Please tell me I am not alone when it comes to slightly odd cravings? Every once in a while I get an inexplicable craving for the oddest things… Like a rueben sandwich… which I’ve never before been a fan of, but after trying these mini rueben bites, I’m hooked!

Delicious Mini Rueben Bites - the perfect appetizer! from


1 Baguette, sour dough, small *see note
2 Tbsps. Thousand Island Dressing
8 oz. Corned Beef, sliced
1 C Sauerkraut (room temperature)
6 slices Swiss Cheese
12 Gherkins

*Typically, reubens are made with rye bread. As this is a smaller, bite size recipe and regular rye bread piece are too large, I chose the sour dough baguette. However, you could ask your local baker and  a lot of times they will make you a baguette style loaf of rye if you ask. 

Delicious Mini Rueben Bites - the perfect appetizer! from
Tasty Mini Rueben Bites - the perfect appetizer! from

Preheat oven to 350
Slice deli corned beef into long slices, and then cut those slices into ½ inch pieces
Cut 12, ½ inch slices of baguette and spread a dollop of dressing onto each piece.
Divide and pile on the corned beef onto each piece of baguette slice.
Lay the cheese on top of the corned beef and bake in the oven for approximately 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and place a dollop of sauerkraut on each round. Top each one with a gherkin and then using a toothpick, spear from the top down to hold all the layers together.



Delicious Mini Rueben Bites - the perfect appetizer! from

Don’t these mini rueben bites look delish? They’re the perfect appetizer to share at a party, brunch  or girls night! These would also be FANTASTIC for the Big Game Day party! These were a big hit with husband, and I am sure they’ll be a hit at your house too!

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7 Responses to Mini Rueben Bites

  1. lisa serrano says:

    This is perfect for party food and The Hubby just mentioned that we may be having a Super Bowl Party at our home! These will be perfect & I know ~ popular! Thanks for sharing your secret recipe.

  2. elle spann says:

    YUM!! these look as yummy as they do pretty 🙂
    Southern Elle Style

  3. Kati says:

    This looks so good! Now I need to have a party so I have an excuse to make some 🙂

  4. Teresa says:

    They do look delicious! My husband loves Rueben sandwiches. I am definitely going to try these!

  5. Yum! I’m drooling right now! Pinned and tweeted! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at our linky party. We hope to see you next Monday @ 7 because we can’t wait to see your new creations! Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  6. I had a big smile as soon as I pulled this up! I LOVE corned beef and I LOVE Reuben sandwich and these are so darling! The pickles alone make it!!

    Thanks so much for linking it to us at Throwback Thursday; we’re looking forward to seeing what you’ll have for us next week and we’ll be pinning to our Throwback Thursday board, too!


  7. Yum!! Looks fantastic, and you can’t beat a good Reuben. I’d love for you to stop by and link up at our newest link party, the You Link It, We Make It link party!

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