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Turkey Pastrami Reuben Sandwiches

A different take on Reuben Sandwiches, this version uses turkey pastrami instead of corned beef.
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • Turkey breast pastrami or sliced deli turkey
  • Butter
  • 2 slices Rye bread (seeded or seedless)
  • 1 slice Swiss cheese
  • sauerkraut (optional)
  • Thousand Island Dressing (purchased or homemade, amount to taste)

For the Thousand Island Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce (such as Heinz)
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish


  • Preheat a frying pan over medium heat. Butter one side of each of two slices rye bread.
  • To make the Thousand Island dressing: combine mayonnaise, chili sauce, and sweet pickle relish until it reaches the right consistency and color, adding more of any component that seems lacking.
  • To assemble the sandwich: on one slice of bread, layer turkey pastrami, a slice of Swiss cheese, sauerkraut (if using), and dressing to taste, then top with other piece of bread.
  • Add sandwich to pan and cook as you would a grilled cheese sandwich, browning on one side then flipping to brown on the other.


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Keyword main dish, sandwich, turkey