Reuben Dip Recipe

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Roberta Williamson Modified: May 17, 2022
Reuben Dip Recipe

This Reuben dip recipe is an attempt to capture the exciting flavors of the Reuben sandwich. When I first tried this cheesy dip, it finally dawned on me why many people keep making it at home. Case in point: it delivers the saltiness and spiciness with the slight tanginess palate of the classic Reuben BUT in the form of a baked ooey-gooey dip. And it also has the most irresistible creaminess. Yummy!

One of the most delicious appetizer dips, this Reuben dip recipe uses the same basic ingredients as the Reuben sandwich, including Thousand Island dressing, corned beef, and sauerkraut. I’m all for a rich and flavorful dip, so I added creamy Swiss cheese and combined it with cream cheese and sour cream. Such a blend of foodstuffs really makes this Reuben sauce taste like the real deal, I swear!

The beauty of this dip recipe is you can tweak it a bit to suit your taste preference. I tried adding a dash of caraway seeds, and I must say, it definitely provides more flavor to my Reuben sauce. But if you’re not a fan of the mild anise flavor of caraway, feel free to leave them out. I even noticed some versions using a splash of Worcestershire sauce, which probably lends an umami flavor to this corned beef dip.

When prepping this cheese dip, I squeezed and drained the sauerkraut. Remember, you must eliminate the liquid. Otherwise, your dipping sauce will turn watery. I also used deli sliced corned beef for this dip. Or, it’s also a great chance to make use of leftover corned beef brisket from last night’s dinner. Just make sure to slice and dice the corned beef yourself. And if you have a soft spot for hot dips, Russian dressing might be the better choice to give your Reuben dip a nice kick. Although, I do love the subtle sweetness that the Thousand Island dressing delivers. Either way, you can rest assured that your corned beef dip will be just as flavorful.

And here comes the fun part of this Reuben dip recipe: the toppings! You can actually play around with the topping. Usually, it’s topped with freshly grated cheese. But to make it a bit extra, I combined panko bread crumbs, butter, shredded cheese, and parsley. Then, I sprinkled the topping over my Reuben dip before popping it in the oven. This dipping sauce is definitely one of the most delicious dip appetizer recipes EVER. It’s just a bonus that this dip is also effortless to prepare.

If you prefer a more hands-off cooking method, you can also cook your homemade Reuben dip in a crockpot or slow cooker. Just toss all the ingredients in the crockpot, and wait until your dip is all cooked. The thing is, it won’t probably get all crusty and brown on the edges as when you bake your dip in the oven.

This cheesy and hot Reuben dip is one of my go-to St. Patrick’s day appetizers. Although, you can also enjoy such a flavorful dip ANY TIME you want. It’s sure to elevate game days, parties, and snack times. For the best eating experience, bring out your favorite dippers! I especially love scooping out the Reuben dip with toasted rye bread, crackers, and bagel chips. But its flavor also surprisingly blends well with cucumber, carrots, and celery.

How To Make Cheesy Reuben Dip

Savor the delicious flavors of the classic Reuben sandwich with this easy Reuben dip recipe. Simply combine corned beef, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, and Swiss cheese to make one of the best appetizer dips!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 8 oz cream cheese,softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup Russian dressing, or Thousand Island dressing
  • 1½ cups sauerkraut, squeezed dry, chopped
  • 1½ cups corned beef, deli, chopped, about 6 ounces
  • 2 cups Swiss cheese, shredded
  • ½ tsp caraway seeds, optional

For Topping:

  • ⅔ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • ¼ cup Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1 tbsp parsley, fresh
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Lightly coat the baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Combine cream cheese, sour cream, and the Thousand Island dressing in a small bowl. Stir them using a spatula or a mixer.
  4. Then, add sauerkraut, corned beef, Swiss cheese, and caraway seeds. Stir until they’re well-combined.
  5. Spread the Reuben dip evenly in the baking dish.


  1. In a small bowl, mix together panko bread crumbs, butter, swiss cheese, and parsley.
  2. Then, sprinkle the topping over your Reuben dip.
  3. Bake for about 18 to 22 minutes, or until the topping turns golden brown.
  4. Serve with your favorite dippers, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Incorporate mayonnaise if you want to add extra flavor to your dip.
  • You can also replace corned beef with pastrami if you want.
  • You can also pair this delicious dip with tortilla chips and pretzel chips.
  • Feel free to prepare this Reuben dip recipe in advance or up to three days ahead. Just make sure to store it properly in the fridge.


  • Calories: 174.14kcal
  • Fat: 14.50g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.49g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.89g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.57g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.16g
  • Fiber: 0.50g
  • Sugar: 1.23g
  • Protein: 7.17g
  • Cholesterol: 45.02mg
  • Sodium: 225.15mg
  • Calcium: 179.19mg
  • Potassium: 85.33mg
  • Iron: 0.44mg
  • Vitamin A: 124.72µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.79mg
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