Hot and cheesy Reuben Dip has all the flavors of a favorite diner sandwich – corned beef, sharp and crunchy sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and sweet and tangy condiment base. Scoop it up with slices of rye, pumpernickel or your favorite white bread.
Hot Reuben Dip
Of all the deli sandwiches out there, the Reuben is hands down my favorite. The combination of corned beef, sauerkraut and Russian dressing, squished together between toasty, griddled rye bread always hits the spot. With so many flavors and textures for your palate to enjoy, what’s not to love?
This hot Reuben Dip is a deconstructed version of that delicious sandwich, with all the flavor and pizzazz you’re expecting. but conveniently baked up into a nifty spread and ready to be enjoyed at your next gathering.
Serve this on game day or as a St. Patrick’s Day appetizer. I promise, it’s the best.
- corned beef – you can use leftover corned beef from St. Patrick’s day or head over to the deli in your supermarket and ask them for a 1/2 pound of corned beef (they can cut in one chunk and you can dice. You can also use packaged deli meat and dice it yourself. Do not use uncooked corned beef.
- cream cheese – full-fat version
- Swiss cheese – shred it yourself, it melts better
- sauerkraut – jarred or fresh works
- sour cream – also full-fat version
- ketchup and spicy brown mustard – this will mimic Russian dressing normally found in a Reuben sandwich
- rye bread, pumpernickel or white bread – you can also use bagel chips, bread can be sliced into quarters and toasted.
GET THE FULL (PRINTABLE) REUBEN DIP RECIPE BELOW. ENJOY!
More Recipe Information and Variations
This dip serves eight adults in a snack size portion. If you feel this will not be enough for your group, feel free to double the recipe and increase baking time accordingly.
Yes you can substitute pastrami for the corned beef. Pastrami will taste different as it’s usually made with more spices, but it still works great in this recipe.
Easily make this dip on the stove top by adding all ingredients to a sauce pan over medium heat. Stay close by so you can stir often, otherwise it will burn on the bottom. Once heated through, pour into a warm serving dish and serve immediately.
This dip would also come together easily in a smaller-sizer slow cooker (I would definitely use a slow cooker liner). Cook on a low heat setting for about 4 hours.
More Hot and Cheesy Dips
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- 1/2 lb diced corned beef
- 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
- 1 cup sauerkraut, drained
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 tbsp ketchup
- 1 tbsp spicy brown mustard
- rye, pumpernickel or white bread for serving
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, combine corned beef, cream cheese, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, sour cream, ketchup and mustard. Spoon into a greased, 1-quart baking dish.
- Bake for 30 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
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Barbie with a T says
Looks delicious. Since I love corned beef, I will be trying this one. You photos are great.
[email protected]&cherry says
This dip is completely new to me! Sounds wonderful…
I’m yet to get to NYC – maybe next year!
It looks delish…you make it sound SO GOOD Cathy, I’m practically stuck to the screen!! Great pictures too…YUM!
This looks really really good. I wish I liked corned beef
You can also use Pastrami, if you are not fond of Corned beef. That’s what I use. Because I have the same issue. And it works fine. In fact, I think it tastes better.
Mental P Mama says
Must have this. Today.
Fun House Jennifer says
Mmmmmm! This looks SO good! I think this will be my next dip for whatever party/get-togther I attend. I can’t wait to try it!
Here I am, eating my breakfast…and its just not as appetizing as the pictures on this post. I’m gonna come visit you, so I can taste test all those delicious looking foods. Hey, that’s it, I could be your food critic. Of course, it would ALWAYS be delicious!
maybelles mom says
oh, this would be great for a potluck. i have bookmarked it.
Patricia Scarpin says
That is unusual, Cathy! And it looks delicious, too.
The first time I heard about the Reuben sandwich was watching the movie “Quiz Show”.
Wow…that reminds me of a dip my husband’s cousin made. It was a buffalo chicken dip and I kid you not, I could have eaten my weight in it. Easily.
Bellini Valli says
And it’s baked too with all it’s cheesy goodness:D
That looks fantastic!
A baked dip? Cool Cathy! Pretty cool!
Uh oh. I just popped a button.
Nothing like pastrami or corned beef for a great sandwich! I love reubens, but haven’t had one in years. Damn! Now I want one and it’s only 10AM!
looks fantastic…think I could eat the whole thing.
