The Bluegrass State has given us plenty of delicious dishes, and benedictine sandwiches are one of our favorites. These eight-ingredient tea sandwiches are a lovely addition to lunches, brunches, and teas. Kentucky Benedictines pair with anything and everything thanks to their flavor—a wonderful mix of fresh crunch and smooth creaminess. A base of white bread plays host to the Benedictine spread, which is a blend of cream cheese, chopped cucumber, green onions, a sprinkling of dill, mayo, and a healthy dose of salt and pepper. This is our best-ever tea sandwich recipe, partly because it’s so easy, and partly because it’s so delicious. Even if you’re low on time, this recipe will leave you with a platter of bite-sized apps that you’ll be proud to share with all your friends and family. They’re a must-make for your next ladies’ luncheon. Scale the recipe up or down depending on how many people you’re feeding. It doubles—even triples!—just beautifully.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Stir together first 7 ingredients to create benedictine spread.

  • Spread mixture on 24 slices of white bread and top with remining bread slices to create sandwiches. 

  • Trim away sandwich crusts and cut each sandwich into 4 triangles with a serrated knife to create tea sandwiches.