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Vegetarian Reubens Recipe

Vegetarian Reubens Recipe

Portobello mushrooms and baby spinach take the place of corned beef in this fresh take on a lunchtime staple. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 package (6 ounces) sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 8 slices marble rye bread
  • 1/4 cup prepared Thousand Island salad dressing
  • 8 slices process Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened


  • 1. In a large skillet, saute mushrooms in 1 tablespoon oil until lightly browned; remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. In the same skillet, saute spinach in remaining oil until wilted. Remove from the heat.
  • 2. Spread bread slices with salad dressing and top with a cheese slice. Layer four slices with mushrooms, spinach and sauerkraut. Top with remaining bread. Butter outsides of sandwiches.
  • 3. In a small skillet over medium heat, toast sandwiches for 2-3 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 475 calories, 30g fat (12g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 1446mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 18g protein.

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fnstlug User ID: 3658849 225832
Reviewed May. 3, 2015

"I could not get enough of this sandwich! I was worried that the spinach would add a bitter, mushy taste to the grilled cheese, but it was a nice compliment to the other flavors. The only problem I had was with the bread getting soggy pretty quickly after the sandwich leaves the griddle."

[email protected] User ID: 1202636 223098
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2015

"A tasty twist on the classic grilled cheese. I love the mushrooms and sauerkraut combo."

kbiscay User ID: 1704641 120854
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2012

"Myhusband and I are attempting to eat one meatless dinner a week. He is a big time meat and potatoes man. I made this a few weeks ago and he requested I make this again. It is very good."

alfoa User ID: 2078080 124325
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2012

"I hesitated to make this recipe as I really didn't think it would taste good. Boy was I wrong! The flavor combination really works, and it is so easy to make. I already bought the ingredients for another batch. I used pumpernickel bread."

msnbthomas User ID: 713966 72732
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"Husband didn't like spinach in sandwich and wanted more dressing but I liked it as written so we'll adapt his next time."

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