Stuffed Reuben Pull-Apart Bread

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I love a good Reuben sandwich, especially in the early spring…I think about corned beef a lot and all of the wonderful things I can make with it.  My favorite last year was a big plate full of Irish Tacos.  Oh my…they were so divine and so is this Stuffed Reuben Pull-Apart Bread!

Stuffed Reuben Pull-Apart Bread

We have a fun time celebrating St. Patrick’s Day every year (we’re Irish after all) and even though corned beef and cabbage isn’t traditional Irish fare for St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland it is still delicious so we make it once a year.  Although, I usually make a ton so we are guaranteed leftovers.

Stuffed Reuben Pull-Apart Bread

I just love how simple and impressive these stuffed bread recipes are.  I’ve seen a few on other sites, but most are for a pizza pull-apart bread.  It sounds amazing, but when I saw one the first time I knew I had to turn my favorite sandwich into the most incredible pull-apart appetizer.

Stuffed Reuben Pull-Apart Bread

I used sourdough, but I think using soda bread or even a big loaf of marble rye would just send this pull-apart over the top.  My store didn’t have any when I went shopping but I’ve seen them before. Other than that, it has all wonderful flavors of the traditional sandwich into one drool worthy appetizer.

It’s great for leftovers or you could pick up some sliced corned beef or even pastrami from the deli counter to satisfy your cravings any time of year.  Plus, it’s just so stinkin’ impressive at a party that you will definitely keep this recipe (or better yet this technique) in your recipe box.  So pop the Guinness in the fridge and this in the oven and invite your besties over for a drinks and appetizers!

Stuffed Reuben Pull-Apart Bread

What do you do with leftover corned beef?  I’d love to hear your ideas…

Stuffed Reuben Pull-Apart Bread
  • 1 round sourdough loaf
  • ½ lb thinly sliced corned beef or pastrami
  • 8 oz baby Swiss cheese slices
  • ¼ cup 1000 Island dressing
  • ½ cup sauerkraut
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Chop cheese and meat into bite size pieces and set aside. Slice bread all the way across every 1 inch, but don't cut all the way through the loaf. Then turn the loaf 90 degrees and do it again...creating a bunch of little square pieces of bread that are still connected at the bottom of the loaf.
  3. Using a basting brush, smear 1000 Island dressing on the inside of the bread and in between all the cuts. Stuff in the cheese and meat into all the cuts. Stuff some deep and leave some more toward the top.
  4. Bake at 375F for 10 minutes or so until the cheese is hot and bubbly. Top with sauerkraut and serve warm.
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  1. This bread looks amazing!! We actually just made corned beef in the crock pot yesterday, and I have leftovers! We usually make a corned beef hash with the leftover corned beef and potatoes, and have it for breakfast the next day with fried eggs and toast. Yum!

  2. I’ve actually never tried corned beef! This recipe just looks amazing, I’m definitely going to have to try some out!!

  3. wow, this looks awesome, perfect for pot luck lunches and gatherings!

  4. We never have leftover corned beef LOL It gets eaten up too quickly. This does look amazing though!

  5. I saw this on pinterest earlier today and knew I needed this recipe! Oh my goodness it looks absolutely amazing! My mouth is seriously watering right now!

  6. Oh my! I am such a fan of corned beef and this looks amazing! It’s perfect for sharing, although I might not want to.

  7. So few ingredients but it looks like its packs a huge flavor punch. What a great recipe to have on hand for guests that might pop in last minute.

  8. Delicious. I don’t think it would last long in our house.

  9. Oh gosh, my son would love this! He loves anything with sauerkraut and bread, and this is a lot more impressive than making normal reubens.

  10. We love trying new recipes for supper. This looks like something even I could handle. Making me hungry!

  11. Great idea Wendy! I’m totally loving this

  12. What an AMAZING IDEA!!!! I can not wait to show up to a pot luck with this as my dish! Thanks for making me look good :)

  13. i’m confused. I mean, this looks good and all . but what is “leftover” corned beef?

    seriously. we’ve NEVER had leftovers. my kids inhale corned beef to my hubby’s disappointment

  14. This looks delicious! My kids love eating anything that is pull apart!

  15. My mouth started watering the moment I read the title, but the photos?! BAM! Done and done, totally making this ASAP :)

  16. WOW! I’ve never seen something like that! Delicious!!! And creative!!!

  17. We love Reubens and this pull apart bread looks delicious. We’ll definitely be trying this at my house.

  18. Oh my goodness my Husband is going to love this. I can’t wait to make this recipe for him

  19. I have yet to make a pull-apart bread! This is a great idea!

  20. What a cool idea! I love how easy and fun it is to eat!

  21. I’ve never even tried corned beef, but this makes me want to try it! Looks delicious!

  22. What a great way to use up leftovers! Neither hubby nor I have ever had corned beef, but we keep talking about trying it, and I think this will be the way in which we do :)

  23. Such a great way to enjoy the wonderful flavors of Reubens, Wendy! Love this idea … pinned so I can remember to make it for St. Patrick’s Day. :-)
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

  24. Just a genius idea….you get can’t a more awesome presentation that that. Would look great on a table for St. Patrick’s Day.

  25. shelly peterson says:

    this looks amazing! I love Rueben’s but have not had one in a long time. I would love to try this recipe.

  26. Kathy Pease says:

    This looks so good and would be a great addition to our Christmas dinner..I might make this tommorrow :)


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