Aunt Faye’s Rye Pizza Toasts

These pizza toasts have shown up at family get-togethers for as long as I can remember.  To our knowledge, they were created by my grandmother’s sister Faye.  Individual family members tend to have a love-hate affair with these little things – either you love or hate them. I happen to love them, which is why they are showing up here. They are cheesy-sausage, full-a-flava, indulgent finger foods. Definitely not on my healthy list but appropriate for that once or twice a year party where you simply enjoy yourself, calories aside!

  • 2 pkg. Mini Rye toasts (usually 24 toasts per pkg.)
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 lb. sausage (like jimmy dean in the roll – I used Italian seasoned)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup mozzarella (or 4-cheese Italian mix) cheese, grated
  • 1 cup tomato sauce

If you don’t use Italian seasoned sausage, add dried Italian seasoning to the mix to flavor. Also, you can add S/P to taste. You shouldn’t need much salt, if any, but ground pepper is a nice addition.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook Sausage, drain, cool slightly. I like to chop it up a bit if it’s not in small crumbles. You want the sausage in pretty small bite-size pieces.  Mix together with other ingredients. Spread on mini toast and bake at 400 degrees until melted.

The sausage mixture will stay well in the freezer for a few weeks in an airtight container.

Recipe Source: Family Recipe

Serves: ~48 mini toasts

Time: ~35 minutes total