Open-Faced Reuben

Cuisinart original

A homemade version of the deli favorite. We also provide you with a very simple recipe for a quick Russian dressing.




2          slices rye bread

2          tablespoons Russian dressing

½         cup sauerkraut, drained

4          ounces very thinly sliced corned beef (or you may substitute pastrami if you prefer)

3          ounces sliced Swiss cheese (about 4 slices)

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per sandwich:

Calories 456 (56% from fat) • carb. 24g • pro. 25g • fat 28g • sat. fat 12g • chol. 94mg • sod. 1562mg • calc. 410mg • fiber 4g


1.   Preheat the Toaster Oven set to Bake at 400°F with the rack in position B for 5 minutes.* Line the baking tray with foil, if desired, and fit oven with the broiling rack. (If using the TOB-100 model, preheat to Sandwich at 400°F with teh rack in position C for 10 minutes.)

2.   While oven is heating, lay both pieces of bread on the assembled tray.

3.   Spread the Russian dressing evenly on the tops of both slices, and then evenly distribute the remaining ingredients, in the order listed.

4.   Put the sandwiches into the oven and cook on Bake for 5 minutes (if using the TOB-100 this should be done on "Sandwich" for 10 minutes only). Switch to Broil and cook for an additional 2 minutes, or until the cheese is fully melted.

5.   Serve immediately.