St. Patrick’s Day is coming up! Do you fix a fun meal for your family or host a party? We usually have just family for dinner, but this year we may just have to host a little party.

We are sharing some recipes with you to help you plan your St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. We shared Rainbow Fruit Skewers and Dip and today it’s all about appetizers and a recipe for Mini Reuben Appetizers!

Cooking Corned Beef is as easy as putting it in the Slow Cooker with seasoning and a few vegetables including cabbage. These Mini Reuben Appetizers are also the perfect way to use up leftover Corned Beef.

A typical Reuben Sandwich consists of Corned Beef, Swiss Cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing, grilled between slices of rye bread. We used those ingredients but changed it a little to make it easier for you.

MINI REUBEN APPETIZERS | St. Patrick's Day Recipe and beyond

Since the boys are all out of the house now, we won’t be cooking a whole Corned Beef. But who can pass up Corned Beef on St. Patrick’s Day?

These little open face sandwich use Corned Beef sliced from the deli, melted Swiss Cheese and a cole slaw mixture to top them off! We used a package of Pepperidge Farm Rye Bread already the size and shape we needed for these Mini Reuben Appetizers, and it was actually less expensive than buying a regular loaf of rye bread.

MINI REUBEN APPETIZERS | St. Patrick's Day Recipe and beyond

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Mini Reuben Appetizers

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  • Total Time: 13 mins
  • Yield: 15 1x


Serve these Mini Reuben Appetizers at your next party.


  • 15 pieces Rye Bread (we used Pepperidge Farm Rye)
  • 8 slices Corned Beef from the deli or cook your own
  • 1 ( 8 oz) package cole slaw mix
  • 4 slices Swiss Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Thousand Island Dressing
  • 15 Sweet Pickles for garnish


  1. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  3. Place bread on cookie sheet
  4. Top with a slice or two of corned beef
  5. Fold cheese into quarters and add to top of Corned Beef
  6. Place in oven to heat through and melt the cheese, about 6-8 minutes
  7. While the sandwiches are in the oven, prepare the cole slaw
  8. In a small bowl, add the cole slaw mix, vinegar, salt & pepper, stir to combine
  9. After the sandwiches are out of the oven, add a spoonful of cole slaw
  10. Top with a spoonful of dressing and add a pickle for garnish


You can easily double or triple this recipe.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins

MINI REUBEN APPETIZERS | St. Patrick's Day Recipe and beyond

And in case these Mini Reubens aren’t your cup of tea…here are some more St. Patrick’s Day Appetizers

Fondue is always fun…how about this Irish Cheese Fondue?

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The kids will LOVE these Rainbow Fruit Skewers with Dip!

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  1. This recipe shows a 4-star rating, but I can’t figure out where that comes from. It doesn’t say how many people voted to make it 4-star, and I don’t see a way for me to vote or review the recipe. I’d like to read other people’s reviews, to see what they say … is that possible, or is this just judged to be 4-star by the recipe author him/herself?

    • Hi Lolana,
      The way ZipList is set up, it’s the author review of the recipe. Sorry.

    • Hi Robbie, the amount of servings will depend on the amount of corned beef you have. The bag of cole slaw will go a long way, I’d say about 20 pieces of bread.
      Happy Cooking!

  2. Hi! Thanks for sharing this great appetizer recipe. I tried this last weekend for my guests & they loved it.

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