I’m so there. I love baked dips.
i just had a reuben sandwich yesterday! i love them…. i bet this dip would be like artichoke dip for me… i could eat it all in one sitting.
I had to visit because 2 of my favorite bloggers, Cheryl and Threeundertwo, always have your noble name popping up on their sites. I think I will visit here as well….any place with food and wine is my kinda place. (And I am in love with the fact that you have spell check since I make errors on every comment I leave.)
How long ’til lunch? YUM! Your photos always make me so ravenous!
[Thank you for your kind words on my 9/11 post. Peace, and God Bless Us, All.]
Debbie in CA : ) says
Yummy! I must try this! : )
I can’t say anything then I am bookmarking this dip!
Hmm, I’m torn here. I don’t like Reubens – I think sauerkraut is disgusting and I’m not a HUGE fan of corned beef. But this dip looks so delicious! Maybe I’ll take it to a party or something – if I don’t like it, I’m sure there are others who will!
Rachel (S[d]OC) says
Cute idea. I love reubens. I’m afraid I’d eat the whole pan if I made this.
Blond Duck says
The perfect thing to serve my German-descendant in-laws! Thanks!
Delicious! That’s all I have to say!
YUMMO..that is one mighty fine lookin dip!
Lo (from Burp!) says
Being a HOPELESS reuben fan, and a corned beef Devotee, I am quite endeared to the idea of this recipe. 🙂
Like Rachel, I’m a bit afraid of what I could do with a whole pile of this dip! YUM.
Mrs. L says
Though this sounds delish, in our house, the corned beef would never be left over….we are corned beef fanatics.
Have to tell wife to put Reubens on the menu next weekend, I’ve even home-smoked beef pastrami in the freezer.
Reubens are my second most favorite food on the planet. I have never heard of or thought of this, though. Thanks I am gonna try it!! Just what I needed..to snack on rueben dip all day and watch it attach itself to my thighs!!
Looks wonderful – to me. Must say I’d be the only one eating it in my family.
Queen of Planet Hotflash says
Just finished making this for hubby tonight for a snack later. He will be thrilled it smells soooooo wonderful!
Cathy, as always this looks really good. The Old Goat loves a Reuben and this looks like something that would be perfect to make when watching football.
that looks so yummy!
i can’t wait to try it…
if you’ve already put it in the fridge i’ll just pop it in the microwave for bit!
seriously i am making that one
Have mercy! My husband might just take me away for a long, romantic weekend if I start making this dip (or real reubens) often enough.
Reubens are the best sandwich in the world. Bierocks a close second.
Dr. John says
That looks great. Another receipe to print out. Your creating a book.
Oh I would so be that guest at the buffet table standing right next to this dish, and Jerry Seinfeld would be behind me yelling “no double dipping!”
Yum! Looks and sounds sooo good. Can dip be considered an entire meal?
Thank you so much for the sweet comment on Bethany. I never leave comments in order to get one, just if I find the article, recipe or person interesting, so I always appreciate it when one is left for me. After reading what I wrote I am sure it makes even more sense about my comment about how blessed you are when I saw your boys. That said…you have a great sense of humor, so when you have a minute go back and read the post under 9-11 about Devil Cat, I think you will enjoy it. Be blessed.
Karen Deborah says
I think I deleted my comment. Shit! Okay, thank you so much for the sweet comment on Bethany. I never leave comments in order to get one, just if I find the site or the person or the recipe interesting so when I get one I really appreciate it. Now you understand why I said you are so blessed. It just goes too fast and she is my youngest. You have a great sense of humor, so when you have a minute, go back and read the post underneath called Devil Cat. I think you will enjoy it. Oh and I do NOT eat rye, ever. Would this go well with a heavy grained wheat?
Scary Mommy says
Cathy, Will you marry me? Reubens are my ALL TIME favorite thing. The combo is heavenly. When I was pregnant I gained 70 pound EVERY time. I attribute that mainly to my daily reuben at the Jewish Deli. But, man, they were goooood. I will be making this soon.
Easy and delicious!!
I can’t wait to try this for a football party this weekend. Um, can someone tell me where to buy corn beef? I couldn’t find it at the grocery store tonight. Do I need to cook it at all before putting it in with the dip? Thanks! I’m a newbie when it comes to cooking…
This would be a wear the elastic waist pants kinda food cause I ain’t gonna stop eating it once I start.
