Corned Beef Sliders

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Corned beef sliders combine Reuben ingredients like corned beef, sauerkraut, cheese, and Thousand Island dressing with buttery, seasoned Hawaiian rolls to create a hand-held sandwich that's a feast in every bite.

Closeup shot of corned beef slider.

I love all the intense flavors that you find in a Reuben sandwich, and I love the fun factor that I get when I serve sliders, so I decided to combine those two into one recipe, and the results are just amazing. These are seriously mouth-watering sliders!

Why You'll Love This Recipe

  • It only uses a handful of simple ingredients.
  • It's an easy, fast slider recipe that gets you in and out of the kitchen fast.
  • It's loaded with tons of flavor in every bite.

Top Tip

Let your sliders cool a bit before serving them. You want them toasty warm, not blazing hot.

 Closeup shot of hand holding a corned beef slider.


It only takes one quick trip to the grocery store to find the handful of limited ingredients that you need for this recipe. You'll be in and out in no time and back home making delicious sliders! Be sure to check the recipe card at the end of the post for exact amounts.

  • Sweet Hawaiian Rolls
  • Butter, divided
  • Swiss cheese slices
  • Thin sliced corned beef
  • Sauerkraut, completely drained
  • Thousand Island dressing
  • Garlic powder
  • Poppy seeds
Overhead shot of individual corned beef sliders ingredients on plate on table


This super easy recipe only takes a few minutes and a few simple steps. It's mostly just a matter of layering and baking. You'll be all done in a flash. The highlights are here, but you'll find the exact instructions in the recipe card at the end of the post.

1: Cut the rolls in half and place the bottoms in a baking dish.

Overhead shot of Hawaiina roll bottoms in baking dish.

2: Spread on butter and top with cheese and corned beef.

Overhead shot of butter spread on bottom half of Hawaiian rolls.
Overhead shot of Hawaiin roll bottoms topped with cheese.

3: Mix sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing and spread it over the corned beef.

Overhead shot of sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing in bowl.
Sauerkraut mixture spread over corned beef.

4: Top with more cheese and top of the Hawaiian roll buns.

Overhead shot of cheese on top of sauerkraut mixture
Overhead shot of unbaked corned beef sliders.

5: Brush the sliders with butter and top with garlic powder and poppy seeds.

Closeup shot of butter being brushed onto corned beef sliders.
Overhead shot of unbaked corned beef sliders topped with garlic powder and poppy seeds.

6: Bake until melty.

Closeup shot of corned beef slider on spatula.

Substitutions and Variations

  • For a different take, try using beef patties in place of corned beef.
  • Try using your favorite white cheese in place of Swiss.
  • You can use your favorite buns for these sliders.


  • Baking dish
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
Closeup shot of corned beef slider on plate.


Refrigerator: Store for up to 3 days in an air-tight, freezer-safe container.

Reheat: Bake for 5 to 10 minutes at 375 degrees until heated through.

What to Serve with Corned Beef Sliders

These delicious sliders are classic sandwiches, and they pair perfectly with classic sandwich sides like:

  • French fries
  • Potato wedges
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Tater tots
  • Potato chips
  • Coleslaw
  • Potato salad
  • Baked beans
  • Mac and cheese


  • Be sure you thoroughly coat the tops of the buns with butter, but don't make them soggy.
  • The sliders are done when the cheese is melty and the tops are slightly crisp.
  • Serve these sliders warm, not hot.
Closeup shot of corned beef slider on cutting board.


Who invented sliders?

Sliders were invented in the 1920s at White Castle, a fast-food burger chain known than and now for their mini hamburgers.

Who invented the Reuben sandwich?

The Reuben was invented by Reuben Kulakofsky at the Blackstone Hotel in 1925.

Can I use any kind of corned beef on these sliders?

You can! I like to keep things easy with corned beef cold cuts, but you could use homemade, shredded corned beef you like.

More Easy, Delicious Dishes

Yield: 12 sliders

Corned Beef Sliders

Corned Beef Sliders

These corned beef sliders are beefy, cheesy, and loaded with classic Reuben flavors - all on seasoned, buttery Hawaiian rolls! #inspirationalmomma #cornedbeefsliders #reubensliders

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes


  • 12 Sweet Hawaiian Rolls
  • 3 tbsp butter, divided
  • 12 Swiss cheese slices
  • 1 lb thin sliced corned beef
  • 32 oz jar sauerkraut, completely drained
  • ¼ cup thousand island dressing
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Cut tops of rolls off and separate each roll.
  3. Place bottoms into a greased baking dish.
  4. Spread 1 tablespoon of butter over bottom layer of rolls.
  5. Place 6 slices of cheese on top of butter.
  6. Spread sliced corned beef evenly over top of cheese.
  7. In a small bowl, combine sauerkraut and thousand island dressing.
  8. Spread mixture over top of corned beef.
  9. Add remaining 6 slices of cheese over sauerkraut mixture.
  10. Place tops of rolls on top of cheese.
  11. Melt remaining butter and brush it over top of sliders.
  12. Sprinkle garlic powder and poppy seeds on top.
  13. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and tops of rolls are a bit crunchy.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 362Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 89mgSodium 1069mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 3gSugar 7gProtein 18g

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