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Paddy’s Reuben Dip

This slow-cooked spread tastes just like the popular Reuben sandwich. Even when I double the recipe, I end up with an empty dish. —Mary Jane Kimmes, Hastings, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 2 hours
  • Makes
    32 servings (about 4 cups)


  • 4 packages (2 ounces each) thinly sliced deli corned beef, finely chopped
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • Rye bread or crackers


  • In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 5 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours or until cheese is melted; stir until blended. Serve warm with bread or crackers.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoon: 58 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 126mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • jackie.baker
    Oct 3, 2018

    Always a fan favorite! I've had people comments that they'd sit there and finish the entire dish if it didn't make them look bad :)

  • hangelikis
    Jan 23, 2018

    Made this for our Christmas appetizers and it was a HUGE hit. Toasted the rye bread and cut into bite sized pieces. I forgot about the Thousand Island dressing and it didn't make a difference. I'll try it next time. Didn't rinse the sauerkraut either. This was fantastic. A nice change from the usual appetizers.

  • MaggieWB
    Oct 1, 2017

    I prepared the dip exactly as directed, took it to a family reunion, and stood back to avoid the stampede! it was well beyond being a hit. I served it with Triscuit rye crackers, by the way.Thank you Mary Jane for sharing this superb recipe!

  • mjflowers
    Mar 18, 2017

    This was amazing and perfect for our potluck at work! I used light sour cream and light cream cheese and it was still delicious. Took others advice and didn't rinse sauerkraut and added a splash of thousand island dressing. Served with rye bread and rye triscuits. Tasted just like eating a Reuben sandwich :)

  • cherylyoung
    Dec 31, 2016

    Good taste, but wasn't very soft, the crackers would break when you tried to spread them. I think Thousand Island dressing would help with that problem & add more to the flavor.

  • miller.kassandra
    Jul 2, 2016

    I'm with "rebelwithoutaclue" , add a heavy dose of thousand Island dressing1

  • swinny
    Mar 23, 2016

    Delish! Used plain greek yogurt for the sour cream.

  • marlow66
    Mar 16, 2016

    I make the same kind of dip but don't use sour cream, use a small can of cream of chicken soup instead. Really good with garlic peta chips too.

  • rebelwithoutaclue
    Mar 15, 2016

    This is really good. I added1 heaping tbl of 1000 Island Dressing. I prefer Russian Dressing but always seem to get out voted. As others have said, DO NOT rinse Kraut. Served with small Jewish Rye Party Bread slices.

  • tofusagi
    Jan 30, 2015

    I tried this with rye bread and it just felt like something was missing - switched to whole grain chips and it was way better! I would recommend some thousand island dressing on the side.