Classic Reuben Sandwich Recipe -
Classic Reuben Sandwich Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Classic Reuben Sandwich

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"Generous layers of corned beef, cheese and sauerkraut all grilled together for a mouthwatering sandwich."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Heat a large skillet or a griddle on medium-low heat.
  2. Lay 4 bread slices on the counter. Build each sandwich in the following order on the bread: 1 slice Swiss cheese, 1 tablespoon dressing, 1/4 of corned beef, 1/4 cup sauerkraut and the second slice of Swiss cheese. Top with remaining bread slice, butter each top.
  3. Place each sandwich, buttered side down, in the skillet or griddle. Butter each top. Grill sandwiches until both sides are golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Cut in half and serve immediately.
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Aug 28, 2006

My husband and I love reuben sandwiches and this recipe is definately a classic. I do use margarine sparingly on the bread. I like one reviewer's suggestion to dip the sandwiches in the dressing and will try that next time I make these.

Mar 28, 2006

Classic indeed. I would like to try this next time as an open-faced reuben. Very good though.


16 Ratings

Feb 13, 2006

Excellent sandwich. After grilling, I added spicy brown mustard to please my husband.

May 25, 2006

I love this classic sandwich. It is very delicious, which is odd because I don't like sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing or rye bread. But all together I guess it's a masterpiece. I also like to mix one part Thousand Island and one part spicy Russian dressing for the sauce.

Apr 17, 2006

A really great sandwich and easy to make. Thank you!!

Apr 06, 2006


Mar 18, 2006

This was awesome! My whole family loved it! The kids did ask for the kraut to be left off though. You could make this with any kind of deli meat and it would be delicious.

Mar 16, 2006

This recipe is easy, simple, and soooo tasty! I substituted provolone cheese for the swiss cheese and followed the instructions but you really do not need to measure out all of the ingredients. You won't be disappointed!


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  • Calories
  • 708 kcal
  • 35%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.5 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 130 mg
  • 43%
  • Fat
  • 46.1 g
  • 71%
  • Fiber
  • 4.7 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 32.1 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 1971 mg
  • 79%

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

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