This warm Reuben Spread recipe from “Bronner’s Flavorful Favorites” staff cookbook is perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day party! After all, just mix the ingredients in a crockpot, cook for two hours, and it’s ready to serve.
In fact, you only need five ingredients to make this scrumptious spread. Of course, they’re traditional reuben flavors: sauerkraut, corned beef, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing. And the last is everyone’s recipe favorite – cream cheese.
- 16 oz. sauerkraut drained and rinsed
- 8 oz. cream cheese cubed
- 2 cups Swiss cheese shredded
- 3 oz. deli corned beef chopped
- 3 T. Thousand Island dressing
- Combine sauerkraut, cream cheese, Swiss cheese, beef and dressing in a crock pot.
- Cook 2 hours or until cheese is melted.
- Keep warm on low.
- Serve with snack rye bread or crackers.
To confess, I’m not a huge fan of snack rye bread or regular seeded rye bread either. However, I found a half loaf of a light brown, soft rye bread that made my taste buds happy covered with this warm reuben spread recipe.
Shamrock Rye with Warm Reuben Spread
Since a St. Patrick’s Day party isn’t complete without some shamrocks in one form or another, I looked to a shamrock cookie cutter for inspiration. A metal one will work the best, but a plastic one will do the job, too. Slice by slice, cut shamrocks from your soft, light brown rye bread. Plate or board the rye shamrocks with your crackers, bagel chips or pita chips and spread away!
Go Green with Décor
Indeed, you’ll need some festive decorations to accompany some St. Paddy’s day fun. Our shamrock straw toppers, shamrock garland and shamrock hair pin are all easy to make and will keep you pinch-free!
And in the event that it’s sit-down dinner time, you’ll want to serve colcannon. This delicious dish combines potatoes, cabbage, milk, bacon, onion and garlic and can serve as the main dish or a side. In addition, we recommend toppings like melted butter, shredded cheddar, crumbled feta or blue cheese, sautéed leeks, green onions and parsley. You’ll find the recipe in this post and also in “Bronner’s Flavorful Favorites, Book 2.”
Add an Irish Blessing
Without a doubt, there’s nothing like an Irish blessing to bring your St. Patrick’s Day celebration full circle:
“May green be the grass you walk on, May blue be the sky above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you, May true be the hearts that love you.”
Speaking of green grass, start some quick-and-easy-to-grow oat grass to add a lush Irish feel to your décor.