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Slow-Cooker Reuben Spread

My daughter shared this recipe with me for a hearty spread that tastes just like a Reuben sandwich. Serve it from a slow cooker set to warm so the dip stays at its most tasty temperature. —Rosalie Fuchs, Paynesville, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 2 hours
  • Makes
    3-1/2 cups


  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 package (3 ounces) deli corned beef, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons prepared Thousand Island salad dressing
  • Snack rye bread or crackers


  • In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 5 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until cheeses are melted; stir to blend. Serve warm with bread or crackers.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 69 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 203mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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  • silly girl
    Jan 31, 2012

    Turned out great but make sure you keep the crock pot plugged in..when it starts to cool, it's not so appetizing looking.

  • annepaulette
    Jan 18, 2012

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    Jan 9, 2011

    We love Reuben sandwiches, and therefor this spread! Before Christmas, I found some rye Triscuits to serve with it. Very good!

  • ricksbro
    Dec 16, 2010

    My sister sent this recipe to me last year, and now I sent it to some close friends to enjoy also. I've made it at least adozen time, this year alone. bottom line? "OUTSTANDING"!

  • lillianlbrk
    Nov 15, 2010

    I made this recipe as written for the first time and servd t at a family gathering. I made it again for a church function and had many call me for the recipe. I have since adapted this recipe. I didn't rinse the sauerkraut entirely. I also chopped it after squeezing it dry & then putting back into the liquid. I substituted a Hungarian spicy sausage, or a chorizo, or Kielbasi for the deli corned beef. I have a variety of pans and cookers to choice from. I tried it with then slow cooker and with a dutch oven on the grill or stove top. dependingn the meat I add, i may substitue different cheeses or add cheese with a little zing or tang to the swiss cheese. Goat chees can be substituted for the cream cheese or added to the mixture in palce of swiss cheese depending on one's taste. I serve it in a variety of ways, ina slow cooker, in the dutch oven and keep it warm in the fire place or on the grill.I have tried a bread bowl made from Peasant bread, Jewish rye bread as well as Pumpernickel bread. This is really "peasant food" and would be great on any occassion.

  • jleydig
    Jun 4, 2010

    Made it for the first time for a work lunch and everyone who loves Reubens loved this spread!

  • mcmyrtle
    Dec 24, 2009

    I served it in a hollowed out loaf of round rye for a Superbowl party. It was a BIG hit!

  • mrswvwoodchuck
    Dec 8, 2009

    I had never tried a reuben sandwich before, but when I found this recipe years ago Ithought I would try it, now it is the one recipe that my family always request for our Christmas eve get together, this is so good and so simple, if thinking about trying it I would definitely say go for it.

  • Ruthsw
    Feb 28, 2008

    If you like reubens you will love this we do its soooooo good

  • Engel98
    Jan 28, 2008

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