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Normally Reubens are made with corned beef but using turkey makes it cheaper and healthier. This is a nice alternative from the grilled cheese or a boring turkey sandwich. If you want a traditional Reuben, just substitute corned beef. I prefer making homemade Thousand Island dressing with this; premade is just not the same…

Turkey Rueben Sandwiches

  • 1 cup sauerkraut, drained
  • 10 ounces sliced deli turkey meat
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 slices marble rye bread
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 tablespoons thousand island salad dressing, or to taste

Warm the sauerkraut and turkey, separately, in a microwave-safe bowls for 30-seconds; set aside. Spread butter generously on one side of each slice of rye bread, then spread the thousand island dressing on the other side. Divide the sauerkraut, turkey, and Swiss cheese on two slice of bread with the butter-side down. Stack the remaining two slices of bread with the butter-side up on top. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Grill until lightly browned and the cheese is melted, about 3 minutes on each side.