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A turkey reuben cut in half with halves stacked.

Turkey Reubens Recipe

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: As many as you chose to make!
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Leftover turkey from Thanksgiving? No problem! Try some turkey reubens with homemade thousand island dressing! You'll love this delicious twist on a classic sandwich!


Units Scale
  • The amounts of the ingredients you will need depends on how many sandwiches you plan to make. Adjust amounts of ingredients to fit your needs.
  • Pumpernickel or Rye Bread
  • Sauerkraut
  • Slices Swiss Cheese
  • Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey
  • Thousand Island Dressing (1 Cup)
  • 1/2 cup Mayo
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. White Vinegar
  • 1 Tbs Sugar
  • 2-3 Tbs. minced Famous Dave's Spicy Sweet Hot pickles
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder


  1. Make the thousand island dressing by simply whisking the dressing ingredients, mayo, sour cream, ketchup, sugar, vinegar, onion powder and minced pickles together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat up your broiler to hi and get a pan to ready to place the bottom parts of the sandwiches on to go under the broiler.
  3. I prefer to make this sandwich with pre-toasted bread under the boiler instead of in a skillet on the stove because it's a messy sandwich to try to flip.
  4. Toast the rye bread in a toaster.
  5. Line a baking sheet with the bottom part of the sandwiches.
  6. Spread the bottom bread slices with dressing.
  7. Top with sliced or shredded leftover turkey.
  8. Top the turkey with swiss cheese slices.
  9. Place pan in the oven under the broiler until the cheese melts. Keep an eye on them as this happens fast.
  10. Top melted slice of swiss cheese with a mountain of sauerkraut.
  11. Spread dressing on the top slice of toasted rye bread and place it on top of the sauerkraut!
  12. Serve immediately with pickle spears on the side!


  • If you prefer to buy bottled Thousand Island dressing that's totally fine.
  • If you prefer regular sweet pickles that's fine. Famous Dave's pickles, however, aren't too sweet or too hot. They give the dressing a kick and a twang without taking over.

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