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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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

760 calories; 43.9 g total fat; 150 mg cholesterol; 3088 mg sodium. 48.9 g carbohydrates; 44.7 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2011
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/17/2011
Always thought it was called a "Rachel" when made with turkey instead of corned beef..... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2011
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! Read More
(104)
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2011
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/17/2011
Always thought it was called a "Rachel" when made with turkey instead of corned beef..... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2015
Lovely sandwich! Born2bake a rachel has coleslaw.Not really fair to rate this great sandwich 1 star just because you were wrong about the name. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2011
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2013
This recipe is great!! Where I live South East Asia it is nearly impossible to get corned beef..well actually almost impossible to get turkey also but roasted chicken works great when it is all you have. Thanks for posting it I have been missing Rubens so much! I never thought of being able to use another meat and get the delicious taste. To: FrankandNina1501 have you never heard of grilled cheese sandwiches? You make them in a skillet (cast iron if possible). You don't actually put them on a "grill" I think you are being a bit to literal. Just enjoy! Read More
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