Reuben Dip is the fastest appetizer ever! Turn your favorite sandwich into a creamy dip with corned beef, Russian dressing, and sauerkraut!
We LOVE a classic Reuben sandwich, but sandwiches are tough for a crowd. Skillet Reuben Sandwich Dip is the perfect sandwich-turned-dip that’s salty, tangy, and super creamy. I did the same with a cuban sandwich and it was such a hit!
SKILLET REUBEN SANDWICH DIP
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This Reuben dip recipe is made with everything you love about the sandwich – corned beef, Russian dressing, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese. I also add some cream cheese to the mix for the creamiest skillet dip ever. Make it for your next tailgate!
Because I don’t want to spend all of my time in the kitchen when I can be catching up with friends, quick and easy is what I need when we have a party. This is one of the easiest appetizers I’ve ever made with only 5 ingredients!
This ooey gooey cheesy dip is a huge hit on St. Patrick’s Day. I’d put it right up there with corned beef and cabbage. But it’s just as delicious for Super Bowl, football game day parties, or just because you’re snacky and craving a Reuben.
Skillet Reuben Dip Ingredients
CORNED BEEF: You can totally use deli corned beef in this easy as pie dip! I like to cut it into cubes so it’s easier to fish out with a crunchy rye cracker. Or if you have some leftover corned beef, chop it up and throw it in this dip!
RUSSIAN DRESSING: I mix the quintessential Reuben sandwich dressing with some melted cream cheese for a super creamy sandwich dip! It’s more solid than a sour cream dip and holds up to the diced corned beef and zesty sauerkraut, too.
Top the whole thing with a handful or three of shredded Swiss cheese and you’re almost done! This is the easiest hot reuben dip that barely takes any cooking. Mostly just melting.
How Do You Make Reuben Dip?
- First, melt the cream cheese and Russian dressing together in a large oven-safe skillet.
- Then, add the sauerkraut and corned beef to the mix with a little salt and pepper.
- Now, top it all with the Swiss cheese and broil it in the oven until it’s hot and bubbly. Don’t walk away! This will only take a couple of minutes. If you start seeing small brown spots on the cheese, take it out.
- Garnish it all with a little more diced corned beef and some chopped parsley and you’re done!
If you don’t have a skillet without plastic handles, you can always transfer the dip to a baking dish before topping with cheese and broiling. You can even make this classic Reuben dip in a Crockpot!
Reuben Dip in a Crockpot
Want to make this even easier with a slow cooker? You can do that, too!
Throw everything except the Swiss cheese in your pot and let it cook a few hours on low or high. Give it a stir every half hour or so to get the cream cheese melted and mixed in.
Then, when it’s almost party time, set the crock pot to low, cover it all with Swiss cheese, and watch it melt! You can also finish this in the oven, but why dirty more dishes?
What to Serve with Reuben Dip
Because the dippers are almost as important as the dip, it’s only fair I give you the inside scoop.
I really like to use rye chips or toasted rye bread pieces for this dip. They’re sturdy enough for this hot reuben dip and perfect for completing the sandwich flavor combination.
When you’re making a tailgate spread, always remember the potato appetizers! Nothing better than a loaded potato skin or a tower of potato nachos.
Switch up your usual chip and dip routine with these baked sweet potato chips. They’re sturdy enough for dips and yummy enough to munch on mindlessly.
I always get excited when I see a platter of deviled eggs. I’ve got so many recipes, but nothing beats a classic.
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- Sriracha Ranch Bacon Chicken Dip
- Crockpot Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Strawberry Pineapple Salsa
- Jalapeño Crab Dip
- Cherry Cheesecake Dip
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Tools used to make this Skillet Reuben Sandwich Dip recipe
Skillet: You want to use an oven-proof skillet for this corned beef reuben dip! I like a cast-iron skillet, but stainless steel also works. No plastic here!
Serving bowl: I like the rustic look in a skillet, but you can always serve it in a prettier serving bowl. And don’t forget the rye chips!
*This post originally posted on 08/11/2016.
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup Russian dressing
- 16 ounces sauerkraut rinsed and squeezed dry
- 8 ounces shredded corned beef plus more fro garnish
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 8 ounces Swiss cheese shredded
- Fresh parsley chopped, fro garnish
- Preheat oven on high broil setting.
- Place a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Melt together cream cheese and Russian dressing until combined.
- Mix drained sauerkraut and corned beef into the cream cheese mixture. Give it a taste and season with salt & pepper as needed.
- Top with shredded Swiss cheese and place under broiler until the cheese is melted. Remember to keep an eye on the dip, it should only take about a minute for the cheese to melt!
- Carefully remove from oven and garnish with more shredded corned beef and chopped parsley. Serve warm with rye bread and baguette pieces.
Another easy skillet dip recipe is my Skillet Jalapeno Popper Dip. It cooks up in no time and tastes just like jalapeno poppers! So good!
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