Baked Reuben Sliders are crazy easy to make and perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! You could make some for game day too. They fly off the plate!!
Whenever I see a Reuben sandwich on a menu, I order it. I do the same thing with onion rings — but I never make them at home. These Baked Reuben Sliders are a great way to get the same yummy American-born sandwich piled with salty beef at any party or weeknight dinner!
BAKED REUBEN SLIDERS
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I don’t know if I could get my kids to eat these yummy sliders with sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, and Swiss cheese. Luckily, I love it and use it as an excuse to make them for the best 21-and-up holiday of the year: St. Patrick’s Day!
I make a few tweaks to the standard Reuben sandwich, like the humongous sandwich famously served at Katz’s Delicatessen in New York City. However, this sandwich was likely first made in Omaha, Nebraska, not the Big Apple!
Ingredients for Reuben Sliders
CORNED BEEF: I love corned beef sandwiches because they’re so salty and flavorful from the pickled beef brisket. I like mine sliced super thin, but you can get it sliced any way you prefer from your local meat counter.
HAWAIIAN ROLLS: You can use any slider rolls for this baked Reuben sliders recipe, but I love the sweetness of Hawaiian rolls. It just adds a little something extra to these traditional Reuben sliders.
You’ll also of course need the traditional Thousand Island dressing, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese to finish these delicious and easy Reuben sliders.
How to Make Baked Reuben Sliders
- Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Then butter the bottom and side of a 9-inch x 13-inch baking dish.
- Next, layer the bottom Hawaiian roll buns in the prepared baking dish, and spread a little Thousand Island dressing over the bottoms of the rolls.
- Then, cover everything with slices of corned beef, followed by sauerkraut, and then Swiss cheese slices on top.
- Now, add more Thousand Island dressing to the cut side of the tops of the rolls and place them over the cheese, dressing side down.
- All that’s left to do is brush the tops of the rolls with plenty of melted butter. You could sprinkle some poppy seeds or a little Italian seasoning over the top too.
- Finally, bake for about 15-20 minutes until these easy Reuben sliders are golden brown and the cheese is fully melted. Cut the sliders apart and serve warm!
You can always switch the bread and make these Reuben sliders on rye, white, wheat, or any small rolls! The best slider rolls are toasted on the top and bottom and easy to hold in one hand.
What to Serve with Reuben Sliders
St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays because it’s so casual! There’s no big feast like Thanksgiving or present anxiety-like Christmas.
Potatoes have always been my favorite starch. These Chili Cheese Potato Bites are perfect for game day or St. Patrick’s Day, filled with gooey cheese and warm chili.
Every party needs at least one dessert. Mint Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats have a beautiful green mint frosting and plenty of chocolate chips. Unlike most St. Patrick’s Day treats, they’re totally kid-friendly, too.
After the party, enjoy the night with your special someone and an Irish Cream Chocolate Milkshake. Skip the green beer and make this indulgent adult dessert instead.
What’s the Difference Between a Reuben and a Corned Beef Sandwich?
There are tons of ways to use corned beef on sandwiches, but there’s only one Reuben sandwich.
Basically, a Reuben is a corned beef sandwich, but corned beef can be on any kind of sandwich, not just Reubens. It’s typically a salt-cured brisket sliced thin, brined until it’s tender and almost pickled.
Reubens are traditionally made with corned beef, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing on marbled rye bread. I ditch the rye for Hawaiian rolls just because I love them so much.
I also use Thousand Island dressing for this recipe because it’s a little sweeter than Russian dressing. You can use either!
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- Ham and Cheese Stuffed Biscuits
- Skillet Reuben Sandwich Dip
- Low-Carb “Fried” Pickles
- Queso Dip
- Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
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Tools used to make this Baked Reuben Sliders recipe
Baking dish: I use a 9×13 baking dish to fit all of these Hawaiian Reuben Sliders in one pan with ease. You can use metal or glass — as long as the buns cover the bottom and almost reach the edges.
Serving platter: You can cut these Reuben sliders up and serve them in the baking dish if you want. I like to pile them up on a platter
*This post originally posted on 03/13/2016.
- 12 Hawaiian-style sweet rolls cut in half to make tops and bottoms
- ½ cup Thousand Island dressing
- ½ pound corned beef sliced thin
- 1 pound sauerkraut drained
- ¼ pound Swiss cheese sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter the bottom of a 9-inch x 13-inch baking dish.
- Place the bottoms of the rolls in the dish.
- Spread 1/4 cup of Thousand Island dressing on the roll bottom halves.
- Lay the corned beef slices over all the rolls. Spread the sauerkraut over the corned beef. Lay the Swiss cheese slices over the top of the sauerkraut.
- Spread the remaining Thousand Island dressing over the inside of the top halves of the rolls and place on top of the Swiss cheese.
- Use a pastry brush to spread melted butter over the tops of the rolls.
- Place in the oven to bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.
- Remove from the oven and cut each slider apart from the others. Place on a plate and serve warm!