Reuben Pasta Salad


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All of the amazing flavors of your favorite Reuben Sandwich in a delicious creamy pasta salad! Corned beef, swiss, sauerkraut and pickles are tossed with a simple Reuben inspired dressing for one the best potluck salads you’ve ever had!
This Reuben Pasta salad has all of the amazing flavors of your favorite Sandwich! Corned beef, swiss, sauerkraut and pickles are tossed with a simple Reuben inspired dressing for one the best potluck salads you’ve ever had!

I have a thing for pasta salads…  not boring pasta salads though.  I mean I love a GOOD pasta salads and it can’t just taste like noodles and mayonnaise.  To me a pasta salad should taste like something… like Pizza Pasta Salad or even Avocado Pasta Salad.  And of COURSE Dill Pickle Pasta Salad (it’s so good).  And NOW.. THIS gem of a pasta salad.

All of the amazing flavors of your favorite Reuben Sandwich in a delicious creamy pasta salad! Corned beef, swiss, sauerkraut and pickles are tossed with a simply delicious dressing for one the best potluck salads you've ever had!

If you like Reuben Sandwiches, you’re going to ABSOLUTELY love this Reuben Pasta Salad recipe, I promise!  It is loaded with all of the things that make a reuben delicious… corned beef, swiss cheese, pickles, thousand island (or Russian) dressing & caraway seeds for a Reuben Sandwich inspired  flavor we love so much. Plus a punch of minced onion, dill pickle and dijon.

All of the amazing flavors of your favorite Reuben Sandwich in a delicious creamy pasta salad! Corned beef, swiss, sauerkraut and pickles are tossed with a simply delicious dressing for one the best potluck salads you've ever had!

For the corned beef in this recipe I like to go to the deli and ask them to cut me a thicker piece to cube (1 thick slice is about enough) but if you just happen to have regular sandwich sliced corned beef on hand, just use that, it’s perfect.  Slice it into thin strips and it is great in this salad.  If you have homemade corned beef on hand, please send me a message so I can come over for dinner.  Thanks!

Caraway seeds is one of those things that people kind of seem to  love or hate.  I really LOVE them, I think they add such awesome flavor to this salad, so if possible be sure to add them in!  Since I don’t use them often, I buy them in the bulk area of the supermarket  to get just enough for a couple of recipes at a time.

REUBEN PASTA SALAD

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly
Course Salad
Cuisine American
All of the amazing flavors of your favorite Reuben Sandwich in a delicious creamy pasta salad! Corned beef, swiss, sauerkraut and pickles are tossed with a simple Reuben inspired dressing for one the best potluck salads you’ve ever had!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups medium pasta uncooked
  • 1/4 cup minced white onion
  • 1 cup sauerkraut drained
  • 1/2 cup dill pickles chopped
  • 1 cup corned beef sliced or cubed
  • 1 cup cubed swiss cheese
DRESSING
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup thousand island or russian dressing
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons sauerkraut brine *see note
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • salt & pepper to taste

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Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and run under cold water.
  2. Combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Toss all ingredients with dressing. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.
  4. 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, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 679mg, Potassium: 187mg, Carbohydrates: 21g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 9g, Vitamin A: 4.4%, Vitamin C: 9.2%, Calcium: 14%, Iron: 6.7%

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

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    1. Sorry about that, I’ve updated the recipe. The note was just letting you know that the brine is from the drained sauerkraut.

  1. What a great idea to make instead of a sandwich! We are not Swiss cheese lovers,, do you have any ideas for a substitute?

    1. You could substitute another cheese that you might like to have in a reuben. While a mild slice of mozzarella might not be traditional it might be a good choice as it wouldn’t overpower the salad. I might suggest asking at the deli as well as they may have some other good ideas (and often can let you try a little piece). I’d love to hear how it works out for you!

      1. Thanks for the suggestion..I’m thinking of making it tomorrow. Our weather has been in the high 90’s & very humid so, I think this salad would be a great choice! I’ll let you know how it turns out.

  2. This recipe looks and sounds delicious! I’m always looking for ways to incorporate Bubbies products into new recipes. I am obsessed with their kraut and dill pickles. I even like to save the juices to use as a starter for new fermented foods. Thanks for sharing, I will definitely be making this for my ffriends and family.

  3. I see you’re a huge Rueben fan, like me. This is sheer brilliance! Thanks for sharing!

  4. You are the pasta salad QUEEN! The flavors in this one drive me wild, the sauerkraut, the caraway, the Russian dressing, and corned beef — oh my!

  5. This is definitely the season for pasta salads — and this looks and sounds delicious! I’m a sucker for a reuben anyway, so…. yes, please!

  6. I love a reuben sandwich, but what a great idea to make it in to a salad. This is going to be made for our next BBQ for sure!

  7. What a great idea! I’m a fan of Rachels more than Reubens.. I bet this would be fantastic with turkey swapped out too!

  8. I don’t see the pickles listed in the recipe, and am wondering if you used sweet or dill, and quantity to use in the recipe. Sounds fantastic! Thank you.