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Open-Faced Reuben Casserole

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  • 10 min prep time
  • 40 min total time
  • 5 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Make this great beef Reuben sandwich using just five ingredients. A mouth-watering casserole that’s ready in 40 minutes!

6
slices seeded rye bread, cubed (5 1/2 cups)
1
(14-oz.) can sauerkraut, drained
1
lb. thinly sliced cooked corned beef, cut into strips
3/4
cup purchased Russian salad dressing
8
oz. (2 cups) shredded Swiss cheese

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 2 Place bread cubes evenly in bottom of sprayed baking dish. Spread sauerkraut evenly over bread. Layer corned beef over sauerkraut. Pour dressing over corned beef. Spray sheet of foil with cooking spray; place, sprayed side down, over baking dish.
  • 3 Bake at 400°F. for 20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until casserole is bubbly and cheese is melted.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 2 Place bread cubes evenly in bottom of sprayed baking dish. Spread sauerkraut evenly over bread. Layer corned beef over sauerkraut. Pour dressing over corned beef. Spray sheet of foil with cooking spray; place, sprayed side down, over baking dish.
  • 3 Bake at 400°F. for 20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until casserole is bubbly and cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

The Reuben sandwich may have been invented in 1914, at Reuben’s Delicatessen in New York City, for the actress Annette Seelos. Another theory contends that Reuben Kay, a grocer in Omaha, Nebraska, invented the sandwich combination during a poker game in 1955. The Reuben then became famous, it’s said, because one of the poker players entered Kay’s recipe in a contest and won.

To make an Open-Faced Rachel casserole, use smoked turkey breast in place of the corned beef in this recipe.

Serve this casserole with purchased potato salad, crisp kosher dill pickles and deli-style cookies such as macaroons, black-and-whites, blondies and brownies. Don’t forget the cream soda.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
540
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32g
49%
Saturated Fat
13g
65%
Cholesterol
110mg
37%
Sodium
1660mg
69%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Protein
28g
28%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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