Reuben Pizza on a Pretzel Crust


I found a corned beef in the freezer! Yes, this is super exciting for my family. It means a break from chicken and ground beef for dinner.

I try to only do a big shop once a month. So as we start to get to the bottom of the freezer I am looking for different dishes I can make with what we have on hand in the pantry and freezer. This dish was perfect for that. I still had 2 corned beef in the freezer and a big bag of sauerkraut in the refrigerator.  Perfect for a Reuben pizza.

As I started to make the pizza crust I thought why not change things up a bit and try a pretzel dough crust. It is not brown like a pretzel because for it to brown like a pretzel you need to boil the rolled crust in baking soda and water. I do not have a big enough pan to boil a pizza crust in.  So, it is a pretzel dough pizza crust just not browned like you may expect.

Verdict:

This was a hit with the family. It is VERY filling. Each person only ate two smallish slices. My family likes to eat so this tells you how filling it really is. Some of us added an extra drizzle of Russian dressing over the top some preferred it without. Over all this was a delicious dish with plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day.

We served this with a green side salad to complete the meal.

Reuben Pizza with a Pretzel Crust

  • Servings: 8-10 slices
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 2-3 cups corned beef, cooked and finely diced or chopped (great for leftovers!)
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup Russian dressing, plus extra for serving, if desired
  • 2 cups sauerkraut, squeezed and dried

Pretzel dough (for dough maker):

  • 1 cup warm (80 degree) water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 packet of dry yeast

Directions for Dough:

  1. Place ingredients in  bread maker in the best order for your bread maker.
  2. Use setting for 1 lb. dough or pizza dough if your bread maker has one.
  3. Once bread maker has stopped remove dough from bread maker and place on a pizza stone dusted with corn meal or a greased rimmed baking sheet. Stretch dough to large circle with slightly thicker edges. Poke holes with fork and bake at 400 degrees for 3 to 5 minutes to set dough. Remove pan from oven.

Directions for Pizza:

  1. Once crust has set and been removed from oven spread Russian dressing over pizza. Use more or less to taste.
  2. Sprinkle sauerkraut over dressing.
  3. Place corned beef over top of sauerkraut in an even layer.
  4. Cover corned beef with Swiss cheese and Mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes until cheese has melted and crust is turning golden.
  6. Remove pan from oven and allow to sit for 3 to 5 minutes before cutting.

 

 

23 Comments Add yours

  1. Sounds delicious. I love Reubens. How do you only shop once a month? I find it hard to shop bi weekly even. I freeze bread too.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I do a HUGE shop $500 once a month and have a CSA share that is delivered weekly. I fill in shop for milk, fruit, and other perishables as needed but try to stick to the outside of the store and not go up and down the aisles to keep from impulse purchases. I try to keep it to every other week but sometimes I end up at the store weekly if the kids drank all the milk.

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      1. Your system sounds good. I pick up groceries I buy online but still go to Costco biweekly. My 5 yr old eats like an adult already. His brother makes up for it.

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          I have a 14 year-old that I think will bankrupt me before he goes to college.

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  2. I really like the idea of shopping once a month! I will have to give this a try. Awesome idea turning a Reuben into a pizza! great post!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! It takes some planning and knowing what I want to make for the month and keeping a well stocked pantry. Grocery shopping has always been my least favorite chore so I try to do it as little as possible.

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  3. My favorite sandwich in the world is a Ruben, so this recipe really interested me. I liked the idea of the pretzel dough crust. I’m always busy, and your recipes are not only delicious, but easy to prepare. Thanks.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much! That is what my goals are to inspire people to try easy to make dishes to enjoy with their family.

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  4. I adore Rubens! And I love pizza of any type. Thanks so much for sharing this. Furthermore, a pretzel crust is a delight.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  5. ckennedyhola says:

    You have hit a winning combination! Pizza, Reubens, and Pretzels are my favorite–I’ll have to try this!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Hope you like it!

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  6. I always jokingly say if I ever stop being a vegetarian it’s a toss up between a reuben and fried chicken. I love the idea of the pretzel crust. Maybe I can do a veg version with mushrooms. 🙂

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      There you go! Take the idea and change it up to something you would like!

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      1. Yes. I’ve been having to revamp reubens for a while now to figure out how to make good veggie ones. It’s fun…and sometimes tasty. 🙂

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  7. Lacey says:

    This is the best idea ever!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! 🙂

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  8. That looks DELICIOUS! 😋

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  9. Yum, this looks amazing and totally different! Just uploaded a pizza recipe on my blog too!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Hope you enjoy if you try it!

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  10. This sounds amazing, but I bet it’s a meal and a half with the reuben on it. Sounds so good though!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      It is extremely filling. Everyone had one large slice and was full!

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