Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

These are great little appetizers and so easy to make. Prepare in advance and pop in the oven just before serving.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 loaf rye cocktail bread
  • 1 (16 ounce) can sauerkraut
  • 12 lb corned beef, sliced very thin and quartered
  • 12 lb swiss cheese, sliced and quartered
  • thousand island dressing


  1. Drain sauerkraut.
  2. Place coctail ryes on cookie sheet in single layer.
  3. Carefully place corn beef on each slice of rye.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon saurerkraut on top of corn beef.
  5. Squeeze a dash of thousand island dressing on top of saurkraut.
  6. Top with swiss cheese.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Just before serving slide cookie sheet into oven for 5-8 minutes -- just until cheese has melted.


Most Helpful

I like to toast the bread before assembling so they don't get soggy. I also mix the drained sauerkraut with the Thousand Island dressing so they are less messy.

athom73 March 27, 2015

We really liked these. I made them with sliced smoked turkey breast instead of corned beef. I also put them under the broiler for a moment until they were just browned and bubbly. They were a hit at the potluck.

Margie99 December 30, 2010

sounds great cannot wait to make these

thebestnanny December 31, 2008

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