This Reuben dip is a hot cheesy dip made with the classic sandwich ingredients including corned beef, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing. A unique and unexpected party offering that always gets rave reviews!

I like to serve a variety of dips when I have people over, I often make queso dip, chicken Alfredo dip, and this irresistible Reuben dip. It’s super creamy and full of savory flavors.

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A hand scooping out a serving of Reuben dip with baguette.

I’m always looking for new and exciting ways to turn classic recipes into hot, cheesy dips. This Reuben dip has been a huge hit with my family and friends, and it takes just 5 minutes to put together! You can even make this dip in advance before your next gathering.

What is a reuben sandwich?

A Reuben sandwich is a classic American dish made with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island or Russian dressing. The sandwich is served on rye bread and is typically grilled until hot and melted. This dip combines all of the sandwich components for a fun snack option.

Corned beef, cream cheese, Thousand Island dressing and cheese in a bowl.

How do you make Reuben dip?

This dip is a blend of corned beef, sauerkraut, cream cheese, sour cream, Thousand Island dressing and Swiss cheese. Mix everything together, then spread it into a baking dish. A layer of cheese goes over the top, then the dip is baked until browned and bubbly. Add a sprinkling of parsley and enjoy!

Reuben dip spread into a skillet for baking.

Tips for Reuben dip

  • This dip can be assembled up to one day before you plan to serve it. Simply cover and store in the fridge until you’re ready to bake it. You may need to add a few more minutes onto the baking time to compensate for starting with a cold dip.
  • Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature before you mix up your dip. If the cream cheese is too cold, the corned beef will break up into tiny pieces as you mix everything together. I think this dip tastes best with larger pieces of corned beef!
  • You can use mayonnaise instead of sour cream if you prefer.
  • You can use cubed corned beef or deli style sliced corned beef for this dip, whichever is easiest for you to find! I used leftover corned beef from a previous night’s dinner.
  • I like to use freshly grated cheese for this dip. It’s a little more work, but the bagged pre-shredded cheeses are often coated with stabilizing agents and they don’t melt nearly as well.
  • I typically use bottled Thousand Island dressing, but you can make your own if you prefer.

A skillet of dip topped with shredded cheese.

What to serve with Reuben Dip

There are so many different dippers that pair well with the flavors of a Reuben. I typically offer up multiple dippers to give my guests plenty of options.

  • Rye Bread
  • Pumpernickel Bread
  • Baguette Crisps
  • Breadsticks
  • Pretzel Chips
  • Crackers
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers

A baguette chip dipping into a skillet of Reuben dip.

Once your party guests get a taste of this hot and cheesy dip, they’ll be begging you for the recipe! Reuben dip is perfect for game day, parties, or even just for a hearty snack.

Baked Reuben dip in a skillet served with crackers and vegetables.

More great dip recipes

5 from 23 votes

Reuben Dip

AuthorSara Welch
A hand scooping out a serving of Reuben dip with baguette.
This Reuben dip is a hot cheesy dip made with the classic sandwich ingredients including corned beef, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing. A unique and unexpected party offering that always gets rave reviews!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Serves 8


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cups corned beef diced or chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Swiss cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sauerkraut drained
  • 1/4 cup Thousand Island dressing
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a small baking dish or skillet with cooking spray.
  • Place the cream cheese, corned beef, 3/4 cup Swiss cheese, sour cream, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing in a bowl. Stir gently until blended.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture into an even layer in your prepared dish. Top with remaining 3/4 cup of cheese.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is browned and dip is bubbling. Top with parsley, then serve.


Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 525mg | Potassium: 161mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Vitamin C: 7.2mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I did not make this, but I know my family would love this because we love Reuben sandwiches. I would love to make this for Christmas this year. A question was asked if this could be done in a crock pot. You answered yes, What size crock pot and how long do you cook it for. Also can I buy corn beef at the deli and get then to just slice me a big piece and then dice or chop. I had to give it 5 stars because I know it is going to be great. All your recipes are.

  2. 5 stars
    Without a doubt the best dip ever. The comments from everyone was incredible. Now required at every party.
    Everyone was looking for mustard. Be sure to serve with mustard on the side.
    Great recipe

  3. 5 stars
    Now THIS is a great idea for a dip! Very unique and definitely a delicious combination of flavors.

  4. 5 stars
    I made this for an impromptu get together last night and it was a huge hit. I used cheddar cheese because that’s all that I had and it was delicious!

  5. 5 stars
    Made this for some friends during a football watch party and it was a huge hit. They seriously thought this was the coolest thing ever since they are all reuben fans! Thanks for an amazing recipe.

  6. 5 stars
    Love this dip! I would’ve never thought to take a reuben and turn it into a dip. Sooo good and perfect for parties.