These easy baked Turkey Reuben Sliders are a delicious twist on a classic sandwich with buttery rolls filled with savory turkey, sauerkraut, and swiss cheese. Make it into a meal or serve as an appetizer for any St. Patrick’s Day get-together or party!
The Perfect Sliders
Sliders have become a new favorite around here. They’re easy to make with only a few ingredients, take about 30 minutes to bake, and they are filling enough to make into a meal. That’s why these Turkey Reuben Sliders are so popular. They take the classic ingredients of a Reuben sandwich with swiss cheese and sauerkraut but are made with a twist by using turkey instead of corned beef and are made on buttery Hawaiian Rolls instead of Rye bread. I always make them as an appetizer for a fun get-together like St. Patrick’s Day or Super Bowl but they’re really good as a weeknight dinner too! Pair it with a side of Brown Sugar Honey Glazed Carrots or Air Fryer Cauliflower for a full meal!
- Turkey– this is the twist that makes these a little different than traditional Reuben sandwiches. While corned beef tastes good in this sandwich, turkey is more easily available and less expensive. Plus it brings a new deliciously savory flavor that tastes so good! I like to use a smoked or peppered deli turkey breast but use any flavory or thickness you prefer.
- Swiss Cheese– warm melty Swiss cheese is so incredible in this slider. If you don’t like the flavor of Swiss, try swapping it out for a more mild cheese like Provolone or Mozzarella.
- Kings Hawaiian Rolls– any brand of rolls can be used for sliders. The hawaiiian rolls will bring a little sweetness which balances well with the sharp Swiss and sauerkraut.
- Sauerkraut– this is the main ingredient in a Reuben and gives it a little tanginess. Sauerkraut is typically found in a can or jar in the canned vegetable section of your local grocery store.
- Thousand Island Dressing or Russian Dressing– Reubens are classic with the Russian dressing but it is difficult to find in the grocery stores so Thousand Island dressing is just as delicious and readily available in most stores.
- Butter, Onion Powder, Paprika, Poppy seeds– the perfect combination to brush all over the tops of the rolls and melt into the sliders.
How to make it
These sliders are simple to make. All you have to do is:
- Layer- 1/2 Swiss cheese, 1/2 turkey, sauerkraut, dressing, 1/2 turkey, and 1/2 Swiss cheese on the Hawaiian roll.
- Melt – butter and add spices.
- Brush– butter mixture over the tops of the rolls.
- Bake– covered until the inside is all warm and the cheese has fully melted and is spilling out the sides (the best part!). Just pop it back in the oven uncovered for a few more minutes to make the tops nice and crispy.
- Serve– right away! They taste the best when they are warm and the cheese hasn’t cooled.
- Store– cooled sandwiches in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until the center warms and the cheese melts again.
Make ahead options
If you are looking to make these sliders a day ahead, prepare sandwiches without adding the butter mixture on top. Tightly cover with foil or cling wrap in an air-tight container and refrigerate overnight. When ready to bake, remove from the refrigerator, allow to sit on the counter to warm while the oven is heating up, and then add the melted butter mixture and bake.
What to serve with sliders
These Turkey Reuben Sliders sandwiches are filling enough that they can be served as both an appetizer and a main meal. The best part is that they go so well with most side dishes. Some that taste really good together are:
Tips and tricks
* Keep the sliders in the oven at 170 degrees Fahrenheit if not serving right away to keep warm.
*Swap out the turkey for chicken for a similar flavor.
* Be sure the sauerkraut is drained well to prevent it from making the bottom of the bun soggy.
More delicious appetizer recipes
- Air Fryer Buffalo BBQ Chicken Wings (from frozen)– crispy, juicy, and drenched in a spicy bbq sauce.
- Pepper Jack Cheese Crescent Pigs in a Blanket– melted cheese wrapped around a hot dog in a buttery crescent roll.
- Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip– only 5 ingredients and pair perfectly with chips, pretzels, or celery.
Turkey Reuben Sliders
- 12 King's Hawaiian Rolls
- 8 ounces sliced deli turkey
- 8 ounces Swiss cheese slices
- 1/2 cup Thousand Island Dressing or Russian Dressing
- 8 ounces sauerkraut well drained
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp poppy seeds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly spray with cooking spray or butter a 9×13 inch baking dish.
- Cut the rolls in half to separate the top and bottom bun.
- In the pan, layer with the bottom buns, then evenly top with 1/2 the of the cheese, 1/2 of the turkey, sauerkraut, dressing, the other 1/2 of the meat, the other 1/2 of the cheese, and then the bun tops.
- In a small bowl, mix together melted butter, onion powder, paprika, and poppy seeds. Brush over the tops of the buns.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the center is warm and the cheese is bubbly. Uncover and bake an additional 5 minutes until the tops are crispy. Remove and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
- Keep the sliders in the oven at 170 degrees Fahrenheit if not serving right away to keep warm.
- Be sure the sauerkraut is drained well to prevent it from making the bottom of the bun soggy.
- Switch out chicken for turkey or Provolone cheese for Swiss cheese for a little variation.