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Baked Reuben Braid

Baked Reuben Braid
Baked Reuben Braid
4.4 / 5  (5 votes, 1 review )

If you love a Reuben you will love this impressive concoction. It has all of the flavor braided into a great looking table trophy.

Prep Time: 20 min (not including thaw time)
Bake Time: 30-35 min
Servings: 8
Skills: Intermediate


  1. 1 Loaf Rhodes Bread Dough, or 12 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature
  2. 1/3 cup thousand island salad dressing
  3. 1/2 pound thinly sliced turkey pastrami
  4. 8 slices Swiss cheese
  5. 2 cups sauerkraut, drained
  6. 1 egg white, beaten
  7. 2 tablespoons caraway seeds


Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Roll loaf or combined dinner rolls into a 12x16-inch rectangle. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest 10-15 minutes.

Remove wrap from dough and pour dressing lengthwise in a 4-inch strip down center of dough. Top with pastrami, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut. Make cuts 1 1/2-inches apart on long sides of dough to within 1/2-inch of filling. Begin braid by folding top and bottom strips toward filling. Then braid strips alternately, left over right. Finish by pulling last strip over and tucking under braid.

Lift braid with both hands and place on a large sprayed baking sheet. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with caraway seeds.

Bake at 350°F 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly and slice to serve.

(1) Comment

Baked Reuben Braid
Lee said on Mar 21, 2011

My wife and I love Reuben sandwiches and this was a huge hit in our home. It's great for lunch of dinner, but it's also great to make ahead for travel or as a nice meal to take to work. This is a winner and is going into permanent rotation in our home's menu plan.