Top 9 Leftover Corned Beef Recipes

Soups, Sandwiches, and Casseroles

corned beef eye of round roast
Diana Rattray

If that corned beef brisket you made is too large for your family to tackle in one sitting, we bring you many options for using the leftovers: soups, casseroles, hashes, and breakfast egg bakes that are convenient and delicious. If you also have leftover vegetables, you might be able to repurpose everything, from the cabbage to the carrots and potatoes. Nothing has to go to waste!

If you purposely want to have leftover sliced or diced corned beef, choose a flat cut brisket or corned eye of round roast. For looser, shreddable meat, choose the point cut.

  • 01 of 09

    Quick and Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage Casserole

    5-ingredient corned beef and cabbage casserole
    Diana Rattray

    This simple casserole calls for only five ingredients, and you could cut down on the baking time by steaming the cabbage first. Add an optional topping of shredded Swiss or cheddar cheese just before it's finished baking for extra creaminess and crunch.

    Use it for a family lunch, a potluck dinner or as a unique sandwich stuffed in a fresh baguette. Serve with fresh tomato and cucumber salad and zucchini fries.

  • 02 of 09

    Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

    corned beef and cabbage soup
    Diana Rattray

    Use leftover diced corned beef or deli corned beef in this fabulous soup. If you've had a corned beef and cabbage dinner, include the leftovers and feel free to add other vegetables besides the ones we use in the recipe. This soup fits them all!

    Toss a fresh salad of mixed greens and pears with a creamy dressing, and offer hot buttered biscuits or dinner rolls for a delicious meal.

    Freeze individual portions as easy lunches for the week.

  • 03 of 09

    Classic Corned Beef Hash

    Corned Beef Hash
    Diana Rattray

    Corned beef hash is a great dish for a Sunday brunch and goes well with a side of eggs or tofu egg alternatives. Use cabbage from your leftovers and add potatoes for a satisfying meal.

    Side options include making an avocado and egg salad, preparing baked beans, or getting adventurous by baking some bread. Or go big by preparing a taco bar with the hash as the main filling, accompanied by corn tortillas, pico de gallo, sliced avocado, lime wedges, white rice, sour cream, queso fresco, and chopped cilantro.

  • 04 of 09

    Reuben Casserole With Crumb Topping

    Reuben Casserole With Sauerkraut and Corned Beef
    Diana Rattray

    This innovative take on an American classic puts all the filling of a Reuben sandwich in a baking dish and tops it with buttery rye crumbs. Use your leftovers or buy some Reuben sandwiches at your local deli and deconstruct them for a fun dish.

    Serve this hearty casserole with a veggie ceviche, slices of fresh avocado, and extra rye bread with fresh butter.

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  • 05 of 09

    Reuben or Rachel Sandwich

    Reuben or Rachel Sandwich
    Diana Rattray

    These recipes cater to corned beef and turkey lovers. Prepare both and let your guests pick their favorite. While the Reuben uses corned beef, the Rachel calls for sliced turkey, but they're equally filling and go well with our suggested sides.

    Serve with chips – you won't get enough of these cassava chips or our tasty kale chips. Make extra Russian or Thousand Island dressing to serve on the side, and keep the rest in your fridge for future sandwich parties.

  • 06 of 09

    Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Chowder

    Corned Beef and Cabbage Chowder
    Diana Rattray

    Long party? While you brew yourself a cup of coffee, put all the ingredients of this chowder in a crockpot and forget about them for the next 4 hours.

    Use leftover cooked corned beef or deli corned beef in this creamy soup and repurpose the leftover veggies as well. Serve with fresh bread and butter, or go classic with some saltines or oyster crackers.

    For sides, try a take on the traditional Caprese salad or go simple with some fresh chopped romaine lettuce with Japanese sesame dressing.

  • 07 of 09

    Corned Beef and Cabbage Rolls

    Corned Beef and Cabbage Rolls
    Diana Rattray

    A classic Polish dish called gołąbki, stuffed cabbage rolls are a fun way of eating lots of ingredients in just one roll. Steamed cabbage leaves are stuffed with a creamy mixture of corned beef and potatoes and bathed in a cheese sauce. Try your own mixture, replacing potatoes for rice or adding extra cheese inside.

    Not a fan of cheese? Try our simple thickened white sauce to cover your rolls. Serve with something crunchy like crispy sweet potato fries, or bready like Hungarian sour cream rolls.

  • 08 of 09

    Reuben Egg Rolls

    Reuben Egg Rolls

     Anita Schecter

    Make leftovers fun with this creative appetizer recipe. All of the ingredients of a Reuben sandwich—except for the Russian dressing, which becomes the dipping sauce—are nestled inside an egg roll wrapper and then deep-fried until crunchy and golden brown.

    A filling of finely diced leftover corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut make for a hearty appetizer or savory snack, perfect for your next party or to satisfy the kids after school.

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  • 09 of 09

    Corned Beef and Potato Bake With Hash Browns

    Corned Beef and Potato Bake
    Diana Rattray

    This delicious one-dish meal is incredibly easy to prepare. Frozen hash, a few veggies, and your leftover corned beef will give you a whole meal in just one hour. Use Swiss cheese, a combination of Swiss and cheddar, or a cheddar jack blend to top your casserole.

    Although filling by itself, this dish pairs beautifully with eggs, like eggs Florentine. Or use your oven at the same time as you're baking the hash to make Spanish eggs in purgatory. Serve with fresh bread or Parmesan crostini for crunch.