Reuben Pasta Salad

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

Reuben Pasta Salad has all of the amazing flavors of your favorite Reuben Sandwich! Corned beef, swiss, sauerkraut and pickles are tossed with a simple thousand islands dressing for one the best potluck salads you’ve ever had!

Serve Reuben Pasta Salad super cold right from the refrigerator to showcase all the really savory flavors! What a great way to use up leftover corned beef!

Reuben pasta salad in a white bowl.

How to Make Reuben Pasta Salad

If you like Reuben sandwiches, you’re going to ABSOLUTELY love this Reuben pasta salad recipe!

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
  2. Combine dressing ingredients well.
  3. Toss all ingredients together and place in the refrigerator at least one hour.

Before serving, drizzle with extra dressing and season with salt and pepper.

Reuben pasta salad ingredients in a pan.

What to Serve with Pasta Salad

If you are serving Reuben pasta salad on a buffet table or it will be outdoors, place the bowl inside a larger bowl with ice on the bottom and be sure to stir it every once in a while to make sure it stays cold.

This pasta salad is a whole meal on its own but it can go great with as a side dish. Try it with this hearty fresh tomato soup. And every salad goes great with dinner rolls, right?

Reuben pasta salad ingredients in a bowl.


Leftover pasta salad is always good the next day because the flavors have had a chance to blend and this Reuben pasta salad is no different!

  • To Refrigerate: Keep tightly covered so it doesn’t absorb the odors and flavors of the other items in the fridge. It should last about four days in the refrigerator.
  • To Serve: Toss in a colander to drain out any liquid and refresh the flavors with an extra dose of thousand island dressing and some salt and pepper.

It’s not a good idea to freeze pasta salad since the pasta changes consistency once it thaws out. But you can definitely freeze the dressing separately for the next time you want to make this super fun, super tasty salad!

Easy Pasta Salad Recipes

Reuben pasta salad topped with pickles and reuben chunks
5 from 3 votes
Review Recipe

Reuben Pasta Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
All of the amazing flavors of your favorite Reuben Sandwich in a delicious creamy pasta salad!


  • 3 cups medium pasta uncooked
  • ¼ cup white onion minced
  • 1 cup sauerkraut drained
  • ½ cup dill pickles chopped
  • 1 cup corned beef sliced or cubed
  • 1 cup swiss cheese cubed
  • cup mayonnaise
  • cup sour cream
  • cup thousand island or russian dressing
  • 1 ½ tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons sauerkraut brine *see note
  • 1 ½ teaspoons caraway seeds
  • salt & pepper to taste

Follow Spend with Pennies on Pinterest


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and run under cold water.
  • Combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Toss all ingredients with dressing. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.
  • Drizzle with extra thousand island/russian dressing before serving if desired.

Recipe Notes

Note: The brine is from the drained sauerkraut.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 357, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 679mg, Potassium: 187mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 220IU, Vitamin C: 7.6mg, Calcium: 140mg, Iron: 1.2mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword reuben pasta salad
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Reuben Pasta Salad
Reuben Pasta Salad and reuben salad ingredients writing
Reuben Pasta Salad with corned beef writing
Reuben Pasta Salad serve in a bowl writing
Reuben Pasta Salad with writing

More Recipes You'll Love

About the author


pinterest facebook twitter instagram

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

More Posts by Holly

Latest & Greatest Dishes