Grilled Turkey Reuben Sandwiches Recipe -
Grilled Turkey Reuben Sandwiches Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Grilled Turkey Reuben Sandwiches

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"The restaurant I worked at in college made these amazing turkey reuben sandwiches. They are a hit with everyone, and surprisingly easy. Feel free to adjust the sauerkraut to taste, but don't skimp on the thousand island dressing!"

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Original recipe makes 2 sandwiches Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Warm the sauerkraut and turkey, separately, in a microwave-safe bowls for 30-seconds; set aside. Spread butter generously on one side of each slice of rye bread, then spread the thousand island dressing on the other side. Divide the sauerkraut, turkey, and Swiss cheese on two slice of bread with the butter-side down. Stack the remaining two slices of bread with the butter-side up on top.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Arrange the sandwiches on the skillet and grill until lightly browned and the cheese is melted, about 3 minutes on each side.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 23, 2011

I LOVE Reuben sandwiches and this was so good! I used reduced fat Swiss cheese and "Thousand Island Dressing" by Darlis Wilfer from this site. These were quick and easy and tasted great! This is a definite keeper and one I'll definitely have to remember for Thanksgiving leftovers!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 17, 2011

Always thought it was called a "Rachel" when made with turkey instead of corned beef.....

Jul 13, 2011

I am the writer of this recipe, and am so glad that others have enjoyed this as much as my family has. I will agree with other reviewers, that it is perfectly great to use a homemade thousand island dressing, if you don't have any storebought. I usually use a family recipe, which is very similar to Thousand Island Dressing II, but also adds a little grated onion. If you don't use all of the ingredients, feel free to freeze everything except the dressing for later use. If well packaged, the bread, sauerkraut, turkey, and cheese will all freeze perfectly for a second meal...then you just need the dressing! **On a side note, I kindly ask that if you are going to rate my recipe less than 5 stars, that you rate it based on following the recipe, not on crazy substitutions, or whether you think it is accurately named. ; ) This is my only frustration with AR!

Mar 21, 2011

I've always made these on the lighter side by using fat free Thousand, one slice of swiss cheese per sandwich, and butter spray. It's a great, healthy alternative to the traditional Reuben! If you can't find marbled rye bread, plain rye or caraway rye will work.

Mar 29, 2011

Delicious! I had to use Fat Free Creamy Cesar dressing because I did n't have any Thousand Island, and opted to use Pam spray to cut the fat and it turned out awesome. I love, love, love sauerkraut and by adding turkey to the sandwich made a perfect lunch.

Jun 20, 2011

This is surprisingly SO great! I really like reubens but NEVER make them at home. I basically never have corned beef or pastrami lying around, but I always have sliced turkey lunch meat and havarti. I was amazed at how the turkey stepped up to the job and the sandwich was just delicious! Thanks for this great idea on an old classic.

Mar 22, 2011

This is my favorite sandwich, I have never been a fan of corn beef, but loved everything else about a reuben, now I can enjoy it with oven roasted turkey breast instead. I also use baby swiss for a milder flavor, it melts wonderfully!

Jan 17, 2012

This is a great recipe. I wanted something quick but full of flavor. This recipe did the trick. I made it just as described. My husband loved it so much, I had to make him another. He even asked if he could take one for lunch. We will definitely be having this again!%


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  • Calories
  • 760 kcal
  • 38%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.9 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 150 mg
  • 50%
  • Fat
  • 43.9 g
  • 68%
  • Fiber
  • 5.6 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 44.7 g
  • 89%
  • Sodium
  • 3088 mg
  • 124%

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

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