Mini Reuben Bites

These Mini Reuben Bites are a delightful way to enjoy the beloved flavors of a Reuben sandwich in a fun, appetizer form. Perfect for sharing, these mini bites are sure to disappear quickly at any gathering. Enjoy crafting these simple yet flavorful bites for your next event or whenever you crave a taste of something savory and satisfying.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

These Mini Reuben Bites pack all the classic flavors of a Reuben sandwich into a bite-sized appetizer. They are easy to make, perfect for sharing, and are a crowd-pleaser at any event. The combination of corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing creates a burst of delicious flavors in every bite.


  • 1 package cocktail rye bread
  • 1/4 cup Thousand Island dressing
  • 1/2 lb corned beef, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sauerkraut, drained
  • 8 oz Swiss cheese, sliced
  • Dill pickles for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  2. Assemble the Bites: Place the cocktail rye bread slices on the prepared baking sheet. Spread a thin layer of Thousand Island dressing on each slice. Add a small piece of corned beef to each slice, followed by a spoonful of drained sauerkraut. Top each bite with a small piece of Swiss cheese.
  3. Bake: Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  4. Garnish and Serve: Remove the Mini Reuben Bites from the oven. If desired, garnish each bite with a small piece of dill pickle. Serve warm and enjoy the burst of classic Reuben flavors in each bite.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Servings: Varies


Store any leftover Mini Reuben Bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

Recipe Tips:

  • You can customize these Mini Reuben Bites by adding a sprinkle of caraway seeds on top before baking for an extra burst of flavor.
  • If you prefer a vegetarian version, you can substitute the corned beef with sliced mushrooms or tofu for a delicious alternative.
  • Serve these bites with extra Thousand Island dressing on the side for dipping for an added kick of flavor.

Enjoy these Mini Reuben Bites as a tasty appetizer or snack that is sure to impress your guests with its delicious flavors and simplicity to prepare!”

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