Mini Reuben Bites

Transform the classic Reuben sandwich into bite-sized delights with these Mini Reuben Bites. Perfect for parties, game days, or as a fun appetizer, these little bites pack all the flavors of the traditional Reuben sandwich into a convenient and irresistible package. With layers of corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing, all nestled on cocktail rye bread, these Mini Reuben Bites are sure to be a hit with guests and family alike. Let’s get started on these tasty morsels that are as enjoyable to make as they are to eat.


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)


Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
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.
Bake: Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
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
These Mini Reuben Bites are a delightful way to enjoy the beloved flavors of a Reuben sandwich in a fun, appetizer form. They’re perfect for sharing and 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.