Reuben Sandwich

  • Author: Chelsea
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Cuisine: Irish


Reuben sandwiches are so easy and delicious to make at home, especially when you use homemade pastrami! Only 6 ingredients and about 5 minutes of your time until this deli favorite is on your table. This sandwich is a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, or just eat year round!



  • 2 pieces rye bread
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp Thousand Island Dressing
  • 34 oz pastrami
  • 3 tbsp sauerkraut
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese


  1. Butter one side of each piece of the rye bread. Spread the Thousand Island Dressing on the other side of one of the pieces of bread. Layer the remaining ingredients on top of the dressing, ending with the other piece of bread, buttered side up.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the sandwich and cook just like a grilled cheese, until buttered sides of bread are browned and cheese is melted.


Cover the sandwich while cooking to help melt the cheese.

It’s a little trickier, but to avoid a soggy sandwich you can do the cheese first and spread the dressing onto the cheese.

Keywords: reuben sandwich