Turkey Reuben with Russian Dressing

Courtesy of: Applegate
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Servings: 1
Prep: 15 mintues
Cook: 8 mintues
Total Time: 23 mintues


Look, we all try to be as healthy as we can be. But sometimes, adding health can subtract taste. Especially on favorite comfort foods that we all indulge in. That’s what makes this recipe by Applegate so great! Traditionally made with corned beef, the Reuben sandwich has been a classic on lunch menus everywhere. But they can be just as tasty made with healthy turkey instead. Just add plenty of sauerkraut and homemade Russian dressing and you’re almost set. Don’t forget the pickle!



  • Russian dressing (see recipe)
  • 2 slices marble rye bread
  • 1/3 cup sauerkraut, or to taste
  • 3 slices Applegate Roasted Turkey Breast or Natural Smoked Turkey Breast
  • 2 slices Applegate Emmentaler Swiss Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened

Russian Dressing

  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 small dill pickle, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced sweet onion
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce



  1. Spread a generous amount of Russian dressing over 1 slice of bread, then top with the sauerkraut.
  2. Arrange the turkey and cheese slices over the sauerkraut.
  3. Spread half of the butter over the remaining slice of bread and top the sandwich with it.
  4. Heat a heavy skillet, preferably cast-iron, over medium heat, then add the sandwich, buttered side–down.
  5. Spread the remaining butter on the top side of bread.
  6. Cook, flipping halfway through, until the buttered bread is crisp and golden and the cheese is melted.
  7. Remove from heat, cut in half and serve immediately.

Russian Dressing

  1. Stir all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed.
  3. The Russian dressing keeps for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.