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Onion Rye Appetizers

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + freezing Bake: 15 min.


20 appetizers

I take these hearty appetizers to every party we attend and always bring home an empty tray. I also keep a supply in the freezer for a speedy snack that gets rave reviews. —even from children. —Vicki Wolf, Aurora, Ohio
Onion Rye Appetizers Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 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 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.

Nutrition Facts

3 each: 697 calories, 42g fat (15g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 1574mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 5g fiber), 28g protein.

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  • KarenKeefe
    Jan 26, 2021

    Wow - These appetizers are so delicious!

  • DeniseMV
    Jan 7, 2016

    Took these to a girls' night & they were a big hit

  • HBcook
    Jun 9, 2014

    I made these using rye party bread I had in the freezer. REALLY good!!I made the full recipe of topping which would not be enough for a full loaf of the bread. I think the way the recipe is written, it does not intend that the topping will be enough for a full loaf since it says it serves 20 or that could be an estimate of the # of slices in a full loaf and 2 slices per person??? Anyway, I will use the remaining spread on my regular bread to use it up. Half the loaf I had was 18 slices and I froze 13 and my husband got 3 and I ate 2!! Also, does not use up the full jar of pizza sauce..

  • jacey66
    Jul 13, 2013

    No comment left

  • lbipatti
    Mar 29, 2012

    I made these and froze them then cooked them for company. Everyone enjoyed them and they were great

  • baustoo
    Nov 28, 2011

    It was a favorite! I could not find the party rye, so used regular rye bread andcut each slice into fourths. Very flavorfuland moist. Loved it!!!!

  • saraquarius
    Jan 2, 2010

    I make them every Christmas for an appetizer party at my mother's house. They are sooooo good! Like mini pizzas but better!

  • daduk
    Mar 14, 2009

    Oh my goodness - these were awesome! So easy to make and full of flavor. The kids went crazy over these. My only change to this recipe was that I used snack sourdough bread as that is what I had on hand. Will be making these again and again.

  • trina86
    Aug 9, 2008

    tomatoes is great!

  • ladriver1
    Jan 23, 2008

    could add mushrooms