Layers of sauerkraut, corned beef, Swiss cheese, rye bread crumbs, and Russian-style salad dressing make up this casserole version of the deli sandwich .

Advertisement

Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

    Advertisement
  • Spread bread cubes in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Spread sauerkraut evenly over the bread cubes, then layer beef strips over sauerkraut. Pour dressing over all.

  • Spray aluminum foil with cooking spray and use to cover baking dish, sprayed side down. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

  • Remove cover, sprinkle with cheese and bake uncovered for another 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Partner Tip

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

Nutrition Facts

449.8 calories; 28.2 g protein; 30.8 g carbohydrates; 82.3 mg cholesterol; 2078.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (305)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2003
I love this recipe, but I turn it upside down. I spray the casserole dish with "pam," and then spread the corned beef first(i've even used worthington's vegetarian corned beef.) then, i layer with the sauerkraut and salad dressing mixture. top that with plenty of swiss cheese. then top it with cubed rye bread, that has either been buttered, or sprayed with "pam." when the rye bread topping is toasted, the casserole is done. great solution for those who did not like the soggy bread at the bottom. Read More
(610)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/27/2006
If there was any way to give this 0 stars I would. There is no way to improve on this. Read More
(18)
387 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 230
  • 4 star values: 103
  • 3 star values: 29
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 13
Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2003
I love this recipe, but I turn it upside down. I spray the casserole dish with "pam," and then spread the corned beef first(i've even used worthington's vegetarian corned beef.) then, i layer with the sauerkraut and salad dressing mixture. top that with plenty of swiss cheese. then top it with cubed rye bread, that has either been buttered, or sprayed with "pam." when the rye bread topping is toasted, the casserole is done. great solution for those who did not like the soggy bread at the bottom. Read More
(610)
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2004
Very good, rich. Here's how I tweaked it. I scaled the recipe to make 1/2. I spread the bread on the bottom of an 11X7 pan. Then in a large bowl, I mixed 14 oz. can drained kraut, 3/4 c cubed cheese, 1/2 lb. shredded corned beef & 8 oz. bottle of 1000 Is. dressing. Poured that over the bread cubes, covered with foil & baked. Topped with remaining cheese & baked 10 min longer. Perfect. Read More
(184)
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2003
This one, according to my husband...ROCKED! Essentially, it's like the sandwich, only layered and baked. One change I made since I was making it for people I didn't know very well, was instead of rye bread, I purchased at my local grocer an "Asiago Cheese Loaf" I think any firm bread would be great, but the cheese bread, along with the other ingredients, were a perfect match. Husband, says,"Put this one into the rotation" High praise indeed! :) Also, it was so rich, that I think that next time I can substitute Low Cal 1000 Island, and I know he won't notice! Read More
(151)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2003
Very tasty! If you love Reuben sandwhiches you will truly love this casserole. I did the two-layer approach layering the ingredients twice with great results. Do err on the side of more dressing and cheese than the recipe calls for to achieve a moist result. I also used thousand-island...super tasty. It is an expensive recipe. I found though that the portions are awfully generous: I scaled the recipe back to 4 portions and I still fed a hungry man myself and had 2 giant lunches leftover. (BTW I find it's great reheated...just make sure to reheat in the oven not microwave so the bread doesn't get soggy). Read More
(81)
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2003
This was excellent. My husband and I both loved it. The only thing I might do different the next time is add more thousand island dressing. I think I would double the amount. This recipe is so easy and much less messy than traditional Reuben sandwiches. Read More
(80)
Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2007
I love Reubens but, sometimes they're a pain to make. I like this recipe because it mimics the taste, if not the essence of a Reuben sandwich. I made this twice before posting my comments --- both times in an 11x7 casserole dish and scaling down the ingredients (e.g., 1/2 lb corned beef instead of 1 lb, etc.) TOAST YOUR BREAD! Otherwise, it will come out soggy. What I did was to cut up my bread and put it into the casserole dish, then put the dish into the oven while it was warming up. I drained, but did not rinse my sourkraut. I think that this give a bit more flavor to the dish. I used Thousand Island dressing (instead of Russian) both times. It still turned out great. Enjoy! Read More
(71)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2006
This was delish! My hubby devoured it. I toasted the bread cubes on the advice of previous reviews, and the bread ended up being one of the tastiest parts. I also used 1000 Island dressing, and more than 3/4 Cup -- I gave it a good drizzle over the top to lightly but evenly coat it. The only thing I would do different would be to get the cheese right -- I thought I bought a block of swiss, but noticed while I was grating it that I had picked up sharp cheddar by mistake. It still came out awesome, but the swiss would be even better. Mmmmm. My husband asked me to put this in regular menu rotation. Updated to add: I've made this a couple more times now, and with the swiss cheese, which was better as I expected. This dish is a great hit with our family! Read More
(69)
Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2003
Definately a keeper! My husband and I both liked it. But the bread was soggy (except for the edges in the pan) may toast it first or use croutons. I used marble rye bread. I made it low fat with fat free thousand island dressing and low fat cheese and it was still very tasty. Next time I will try Russian Dressing and Turkey!. Thanks Monica for sharing! Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2003
I LOVED this and so did my husband. I used Thousand Island dressing instead of Russian and I cut the recipe in half because it was for just the two of us and this recipe makes alot! Read More
(29)
Rating: 1 stars
09/27/2006
If there was any way to give this 0 stars I would. There is no way to improve on this. Read More
(18)