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Reuben Sliders

This recipe for Reuben Sliders is a scrumptious way to make Reuben sandwiches for a crowd. These mini Reubens are overstuffed with corned beef, sauerkraut and gooey Swiss cheese. To serve, they’re generously slathered with homemade Thousand Island dressing turning meal time into a party any day of the week.

Reuben Sliders

Easy Reuben Sliders Recipe

As you know, classic Reuben sandwiches are typically made using rye bread. I love rye, but there was none available at my local bakery today. Perhaps, it’s because St. Paddy’s Day is coming up soon and there’s been more interest than usual. So as fate would have it, I had to regroup my plans while browsing the grocery store. Believe me, this wasn’t the first time this has happened and I often garner some of my best inspiration browsing the grocery store aisles. My family loves mini subs and sliders, so, I decided to go that route and chose a soft potato roll.  Just for a fun twist, I sprinkled the tops with a poppy seeds.

Reuben Sliders

How to Make the Best Reuben Sliders Recipe

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade Reuben Sliders: For the sliders you’ll need slider rolls, corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, melted butter, garlic salt and poppy seeds.
  • To make the homemade Thousand Island dressing: Mayonnaise, chili sauce, ketchup, onion, pickle relish, garlic, seasoned salt, paprika, lemon pepper, prepared horseradish, hard boiled egg and worcestershire sauce.
  • Kitchen tools you’ll need: A sheet pan, bread knife, sharp knife and cutting board, measuring cups and spoons, medium bowl and whisk.
  • Use a really good quality corned beef for these sliders from your grocery store deli. You could also use leftover cooked corned beef to make them.
  • Make an effort to fully drain the sauerkraut to prevent the sliders from becoming soggy. You can also wrap it in a lint free kitchen towel and squeeze dry.
  • The fun part about these sliders is making your own Thousand Island-style dressing to drizzle on top.
  • As with any dressing, it really needs to be made in advance to give the flavors time to marry. You can make it up to one day in advance, place into a mason jar or airtight container and chill until serving the sliders. The recipe I include makes more than you’ll need for these sliders and can be halved, if you prefer.
  • Store baked Reuben Sliders wrapped in foil chilled in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in single servings in the microwave, in an air fryer or in the oven.
  • To reheat in the oven, cover with foil and bake in a preheat 350°F oven for 10 minutes or just until heated through.

Reuben Sliders

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Reuben Sliders

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: reuben-sliders
Servings: 12 sliders
Calories: 408kcal
Author: Melissa Sperka


  • Dressing:
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup chili sauce i.e. Heinz
  • 3 Tbsp ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp sweet onion finely minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp sweet pickle relish
  • 1 garlic clove mashed and finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp prepared horseradish adjust to taste
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 large hard boiled egg finely mashed and minced
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • Sliders:
  • 2 cups sauerkraut rinsed and drained well
  • 12 slider rolls sliced in half
  • 1 lb thinly sliced corned beef
  • 1/2 lb sliced Swiss cheese (about 20 slices)
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Cover tightly and chill thoroughly for several hours or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking spray.
  • Place the sauerkraut into a colander and rinse. Squeeze well removing excess moisture and pat dry. Set aside.
  • Assemble the rolls on the pan. Slice the slider rolls though the middle and lay the bottom piece on the pan. Cover with 1/2 of the cheese slices.
  • Top with corned beef slices and sauerkraut. Drizzle with 1/2 cup of dressing.
  • Cover with the remaining cheese slices and top piece of slider rolls.
  • Mix together the melted butter and garlic salt brushing the tolls on all sides. Sprinkle the tops with poppy seeds.
  • Cover loosely with foil. Bake for 25 minutes then uncover. Bake uncovered for 5 minutes to allow the rolls to brown.
  • Serve immediately with additional dressing on the side.


The dressing may be made up to 2 days in advance and may be halved, if desired.
If you enjoy sauerkraut, double the amount.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 1236mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 348IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 320mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Very tasty recipe! Only thing I changed is I don’t like rinsing my sauerkraut, other than that it was perfect! And beautiful photos by the way, thanks for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    I would like to make these for a larger crowd for a party i’m having. how do you think they would hold up in a chafing dish over sternos? Also, I would really like to use rye bread for authenticity. Any suggestions?

    1. I think these would hold up over low heat, sure. However, switching the type of bread would change things, so you would have to test it out.

  3. I have made these a couple of times, I use the “everything but the bagel ” seasoning for the top of the rolls and it is delicious!

  4. I love Ruben sandwiches but do not like thousand Island dessing so I use a creamed horesradish sauce instead it makes an excellent sandwich if you like horesradish

    1. You know, I love horseradish cream with roast beef and prime rib so I can totally see how that would be delicious on a Reuben, as well. Sounds great!

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