Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Cheesy tuna dip recipe

If you like cheese and you like tuna, you’ll love this lovely healthy cheesy tuna dip. Serve with vegetable sticks, crackers or smear on a sandwich.

Serving Size:

Serves 6



  • 1 can (185g) tuna in springwater, drained
  • 220g extra light cream cheese
  • 2 large spring onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until well combined. You can process until smooth or leave a few chunks – it’s all personal taste.

Serve with vegetable sticks and or crackers. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.


  • This lovely dip is also fantastic as a sandwich spread.
  • Serve with whatever you like, but I like to pack this dip up for the girls with cherry tomatoes, vegetables sticks and a bit of french bread. Makes a change from sandwiches. I do make sure I put a freezer block into their lunchboxes though it’s made with dairy and fish.
  • If you like a healthy dip then this Babaganoush (Smokey eggplant dip) is a delicious Middle Eastern recipe that tastes great with flat breads.
  • If you love Italian flavours then Basil pesto dip is a great party platter dip.
  • If you want to go retro then you can make this French onion dip and crudites  that was tres chic in the 70's.
  • Greek cuisine would be lost without this simple peasant dish of Skordalia (potato and garlic dip).
  • Another popular cob dip is Spinach cobb dip. It is baked in the same way this cheese and bacon dip is made.
  • If you like hommous then this Tomato and basil hummus dip is a great twist on the original.
  • This Prawn layer dip is a decadent platter that will have them asking for more. We have made it with fresh prawns.
  • If you want a sweet dip then you can make this Healthy raw caramel dip. It is a great sweet after school treat.
  • If you love raw cookie dough the this  Cookie dough dip is a sweet treat that the kids will love.
  • When you have a craving for cheesecake this  2 ingredient cheesecake dip with fruit is a fast compromise and little healthier with fruit on the side.
  • Nutritional value per serve: 310.8kj (74cals); 1.9g total fat (1.3g saturated fat); 0.2g fibre
  • This recipe was created by Jay Rogers for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder. You can follow Jay at The Moodie Foodie and on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.