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Reuben Sandwich

Make this classic deli sandwich at home! It's a great way to use up leftover corned beef, or you can buy corned beef from the deli.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: reuben sandwich
Servings: 1 sandwich
Author: Marianne


  • 2 slices rye bread
  • 1 Tablespoon butter softened ( not melted )
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Russian Dressing
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • lb sliced corned beef in a Reuben, it's best to measure the meat with your heart and not your scale. I like ⅓ lb but you can easily go with more.
  • ¼ cup sauerkraut squeezed of excess moisture


  • Spread a thin layer of butter on one side of each piece of bread.
  • Slather the other side of each piece of bread with Russian Dressing.
  • Place one slice of cheese on each slice of bread.
  • On one piece of bread, arrange the corned beef slices.
  • On the other, place the sauerkraut in an even layer.
  • Place the pieces together to form a sandwich.
  • In a heavy bottomed skillet over medium low heat, cook the sandwich on each side for approximately 4 minutes, or until each side is browned and the cheese is melting.


My favorite sauce for a reuben sandwich is Russian Dressing, and I always serve mine with extra on the side!