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Reuben Sliders

I’m a huge fan of Reubens, and I totally flipped for these amazing Reuben sliders! They transform my favorite deli sandwich into the perfect party appetizer.

Imagine sinking your teeth into a bite-sized version of corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing. They practically melt in your mouth!

Reuben sliders sandwich with cheese and sauerkraut on a wooden board
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Whether you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing party appetizer or a tasty snack, these sliders check all the boxes. The combo of savory, tangy, creamy, and slightly sweet flavors is unbeatable.

Get ready to wow your guests with these tasty sliders!

Reuben Sliders

Good things come in small packages, and Reuben sliders are proof of that.

This dish turns the classic deli sandwich into bite-sized delights with no forks required!

They feature corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing in tiny buns. They’re the perfect balance of tangy, savory, and slightly sweet.

They taste gourmet but are easy enough to make any day.

Plus, they can feed a crowd, as the recipe serves 12. They’re perfect for any occasion!

Ingredients

Ready to make Reuben sliders? Here’s what you need:

  • Slider Buns – Use either potato or pretzel buns. Potato buns are soft and slightly sweet, while pretzel buns are chewy with a salty finish.
  • Corned Beef – The star of the show! Thinly sliced corned beef offers a salty and savory flavor, which makes Reubens so irresistible.
  • Sauerkraut – Drained sauerkraut adds a tangy crunch. It balances the richness of the beef and cheese.
  • Swiss Cheese – This cheese is mild, yet has a distinct taste. It melts perfectly, enveloping the other ingredients in creamy richness.
  • Thousand Island Dressing – A must-have for any Reuben. This dressing adds sweet and tangy flavors that complement the corned beef and sauerkraut.
  • Melted Butter – Brush the buns with melted butter before baking for a golden top and to add a subtle richness.
  • Minced Onion – Just a sprinkle adds a hint of sharpness and depth to the overall flavor profile.
  • Garlic Powder – It brings a warm, aromatic quality to the sliders.
  • Caraway or Poppy Seeds – Sprinkle these on top of the buns for added appeal and a nutty taste.
A glass bowl of raw corned beef and sauerkraut

How to Make Reuben Sliders

Follow these easy steps to make the perfect party food.

1. Prep. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

2. Assemble the layers. Place the bottom halves of the buns in your dish. Top with dressing, corned beef, sauerkraut, and cheese. Cap things off with the top buns.

3. Flavor the top buns. Combine the melted butter, minced onion, garlic powder, and seeds. Brush the mixture over the buns.

4. Bake. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes till cheese melts. Remove the foil and bake for another 5 minutes until golden.

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5. Let cool, serve, and enjoy. Let the sliders sit for a few minutes before diving in. Serve and enjoy!

A stack of reuben sandwich with cheese and sauerkraut topped with poppy seeds

Tips for Success

Perfect your Reuben sliders with these tips:

  • Switch up the buns. My top two are potato and pretzel buns. But pick whichever you like best, from potato rolls to brioche.
  • Do a dressing swap. Thousand Island or Russian dressing both work well. Choose based on what you have or prefer for that tangy flavor.
  • Avoid a soggy mess! Remove as much excess liquid from the sauerkraut to prevent the sliders from becoming soggy.
  • Cover ’em up. Cover the sliders with foil for most of the baking time to keep the buns from burning.
  • Mix up the meat. You can substitute corned beef with pastrami or turkey.
  • Add a little zest. Mix a teaspoon of Dijon mustard into the Thousand Island dressing for an extra tangy flavor.
  • Spice them up. Swap out sauerkraut for kimchi if you’re after a spicy kick in your sliders.
Reuben sandwich filled with melting cheese, topped with poppy seeds. A comforting and irresistable dish

How to Store Leftovers

Keep your Reuben slider leftovers fresh and delicious with these easy steps.

To Store: Pop your sliders into an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

To Freeze: Freeze your sliders in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Thaw them overnight in the fridge, then let them sit out until room temperature.

To Reheat: Cold sliders taste great! But if you want them warm, reheat them in the microwave or oven.

  • In the microwave: Cover with a damp paper towel and heat on high for 30-60 seconds
  • In the oven: Wrap in foil and heat at 350°F for about 10-15 minutes or until heated through.

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Reuben Sliders

Course: AppetizerCuisine: American
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

Be the hit of the party with these Reuben sliders! These bite-sized corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut sandwiches are guaranteed to satisfy.

Ingredients

  • 12 potato or pretzel slider buns

  • 1 pound thinly sliced corned beef

  • 1 cup sauerkraut, drained

  • 12 slices Swiss cheese

  • 1/2 cup Thousand Island dressing, plus extra for dipping

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon minced onion

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon caraway or poppy seeds, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°Fahrenheit (175°Celsius). Take a 9×13 inch baking dish and lightly grease it or line it with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  • Cut the slider buns in half horizontally (keep the top and bottom halves separate). Place the bottom halves of the buns in the prepared baking dish.
  • Spread a thin layer of Thousand Island dressing over the bottom halves of the buns. Layer the corned beef evenly over the dressing.
  • Add a layer of sauerkraut over the corned beef. Place a slice of Swiss cheese on top of the sauerkraut. Put the top halves of the buns on top of the cheese.
  • In a small bowl, mix the melted butter with the minced onion, garlic powder, and caraway or poppy seeds (if using).
  • Brush the butter mixture over the tops of the buns.
  • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the tops of the buns are slightly crispy and golden brown.
  • Let the sliders cool for a couple of minutes before serving.
  • Serve warm with extra Thousand Island dressing on the side for dipping, if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  • For a tangy twist, add a teaspoon of Dijon mustard to the Thousand Island dressing.
  • You can substitute sauerkraut with kimchi for a spicy kick.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Reuben Sliders

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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