Veggie cream cheese spread pressed sandwiches

Veggie cream cheese spread pressed sandwiches



  • 100gm of cream cheese
  • Teaspoon of mayonnaise
  • Teaspoon of finely chopped red onion
  • 3 slices of carrot
  • 5 baby spinach leaves
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 slices of bread


For the cream cheese spread

Combine about 100gm of your kids’ favourite cream cheese with a little mayo. Then very finely chop a small amount of red onion, 3 slices of carrot and about five baby spinach leaves and mix into the mayonnaise and cream cheese. Add pepper to taste.

To make the pressed sandwich

Take two slices of bread, setting one aside and gently placing a glass or bowl (whatever fits best) on top of one slice. Don’t press down at this stage. Carefully cut away the crusts of the bread about 1/2 cm from the edge of the glass (to make a cat, cut the top corners of the bread on an angle and set aside). Do the same to the second slice of bread. Spread your filling on one round of bread and top with the second round. Put the glass/bowl back on top and this time press down gently but firmly, sealing the edges. Done!

To make the cat

Put the pressed sandwich into the lunchbox and add the crust corners for ears. Slice six fine slices from a carrot and place as whiskers. Add a raspberry (or blueberry) for a nose. Cut two slice of cucumber and add as eyes. Meow.


  • Add ham, chicken, salad or cheese for extra oomph.
  • This recipe was created by Bronwyn Mandile for,åÊNew Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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