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Cheese Rye Appetizers

“I enjoy serving this hors d’oeuvre at family gatherings. It can be mixed ahead of time, refrigerated, and then spread on bread and baked at the last minute. Even kids like it.” —Joyce Dykstra, Lansing, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen


  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley or 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 30 slices snack rye bread


  • Preheat oven to 450°. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Spread a rounded tablespoonful over each slice of bread. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 6-8 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 108 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • Appy_Girl
    Sep 28, 2020

    Oh my goodness . This is a real wow. Cheesy, rich and awesome. I lightly toasted the bread before baking. Then I fired up the broiler and broiled it for about 5 used both green and kalamata olives. A real willer. I also removed the crust . VFE

  • PageRD
    Dec 31, 2019

    These delicious appetizers were a huge hit at a recent party, and I had several requests for the recipe. I stirred up the topping earlier in the day, then popper them in the oven just before the party started. I served them on a warming tray. Definitely a keeper.

  • Fallinbelles
    Sep 5, 2015

    DH and I enjoy appetizers often times as a small meal. These were simple to make and delicious. I am not a fan of olives so when I cut the recipe in half I added 2 artichoke hearts in place of the olives. This recipe could be modified in several ways for picky eaters. As easy as this dish is to make I can see this becoming a family favorite

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    Oct 25, 2014


  • Shermc
    Jan 31, 2013

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  • sands351
    Sep 26, 2011

    These were tasty. Enjoyed them very much. Will be making these again.

  • mbieri
    Jan 22, 2011

    This is an easy make ahead recipe. There are never any leftovers.