Layered Reuben Salad


All the great flavors of a classic Reuben sandwich--corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing--in an easy-to-make salad topped with crunchy pumpernickel croutons.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 25 mins
6 servings


  • 6 slices pumpernickel bread

  • ¼ cup melted butter

  • 1 cup drained sauerkraut

  • 8 cups torn lettuce leaves

  • ½ cup sliced green onions

  • 1 tomato, diced

  • ¾ pound deli sliced corned beef, cut into strips

  • 1 ¼ cups Thousand Island dressing

  • ¾ cup shredded Swiss cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Brush both sides of the bread with melted butter, then cut into cubes. Place on a baking sheet, and bake in preheated oven until crisp, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature, then store in an airtight container.

  3. Layer the sauerkraut, lettuce, tomato, and corned beef in a 9x13 inch dish. Carefully spread dressing over the top. Sprinkle with Swiss cheese. Refrigerate overnight. Top with pumpernickel croutons and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

595 Calories
42g Fat
34g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 595
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 1858mg 81%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 9mg 46%
Calcium 303mg 23%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 496mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.