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Best Reuben Dip

This made-for-dipping Best Reuben Dip recipe is sure to get any party started in style. It’s filled with corned beef, sauerkraut and plenty of Swiss cheese. Serve it with rye bread, crackers, crostini or pita chips on the side for dipping.

Best Reuben Dip

There’s nothing like a delectable holiday-themed appetizer to get your St Patrick’s Day festivities started. This ooey gooey Reuben dip is the perfect combination of Swiss cheese, corned beef and sauerkraut all smothered in a dreamy thousand island cream cheese sauce. It combines all of the flavors found in a classic Reuben sandwich and transforms them into a fabulously creamy dip. How to make simple Reuben Dip: (Scroll down for full printable recipe.)

  • Creamed Ingredients – Use a mixer to cream together mayonnaise, Thousand Island dressing and cream cheese until fully combined.
  • Sauerkraut – Squeeze all excess moisture from sauerkraut.
  • Combine- Add to the bowl with the chopped corned beef and 1 ½ cups cheese. Mix by hand until combined. Spread evenly in baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese.
  • Bake – Bake in a preheated 350°F oven per the recipe until golden.
  • Serve – Garnish with chopped chives then serve immediately with rye bread, crackers or crostini for dipping.
Step-by-step pictures of preparation of Reuben Dip

How to Make the BEST Reuben Dip

While we naturally think of corned beef and cabbage for St Patrick’s Day, this dip is a year-round option for parties and holiday events. You’ll be amazed how so few ingredients can pack such incredible flavor. When party planning, we often focus our efforts on the entrée or desserts, but, I’m a firm believer that tasty appetizers capture the attention of your guests from the onset.

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade Reuben Dip: Corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, mayonnaise, bottled Thousand Island dressing, chive and onion flavored cream cheese, fresh chives and chips, pita, or toasted rye bread rounds for serving,
  • Kitchen tools you’ll need: 1 1/2 quart baking dish, colander, sharp knife and cutting board, hand mixer, measuring cups and spoons, rubber spatula and cheese grater.
  • The most important part of making this dip is making an effort to remove all of the excess moisture from the sauerkraut after rinsing. You can place it into a lint free kitchen towel and squeeze.
  • The best Thousand Island dressing to use in this recipe is a brand that you already enjoy. Whether it’s Ken’s. Kraft, Marzetti’s, Wishbone or a private label store brand. It’s a big part of the flavor so choose a good one!
  • Serve this delicious dip with rye bread, crackers, crostini or pita chips for dipping. Garlic bread is a fantastic option, too.
  • You can fully assemble this dish and pop it into the refrigerator overnight. Allow it to stand at room temperature for 20 minutes or so and bake according to the recipe just before serving.
  • Store cooked Reuben Dip chilled in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in single servings in the microwave.
Best Reuben Dip

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Best Reuben Dip

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: baked-reuben-dip, best-reuben-dip, classic-reuben-dip
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 208kcal


  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup Thousand Island dressing (store bought or homemade)
  • 4 oz chive and onion cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sauerkraut rinsed and drained well
  • 6 oz Deli corned beef chopped
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh chives
  • rye bread, crackers or crostini for dipping


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 1 1/2 quart baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl using an electric mixer cream together mayonnaise, Thousand Island, and cream cheese until fully combined.
  • Squeeze all excess moisture from sauerkraut. Add to the bowl with corned beef and 1 ½ cups cheese. Mix by hand until combined.
  • Spread evenly in baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden.
  • Garnish with chopped chives. Serve immediately with rye bread, crackers or crostini for dipping.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 507mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 287IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Just made this dip for a St Patty’s Day party. Everyone just LOVED it. There was nothing left. Thank you for sharing. 🍀

  2. The recipe calls for 2/3 of a cup a bottle of thousand island dressing is that a cup of dressing? Or approximately how much? I bought a 24 ounce bottle I feel like 2/3 of the bottle will be way too much so can you tell me a more accurate amount? Is it like a cup or a half a cup?

    1. The recipe calls for 2/3 cup of dressing from a store bought bottle of Thousand Island dressing. I’m not sure how more accurate to explain it. Not 2/3 of a bottle, actually measure it. Regardless if you make your own or pour it from a bottle of prepared dressing you need 2/3 cup.

      1. It’s no problem Kristie, I would much rather you ask than use WAY too much dressing! I hope you love this, it’s a family favorite.

  3. I usually love adding sauerkraut to reuben sandwiches, but I bet it’s delicious in a dip! I can’t wait to try this recipe, thank you for sharing!

      1. After squeezing the liquid from the sauerkraut I think I would chop it up into smaller pieces. That way it won’t be as stringy and will stay on bread as it would be hot. Does that make sense.

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