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Onion Rye Appetizers Recipe

Onion Rye Appetizers Recipe

"I take these hearty appetizers to every party we attend and always bring home an empty tray," relates Vicki Wolf from Aurora, Ohio. "I also keep a supply in the freezer for a speedy snack that gets rave reviews--even from children."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + freezing Bake: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 can (2.8 ounces) french-fried onions, crushed
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) crumbled bacon or 3/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 loaf (16 ounces) snack rye bread


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the onions, bacon, mayonnaise and Swiss cheese. Spread about 1 teaspoon of pizza sauce on each slice of bread. Top with about 1 tablespoon of the cheese mixture.
  • 2. Cover and freeze in a single layer for up to 2 months, or bake on an ungreased baking sheet at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
  • 3. To use frozen appetizers: Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 20 appetizers.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 697 calories, 42 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 1,574 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.