Puff pastry encompassing sauerkraut, corned beef, Swiss and cream cheese baked to perfection then dunked in homemade Thousand Island dressing.
Did you know that March is National Reuben Month? It’s no surprise that it would be, the stores’ bunkers are brimming with corned beef. My family absolutely LOVES corned beef. I always make it for St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s not just reserved for then, we typically have the whole Corned Beef and Cabbage meal 4 or 5 times per year.
Of course, I ALWAYS make extra, because you have to have leftovers for Reuben Sandwiches, and all other things Reuben… am I right?
That’s why I always keep plenty of Frank’s Kraut on hand, in case of a Reuben craving! (heck, who am I kidding? I eat the stuff plain! It’s so good and SO good FOR you, too!)
Did you know? A single serving of sauerkraut has 35% of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C, which is one of the most important elements of our immune system. Vitamin C stimulates the production of white blood cells and increases cellular regeneration and repair, while also playing a key role in the formation of collagen, a foundational component for almost every part of our body, including organs, blood vessels, skin, hair, muscles, and bones. – Source: Organic Facts
I thought it would be fun to come up with an appetizer celebrating not only the Reuben, but one that would make a fantastic addition to your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations! You could use deli style corned beef, like I did here, or use left over corned beef, too.
Simply spread out your puff pastry, top with a mixture of cream cheese and Homemade Thousand Island Dressing, (reserving the rest for dipping!) sprinkle with corned beef, Frank’s Kraut and Swiss cheese and roll it up jelly roll style. Slice and bake.
They are so amazing, I wish I could hand you one through the screen!
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!
Who’s ready to make some?? Let’s do this!
Unfold the thawed puff pastry sheet onto your counter. You can lightly flour the surface, or roll out onto a piece of parchment paper like I do. Lightly roll to flatten creases, without making it any larger.
Brush with egg wash. Reserve egg wash.
Mix together cream cheese and Thousand Island Dressing, spread over puff pastry.
Top with corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese.
Roll toward you "jelly roll" style. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for a couple of hours.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove plastic wrap and slice roll into 20 1/2" pieces. Place on parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes -- serve warm or room temperature with Homemade Thousand Island Dressing.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 197mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g
Nutrition isn't always accurate.
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