Deli Melt Bites

Recipe by Starrynews
READY IN: 23mins
YIELD: 24 bites


  • 24
    sturdy round crackers, i.e. Ritz
  • 6
    ounces monterey jack pepper cheese (cheddar, garlic and herb, swiss, or provolone are also delicious)
  • 4
    4 slices deli turkey or 4 slices salami, are great too
  • 3
    small plum tomatoes, cut into 8 thin slices each
  • 2
    2 tablespoons barbecue sauce or 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • olives (see final step) (optional) or chopped onion (see final step) (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Slice cheese into 24 slices to fit on the crackers.
  • Slice each piece of meat into six pieces and place on top of cheese and cracker.
  • Add a piece of tomato to each cracker stack.
  • Bake until cheese melts, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and top with 1/4 t of your preferred condiment.
  • Optionally, end with a little topping of your favorite sandwich add-on like pickles, olives, or chopped onion, on top of the condiment.