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Turkey Reuben with Homemade Thousand Island

Skip the traditional deli style Reuben and try a Turkey Reuben with Homemade Thousand Island.  This sandwich is full of flavor while being a healthier option you can make at home.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sandwich, turkey, rye bread
Servings: 2
Calories: 391kcal
Author: Bobbie Blue


Homemade Thousand Island

  • ½ cup Greek yogurt whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoon sweet pickle relish
  • 2 teaspoons onion, finely chopped
  • teaspoon salt

Reuben Sandwich

  • 4 pieces rye bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 6 ounces thinly sliced deli turkey
  • ½ cup sauerkraut, drained


Homemade Thousand Island

  • In a small bowl mix together all ingredients for thousand island dressing. This will make more than needed for two sandwiches so reserve the remaining amount for another sandwich or salad.
  • After dressing is mixed prepare sandwiches in either a large skillet or a griddle. Heat griddle to 300 degrees or skillet to med high heat. Butter one side of each piece of rye bread. Lay two pieces buttered side on griddle.
  • Next layer Swiss cheese, turkey, sauerkraut and drizzle with a tablespoon of thousand island on top of bread slices.
  • Top with remaining pieces of bread, buttered side up. Use a spatula to gently press and flip sandwiches. You want the bread to be slightly golden brown.
  • Cook other side for 2-3 minutes until it is golden brown too. Cut in half and serve with pickles.


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.1g | Protein: 24.9g | Fat: 18.4g | Saturated Fat: 9.6g | Sodium: 1763mg | Fiber: 3.8g | Sugar: 8.8g