Hanky Pankies

These rye slices topped with sausage and cheese are so easy and so delicious that they are sure to please. In fact, my husband loves them so much that I sometimes make them on regular-sized rye bread for dinner.

Original recipe makes 2 dozen


1 pound fresh, ground pork sausage
3 tablespoons minced onion
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup process cheese sauce
16 ounces cocktail rye bread

  • PREP

    2 mins

  • COOK

    15 mins


    25 mins


  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage over a medium heat until it is browned and cooked through. Stir onion, garlic powder, black pepper, and process cheese into the skillet. Stir until the cheese is melted and the ingredients are well combined.
  2. Spread 1 tablespoon of mixture onto each slice of cocktail rye. Serve warm.


Calories: 381 kcal
Carbohydrates: 25.2 g
Cholesterol: 51 mg
Fat: 25.3 g
Fiber: 2.8 g
Protein: 12.4 g
Sodium: 1032 mg