Reuben Breakfast Sandwiches Two Ways

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Why wait until lunch to have your favorite Reuben Sandwich?  Serve your egg sandwich up “Reuben-Style” and enjoy a Reuben Breakfast Sandwich tomorrow morning! 



Reuben Breakfast Sandwiches, not one but two ways to enjoy them!  What better way to kick off Reuben Madness than with breakfast? 

This post is sponsored by Frank’s Kraut, but the opinions and my lifelong love of their sauerkraut are all my own.




What is Reuben madness you ask?  Well – when the month of March hits, St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness are a big deal.   Frank’s Kraut combines the two and all month long they celebrate Reuben Madness with Reuben recipes, new and old.   I have had the pleasure of contributing to those recipes for the last 4 years.  Together we have Reubenized so many things, it’ll blow your mind!


reuben burger

Take this Reuben Burger for instance.  Don’t you just want to sink your teeth into it?



Reuben Pizza

Any way you slice it, Reuben Pizza is always a good choice! 



Reuben Sandwich

When I make corned beef and cabbage, I always make plenty to have leftovers.  Of course, the Classic Reuben Sandwich is a must,  but one of our other favorites?  Reuben Stuffed Baked Potatoes! My daughter craves them, and even asks for them for her birthday!  Reuben Casserole is my personal favorite.  What’s not to love?  Egg noodles and a creamy sauce with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and corned beef.  Topped with homemade Rye or Pumpernickel bread crumbs before baking.  Pure comfort food right there.  



Reuben Breakfast Sandwiches Two Ways

These Reuben Breakfast Sandwiches are super easy to make.  I made them two ways, so there’s a little something for everyone!  How do you like your eggs?  Me personally? I prefer mine fried. I like that runny middle.  It’s perfect for sopping up with toast.  Other people prefer them scrambled.   Scrambled eggs make good breakfast sandwiches.  There is no doubt about it.  I love a sausage, egg and cheese croissan’wich!  So,  I made one of these sandwiches just like that, with a nice fluffy layer of scrambled egg on a Pumpernickel bagel.  



The second sandwich I did with a fried egg.  I made that one on slightly toasted marble rye bread.  If you aren’t a fan of the runny egg – just fry it a little longer to harden up that yolk.  



Ingredients in a Reuben Breakfast Sandwich:

  • Rye or pumpernickel bread or bagel, also delicious on an English muffin
  • Corned Beef
  • Frank’s Kraut
  • Swiss cheese
  • Egg, fried or scrambled
  • Thousand Island Dressing
  • Caraway seeds


Reuben Breakfast Sandwiches Two Ways



Reuben Breakfast Sandwiches Two Ways

Whether you want a fried egg or a scrambled egg – you can’t lose with a Reuben Breakfast Sandwich.  


Reuben Breakfast Sandwiches Two Ways

Building the Reuben Breakfast Sandwiches

I slightly toasted both the bagel and the marbled rye bread.  I love that my toaster has a bagel toasting setting, so it toasts the inside of the bagel, but leaves the outside soft.  

Add the Swiss cheese to the bottom slice.  I used sliced Swiss cheese, grated would work, too.  Top the cheese with that hot out of the frying pan egg.  It’ll get the cheese melting.  


Warm corned beef and Frank’s Kraut in a skillet, or the microwave works, too.  I added caraway seeds to the kraut when I warmed it.  

Stack the corned beef on top of the egg, next to the kraut, and top it with a dollop of Thousand Island dressing.  


Tip: If you don’t want all of the bread, serve them open-faced with a fork and knife.


Reuben Breakfast Sandwiches Two Ways

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Reuben Breakfast Sandwiches Two Ways


We have gotten so much snow this winter, it’s ridiculous.  The morning I made these to take photos for this post, the hubs and my youngest son had been out clearing snow and freezing their patooties off.  I timed it perfectly, so when they came in from outside they each had a nice warm breakfast sandwich waiting for them.  My son chose a bagel sandwich.  It was devoured in seconds.  

Tip: get that nice fluffy stack of eggs but cooking your scrambled eggs like you would an omelet. Fold it in quarters.  


