Mini Reuben Appetizers | Perfect Party Food

Mini Rueben Appetizers by #Recipes #Appetizers #NewYears #Superbowl

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  Ours was very laid back and just full of a lot of family time, fun and good food.  As the calendar now starts a rapid countdown, I start thinking about ringing in the new year with family and those dearest to me.  Of course, that means fun party appetizers and snacks are in order too.  Not to mention the Superbowl is coming! ;)

I don’t know about you but I LOVE a good, melty Reuben sandwich.  There is something about the way all the flavors just blend together – melty Swiss cheese, deli sliced corned beef, tangy Thousand Island dressing and a little sauerkraut.

Mini Rueben Appetizers by #Recipes #Appetizers #NewYears #Superbowl

Yum!  I decided Mini Reuben Appetizers were in order.  These are so easy and everyone LOVES them!

Mini Rueben Appetizers by #Recipes #Appetizers #NewYears #Superbowl

These are incredibly simple to make so that puts them high on my list as far as party appetizers go.  I used a thin Rye Pumpernickel swirl bread you can find in most grocery stores.

Mini Rueben Appetizers by #Recipes #Appetizers #NewYears #Superbowl

Cutting off the crust and creating little rectangles makes for a perfect little “two bite” appetizer. I love the combination of those two breads together but you can also just keep it traditional and buy thinly sliced rye bread if pumpernickel is not your thing.

Save the crust, dice it and freeze it to make some tasty croutons later!

Mini Rueben Appetizers by #Recipes #Appetizers #NewYears #Superbowl

Topped with a thin layer of thousand island dressing, a little corned beef, a little sauerkraut and Swiss cheese – these are easy to assemble. A couple minutes under the oven broiler and you’re done!

Mini Rueben Appetizers by #Recipes #Appetizers #NewYears #Superbowl

This yields 24 appetizers but you may have a little extra corned beef.  You can easily double and triple this recipe since you already have the loaf of bread, sauerkraut and dressing.  Just buy a little extra meat and cheese!

What is your favorite sandwich?  Can you turn it into a fun appetizer?  I always love hearing new ideas so I would love to hear about any easy party foods that are your favorites too!

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  1. Oh, yum! I love Reubens, and never thought to make them in finger-food size. Great idea! I’m pinning!

  2. My husband LOOOOVES Reubens. I’ve printed this out and I’m going to surprise him. He will be so happy.

  3. Claire, what a great idea to make mini Reubens – they look just delicious!!! These might make it on the a football weekend watching menu around here! :) Thanks so much for sharing your recipe – pinning and sharing! Hope you are enjoying the holidays and have a happy weekend! Hugs! xo

  4. What a great idea Claire!! I love Reuben sandwiches too and I’m sure the appy version would be a big hit – thanks and Pinning!!

  5. I love mini anything – except cocktails – those I like extra large!

  6. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    I love Reubens! Never thought to serve them as appetizers though! Love these minis :) Pinning them!

  7. Sounds so good, Claire!

  8. Yum! These will be perfect for a Super Bowl party! Just need a cold beer to go with.

  9. These are party perfect!

  10. How fun! I’ve never seen that swirl rye bread, but I love how it looks, so I’ll have to look for it a my grocery store.
    We would love if you would share this post at our link party Saturday Dishes, where every week is a new theme. This week is appetizers, and the party is live through Monday night!

  11. Oh my YUM, Claire!
    I’m a reuben junkie, and I love your crouton idea, too. Economically delicious!

  12. You’re right, fun and food go hand in hand! Love this creation you made using that gorgeous bread. My husband LOVES reubens…I’m definitely making this very soon!

  13. Those look like a perfect fit for an upcoming party I am planning! Thanks for all the inspiration in 2013!

  14. My son is so into reubens right now that these are perfect to make for snacks any day! Visiting from Inspiration Monday…

  15. These look awesome! Reubens are my husband’s favorite sandwich, and I love the idea of making minis like this for a party! I will have to remember this, thanks for the idea!!!! :)

  16. Can’t wait to feature these hot mamas! Great idea Claire. They are one of, if not my fav sandwich. My Mom use to mix mayo & ketchup to make the dressing. YUM.

  17. Oh Claire those look delicious… You’re making me hungry!

  18. This is a great recipe for my book club. The rueben is one of my favorite sandwiches.

  19. I don’t really like Reuben’s but this does look really good. I know people who love them and I will have to send them your recipe.


    • My Hubs would always say that and he realized just doesn’t like the Thousand Island dressing. LOL
      Thanks for sharing – your Reuben loving friends will enjoy them!! xoxo

    • Thanks Denyse!! My Husband loves them except for the dressing part. He’s so weird. LOL

  20. Congrats!!! Your amazing Mini Reubens are featured this week as one of my favorite Nibbles at Wonderfully Creative Wednesday!!! Hope to see you back again this week :-) Warmest, Nic

  21. I love Reubens! I’m going to have to try this for sure! :)

  22. Pinned for later, but I’d like to eat them right now ;)

  23. Ohhhh!! Yummers!! We’re hosting a super bowl par-tay! This so needs to be on the menu!! :)

  24. My husband loves Reubens ~ they are his absolute favorite. I’ll have to surprise him with these maybe for the Superbowl! They look fabulous.

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