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Rachel with a Twist

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


  • 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


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

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  • vickib117
    Apr 10, 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
    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
    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
    Mar 1, 2012


  • celestie4
    Feb 28, 2012

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

  • Colnight
    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
    Jan 28, 2012

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