Just go to the deli area of your supermarket where they slice lunch meats. Ask for a 1/2 pound of corned beef in one big slice. It’s already cooked so just chop it up and add it to the dip.
OMG that loooooks divine!!!!!!!!!
Hmmmm!!! Looks perfect for a party!
I wouldn’t have thought of that in a million years but what a fantastic concept. You win the prize – I just don’t know what it is yet.
I just made a sauerkraut and smoked knuckle thingy, and now have half a jar sulking in the fridge. Thought I’d have to chuck it out so this is perfect. Thanks!
LOL, I’ve really enjoyed looking around your website… how fun!
This dip looks fantastic! I love, love, love reubens. Thanks for sharing.
P.S. my boys were Tiger and Bear Cubs last year 🙂
Oh, I must make this!!!
Totally and completely YUMMMMMMY.
mounds of mustard always look so unseemly, but ya gotta have it. 🙂
great dip. ’tis a dip day. 🙂
Rindy R says
I want to dive into that bowl and eat my way out!
That looks sooooo good!!
alexandra's kitchen says
oh wow. you’re a genius. this looks unbelievable delicious. perfect for football season.
Oh my. I love those mini rye bread slices… my mom used to buy them when I was a kid. The dip is perfect and I can’t wait to make it.
F**K Me that looks good. You are a GENIUS. Perhaps fry up pieces of rye bread with butter, kinda like a crouton, and throw them into the mix…eat the damn thing with a spoon! OR large pieces of bread, shingled, you’ve got a damn reuben casserole! I need a Dr. Brown’s Black Cherry and a trip to the store…Later!
Oh my goodness! I don’t think I love anything more than a Reuben sandwich so this would be soooo good. 🙂 Book marking this and can’t wait to make it!
Wow, that’s interesting, and defintely worthy trying. Thanks!
i will, yet again, have to make this! but something tat struck me about this was the corned beef in the picture. i knew english and US foods differ, but i never guessed that would be the case with corned beef. yours (http://www.americanfoodsgroup.com/afg/upld/file_Cornedbeefplate.jpg) doesnt look quite so ‘corned’ as ours (http://www.dkimages.com/discover/DKIMAGES/Discover/previews/813/10087701.JPG). sure it will work just as well in the dip though!
This looks delicious. Very interesting combination with the sauerkraut and all. Can’t wait to try it.
That looks so good. My grandmother used to make a reuben casserole that involved horrid substances like that canned corned beef stuff and refigerator biscuits – it tasted divine though!
Thanks! It was a big hit today. 🙂
Yum. I love reuben sandwiches and would have never thought to turn it into a dip. I’ll definitely be giving this one a try soon.
Oh! This looks heavenly, fantastic, and totally delicious!
Saving this one for game days, for sure.
man, you had me at the picture, and i didn’t even read the whole post yet, but i have. got. to. make this.
Whoa! Great idea; I am on a kraut kick, and I love me a reuben. Looks like a true crowd-pleaser. Thanks for sharing.
I am soooo behind in my blog reading, but when I saw this today I stopped dead in my tracks. Well, that’s a lie ’cause I wasn’t walking around while reading, but anyway……..
This looks FANTASTIC! I can’t wait to try it 🙂
Okay…so the Reuben is my ALL TIME FAVE deli sandwich…
This is so awesome. thank you for your adaptation!
This sounds like a great dip. Cheese, sauerkraut and corned beef are 3 of my favorite things. Oh and my dog’s name is Ruben so that makes 4. That settles it, I MUST try this recipe!
I have a recipe very similar to this, however, it calls for Thousand Island dressing instead of ketchup & mustard. It also does not have sour cream in it, just cream cheese. My recipe uses a small crockpot to warm the dip instead of using an oven. The dip is delicious!
Id love to have your recipe. ……..
I am going to put this in the middle of a sourdough round and serve it at my Halloween party! Thank you for a great idea.
This is the absolute best way to share a recipe! Love the pictures – am making this for a dinner party in Nov.
I made a double batch of this for a party today, and it was a huge hit. Definitely a keeper! I couldn’t find any of the cocktail rye bread, but we used Triscuit Rye crackers (I never even knew they made rye ones until yesterday) and they were great with it.
I made this for Father’s Day and it was a big hit!! The family loved it!! I will be making this again!!
Reubens are my favorite too! I like Turkey Reubens as well. I haven’t been to NY yet.
Your dip looks absolutely terrific! :p
Carol Doubblestein says
Everything sounds yummy. Want more!!
