Easy Reuben Sandwich

This Reuben Sandwich Is Grilled and Smothered with Melted Cheese!

The perfect sandwich (like this Tuna BLT!) always makes a day better!

Mmm-hmm…grilled smothered Reubens make the mommy week just a little bit more manageable.

I have to make a confession.

I love me some grilled sandwiches — but I especially love them when my oh-so-cute hubby makes them!

Yes, he insisted on making these Reubens for me — who was I to argue?

I loved watching him get the grilled bread to utter perfection before spreading on a glob of mouthwatering Russian or Thousand Island dressing.

There’s just something about my husband cooking for me — just takes romance up a notch!

Then he ever-so-perfectly spooned on the sauerkraut and placed the slices of corned beef gently on top.

It’s really an art when you watch this guy make a sandwich — especially if the grill is involved!

Ingredients Needed for Reuben Sandwich

Reuben Sandwich Ingredient #1: Melted Butter

Using butter instead of oil makes a big difference in flavor!

Reuben Sandwich Ingredient #2: Corned Beef

We don’t use the cheap stuff, so don’t skimp on this ingredient! :)

Reuben Sandwich Ingredient #3: Swiss Cheese

The cheese with all the holes… We prefer full fat Swiss cheese in this recipe.

Reuben Sandwich Ingredient #4: Sour Dough or Rye Bread

Either one is a good choice, though most classic Reubens use Rye.

We’ve used both and love both choices!

Reuben Sandwich Ingredient #5: Russian or Thousand Island Dressing

Depends if you want more sweet or more tangy!

Reuben Sandwich Ingredient #6: Sauerkraut

You can use fresh or canned!


For this recipe, you’ll need a grill.

If you don’t have a grill, follow the directions but cook on your stove or bake in your oven.

Butter the Bread for the Reuben Sandwich

This gives the bread added flavor and helps it brown perfectly!

Layer the ingredients

We have a specific way to layer the ingredients to ensure the perfect bite!

Gently Grill the Reuben

Grilling the Reuben makes the buttery bread perfect! Plus, it melts the cheese for a smothered touch!

Let Sandwich Cool A Few Minutes

So you don’t burn your tongue on the melted Swiss cheese!

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Grilled Smothered Reubens

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Grilled smothered Reuben sandwiches take your favorite sandwich up a notch with buttery, grilled toast and layers of gorgeous Swiss cheese.


  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 slices corned beef
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Thousand Island
  • 2 tablespoons canned sauerkraut
  • 2 slices rye or sourdough bread


  1. Brush melted butter on two slices of bread.
  2. Grill until golden brown.
  3. Spread grilled bread with Thousand Island.
  4. Top with saurkraut.
  5. Place corned beef on top of saurkraut.
  6. Place sliced Swiss on top.
  7. Broil open-faced sandwich until cheese is melted -- about three minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and top with slice of grilled bread.
  9. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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