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Tailgate Toasts (Sausage on Rye)

3 weeks until SEC football!  I know that the NFL preseason has started, but I am ready for some smash-mouth SEC football!  I can't believe that it is almost here.  I am currently working on prepping my tailgate food.  I like to make some party snacks and freeze them so I can just grab them and go.  This is one of those party snacks.

I've been making these sausage toasts for years. Someone brought these to a tailgate and they disappeared in no time!  I got the recipe and I've been making them ever since. They are easy to make and go over well at a party. I like to eat them for breakfast too (and dinner when Chicken Legs is out of town).

Tailgate Toasts (Sausage on Rye)

Tailgate Toasts
(Printable Recipe)
  • 1 pound sausage
  • 1 pound Velveeta cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 loaf Party Rye Bread

Cook sausge until no longer pink.  Drain sausage and put in food processor.  Pulse until sausage is crumbled into very small pieces.  Transfer to bowl and add Worcestershire and garlic powder.  Cut Velveeta into small pieces and add to sausage.  Microwave for 30 seconds and then stir to combine.  Spread a heaping tablespoon onto each piece of party rye bread.  You can freeze them at this point.

Broil them for 3-5 minutes in the oven and serve. 

If you freeze them, allow to thaw before broiling in the oven.

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  1. We do snacks and appetizers for Christmas Eve in my family - if our variation of these isn't there it's not Christmas. Our variation is that we double the recipe and use a 2-lb block of velveeta and then in addition to the sausage we add a pound of ground beef. Now I'm totally craving these!!

  2. It sounds good with the exception of the Rye. Can't get use to the taste. And really now that I'm old, don't want to.

    Too much good food in the world, will just eat what I like.

    Would luv to make them but sub in the little wheat bread instead.

  3. Oh yeah, I had forgotten all about these little goodies! They are a great snack for football for sure.

  4. LOL, go Gattors! :)

    Yum, we love sausage. I'm going to give this a try.

  5. We call these Hankie Pankies here in my neck of the woods. They're delicious. But I'm going to have to say "GO BUCKS" to make this comment complete.

  6. Definitely looks like perfect tailgate food.

  7. I have not eaten such cheese and sausage breads for ages, but remember my how my mother did them. Very tasty, though surely also depending on the sausage quality ;-)
    Cheers, from cheese country Switzerland


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