Reuben Calzone

I adore Reuben sandwiches but I’m terrible at making them myself. I always end up losing half the sandwich contents when trying to flip them. I had just about accepted that they’d be an eating-out-only treat when my husband mentioned that his Mom used to make them in calzone form.

Reubens as a calzone?

Brilliant!

It totally eliminates the everything-is-going-to-fall-out issue. It’s also easier to feed a crowd this way, since you don’t have to juggle multiple sandwiches at once.

Any recipe that calls for just 5 ingredients is an automatic short cut for cheaters.  And this recipe will freeze really well, if you want to stock your freezer and bake it another night!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Yes, only five ingredients! It’s a great in-a-pinch dinner because you can pick up all the ingredients on the way home, go through the express lane and be home cooking in no time.

Reuben Calzone

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. pizza dough
  • 1/2 lb. deli-sliced corned beef
  • 8 oz. sauerkraut
  • 1/4 lb. deli-sliced swiss cheese
  • Thousand Island dressing, for dipping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Divide the ball of pizza dough in half. Roll out one half of the dough into a rectangle approximately 8"x14".
  3. Top with half of the corned beef, half of the sauerkraut and half of the swiss cheese.
  4. Roll from the long side, pinching the dough together to seal. Make sure to pinch the ends together too. Place seam-side down on a lined baking sheet.
  5. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  6. Bake for 30-45 minutes, until the crust is lightly browned. Let sit for 5 minutes before cutting.
  7. Serve with Thousand Island dressing for dipping.
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Kate is a home cook living and working in New Jersey. In addition to sharing recipes with Eat at Home readers, she blogs her cooking adventures at Kate’s Recipe Box. When she’s not in the kitchen, you can find her reading or tending to her garden.

 

Reuben Sliders on Pretzel Rolls

Reuben sandwiches are a combination of a lot of strong flavors:

  • Corned beef or pastrami
  • Sauerkraut
  • Swiss cheese
  • Rye Bread
  • Thousand Island dressing

I happen to like all but one of those tastes, but I made several variations to come up with these sliders.

These are a tiny take on the original Reuben sandwich.  As soon as I saw Sister Schubert’s Soft Pretzel Rolls, I knew they would make perfect little Reubens.  I didn’t miss the rye bread at all.

We ate these as part of lunch after church.   They’re super quick to put together.  The pretzel rolls are frozen, but only take a few minutes in the oven and they are warm and soft.  We love all kinds of bread and I really like being able to keep these rolls on hand in the freezer and still be able to have them on the table quickly.

I do admit that my kids opted out of having sauerkraut on theirs.  That’s okay.  It’s easy to alter sandwiches for each person’s tastes.

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