These Reuben sliders are the simplest snack to throw together and I never have any leftovers!

I have used pastrami which I am happy to say is available more often at our grocery stores.  It is okay to use ham or roast beef slices but then it is strictly not a Reubens anymore but hey, the whole idea is to make a quick and delicious snack and no matter what you want to call it, it will go down a treat!

If you want to feed a crowd, just double the recipe according to the number of people you want to feed.

You’ll need

  • 6 x brioche buns (sliced in half)
  • 6 x slices pastrami/ham/roast beef
  • 12 x slices Jarlsberg cheese
  • 1 x box packaged sauerkraut (drained in a colander and squeezing out excess liquid with towel-paper)
  • 6 Tbsp x store-bought Thousand Island dressing
  • 30g x butter, melted
  • ½ tsp x garlic powder
  • ½ tsp x onion powder
  • 1 tsp x poppy seeds


  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Start by placing the bottom half of the the buns on the lined tray.
  3. Then layer with your cold meat, a slice of cheese, a heaped spoon of sauerkraut and another slice of cheese.
  4. Smear 1 Tbsp of Thousand Island dressing on the inside of the top bun and gently press onto the bottom half.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, garlic and onion powder and brush the tops of the buns evenly.
  6. Sprinkle poppy seeds over the buns and cover loosely with foil.
  7. Bake in the oven covered for 10 minutes, remove the foil and bake a further 10 minutes uncovered.
  8. Serve immediately.

Tip : Make sure you squeeze out as much as possible of the liquid in the sauerkraut. You do not want to serve soggy buns!

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