Rachel with a Twist Recipe
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Rachel with a Twist Recipe

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A Reuben sandwich made with lower-fat turkey instead of corned beef is referred to as a “Rachel,” and this scrumptious version just may become your new favorite! —Joy Harris, Tampa, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 12 ounces cuban bread or French bread, halved lengthwise
  • 6 ounces thinly sliced deli turkey
  • 6 slices reduced-fat Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 299 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 1029mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients; spread over bread bottom. Layer with turkey, cheese and sauerkraut. Replace top. Cut into six slices.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, toast sandwiches in oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted, pressing firmly with a large spatula. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Rachel with a Twist in Healthy Cooking February/March 2012, p22

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vickib117 192685
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2014 Edited Apr. 11, 2014

"OMG! This was absolutely AMAZING!!! Even better then I expected. I thought it was weird to fry them so put them in the oven but did fry 2 of them - definitely fry them! The oven ones were too hard but still very tasty. All 3 of my kids, even my 3 yr old, asked for seconds (I didn't put sauerkraut on the kids half). I made 2 French breads worth & only have 3 sandwiches left over! This recipe is a keeper for sure!!!!! :o]"

jenrsnyder 118498
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

"Every Rachel I've ever had was prepared with coleslaw so I'll stick with that because I LOVE them....otherwise this recipe is AWESOME!!"

shelli1542 124303
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2012

"we really liked it - I used Italian bread and left off the sauerkraut for the kids. Will definitely make it again - soon!"

tpreston5 197503
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2012


celestie4 179811
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2012

"Very good! Make sure you use fresh bread. The mayo mix would be good on any sandwich."

Colnight 186034
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2012

"this was really good, even if I used the wrong bread. By mistake I bought Italian, but it was still delicious"

loj 112361
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2012

"Loved the sauce! Don't like corned beef so loved this turkey version. Will definately make again!"

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