Onion Rye Appetizers

Total Time

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


20 appetizers

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
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


  • 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.