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Turkey Reuben Sandwich

Turkey Reuben Sandwich

Turkey Reuben Sandwich

Are you in the mood for a delicious and filling sandwich? Then a turkey Reuben sandwich might just be what you’re looking for! With its combination of juicy turkey, tangy sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing, this sandwich is a tasty twist on the classic Reuben.

If you’re not familiar with the Reuben sandwich, it’s typically made with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Russian or Thousand Island dressing, all piled high on rye bread. The turkey Reuben sandwich is a variation of this classic sandwich that substitutes turkey for the corned beef.

The Turkey Reuben is popular option for Reuben lovers looking for less saturated fat and lower caloric intake. And when it the holidays roll around, there’s always left over turkey. The turkey Reuben maintains all of the standard Reuben ingredients but swaps the corned beef or pastrami for turkey.

Turkey Selection

When it comes to making a turkey Reuben sandwich, there are a few key ingredients that you’ll need. First, you’ll need some good-quality deli turkey. My personal favorite is the black forest smoked turkey breast. This Turkey is 99% fat free, gluten free, and MSG free. Look for turkey that is sliced thin and has a nice, moist texture. Next, you’ll need sauerkraut. This tangy, fermented cabbage is a classic ingredient in Reuben sandwiches and adds a nice crunch and flavor. For the cheese, Swiss is the traditional choice, but you could also use a mild cheddar or provolone if you prefer. Finally, you’ll need some Thousand Island dressing to bring all the flavors together.

Dietz & Watson black forest smoked turkey breast

source: Dietz & Watson


To assemble your sandwich, start with some toasted rye bread. You could create a turkey Reuben wrap by using a whole wheat tortilla instead of rye bread or, you could make a turkey Reuben salad if you’re looking to reduce carbs. Spread a generous amount of Thousand Island dressing on one slice of the bread, and then add a layer of sauerkraut. Top the sauerkraut with a layer of turkey, and then add a few slices of cheese. Top with the other slice of bread, and you’re ready to enjoy your delicious turkey Reuben sandwich!

One of the great things about the turkey Reuben is that it’s a bit lighter than the traditional corned beef version, making it a great choice for those who want a satisfying meal without feeling too weighed down. Turkey is leaner than beef, so it’s a good option if you’re watching your calorie or fat intake. Plus, the sauerkraut adds some gut-friendly probiotics to your meal, which can be a great way to support your digestion.

Customization – Diet Friendly

Another benefit of the turkey Reuben is that it’s easy to customize. If you’re not a fan of sauerkraut, you could substitute coleslaw or sliced pickles instead. If you’re looking for a gluten-free option, you could use a gluten-free bread or wrap instead of rye bread. And if you’re looking to boost the nutrition of your sandwich, you could add some sliced avocado, tomato, or cucumber for extra fiber and vitamins.

Before you go…

One of my favorite turkey Reuben sandwich recipes is from Martha Stewart. You can find it here with all the ingredients and instructions. Good luck in your Reuben adventures!