Grilled Turkey Reubens


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One meal that can help get dinner on the table quickly in my house is sandwiches. But, they have to be hearty sandwiches. My family will turn their noses up at anything that they can’t hold in two hands. It has to be packed full of good stuff and flavor for them to consider it a meal. If I hand them tuna on white bread or peanut butter on wheat they will probably look at me as if I had lost my mind.

Yes, a traditional reuben is made with corned beef but we were going for something a bit lighter after having several days of heavy, greasy food. Yes, we are working on balance in our life.

Verdict:

This was perfect for what my family looks for in a sandwich. It was hearty yet didn’t seem overly heavy using roasted turkey breast instead of corned beef. I though of adding coleslaw instead of sauerkraut but my family likes sauerkraut so much that I decided to leave the rest of the ingredients the same as in a traditional reuben.

I used my George Foreman Grill to cook these but any way you wish to toast it will work.

I served this with dill pickles on the side.

Grilled Turkey Reubens

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 5 minutes prep. and 15-20 minutes cooking time
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 8 slices seeded rye bread
  • 1 lb. turkey breast, thickly sliced
  • 1/2 lb. swiss cheese
  • 1 cup sauerkraut, well-drained and patted down with paper towels to dry
  • Thousand Island dressing
  • Butter

Directions:

  1. Butter one side of 4 slices of bread and place butter side down in a grill pan or skillet. Top each slice with 1/4 of the cheese, turkey, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing. Butter 4 remaining slices of bread on one side and place butter side up on each sandwich.
  2. Grill on medium heat until bottom of bread is browned. Flip and continue to grill until second slice is browned.
  3. Remove from pan and serve.

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37 Comments Add yours

  1. Mmm these look delicious! 😉

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!

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  2. Every so often I have a craving for a good reuben but corned beef brisket is so darn expensive except for right around St. Patrick’s Day. I might need to give this a try with all the homemade sauerkraut I made!

    I’ve heard a turkey Reuben referred to as “Rachel.”

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Lol. I love that. “Rachel.”

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  3. kelleysdiy says:

    Scrumptious!!!! Making me sooo hungry!! Do you deliver?

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Lol. Thanks!

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    2. koolaidmoms says:

      Kelley – For some reason I can’t get your site open in WP. I have tried searching, using your name and clicking on it but it keeps saying it has been deleted?

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      1. kelleysdiy says:

        kelleysdiy.com

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          Yeah! Thank you! I kept missing your posts and it kept saying deleted and couldn’t figure it out!

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          1. kelleysdiy says:

            are you going to kelleysdiy.com ?

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            1. koolaidmoms says:

              In your profile it has wordpress.com and it keeps going to that if I put in Kelleysdiy.com it goes to that and shows I am following you but you don’t show up in my reader.

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              1. kelleysdiy says:

                It’s no longer has wordpress in it…just…kelleysdiy.com

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  4. weebluemixer says:

    I’ve never had a Reuben before and as I’m not a fan of corned beef probably wouldn’t try them if the option was presented however I would definitely try them with turkey! These look so yummy! Will have to give these ago.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      They are much lighter than corned beef, which we love, but needed a change from the heavy food we had been eating.

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  5. ginasjoys says:

    Sounds delicious!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  6. ladybug165 says:

    That looks good ! I’ll have to try it sometime !

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks. We liked them!

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  7. Jessica says:

    I want those!!!!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! It was pretty tasty.

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      1. Jessica says:

        I wish they made dairy free cheese that tasted like real cheese. 😀

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          When my son was little he was allergic to milk. We never could find a good cheese. He tolerated rice milk but he couldn’t have soy either.

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          1. Jessica says:

            Soy is rough for us as well. Is he still milk free?

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            1. koolaidmoms says:

              No. He finally out grew it a year or so ago. He was violently ill if he had milk in any form when he was younger but he slowly grew out of it about 12.

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              1. Jessica says:

                Oh no! Violently ill sounds awful. Glad to hear he grew out of it. 😊

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                1. koolaidmoms says:

                  Yes. So was I. The vomiting we got used to if something slipped by us but if we were out somewhere others were not as kind.

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  8. Dang that looks good Marci!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!!!!

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  9. Yumm sounds like my house, must be hearty

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yes! No wimpy sandwiches!

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  10. Sadie's Nest says:

    Must say, I do love a good turkey reuben!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      They are nice and filling

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks!

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