Mini Rye Melts

By: S.Rosen's Test Kitchen

Here's a secret about these sandwiches: they taste like a Maxwell Street Polish. And yes your Uncle Fred will steal the tray, and eat them all while hiding in the study. 

Ready In

Total Time: 60 min
Prep Time: 60 min
Cook Time Time: 8 min




  • 2 Yellow onion, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. Butter
  • S.Rosen’s Party Entertainer Rye Bread
  • 14 oz. Package li’l smokies
  • Gouda cheese slices
  • Yellow mustard
  • Diced parsley for topping


  1. To caramelize the onion, start by melting 3 Tbsp. of butter in a small pot, then add the onions. Gently cook over low heat for about 60 minutes, stirring regularly. Raise the temperature slightly toward the end to promote some browning. Take off heat and allow to cool. Can be made the day before.
  2. Assemble the sandwiches on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Start with a spoonful of caramelized onion spread on the bread, top with 2 li’l smokies with each being cut in half to they lay better. Top with a ¼ of a slice of Gouda cheese. This can be done earlier in the day, just cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to heat and serve.   
  3. Heat oven to 350◦F and bake for 8 minutes.
  4. Top with yellow mustard and diced parsley. Enjoy!