Calling all reuben lovers. Think of Reuben Casserole as making a whole load of reuben sandwiches in a few simple quick steps.
Rye bread, thin sliced corned beef, homemade thousand island, sauerkraut and Swiss Cheese are combined to make a mouthwatering taste experience. I love to serve this for a quick weeknight dinner or weekend lunch. For a complete meal serve with Marinated Cucumbers and Red Onions or Beer Battered Onion Rings with Dipping Sauce.
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and I am sure this is a pretty good chance that you are making corned beef and cabbage. Are you planning on making enough for leftovers? This casserole is perfect for your leftover corned beef. No worries if you don’t have any leftovers. You can always go to your local grocery store and pick up some good quality deli corned beef.
How do you make Reuben Casserole?
Start by layering the bottom of a casserole dish with rye or pumpernickel bread cubes. Next layer the corned beef, thousand island dressing (either homemade or bottled), well drained sauerkraut and shredded Swiss Cheese.
Next bake uncovered for about 20-25 minutes. If the casserole browns too fast than cover with a loose aluminum foil tent. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes covered before cutting.
Helpful tips for making Reuben Casserole
- There is no need to toast the bread. Pumpernickel and rye are good sturdy choices for this casserole and you want to keep a little bit of softness in the bite.
- Chop the corned beef into bite size pieces as it makes it easier to cut into pieces.
- Drain the sauerkraut well. You don’t want any access moisture making your casserole soggy.
- Use either homemade thousand island dressing (so yummy) or your favorite bottle dressing.
- Bake just until the cheese is melted and the casserole is heated through.
Other casseroles you will love!
- Chicken Fajita Casserole
- Cabbage Roll Casserole
- Chicken Parmesan Casserole
- Cheesy Creamy Chicken Spaghetti
This fun and easy casserole combines all the things you love about reuben sandwiches in this family friendly recipe.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 8 servings 1x
- Category: main meal beef
- Method: bake
- Cuisine: American
Thousand Island Dressing
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise (I like Dukes)
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 tablespoon grated onion
- 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
- 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 6 slices rye or pumpernickel bread cubed
- 1 lb thin sliced corned beef cut into bite size pieces
- 16 ounces sauerkraut well drained
- 2 cups shredded Swiss Cheese
- In small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, ketchup, grated onion, pickle relish, and paprika.
- Spray a 9×13 inch casserole dish with nonstick baking spray. Layer the casserole dish with rye bread cubes. Then layer corned beef, thousand island dressing, sauerkraut and shredded Swiss Cheese.
- Bake uncovered for about 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes covered before cutting.
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