Reuben Crescent Bake
How to make Reuben Crescent Bake
The best thing about the Reuben crescent bake recipe is that it’s so easy to make. Just roll out some crescent dough, top it with a layer of corned beef, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese, and pop it in the oven.
In just a few minutes, you’ll have a delicious and satisfying meal that everyone will love.
Can refrigerated crescent rolls
1 C. Sauerkraut drained
¼ C. Thousand island dressing
½ lb. Shaved corned beef deli meat
8 Slices Swiss cheese
Place the crescent roll dough out onto a lightly floured surface and separate it in half.
Pinch together the perforated edges of the dough.
Roll half of the dough out until it is a rectangle about 12 inches long.
Place the dough onto a parchment or silicone mat lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
Remove the crust from the oven and top with four slices of the swiss cheese.
Mix together the sauerkraut and the thousand island dressing in a bowl.
Place the corned beef in a layer on top of the swiss cheese, and spread the sauerkraut mixture over it.
Top with another four slices of swiss cheese.
Roll out the other half of the dough, and spread it over the mixture, pinching the edges closed around the bottom.
Bake for 20 minutes longer until browned.
Calories: 385 kcal | Total Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 1176mg | Total Carbohydrates: 24g | Dietary Fiber: 1g | Sugars: 6g | Protein: 14g
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use homemade dough instead of refrigerated crescent rolls?
Yes, you can use homemade dough if you prefer. Just make sure the dough is rolled out to the appropriate size and thickness for the recipe.
Can I use a different type of meat instead of corned beef?
Absolutely! While the recipe uses corned beef, you can try using other deli meats such as pastrami or turkey if you’d like to change the flavor profile.
Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
Yes, you can assemble the layers of the Reuben Crescent Bake in advance and refrigerate it until you’re ready to bake.
This can be convenient for busy days or when you want to save time.
What should I serve as a side dish with this Reuben bake?
A simple side salad or a serving of coleslaw could complement this dish well.
The tangy flavors of the sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing would pair nicely with crisp vegetables.
Can I freeze the leftovers?
While freezing might affect the texture of the baked crescent dough, you can freeze leftovers in an airtight container.
Reheat in the oven to help regain some of the original texture.
Can I use a different type of cheese instead of Swiss cheese?
Yes, you can customize the cheese to your liking. Try using other types of cheese like provolone, cheddar, or a blend for different flavor variations.
What can I use if I don’t have Thousand Island dressing?
If you don’t have Thousand Island dressing, you can make a similar sauce by mixing together mayonnaise, ketchup, sweet pickle relish, and a touch of vinegar or lemon juice.
How do I prevent the crescent dough from getting soggy?
To prevent the bottom crust from becoming soggy, you can prebake the crust for a few minutes before adding the toppings.
This will help create a barrier between the dough and the sauerkraut mixture.
Can I add extra ingredients to the filling?
Absolutely! You can experiment by adding ingredients like diced bell peppers, chopped onions, or even some minced garlic to enhance the flavors in the filling.
Can I use fresh sauerkraut instead of canned?
Yes, you can use fresh sauerkraut, but make sure to drain it well before using it as excess moisture might affect the dish.
You might need to adjust the amount based on its moisture content.