25 Leftover Corned Beef Recipes (2024)

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25 Leftover Corned Beef Recipes (1)Kelli AcciardoUpdated: Mar. 31, 2024

    A platter of corned beef is a must on St. Patrick's Day—but these ideas for pizzas, casseroles and more will have you looking forward to all the leftover corned beef recipes you can make.

    There’s perhaps no dish more iconic for Irish Americans on St. Patrick’s Day than corned beef. But most homemade corned beefrecipes tend to make a lot of it. Luckily, there are plenty of leftover corned beef recipes so you don’t have to let the tender meat go to waste.

    Versatile and flavor-packed, it’s even better the next day. You can bake it into golden pinwheels and calzones; whip it into creamy dips; chop it up for tacos and hash; or create reuben recipes with a twist. Serve the leftovers with your favorite Irish beers and leftover mashed potato recipes.


    Corned Beef Hash and Eggs

    The day after St. Paddy’s calls for corned beef hash—and eggs! Turn your leftover beef into a brunch-worthy dish with frozen cubed hash browns, onions, eggs and fresh herbs.

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    Corned Beef Sandwiches

    Corned beef sandwiches may seem like the obvious way to use up any remaining salt-cured brisket the day after St. Patrick’s Day, but the mayo-chili sauce on these melts is a total gamechanger. Besides the authentic fixings like Swiss cheese and sauerkraut, you can also add caramelized onions, pickles or pickle relish.

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    Hearty Split Pea Soup

    For a St. Paddy’s spin on traditional pea soup, try it with corned beef. The flavor leans peppery rather than smoky, and the broth is ideal for sopping up with pillowy Dutch oven bread.

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    Reuben Stromboli

    Nothing beats this cheesy, rolled-up Reuben stromboli that’s layered with love—aka corned beef, pastrami, sauerkraut, spicy brown mustard and fontina cheese. It’s especially good with homemade sauerkraut.

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    Corned Beef Hash Rustic Pie

    This leftover corned beef recipe has all the yummies: homemade crust, seasoned potatoes and lots and lots of corned beef. Plus, it’s topped with the cutest four-leaf clover pastry petals that are actually a cinch to make.

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    Corned Beef Pizza Swirls

    Save classic homemade pizza recipes for other times of the year. These fun little bites taste like Reubens and are the ideal way to use up corned beef as an appetizer.

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    Slow-Cooked Reuben Spread

    Reuben lovers, we see you, which is why we turned one of life’s best sammies into a spread. For an appetizer version of the beloved sandwich, blend corned beef with cream cheese and Swiss cheese for a dip that’s dreamy when served with rye bread or crackers.

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    Makeover Reuben Melt

    Sauerkraut naysayers will appreciate this open-faced Reuben melt that swaps the fermented cabbage with a crunchy slaw. A sauce made with Swiss (and plenty of Thousand Island salad dressing flavors) is the ultimate finishing touch. If you prefer a more involved topping, try one of these fun coleslaw recipes instead.

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    Reuben Rounds

    Everything is better in pinwheel form, including Reubens. Your crew will go crazy for baked pastry spirals of corned beef, Swiss and sauerkraut. They’re so easy to make, and bottled Thousand Island salad dressing makes the easiest dipping sauce.

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    Chicken Reuben Roll-Ups

    Chicken roulade gets the corned beef, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island treatment here, but let’s be serious: it’s all about the toasty rye and pumpernickel bread crumb coating. Serve alongside mashed potatoes and a simple slaw.

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    Reuben Brunch Bake

    If you have most of the ingredients on hand for a Reuben, use them to whip up a savory brunch casserole instead! Fluffy, cheesy eggs, cubed bread and chopped green onion will have everyone reaching for second slices.

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    Paddy's Reuben Dip

    This slow-cooked spread tastes just like the popular Reuben sandwich and is the perfect vehicle for leftover corned beef too. Serve warm with rye bread, crackers or mini cucumber spheres for a healthy alternative.

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    Mini Reuben Casseroles

    Mini Reuben casserole for one, please! These individually-portioned pots are cute as can be, and they only take 20 minutes to bake. Condensed cream of chicken soup sneaks in some extra goodness.

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    Diner Corned Beef Hash

    If our local diner served this corned beef hash, we’d be there 24/7! Luckily, it’s a breeze to make at home with leftover corned beef, potatoes, celery and herbs. A side of eggs and toast rounds out the post-Paddy’s day meal.

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    Reuben Bread Pudding

    Any kind of bread pudding is a plus in our book, but Reuben bread pudding gives us something a little bit different. You could also make it using dark rye bread or marbled rye, and ham instead of corned beef—all the variations are delicious.

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    Reuben Waffle Potato Appetizers

    Name a better-looking snack…we’ll wait. Baby Reubens baked onto little waffle fries is one of the best uses for leftover corned beef we’ve come across. The horseradish cream cheese mixture gives them a nice kick.

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    Reuben Pudgy Pie

    Not familiar with pudgy pies? Allow us to introduce you to life’s greatest treat. Pudgy pies—aka jaffles or toasties—are sandwiches usually cooked in a pie iron, or this case, over an open flame. Buttered bread is the key to a mouthwatering sandwich.

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    Reuben and Rye Strata

    Brunch goals look a lot like this make-ahead Reuben and rye strata that has a base of bread, eggs and cheese, but a few more power players in the form of chopped pickles and Thousand Island dressing. Leftover cubed corned beef would also work in place of deli-style.

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    Slow-Cooker Reuben Spread

    Big game day bash coming up? This set-it-and-forget-it Reuben spread is bound to be a hit. Serve it straight from the slow cooker set to warm so the dip stays at its most tasty temperature.

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    Reuben Pizza

    With only five ingredients, this Reuben pizza couldn’t be easier to put together. A premade pizza crust saves you the hassle of having to deal with raw dough.

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    Reuben Calzones

    If you love a good Irish-Italian mix, these Reuben calzones fit the bill. Stuffing the fillings into a pizza pocket instead of on rye bread makes this hand-held dinner a big winner.

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    Creamy Reuben Casserole

    Leftovers call for casseroles and this Reuben remix is one of the best, featuring corned beef, sauerkraut, sour cream and a whole ‘lotta cheese. Add homemade Thousand Island salad dressing for even more flavor.

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    Reuben-Style Pizza

    Is pizza night feeling a little too monotonous in your house? Level up your pies with Reuben-inspired toppings. If you have enough leftover corned beef, you might want to double the recipe because the slices will go fast.

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    Spicy Corned Beef Tacos

    If you have leftover corned beef, bagged coleslaw mix and tortillas, you’re in for some killer spicy corned beef tacos. A blitz of Thousand Island salad dressing and Sriracha chili sauce makes the perfect pour-over sauce you’ll want to douse on everything from now on.

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    Makeover Hash and Eggs

    If you’ve been searching for a lighter version of corned beef hash, this recipe is the one. The diced red potatoes really shine in place of the typical hash browns.

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    Originally Published: February 18, 2022

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    Kelli Acciardo

    Kelli Acciardo is a New York-based journalist and social media content creator, specializing in travel, beauty, fashion, food & wine, health & fitness, and lifestyle reporting.

    With over 15+ years experience in the media industry, she is a seasoned pro at crafting clicky engaging copy and her work has appeared in: Brides, Marie Claire, PureWow, InStyle, Martha Stewart, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, The Knot, Domino, Popsugar, Brit + Co, Bustle, Women's Health, and dozens more publications.

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