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.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Spread 1 tablespoon of mixture onto each slice of cocktail rye. Serve warm.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

381 calories; 25.3 g total fat; 51 mg cholesterol; 1032 mg sodium. 25.2 g carbohydrates; 12.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2004
I haven't heard of Hanky Pankies in years! I make mine with one pound ground beef one pound sausage Velveeta cheese various spices then spread on rye cocktail bread. Great to freeze and pop under the broiler when company comes (like the Crabbies recipe on this site too.) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/09/2010
I love these things at parties and keep trying to find a recipe that I like to make them myself. I can't seem to find the right recipe. Maybe it's my choice of cheese? When I read "process cheese sauce" I read that as "melt Velveeta". Somehow these always taste like sausage and Velveeta not a blended flavor that tastes good. Also as the Velveeta cools these turn hard as a rock and have an unpleasant texture. I will keep looking. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2004
I haven't heard of Hanky Pankies in years! I make mine with one pound ground beef one pound sausage Velveeta cheese various spices then spread on rye cocktail bread. Great to freeze and pop under the broiler when company comes (like the Crabbies recipe on this site too.) Read More
(57)
Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2004
I haven't heard of Hanky Pankies in years! I make mine with one pound ground beef one pound sausage Velveeta cheese various spices then spread on rye cocktail bread. Great to freeze and pop under the broiler when company comes (like the Crabbies recipe on this site too.) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I make these and then put on a cookie sheet to freeze then transfer to freezer bag. Pop in the toaster oven to heat (350 for about 15 minutes). Makes a good am or afternoon snack. I have also made with beef (or turkey) added so that there are equal parts pork beef and processed cheese. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This recipe is a keeper! My family loves these they make a great appetizer. When making them I use equal parts of lean ground beef and sausage. My family prefers the meat mixture over using just sausage. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Another great make ahead recipe. I use spicey pork sausage and a little more cheese. I also do what an earlier reviewer said and freeze. When I'm having a party I make these earlier in the week. I assemble them put them on a tray in the freezer for about 1/2 hour then put individual pieces in a freezer bag. On party day I take them out of the freezer and bake. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2004
I have a similar recipe from my grandmother. She used 1 pound of ground beef and 1 pound of ground pork sausage. She would also add 1-2 tsp. of Worshestershire Sauce and instead of the process cheese sauce she used 1 brick of Velveeta. Both variations are great. My grandmother's variation makes about 50 pieces. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Great recipe! My family loves this one. I get requests for it at all family get togethers. They never last long! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Loved these since I can remember! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
A must try quick and easy appetizer that is sure to please. It was impossible to eat just one or two. Delicious! Fun and easy for the kids to help make. A quick treat for hungry teens! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is always a hit! I use 1/2 ground beef & 1/2 pork as suggested earlier - I also omit the onion & the freezer method works very well. Instead of small rye bread rounds I get an excellent loaf of fresh rye bread from our local deli & cut each slice into quarters - the good bread definitely enhances the flavor of this appetizer. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/09/2010
I love these things at parties and keep trying to find a recipe that I like to make them myself. I can't seem to find the right recipe. Maybe it's my choice of cheese? When I read "process cheese sauce" I read that as "melt Velveeta". Somehow these always taste like sausage and Velveeta not a blended flavor that tastes good. Also as the Velveeta cools these turn hard as a rock and have an unpleasant texture. I will keep looking. Read More
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