Irish Bites: Leftover Corned Beef Bruschetta

Enjoy all the flavors of a corned beef meal in these Leftover Corned Beef Bruschetta bites. Perfect for an after school snack or a St. Patrick’s Day party.
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My family and I may not be Irish, but we do love our corned beef. After years of blah, icky boiled corned beef, I finally baked it. Oh, what a world of difference that made! I now make my baked corned beef several times a year, not just for St. Patrick’s day. And I love to use the leftovers in as many ways as possible.

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There’s corned beef and hash, even corned beef mac ‘n cheese. Today I’m sharing a great after-school snack or appetizer using leftover corned beef.

These Leftover Corned Beef Bruschetta may not have the tomatoes you typically find with bruschetta recipes, but you won’t miss them.

I used Cabot’s Horseradish Cheddar for these bites, which pairs beautifully with the corned beef. Lather it up with some hearty dijon mustard, top with a hearty helping of sauerkraut and a little green olive finishes it.

Leftover Corned Beef Bruschetta

Whether you need a snack or a St. Patrick's Day appetizer these bruschetta bites are full of flavor! Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice


  • 1/2 baguette
  • 2 oz cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz corned beef, cooked
  • 8 tsp whole grain dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup sauerkraut, drained
  • 16 green olives


  1. Slice into 16 1/4-inch rounds from:
    • 1/2 baguette
  2. Slice into 16 even pieces from
    • 2 oz cheddar cheese
  3. Place the baguette slices onto a baking sheet and top each slice with cheese. Toast in a toaster oven or large oven until cheese is melted.
  4. Top each baguette with slices from:
    • 4 oz corned beef, cooked
  5. Dab over the corned beef pieces (1/2 teaspoon for each bruschetta):
    • 8 tsp whole grain dijon mustard
  6. Divide evenly and top bruschetta with:
    • 1/4 cup sauerkraut , drained
    • 16 green olives


Serving Suggestions: Use a sharp cheddar to balance the salty corned beef. Flavored cheddars like Irish Whiskey or Horseradish are great choices, too!

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Yield: Serves 8

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What’s your favorite way to enjoy corned beef?

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Disclosure: Cabot Creamery provided me free products to sample. I was not paid to write this post. The opinions expressed in this post are mine. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t blog about it!

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9 Responses to Irish Bites: Leftover Corned Beef Bruschetta

  1. I’ve never met a bruschetta I didn’t like but I know I’d love these.

  2. This is one beautiful corned beef – your butcher deserves a round of applause. I always roast mine and finish the last half hour with a glaze of mustard and marmalade.

  3. Carole at #

    These look amazing! Sounds like such a great, and unexpected, flavor combination! Pinning…

  4. holly w at #

    What cut do you get and WHERE do you get your corned beef. Bought one at Vons last week. Used a crock pot. Wasn’t too fatty, but it was slimy and over salty. We LOVE corned beef. Does Costco have the best?

    • Holly, I usually get the brisket cut. I’ve bought from Albertsons and Sprouts, in the past. I haven’t tried Costco, but I do need a big one for this year. I’ve never liked how the crockpot cooks the corned beef. I now bake it until fork tender, about 2 hours for a 3-pounder:

  5. Yahya Yuksel at #

    I could eat this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! The sauerkraut and green olive are a great complement to the hearty taste and texture of corned beef.

    • Joon! I’ll make this for you the next time you are at my house!

  6. Annette at #

    I never thought about cooking corned beef in anything, but the slow cooker. I saved both recipes (corned beef and corned beef bruschetta) to try later. I’m crazy about corned beef, but only when I eat it somewhere else (they probably don’t boil theirs either!). I’ve yet to find one thing I like in a slow cooker, but I’m not giving up. I prefer a pressure cooker over a slow cooker any day, even though things are still boiled in the pressure cooker, they don’t lose their flavor.

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