A classic Reuben sandwich is made with Thousand Island dressing, corned beef or pastrami, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese. We make this version extra tasty by grilling it in a panini maker.

Yield: Serves 4.



  • 1/2 cup Thousand Island salad dressing
  • 8 slices French bread, 1/2 inch thick
  • 16 thin slices deli corned beef or pastrami
  • 1 can (14 oz / 398 mL) sauerkraut, drained and squeezed dry
  • 2 - 3 dill pickles, sliced lengthwise
  • 8 slices deli Swiss or provolone cheese
  • Softened butter


  1. Preheat panini maker. Spread salad dressing evenly over one side of 4 bread slices. Top each with corned beef, sauerkraut, pickles and cheese, dividing equally. Cover with remaining bread slices. Spread butter evenly over top and bottom of each sandwich.
  2. Grill sandwiches in batches in panini maker according to manufacturer’s instructions until sandwiches are golden brown, grill marked and cheese is melted.
Nutritional analysis per panini:

487 calories, 19.2 g fat, 37.5 g protein, 41.7 g carbohydrate, 4.1 g fibre, 2313 mg sodium