Rye Ham Bites Recipe

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"I cam up with this recipe when looking for an appetizer to serve at a dinner party," recalls Darcy Kealy of Lincoln, Nebraska. "These yummy bites--made of what I had in my refrigerator--got rave reviews."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 30 slices snack rye bread
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup diced fully cooked ham
  • 6 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. Spread butter over one side of each slice of bread. Place buttered side up on two baking sheets. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, garlic powder and pepper until smooth. Stir in the ham, onions, olives, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese and parsley. Spread a rounded tablespoonful over each slice of bread; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve warm. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Rye Ham Bites in Quick Cooking May/June 2005, p65

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2011

"This was OK but not great; had a strange taste that my mom asked if I used sauerkraut."

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