We borrowed my Mom’s handwritten cookbook, after much convincing that we would take good care of it, under the guise of wanting to add some of her recipes to this site. While there was certainly some truth to that, we really wanted to write up all of her handwritten recipes, spread across a notebook, loose paper, and index cards. Her birthday is this coming weekend and we plan on surprising her with her own cookbook – Paula’s Cookbook. It will be an ongoing project as she, perhaps wisely, didn’t share all of her recipes. But we think it will be a nice present all the same.
This super easy, super delicious Reuben casserole was modified from a recipe found in my mom’s handwritten cookbook. Rachel is a big Reuben fan. It’s her typical “go-to” orders when we eat at a diner, so we just had to try this recipe out. You should too. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed! And if you’re like us and cooking for 3 or less, the recipe can easily be halved. Unless you want extra for leftovers. And there is nothing wrong with that!
Recipe: Reuben Casserole
- 2 pounds deli corned beef, crumbled
- 2 can sauerkraut (28 ounces), rinsed and drained
- 1 cup light mayonaise
- 1/2 cup Thousand Island dressing
- 2 cups Swiss cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- Rye bread
- Place corned beef in the bottom of a 9×13 casserole dish.
- Layer sauerkraut on top of the corned beef.
- In a separate bowl, combine mayonnaise and Thousand Island dressing. Then layer the dressing on top of the sauerkraut.
- Layer the shredded Swiss cheese on top of the dressing.
- Sprinkle top with breadcrumbs.
- Bake 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 40 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 6
1. Chop up your corned beef and lay in a casserole dish.
2. Layer sauerkraut on top of the corned beef.
3. In a separate bowl, combine mayonnaise and Thousand Island dressing.
4. Layer the dressing on top of the sauerkraut.
5. Layer the shredded Swiss cheese on top of the dressing, then top with bread crumbs.
6. That’s it! Now bake for 40 minutes.
Try not to drool over this recipe! (Get it?)
This casserole is done and ready to eat. Yum yum.
Serve your Reuben casserole with or on some fresh Rye bread.