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Reuben Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Reuben Casserole

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"Layers of sauerkraut, corned beef, Swiss cheese, rye bread crumbs, and Russian-style salad dressing make up this casserole version of the deli sandwich ."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Spread bread cubes in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Spread sauerkraut evenly over the bread cubes, then layer beef strips over sauerkraut. Pour dressing over all.
  3. Spray aluminum foil with cooking spray and use to cover baking dish, sprayed side down. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove cover, sprinkle with cheese and bake uncovered for another 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
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  • If you make this in a slow cooker, using a slow cooker liner can make cleanup easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 08, 2003

I love this recipe, but I turn it upside down. I spray the casserole dish with "pam," and then spread the corned beef first(i've even used worthington's vegetarian corned beef.) then, i layer with the sauerkraut and salad dressing mixture. top that with plenty of swiss cheese. then top it with cubed rye bread, that has either been buttered, or sprayed with "pam." when the rye bread topping is toasted, the casserole is done. great solution for those who did not like the soggy bread at the bottom.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 27, 2006

If there was any way to give this 0 stars I would. There is no way to improve on this.

Jan 31, 2004

Very good, rich. Here's how I tweaked it. I scaled the recipe to make 1/2. I spread the bread on the bottom of an 11X7 pan. Then in a large bowl, I mixed 14 oz. can drained kraut, 3/4 c cubed cheese, 1/2 lb. shredded corned beef & 8 oz. bottle of 1000 Is. dressing. Poured that over the bread cubes, covered with foil & baked. Topped with remaining cheese & baked 10 min longer. Perfect.

Mar 24, 2003

This one, according to my husband...ROCKED! Essentially, it's like the sandwich, only layered and baked. One change I made since I was making it for people I didn't know very well, was instead of rye bread, I purchased at my local grocer an "Asiago Cheese Loaf" I think any firm bread would be great, but the cheese bread, along with the other ingredients, were a perfect match. Husband, says,"Put this one into the rotation" High praise indeed! :) Also, it was so rich, that I think that next time I can substitute Low Cal 1000 Island, and I know he won't notice!

Mar 24, 2003

This was excellent. My husband and I both loved it. The only thing I might do different the next time is add more thousand island dressing. I think I would double the amount. This recipe is so easy and much less messy than traditional Reuben sandwiches.

Mar 18, 2003

Very tasty! If you love Reuben sandwhiches, you will truly love this casserole. I did the two-layer approach, layering the ingredients twice, with great results. Do err on the side of *more* dressing and cheese than the recipe calls for to achieve a moist result. I also used thousand-island...super tasty. It *is* an expensive recipe. I found though that the portions are awfully generous: I scaled the recipe back to 4 portions and I still fed a hungry man, myself, and had 2 giant lunches leftover. (BTW, I find it's great reheated...just make sure to reheat in the oven, not microwave so the bread doesn't get soggy).

Sep 01, 2006

This was delish! My hubby devoured it. I toasted the bread cubes on the advice of previous reviews, and the bread ended up being one of the tastiest parts. I also used 1000 Island dressing, and more than 3/4 Cup -- I gave it a good drizzle over the top to lightly but evenly coat it. The only thing I would do different would be to get the cheese right -- I thought I bought a block of swiss, but noticed while I was grating it that I had picked up sharp cheddar by mistake. It still came out awesome, but the swiss would be even better. Mmmmm. My husband asked me to put this in regular menu rotation. Updated to add: I've made this a couple more times now, and with the swiss cheese, which was better as I expected. This dish is a great hit with our family!

May 18, 2007

I love Reubens but, sometimes they're a pain to make. I like this recipe because it mimics the taste, if not the essence of a Reuben sandwich. I made this twice before posting my comments --- both times in an 11x7 casserole dish and scaling down the ingredients (e.g., 1/2 lb corned beef instead of 1 lb, etc.) TOAST YOUR BREAD! Otherwise, it will come out soggy. What I did was to cut up my bread and put it into the casserole dish, then put the dish into the oven while it was warming up. I drained, but did not rinse my sourkraut. I think that this give a bit more flavor to the dish. I used Thousand Island dressing (instead of Russian) both times. It still turned out great. Enjoy!


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  • Calories
  • 450 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 24.3 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 28.2 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 2078 mg
  • 83%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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