Baked Reuben Party Sandwiches

Baked Reuben Party Sandwiches: The ultimate hot Rueben Sandwich Recipe baked in mass on a sheet pan for parties and events!

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Who doesn’t love a good Reuben Sandwich? Served hot with crispy bread, and molten cheese, intermingling with thousand island dressing and sauerkraut?

It’s a true American melting-pot creation with Jewish, German, and Eastern European roots.

The only problem with a Reuben sandwiches is that the average American kitchen doesn’t normally have all the necessary ingredients on hand to assemble Reubens.

I mean… Do you keep sauerkraut and rye bread on your grocery list at all times? Kudos if you do.

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This is why it’s a great idea to make Reubens for parties or large causal family meals.

That way, you can buy everything you need and make a whole bunch of Reubens all at once!

Although Reuben Sandwiches are not technically considered Irish, they are great to serve for Saint Patrick’s Day to get your corned beef and cabbage fix without all the fuss.

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Is a Reuben Made with Pastrami or Corned Beef?

Although there are some minor variations in what is considered a classic Reuben Sandwich, traditionally Reubens are made with corned beef.

A Reuben with pastrami is actually called a Rachel Sandwich.

What is the Sauce on a Reuben Sandwich?

Authentic Reuben Sandwiches are made with Russian dressing. However, Thousand Island Dressing is often substituted.

Although Thousand Island Dressing is a little more sweet than Russian dressing, it’s a nice complement to the sauerkraut.

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What is the Difference Between Russian and Thousand Island Dressing?

These dressing are very similar, and are both American creations. They are both creamy and tangy, and contain pickle relish.

Thousand Island dressing is thought to be a variation of Russian dressing.

Russian dressing tends to be a little more spicy than Thousand Island, with sharper notes and less sweetness.

Yet Russian dressing usually contains horseradish and hot sauce. While true homemade Thousand Island also includes finely chopped hard boiled egg.

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So which dressing should you use for Reubens?

I like to buy Thousand Island Dressing and “Russian” it up, so it contains both the sweet and sharp notes!

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What is on a Reuben Sandwich?

  • Rye bread – Sometimes swirled with pumpernickel bread.
  • Corned beef – Buy deli sandwich slices.
  • Sauerkraut – It doesn’t turn out without the kraut. *wink*
  • Swiss cheese – Deli slices.
  • Russian or Thousand Island Dressing – Or do what we do and combine the best of both!
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How to Make Baked Reuben Party Sandwiches

Making amazing Reubens at home, and in mass, could not be any easier! Just…

  1. Butter the sheet pan.
  2. Cut the bread slices in half.
  3. Mix the dressing.
  4. Stack the components.
  5. Butter the bread on top.
  6. Bake!

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Baked Reuben Party Sandwiches

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Baked Reuben Party Sandwiches: The ultimate hot Rueben Sandwich Recipe baked in mass on a sheet pan for parties and events!

Servings: 15 sandwiches
Nutrition Facts
Baked Reuben Party Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 468mg 20%
Potassium 102mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 8.8%
Vitamin C 2.3%
Calcium 25%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Brush 2 tablespoons melted butter on the bottom of a large 13X18 inch rimmed baking sheet. 

  2. Cut the bread slices in half, and place 15 halves on the baking sheet. Place a slice of corned beef on each half-slice of bread, folding it over if needed, so it fits on the bread.

  3. In a small bowl, mix the 1000 island dressing, relish, and horseradish together. 

  4. Spoon the dressing on each piece of corned beef. Add sauerkraut on top of the dressing. 

  5. Then top each sandwich with a slice of swiss cheese and another half-slice of bread.

  6. Brush the tops of the bread with butter. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the bread is crispy. 

Recipe Notes

You can also use small rye and pumpernickel rolls if you can find them. 

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5 comments on “Baked Reuben Party Sandwiches

  1. Frank Mosherposted February 28, 2019 at 7:58 pm Reply

    Your’s is without question, my favourite food blog, bar none!!! Love the oven recipe, certainly going to try it, BUT (if I may) I am having trouble with the sweet pickle juice. Either a dill pickle or dill pickle juice, please. LOL! Cheers and thank you!!

  2. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishesposted February 27, 2019 at 6:06 pm Reply

    Perfect idea for my moms retirement party!

  3. Lisaposted February 27, 2019 at 4:30 pm Reply

    This method was perfect for a crowd, and I loved the texture of them baked too!

  4. Lizposted February 27, 2019 at 10:33 am Reply

    Oh, yum! My favorite sandwich and these are perfect!!!

  5. Beth Pierceposted February 27, 2019 at 10:29 am Reply

    This looks amazing! I love using the marbled bread. These are on the menu for this weekend! I can’t wait!