: stacked cucumber bites and my single open-faced cucumber appetizer tray. Let’s goooooooooooooooo.

If you love cucumbers, make sure to try these mini cucumber sandwiches, which also have a great cream cheese filling. They are grab-and-go and are the perfect finger food.

Cream Cheese Cucumber Bites

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons real mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill (plus additional for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 English cucumber, sliced 1/8″ thick
  • Red, orange, and yellow bell peppers, seeds removed and chopped
one set of great ingredients like slices of cucumber, bell peppers in colors, and our cream cheese dip makes a great appetizer.

How to make Stacked Cucumber Bites

This version requires 2 cucumber slices and create a little cucumber sandwich. It makes makes 18-24 about appetizers.

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, minced dill, and chopped chives. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well until smooth and creamy.
  2. Spoon the cream cheese mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a large opening tip.
  3. Take one cucumber slice and pipe a dollop of the cream cheese mixture onto it. Place another cucumber slice on top to create a small sandwich.
  4. Thread a chunk of bell pepper onto a toothpick and gently press the toothpick through the cucumber sandwich.
  5. Repeat the process until all the cream cheese mixture and cucumber slices are used.
  6. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
stacked cucumber bites that look like little sandwiches with cream cheese in middle and peppers on the top.

Commonly Asked Questions:

  1. Can I prepare these appetizers in advance? Yes, you can prepare them a few hours ahead of time. Just make sure to cover and refrigerate them to keep them fresh. Cucumbers notouriously have water in them so I wouldnt make them more than a few hours a head of time.
  2. Can I use different herbs in the cream cheese mixture? Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with your favorite herbs or switch up the cream cheese flavors. The store typically has a variety of kinds on the shelf so find something unique.
  3. What if I don’t have a pastry bag? You can use a small ziplock bag and cut off one corner to pipe the cream cheese mixture. Or if you are confident with portioning, just use a spoon and divvy it all up.
  4. Can I use other vegetables as a topping? Yes, cherry tomatoes or small slices of radish would also work pretty good. I like having the different colorsthat bell peppers come in.
toothpick holding together cucumbers with topping of a bell peppers and cream cheese in center.

Make Cucumber Bite with One Piece

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons real mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill (plus additional for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 English cucumber, sliced 1/8″ thick
  • Red, orange, and yellow bell peppers, seeds removed and chopped

This recipe makes approx. 36-48 appetizers and is great to add to platters.

How to make a Cucumber Appetizer Tray

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, minced dill, and chopped chives. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well until smooth and creamy.
  2. Spoon the cream cheese mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a large opening tip.
  3. Slice the bell peppers into small triangles.
  4. Pipe a dollop of the cream cheese mixture onto each cucumber slice.
  5. Press a bell pepper triangle on top of each cucumber slice with cream cheese.
  6. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

For more cucumber ideas at home, we like spiral cucumber salad, creamy dill cucumber salad, and of course, our super well loved cucumber dip.

Sliced cucumbers and bell peppers arranged on a cutting board.

Piping cream cheese mixture onto cucumber slices.

Finished cucumber appetizers on a platter.
  1. How thin should the cucumber slices be? About 1/8″ thick is perfect. You want them thin enough to be bite-sized but thick enough to hold the toppings.
  2. Can I use flavored cream cheese? Just like the stacked version, flavored cream cheese can add an extra layer of taste. Garlic and herb or chive-flavored cream cheese are great options.
  3. What’s the best way to slice the cucumbers? Using a mandoline slicer will give you even slices, but a sharp knife works well too.
easy cucumber bites with bell pepper.

If you need more summer party appetizers for the platter, here are my favorite ideas to make a party look good without stressing out:

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Cucumber Cream Cheese Bites


Prep Time 20 minutes
Try our delicious recipes for stacked and open-faced cucumber cream cheese bites. With fresh cucumber, creamy creamy cheese filling, and vibrant bell pepper toppings, these bites are a great summer party appetizer. See below on how to make a platter or a little mini sandwiches.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 English cucumber sliced 1/8″ thick
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons real mayonnaise
  • 3 Bell Peppers orange, and yellow bell peppers, seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill plus additional for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

Open Faced Cucumber Bites – For Platter

  • In a medium bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, minced dill, and chopped chives. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well until smooth and creamy.
  • Spoon the cream cheese mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a large opening tip.
  • Slice the bell peppers into small triangles.
  • Pipe a dollop of the cream cheese mixture onto each cucumber slice.
  • Press a bell pepper triangle on top of each cucumber slice with cream cheese.
  • Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Double Stacked Cream Cheese Cucumber Bites

  • In a medium bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, minced dill, and chopped chives. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well until smooth and creamy.
  • Spoon the cream cheese mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a large opening tip.
  • Take one cucumber slice and pipe a dollop of the cream cheese mixture onto it. Place another cucumber slice on top to create a small sandwich.
  • Thread a chunk of bell pepper onto a toothpick and gently press the toothpick through the cucumber sandwich.
  • Repeat the process until all the cream cheese mixture and cucumber slices are used.
  • Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

Please note the serving size really depends on your slices and if you do open faced or double stacked.
Approximate Calories in Two of Each Recipe
  1. Two STACKED Cucumber Appetizers: ≈ 57 calories
  2. Two Open-Faced Cucumber Appetizers: ≈ 28 calories
Toppings– I use bell peppers, but you can use halved grape tomatoes, slices of radishes. 

Nutrition

Serving: 2cucumber bites | Calories: 57kcal

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