Transform your leftover corned beef into a warm and hearty batch of Hot Reuben Dip! It's simple to make and even tastier to eat!
You've got some awesome leftover corned beef, or maybe you're craving a reuben sandwich. We're going go make this easy friends and turn it into Reuben Dip.
What is reuben dip?
Reuben dip takes all the flavors of a Reuben Sandwich and transforms it into a tasty, hearty dip perfect for tailgating and holiday gathers!
You can make it in the slow cooker or the oven.
Either way, you'll end up with a warm and toasty, cheesy dip to spread on a piece of bread - the perfect appetizer recipe!
- cream cheese
- mayonnaise, ketchup, pickle relish - basically you're making your own thousand island dressing with ingredients already in your fridge.
- shredded Swiss cheese
- sliced corned beef - you can used leftover corned beef or deli corned beef, whichever you have
- cocktail bread such as rye or pumpernickel - I like to serve me reuben dip on this, but you can also use crackers. Or a spoon, that works too!
- green onions - if you want to garnish
The directions can not be any easier, either.
How to make Reuben Dip
Soften cream cheese. Chop your corned beef - leftover if you have it and if you don't, get some from the deli counter.
Drain and squeeze the sauerkraut. I like to put it in a paper towel and squeeze it over the sink. Then chop it up into little pieces. Add the other ingredients, and you're golden!
Put the ingredients in the slow cooker and let all this goodness hang out for a while.
When the cream cheese starts to melt, give it a stir so it can party with all the awesome flavors!
If you're cooking the reuben dip in the oven, you'll need to give all the ingredients a good stir before you put it into the casserole dish.
I'd like to think that the sauerkraut add some healthy, probiotic vibe. You know, good gut health and all....
But don't quote me on that. That's just my way of justifying a guilty pleasure.
If you want, you can top it with chopped green onion to make it look pretty.
I never have green onions, so if you're like me - just add a sprinkle of dried chives. Economical, delicious, and let's just admit - genius!!
What to serve with Reuben Dip
Serve on crackers, or on cocktail rye bread. You could make a sandwich, or dip pretzel bites in it. Okay, now I'm hungry!
Other appetizer recipes you'll love:
If you make this reuben dip recipe sure to tag me at #thisfarmgirlcooks so I check out your creation!
If you need a jump start of corned beef leftovers, check out my Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage!
Slow Cooker Reuben Dip
- 1 8 ounce package cream cheese softened
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoon ketchup
- 1 tablespoon pickle relish
- 2 cups Swiss cheese grated
- 1 cup leftover corned beef chopped
- ½ cup sauerkraut drained and chopped
- 1 package cocktail bread such as rye or pumpernickel
- 3 green onions green part only, chopped, optional
- To make in the Slow Cooker or Crockpot
- Combine all ingredients EXCEPT BREAD in a 1.5 quart crockpot.
- Cook, stirring occasionally, 2-3 hours or until cheese is melted.
- Top with chopped green onions if desired for color.
- Serve on cocktail bread and enjoy!
- To make in the oven
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Combine all ingredients EXCEPT BREAD in a large bowl. Stir to combine.
- Pour into a greased medium sized casserole dish and cook, covered with foil, for 30 minutes or until bubbly.