Making this tomorrow for a baby shower! I can NOT wait!!
Okay, made this today and one thing, oh how I wished I had doubled the recipe. It is FANTASTIC and was a huge hit!!! Thank you!!!!!
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I made a double batch of this for my wedding shower and it went before I got a chance to try it. I added Russian dressing instead of ketchup and put extra Swiss on top before putting it under the broiler for a few. Thanks for the recipe I hope to get a chance and eat it another time!
my friend used rye triscuits. so good!
I am making this for a graduation pot-luck today – I can’t wait to taste it!!
I made this for a fun dinner last night and my mom, sis and I devoured it! The only changes I made were that I used Buddig chipped beef and we toasted the cocktail rye breads on a baking sheet in the oven for a few minutes. Toasting the bread makes all the difference! Thanks for this great recipe!
Do you cook the corned beef before making/mixing?
I use the corned beef already cooked from the deli. Just have them cut you a thick piece and then cube it.
Cass at That Old House says
Bless you for this recipe; it has eclipsed Hot Artichoke Dip as the favorite at big parties here. At our last Christmas party, my sister loved this dip so much she crawled right up into the dish to scrape out the very last bits.
Ruined her slacks, but she said it was worth it.
Your recipes are fabulous, and REAL.
Wish we lived closer to your vineyard!
Thanks Cass, I appreciate it!
this looks fantastic! I’d love to try this at my parent’s house cause my dad loves Ruben sandwiches and I had my first Ruben with my dad.
Brandi F. says
I will be making this for an appetizer on Thanksgiving 🙂
Had a birthday party for Husband and served this to my guest. They Loved it!!!!!!
Fast and easy to put together. I made two dishes of Reuben dip the day. About an half hour before guest arrived, put in oven bake. Everyone loved it!
Since Im allergic to red meat, I substituted the corned beef in this recipe with cubed turkey meat. Tastes really good. =)
Hoping i can do this in a crockpot. what do you think?
You could try it, let me know how it goes.
I’ve heated mine in a mini-crock several times. It’s just as good that way.
Rebecca Haley says
Made it tonight for Super Bowl, it was amazing!
Just popped this in the oven – cant wait!
This is the third time I’ve cooked a corned beef, just to be able to make this with the leftovers! Yum!
I will admit that I didn’t take the time to read all the comments so please forgive me if someone else asked this question. I must make this but I’m not familiar with corned beef. Did you buy hunks of it from a deli department in the grocery store or do you have to actually make a corned beef (in the crockpot kind of recipe)? Your corned beef looks thicker than just buying sliced corned beef. Thanks so much.
Instead of having the deli slice corned beef for you, have them slice one big piece and then chop into cubes for this recipe.
Thanks Cathy. I should have looked at your very sharp and beautiful photo of the ingredients at the top of the page. Clearly shows your thickly sliced corned beef.
Sharon S. says
I came across this recipe a few days ago while perusing Pinterest for something fun to make for our family Christmas party. Let me tell you, it was a HIT!!! The only thing I would say is that we ended up using crackers we had for another spread more than the cocktail rye bread which seemed a little too dry for this recipe. Obviously, that wasn’t an issue with the recipe, though. This was delicious and will definitely be made again. And again!
looks delicious, but the ingredient list that I’m seeing is missing the sauerkraut. how much do you use?
This Reuben Dip looks wonderful! However, the picture looks like cheddar cheese on top and it calls for swiss. Is there any cheddar in it? Thanks!
No there’s not.
Myra Rogers says
This looks yummy. I think I will try it!!
I will comment when I make it to let you know what I think.
Sharon S. says
I posted here a few months ago after I made this to-die-for dish the first time. I made it again today for a potluck dinner, and this time, I mixed about 2/3 cup Panko bread crumbs with 2 tablespoon or so of softened butter and sprinkled it over the top before putting it in the oven. Oh my goodness, was it ever delicious! Then I wished I had thought to make fine bread crumbs with rye bread instead of the Panko crumbs. Can’t wait to try it like that next time!
Do I cook the corned beef before putting it into the dip?
Corned beef should be purchased from the deli where it is already cooked.
Such a delicious dip! Making again for St. Patrick’s Day!
Susan P says
We loved this so much. But to be honest I think my husband ate most of it! Time to make it again!
This was a really huge hit with my family! Everyone enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing!