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Turkey Reuben

Makes 4 sandwiches Servings
Makes 4 sandwiches Servings


  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon relish
  • 1 pound leftover turkey, sliced
  • 4 slice low-fat swiss cheese
  • 8 slice rye bread, toasted
  • 1 cup bottled sauerkraut


Baking Directions:

A Reuben doesn’t need to be fattening — it’s all about using the right ingredients in the right proportions.

Consider this: At a sit-down chain restaurant, a typical Reuben can pack more than one thousand calories.

This recipe shaves the caloric impact down to its minimum by using a leaner meat-to-cheese ratio and by whipping up a simple homemade Thousand Island dressing that carries fewer calories and more healthy fats than the traditional stuff.

Make this sandwich once and you’ll never again settle for a bland turkey sandwich on white bread with mayo.

Combine the ketchup, mayonnaise, relish, and Tabasco in a bowl and mix.

Season with a bit of black pepper.

Set the dressing aside.

Warm the turkey in a pan over medium heat and top with cheese.

Speed melting by covering the pile with a pot lid.

(Or, for a shortcut, use a microwave to warm the meat and melt the cheese).

Lay out four slices of the rye bread on a cutting board.

Top each with sauerkraut, turkey, and cheese.

Drizzle with the dressing, and top with the remaining slices of bread.


calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated), 1,120 mg sodium