Baked Reuben


Baked Reuben

Baked Reuben
20 Min

You remember that favorite deli of yours that served Reubens piled high with corned beef and sauerkraut and smothered in cheese? Wouldn't it be nice to serve those at your next casual get-together? It's easy to do with this Baked Reuben recipe!

What You'll Need

  • 1 loaf (12 ounces) French bread, unsliced
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) Russian or Thousand Island dressing (1 cup)
  • 12 ounces sliced corned beef
  • 1 can (14.4 ounces) sauerkraut, well drained
  • 5 slices Swiss cheese

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut the bread in half lengthwise (horizontally) and slightly hollow out the center of each half by removing the soft center 1/2-inch deep on each side. Spread each hollowed-out half with 1/2 cup of the dressing.
  3. Place corned beef on bottom half of the loaf. Top with the sauerkraut and cheese. Place remaining half loaf on top of cheese. Wrap  sandwich loosely in foil and bake for 20 minutes or until heated through. Cut into 6 pieces and serve. 


You can use rye bread instead of French bread if you'd rather, but it tends to be a bit harder to cut and eat.

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When I saw Primanti Brothers, it brought back a flood of memories. We didn't know we'd been missing it until your recipe popped up. To be really authentic, the fries and coleslaw go into the sandwich with everything else. Really messy and incredibly good. Can't wait to try it out. Thanks! Pat

I intend to try this one. Love reuben sandwiches.

I made nice little appetizer sandwiches with a mini loaf of rye bread. Brush melted butter on the bread before baking and watch carefully so they don't burn. I used thousand island dressing and made some of the sandwiches with sliced turkey rather than corned beef for my friends who do not eat red meat. They came out great. Thanks for a good recipe.

Sounds good

Do you have a recipe for regular Reuben w/rye bread not baked

Rye bread is the way to go to give the sandwich the ultimate taste

The absolute best is to use marbled rye and butter the outsides and make like grilled cheese sandwiches. Thousand Island is my choice of the dressing for these. Great sandwich. Best restaurant to get one is THE RED MULE in Brooksville Fl.

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Hi baloo224, Tasty tip about mixing the dressing with the sauerkraut! A classic reuben can be made with either Thousand Island or Russian dressing, so it's really up to your personal preference. Thanks for your comment!

and it would be a lot better if you mixed the Thousand Island Dressing with the sauerkraut first and also use rye bread.

This is a pretty good recipe but it is better if you use Rye Bread brushed with butter than French Bread. If you can find it at the store, you can use a French type Rye Bread,(I bought mine at Kroger) instead of plain French Bread. The buttered Rye Bread, in my opinion, is a key ingredient in getting an authentic tasting Reuben Sandwich.


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