How to Make a Delicious Reuben Casserole

by Alli

My husband loves everything about a Reuben sandwich and I usually make them for St. Patrick’s Day because, you know, corned beef. Reuben Casserole takes the sandwich to a whole new level and comes in handy when I’m cooking for a crowd.

When the family is coming over, I try to find easier ways to do things. This Reuben Casserole takes the place of making a lot of sandwiches. I just put it all together in a casserole and bake for 30 minutes. This meal couldn’t be any easier.

I also try not to get stuck in a rut when it comes to family dinners. It’s so easy to make the same thing over and over. This Reuben Casserole is different from the run-of-the-mill casseroles and it’s a great way to feed a crowd. You can add a tossed green salad, Kiwi Pistachio Pie for dessert and you’re good to go.

So far, the youngest member of the family, my grandson Fin (14 months), will eat just about anything you put in front of him. A few days ago, he ate a serving of taco soup, half of a pimento cheese sandwich (torn into very small bites) and a small serving of my Red Velvet Cake Roll. You should have heard all the sounds he made when he was eating dessert. He clearly is a foodie like me and he loves this Reuben Casserole.

Reuben Casserole

Place cubed cooked corn beef into a greased 9×13 baking dish. I purchased corned beef from the deli and cut it into strips and then cubes. You could certainly make your own corned beef.

First Layer of Corned Beef - Rueben Casserole

Dot with Thousand Island Dressing. For convenience, I use the kind in the bottle. You can make your own if you prefer homemade.

Dot corned beef with Thousand Island Dressing

Spread sauerkraut over the top. Make sure you drain the sauerkraut well. You don’t want a runny casserole.

Spread sauerkraut over the corned beef - Reuben Casseerole

Sprinkle evenly with Swiss cheese.

Sprinkle a layer of shredded Swiss cheese - reuben casserole

Toss rye bread cubes with butter and sprinkle over the top.

Top Reuben Casserole with Rye Bread Cubes tossed in butter

Bake at 350º for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Reuben Casserole is ready to serve.

I happen to love sauerkraut. I’ve eaten it ever since I was a little girl and mom would make it homemade. My husband doesn’t care for it, but he likes it in this Reuben Casserole. The first time I made this, he declared it a keeper and went back for seconds.

How to Make Delicious Reuben Casserole

Reuben Casserole is ready to serve


  • 1 pound cooked corned beef
  • 1/4 cup thousand island dressing
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) sauerkraut, well drained
  • 1/2 pound Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 6 slices rye bread, cubed
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  3. Cube sliced corned beef and place in a baking dish. Dot with the Thousand Island dressing. Spread well-drained sauerkraut over the top. Cover with shredded Swiss Cheese.
  4. Toss bread cubes with butter and sprinkle over the top of the cheese.
  5. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

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cait February 7, 2019 - 7:54 am

thse are a HGUE favortie in our house but i never thought to make it with a casserole in mind- this looks pretty easy to make too so ill be sure to add it to my grocery list for next week to enjoy!

candy February 7, 2019 - 8:03 am

Oh now this is different and interesting. In casserole style which I love the idea. Going to have to make this dish so much easier.

Amber Myers February 7, 2019 - 8:15 am

My husband would love this. He orders a reuben sandwich a lot when we go out. I should surprise him with this for dinner one night.

Jeanette February 7, 2019 - 8:35 am

It’s funny that you mention this today. Yesterday my friend posted on Facebook how bad she wanted a Reuben. I just shared this post with her.

Sarah Bailey February 7, 2019 - 8:52 am

Now this sounds like an interesting casserole to make! I don’t think I’ve made one exactly like this before, I shall have to try it out.

Terri Steffes February 7, 2019 - 9:17 am

This would be something I would love! My family, not-so-much. That’s ok, that just means there is more for me! <3

Glenda Cates February 7, 2019 - 9:22 am

My husband loves these sandwiches and I can’t wait to share this Casserole with him and I might make it for him for Valentines Day.

Janet February 7, 2019 - 10:29 am

Oh boy…I would be in total trouble if I made this and want to eat up up every single bit myself. Brilliant idea of turning a sandwich into a casserole.

Kenneth Clutario Agudo February 7, 2019 - 11:52 am

My friend told me I am getting fat, well I can’t blame if what I always see is good food. This is scrumptious! I never tasted one but will surely try it in the future!

Melanie February 7, 2019 - 12:42 pm

I have had a reuben sandwich, but I have never thought of turning it into a casserole. My husband would probably like it, though I don’t know about the picky kids!

Gisele February 7, 2019 - 1:42 pm

I know a lot of people that would love this! What a great idea!

Tasheena February 7, 2019 - 2:13 pm

I can’t remember the last time I had rueben and made it for my family. This casserole looks yummy. It would be nice to try and add to our menu plan one of these days.

Beth February 7, 2019 - 7:58 pm

What a unique casserole. I would have never have thought of it, but it would be so much easier than making a lot of Reuben sandwiches.

Heather February 7, 2019 - 8:09 pm

When I was a kid, my family owned a deli. I would eat these sandwiches all the time!

Pam February 7, 2019 - 11:09 pm

Reubens are one of my favorite sandwiches of all times. This casserole is definitely going on the meal plan.

Lisa Favre February 8, 2019 - 6:57 am

I have a huge weakness for casseroles and this one is totally my jam! I’ll have to make it for dinner next week.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy February 8, 2019 - 1:46 pm

What a clever idea! It’s everything I love about a reuben sandwich, but in a more comforting format. This is going on my To-Make list for sure.

Louise Smith February 9, 2019 - 2:19 pm

I’ve never heard of a Reuben sandwich or casserole before! I definitely need to give it a try though as it looks delicious 🙂

Louise x

Joellyn February 28, 2021 - 4:49 pm

I love Reuben sandwiches so I thought I would give it a try. I did , however, change the sauerkraut to red cabbage from a jar. There is an Irish pub near us that serves Reuben sandwiches with red cabbage….red Reubens.
It was absolutely delicious.! I would definitely make it again.
Thanks for the recipe.

Alli March 1, 2021 - 5:39 am

So glad you liked it! I’ll have to try it with the red cabbage.


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