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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.

Leftover Corned Beef Bruschetta by FamilySpice.com

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.

Don't Boil It - Baked Corned Beef with Mustard Crust! by FamilySpice.com

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.

What’s your favorite way to enjoy corned beef?

Leftover Corned Beef Bruschetta by FamilySpice.com

Leftover Corned Beef Bruschetta


Laura Bashar

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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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!