Rueben Casserole – You know it’s good

Rueben Casserole

Rueben Casserole

… when you are asked for the recipe. I was the one asking several weeks ago. I attended our annual HRRVC (Holiday Rambler RV Club) campout. A Pot Luck Brunch was on the menu. The amazing thing about Pot Lucks is that they can be amazingly successful with a great variety of foods. However they can also bomb out when everyone decides to bring the same thing. In most cases I find that folks tend to talk amongst themselves and usually work out a pleasing variety.

Our Pot Luck Brunch was one of the MOST successful I have ever attended. There was an enormous variety of foods and one dish in particular really caught my eye and palate. One of the members, Diane E. brought a Rueben Casserole. Knowing it was a real winner, I asked her for the recipe. That’s when she told me that it had been recently published in our club’s monthly magazine. After reviewing the recipe I was amazed that something that good could be so easy to make.

Fast forward a month. Last night DH and I attended a Halloween Bonfire at our niece’s home. That was my chance to try out the Rueben Casserole on a group of varying ages and tastes. It was a big hit. Several young people made a point to let me know how much they enjoyed it and I was asked for the recipe three different times. Like I said, you know it’s good when they ask you for the recipe!

Rueben Casserole

Makes One 8 x 8 inch baking pan or double recipe for 13 X 9 inch pan

Ingredients

16 oz. pkg of Sauerkraut drained well (not rinsed)
6 – 9 ounces Corned Beef Chopped
1 ½ Cups Swiss Cheese Shredded
½ Cup Mayonnaise
¼ Cup Thousand Island Dressing
6 Slices Marble Rye Bread Cubed
6 Tbls Butter Melted
Cooking Spray

Directions

  • Preheat Oven to 350 F.
  • Mix Mayonnaise and Thousand Island Dressing in bowl and set aside
  • Lightly spray baking pan
  • Spread Sauerkraut evenly over bottom of pan
  • Place chopped Corned Beef on top of Sauerkraut
  • Next layer Swiss Cheese over meat
  • Spread Mayonnaise mixture over the first 3 layers
  • Pour melted butter over bread cubes and toss to coat
  • Spread bread over top of casserole
  • Spray the underside of a sheet of aluminum foil and use to cover casserole
  • Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes.
  • Remove foil, turn off oven and let casserole stand in hot oven for 10 minutes.
  • Serve hot. (Reheat if necessary to keep cheese from hardening).

 

Nutrition Facts

12 Servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories 255.5

Total Fat 21.1 g

Saturated Fat 8.3 g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3 g

Monounsaturated Fat 2.9 g

Cholesterol 38.5 mg

Sodium 562.2 mg

Potassium 63.4 mg

Total Carbohydrate 9.7 g

Dietary Fiber 1.1 g

Sugars 1.7 g

Protein 7.9 g

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