Easy Reuben Casserole

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This easy Reuben casserole features all the classic ingredients of a Reuben sandwich – sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, Swiss cheese, pastrami, and rye bread in the form of a hearty casserole that comes together start to finish in 30 minutes or less.

This easy Reuben casserole features all the classic ingredients of a Reuben sandwich---sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, Swiss cheese, pastrami, and rye bread in the form of a hearty casserole that comes together start to finish in 30 minutes or less.

Easy Reuben Casserole Recipe

I was thumbing through a book of recipes from Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church when I stumbled upon this Reuben Bake recipe. It actually comes from the mom of my best childhood friend. The first thing that caught my eye is the fact that is takes the deliciousness of a Reuben Pastrami sandwich and turns it into casserole form.  Secondly, I know that Diana is a great cook and wouldn’t lead me astray.

Are you familiar with the ingredients of a Reuben Sandwich? It’s typically a grilled sandwich on Rye bread with either pastrami or corned beef, Russian or Thousand Island dressing, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut.  The tang of the kraut balances out the sweetness of the dressing and the saltiness of the meat. Essentially, it’s a match made in heaven, and this Reuben Pastrami Casserole is no exception.

This easy Reuben casserole features all the classic ingredients of a Reuben sandwich---sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, Swiss cheese, pastrami, and rye bread in the form of a hearty casserole that comes together start to finish in 30 minutes or less.

How to Make Easy Reuben Casserole:

Instructions:

  1. Layer drained sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing, pastrami, and then the remaining cheese in a prepared 10 inch baking dish.
  2. Toss rye bread cubes with melted butter and dried parsley. Sprinkle over top the casserole.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes covered with foil, and then remove foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes uncovered.

For the full Reuben Casserole with Sauerkraut recipe, scroll to the bottom of this page. 

This easy Reuben casserole features all the classic ingredients of a Reuben sandwich---sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, Swiss cheese, pastrami, and rye bread in the form of a hearty casserole that comes together start to finish in 30 minutes or less.

Notes About Easy Reuben Bake:

  • If someone in your family has unhappy feelings about Rye bread, try swapping for Sourdough.
  • The original recipe for Reuben Casserole calls for Monterrey Jack cheese. Feel free to swap it for Swiss cheese.
  • Use margarine instead of butter if that’s all you have.
  • I love shredding my own blocks of cheese using a food processor with a grater blade. The cheese melts much better than the pre-shredded variety; but in a pinch, the bagged kind will work just fine.

This easy Reuben casserole features all the classic ingredients of a Reuben sandwich---sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, Swiss cheese, pastrami, and rye bread in the form of a hearty casserole that comes together start to finish in 30 minutes or less.

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Easy Reuben Casserole

This easy Reuben casserole features all the classic ingredients of a Reuben sandwich---sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, Swiss cheese, pastrami, and rye bread in the form of a hearty casserole that comes together start to finish in 30 minutes or less. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
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Total Time30 mins
Course: Casserole, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Reuben Casserole, Reuben Casserole
Servings: 6
Calories: 406kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 pound can sauerkraut, drained
  • 8 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Thousand Island dressing
  • 1-2 cups pastrami, cubed
  • 4 slices Rye bread, cubed
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons dried parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Put drained sauerkraut loosely in a 10 inch dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle half the cheese over top. Layer dressing, pastrami and remaining cheese.
  • Toss the bread cubes with the melted butter and dried parsley.
  • Sprinkle over top the casserole.
  • Bake for 10 minutes covered with foil.
  • Remove foil, and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the bread is slightly toasted.

Notes

  • If someone in your family has unhappy feelings about Rye bread, try swapping for Sourdough.
  • The original recipe for Reuben Casserole calls for Monterrey Jack cheese. Feel free to swap it back in for Swiss cheese.
  • Swap out margarine for butter if that's all you have.
  • I love shredding my own blocks of cheese using a food processor with a grater blade. The cheese melts much better than the pre-shredded variety; but in a pinch, the bagged kind will work just fine.

Nutrition

Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 872mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 686IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 332mg | Iron: 2mg

This easy Reuben casserole features all the classic ingredients of a Reuben sandwich---sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, Swiss cheese, pastrami, and rye bread in the form of a hearty casserole that comes together start to finish in 30 minutes or less.

 

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