Reuben Breakfast Sandwiches Two Ways


Did you know that the Reuben Sandwich Originated right here in my hometown of Omaha, Nebraska?

Some folks in other places may argue where the Reuben Sandwich originated.  I am holding true to the fact that it was created right here in my hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, at the well known Blackstone Hotel.

A Jewish Lithuanian-born grocer, named Reuben Kulakofsky, was the maker of the first Reuben Sandwich.  Reuben attended a weekly poker game held at the Blackstone Hotel between the years of 1920-1935.  The group came to refer to themselves as “The Committee.” 

The sandwich came into fame when one of the other poker players, Charles Schimmel, the hotel’s owner, put the sandwich on the hotel’s lunch menu.  And the rest, as they say, is history.


Omaha’s National Reuben Sandwich Day

March is National Reuben month, but in Omaha, we have a National Reuben Sandwich Day – March 14, of every year. Many of the local restaurants and pubs have their claim to fame Reuben sandwich, and you can get them year-round, but March — March is when the Reuben is really celebrated!


Reuben Frank's Kraut


Follow along with Frank’s Kraut on their social media to get delicious recipes all year long.  Follow them on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram for all things sauerkraut!


Reuben Quiche

Reuben Quiche is another delicious way to enjoy Reuben’s for breakfast!



How To Reuben-ize Anything


Love Reubens? Want to know more? The Reuben actually has a couple of origin stories, it just depends on who tells it. Learn all about Reuben and how to Reubenize anything! 


Reuben Breakfast Sandwiches Two Ways

Who’s hungry?  Let’s make these Reuben Breakfast Sandwiches! 


Reuben Breakfast Sandwiches Two Ways on a wood plank
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Reuben Breakfast Sandwiches Two Ways

Why wait until lunch to have your favorite Reuben Sandwich?  Serve your egg sandwich up "Reuben-Style" and enjoy a Reuben Breakfast Sandwich tomorrow morning! 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Reuben Breakfast Sandwiches
Servings: 1
Calories: 1366kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 1 Pumpernickel Bagel OR 2 slices Marbled Rye lightly toasted
  • 1-2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup corned beef sliced or shredded, warmed
  • 1/3 cup Frank's Kraut warmed with 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 egg scrambled or fried
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Thousand Island Dressing


  • Toast bread or bagel.
  • Warm corned beef and sauerkraut while you are preparing your egg. If using a "scrambled egg," prepare by whisking a couple Tablespoons of milk into the egg. Prepare egg "omelet style" -Pour into a small frying pan coated with non-stick cooking spray. Over medium-high heat, let egg cook until you can easily flip it over. Carefully fold into quarters.
  • Stack like this from bottom to top: bagel/bread, cheese, egg, corned beef, kraut, dressing, top bagel/bread slice.
  • Enjoy warm.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 1366kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 65g | Fat: 84g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 42g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 384mg | Sodium: 4077mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 11g


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  1. These look amazing! I will have to try them both ways but not to decide which is better but to enjoy them all day long! This will make for one tasty day!

  2. Fantastic sandwich recipe that you don’t see a lot of. Definitely saving it to my sandwich colleciton. And I think I like the one with the fried egg better. Either way – both versions are great!

  3. Reubens are one of my all-time favorite lunches. I never thought about trying a breakfast version. Brilliant!

  4. YES to breakfast sandwiches. I would eat this for brunch, lunch and dinner too. What a great looking sammy. Love the bread. Everything about this is delicious.

  5. sandwiches are perfect for quick morning breakfast fixes. yours looking such a mouthwatering treat. Love this product and the opinion. I pinned this sandwiches recipe. Thanks.

  6. I am making corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day, so i will definitely be using it to make some of these delicious breakfast sandwiches! Yum!

  7. I love love love Ruben Sandwiches and trust me this breakfast version was Aces! I loved it and my husband ate 2 of them. So it’s definitely a winning recipe that I will be making soon again!!

  8. I will never wait for lunch again – this sandwich is a life saver. Time saver, too. And tomorrow sounds like the perfect day to give it a try!

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