Turkey Reuben Sandwich Recipe

MacKenzie Smith
  • 19 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins,
  • Cook: 7 mins
  • Yield: 1 Sandwich (1 serving)
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Although Reuben sandwiches aren't typically made with turkey, this healthy updated version is totally delicious. And once you make your own homemade 1000 island, you'll never buy a bottled version ever again. And a word to the wise, you don't have to be exact with that recipe – if you just eye it, it'll probably be even better! 

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 tbsp. curry ketchup
  • 1 egg (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. roasted red pepper (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp. yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. sriracha
  • 1/4 tbsp. garlic salt
  • 1/2 tbsp. sweet pickle relish
  • 1/4 oven roasted turkey breast (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp. purple sauerkraut
  • 2 slices swiss cheese
  • 2 slices marbled rye
  • 2 pats salted butter
  • 1.5 tbsp. homemade thousand island dressing

How to Make It

For the Thousand Island

  1. In a bowl, combine the mayo with curry ketchup, mustard, Sriracha, pickle relish, egg, roasted red pepper, the chopped egg, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Stir until everything is incorporated and set aside.

*You will have more than you need for this recipe, but that's ok – keep it in an airtight container for up to 4 or 5 days or until it starts to ferment.*


For the Sandwich

  1. Take one slice of marbled rye and smear on some of your homemade thousand island. Then add a slice of cheese, the turkey, the sauerkraut and another slice of cheese.
  1. On the remaining slice of marbled rye, give it a hearty smear of your homemade thousand island dressing and close the sandwich.
  2. Butter both sides with the salted butter and set aside.
  3.  In a medium sized skillet, add the buttered sandwich and turn the heat to medium.
  4. Let the sandwich cook for a few minutes on each side until the cheese starts to melt and the bread begins to crisp up.
  5. Once both sides are evenly browned, take it off the skillet and set aside for a minute so the cheese doesn't ooze out when you slice it.
  6. Slice the sandwich in half and serve with an extra side of thousand island.