Sandwich Spreads You Can Take On Your Road Trip

Travel deliciously with these easy sandwich spreads.

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One of the best road trip foods you can have is sandwiches. You can eat it while you’re walking, in a moving car, or at a picnic. You also get bold, strong flavors that are great either hot or cold.

When you make any of these spreads for your road trip, you can prep them to make into sandwiches in their own neat bags, or you can just bring the whole jar and a load of bread. It’s so fuss-free.

Whether you love your sandwiches cheesy, savory, or sweet, there’s a recipe that’s perfect for you.

Cheesy Spreads

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1 Mackerel and Cream Cheese Spread Recipe


You won’t believe how good this is. All that delicious, complex flavor of mackerel is combined with creamy cream cheese. The slight tang of cream cheese makes this sandwich spread come alive. 

Try using canned mackerel to make a sandwich spread!

2 Garlic Cream Cheese and Mushroom Spread Recipe

This garlicky dip is extremely perfect for traveling. The longer the garlic mingles with cream cheese before it’s served, the deeper, the brighter, and the spicier your dip becomes. The mushroom’s umami then balances those flavors into a smooth tasting spread.


This spread gives a delightful tang to crackers and sandwiches!

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3 Pimiento-Herb Cheese Dip Recipe

This age-old classic cheese dip is just what you need! This one, though, comes with a twist. The basil in this dip really gives it a new life.

Add herbs to this classic sandwich spread and serve on melba toast for your next party!

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4 Chicken and Egg Pimiento Spread Recipe


The chicken and eggs don’t just add texture and flavor to your creamy, sweet pimiento spread, it also helps pack in some protein to give your sandwiches some heft. As a protein source, you’ll find this sandwich spread filling up your tummy for longer.

The unique egg-pimiento spread on this can be your startup biz's signature "secret sauce."

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Here's an easy-to-make cheesy dip to try at home.

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5 Smoked Salmon Spread


Do you have a taste for the finer things in life? Then this smoked salmon spread will hit that spot. Road trip food can be fancy, too.

Make your own salmon sandwich spread. It's so easy and yet so tasty!

Savory Spreads

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6 Chicken Bacon Spread Recipe

Combine your love for chicken and bacon in one spread. This creamy, and satisfying spread is a sure hit.


Give your chicken spread a tasty upgrade by adding bacon!

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7 Tinapa Spread Recipe

Get that delicious smoked flavor of tinapa into your sandwiches with this unique spread.

Got leftover tinapa from this morning's breakfast? Turn it into a spread that's both easy to make and addictively delicious!

Sweet Spreads

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8 Yema Spread Recipe


Got a sweet tooth? Make yema sandwiches! They’ll also put a smile on your face when the journey gets tough.

Yema is a custard-like Filipino dessert. Have you had it in a sandwich before?

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Pair it with pandesal!

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9 Spiced Dulce de Leche Recipe

Dulce de leche alone is good enough—those deep caramel flavors are fantastic in a thick milky sauce. Add in spices and it becomes transcendent.


Coffee tempers the sweetness of this dulce de leche, while cinnamon keeps this quick spread interesting.

If you don’t even want to bother making these spreads but really want delicious, easy sandwiches, then why don’t you go buy yourself your favorite candy turned spread. Try Cadbury spread, Maltesers spread, or even Chocnut spread, and make your trip a candy-fueled trip.


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