Have you ever ate a reuben sandwich and thought, man I could eat this all day?! If you answered yes to that question, I’ve got you covered.You can dip, dip, dip all you want!
Because I’veheard ordering thirdsies in a deli is frowned upon! 🙁 This Hot Reuben dip is easy to make ,and it is every bit as good as the sandwich. (I’d argue it is even better!)
I promise you your party guests will be begging for the recipe before the night is over. Other dips I love to serve at parties are Bacon Jalapeno Popper Dip and Crab Rangoon Dip. These are all total crowdpleasers!
How To Make Reuben Dip
The first thing you’re going to do is preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then, spray your cooking dish with a non stick cooking spray.
In your mixing bowl, you’ll combine your cream cheese (make sure it is softened), mayonnaise and Thousand Island dressing. After you’ve done that, drain your sauerkraut and rinse. Make sure to squeeze it dry with paper towels. We don’t want any extra liquid ,if we can help it. Next, chop your corn beef and add it, the sauerkraut ,and the shredded Swiss cheese into the mixture. Mix this by hand, making sure that it is thoroughly combined.
Spread the dip into a baking dish and then take a fork and run it across the top in no particular pattern. This will make the top of your dip look a little jagged. Doing this will allow the sauerkraut to brown evenly ,and give you a more caramelized flavor. Finally, add the rest of the cheese to the top.Let it bake for about thirty minutes or until the top is golden brown.
Resist the urge to dig right in. I know it will be hard because it’s going to smell amazing. However, you’ll be glad you waited. If you were to spoon the dip out now you’d see some extra liquid. That liquid will disperse and become part of the hot reuben dip as we wait. I like to wait about ten to fifteen minutes before enjoying. Plus, you don’t want to burn your tongue! Cheese burns are no fun!
What Should I Use for Dipping?
A traditional reuben sandwich is served on rye bread, so for this recipe I suggest using mini rye bread or crackers. Mini loaves of rye are usually found around the deli counter at your super market. Butter cracker, wheat crackers, and pretzels are also a yummy choice. But don’t feel like you have to stick to those items. You can use whatever you like.
How To Reheat
Use a microwave-safe bowl and cook 1-2 minutes will make the perfect late night snack.
Crock Pot Version
I love to be able to throw something into a crockpot , and forget about it. You don’t have to worry about it until it’s done. It also makes clean up a breeze. (Especially true if you use a crockpot liner).
Instructions: Combine all ingredients in the crock pot and cook for three hours on low. So easy, and just as tasty as if you baked it in the oven. It is great for parties, as you can serve right out of the Crockpot set to the Keep Warm function.
Can you Freeze It?
Yes, you can freeze this dip. If you do freeze it be sure it is in an air right container. When preparing from the freezer add an extra 15-20 minutes to your bake time. Freezing the dip gives you a quick party appetizer that you can pull out anytime. If you’re anything like me unexpected company has you scrambling to clean, so a snack is one less thing I have to worry about!
Try These Dips Next
- 4 Ounces Onion and Chive Cream Cheese Softened
- 1 Cup Mayonnaise
- ⅔ Cup Thousand Island Dressing
- 6 Ounces Corned Beef Roughly Chopped
- 1 Cup Sauerkraut Drained and Rinsed
- 2 Cup Swiss Cheese Shredded and Divided
- Green Onion Thinly Sliced For Garnish If Desired
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray an 8x8 inch baking dish with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl mix, cream cheese,mayonnaise, and thousand island dressing until well combined.
- Stir in sauerkraut, corned beef, and 1 ½ cups Swiss Cheese.
- Evenly spread into prepared pan. Top with remaining swiss cheese.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Garnish with green onions if desired.