Cocktail Rye Canape Appetizers Recipe

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These cocktail rye bread appetizers are great for quick and easy party food. It’s easy to put together, and once these canapes are assembled, they can be frozen for a later date.

Cocktail Rye Canape Appetizers Recipe

How To Make Cocktail Rye Canape Appetizers

These cocktail rye bread appetizers are a meaty and cheesy dish for your guests.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 35 mins


  • 1 lb mild Italian sausage
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 6 pcs cocktail rye bread, sliced into quarters
  • ¼ cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 oz lettuce, torn
  • cup mayonnaise

For Garnish:

  • parsley, chopped


  1. Cook Italian sausage and ground beef in a skillet and drain oil. Add oregano, onion, and chili powder and mix well. Add cubed cheese and stir until all is melted. Set aside.
  2. Squeeze about 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise on one side of the bread and top one piece of torn lettuce.
  3. Spread about 2 tablespoons of mixture on each slice of cocktail rye bread, garnish with parsley and serve.


  • Sugar: 2g
  • :
  • Calcium: 117mg
  • Calories: 113kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 23mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Potassium: 130mg
  • Protein: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 338mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 296IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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