RecipeTurkey Reuben

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 350
  • Protein: 32 g
  • Total Fat: 11 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 6 g
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 75 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 30 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2 g
  • Total Sugar: 4 g
    • Natural Sugar: 3 g
    • Added Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 1010 mg

This classic American sandwich features heaps of corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian or Thousand Island dressing nestled between grilled, buttery slices of rye. Are you drooling yet? But wait…I have a healthier version to share that’s just as tasty and helps you reduce your saturated fat intake.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to Rueben a good thing— in fact, most of the ingredients stay exactly the same so you can enjoy the familiar fixins without sacrifice. Here, I toast my bread (hold the butter), and swap out marbled corned beef for sliced turkey. It’s a seamless skip-and-swap situation that takes your sammie to new health heights. And if you’re looking to cut carbs, leave off the top slice of bread for an open-faced experience.

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This recipe makes 1 serving
  • 2 slices whole grain rye bread, toasted
  • • 1 to 2 tablespoons Russian or Thousand Island dressing
  • • 2 large slices turkey (2 to 3 ounces)
  • • 1 thinly sliced Swiss cheese 
  • • ¼ cup sauerkraut, drained

    Spread Russian dressing on each slice of bread. Top with sliced turkey, drained sauerkraut, and cheese. Melt cheese in oven, microwave or toaster oven, top with second slice of bread (you can add more Russian dressing if you’d like).

    Looking for more scrumptious sandwiches? Try this Grilled PB & Fruit or Roasted Veggie Hero with Pesto!