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Reuben Sandwiches Recipe

Reuben Sandwiches Recipe

Reuben sandwiches are shared by Kathy Jo Scott of Hemingford, Nebraska. "My mouth waters just thinking of these sandwiches," confesses Kathy Jo. "I adapted the recipe from one my mother found several years ago."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 12 ounces thinly sliced corned beef
  • 8 slices light or dark rye bread
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1/2 cup Thousand Island dressing
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • Butter


  • 1. Arrange corned beef on four slices of bread. Layer each with a quarter of the sauerkraut, 2 tablespoons of dressing and a slice of cheese. Top with remaining bread slices. Butter outsides of sandwiches.
  • 2. In a small skillet over medium heat, toast sandwiches until bread is lightly browned on both sides and cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 547 calories, 31g fat (13g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 2346mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 28g protein.

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Skinny User ID: 9080720 269532
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2017

"Rubens are made with Russian Dressing not Thousand Islands. The only reason people use Thousand Island s

dressing was because it was a dollar or two cheaper, Come-on people;e make it right.Thank-you"

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 222889
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"This is a classic! The only way to improve upon this recipe is by using leftover cornbeef."

Francisca3032 User ID: 6052254 3527
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2014

"This is and always be one of my favorite sandwiches. They are really yum."

greatwithoutgluten User ID: 6330173 4609
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014

"These were really good. I love Reuben sandwiches. I had to use a gluten free bread instead of rye but it still turned out very tasty. It was a very simple meal and I will definitely be making these again."

rieski User ID: 3608784 5066
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"I might regret saving this recipe...Reuben sandwiches were something I ordered when we went out...because I never made them at home! These are super simple and oh so very delicious!!! I will absolutely make these again...and again!"

whatever148259480 User ID: 6418646 5871
Reviewed May. 22, 2012

"SOOOOOO good!"

Laves_girl User ID: 4603340 3106
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2011


I have always shied away from sauerkraut but my hubby loves Reubens so I thought I'd give these a try for St. Patrick's Day. They are actually much better than I expected. The sauerkraut flavor is really mild but it gives the sandwich a nice crunch.
I used muenster cheese as I don't like swiss, and made my own thousand island dressing using equal parts mayo, ketchup and sweet pickle relish.
So easy and full of flavor. I'll definitely put these on my list of regular dinners. Would make a quick and easy lunch, too."

Hachey40 User ID: 1660670 6884
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"I love Reuben sandwiches. This is the only way to make them except I use my panini maker instead of a skillet."

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