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Open-Faced Reuben Sandwich Melts

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 sandwiches
Author Emily


  • 8 slices marbled rye bread
  • 1 lb thick sliced corned beef deli meat chopped (I used the best quality available)
  • 1 c sauerkraut drained
  • 8 oz thousand island dressing
  • 3 T fresh chives chopped
  • 6 oz Monterey jack cheese shredded
  • 6 oz Swiss cheese shredded
  • 3 T butter softened


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Place 8 slices of bread on lined baking sheet and butter one side. Flip buttered side over so that it is facing down.

  3. In a large bowl, combine all remaining ingredients.

  4. Evenly divide Ruben mixture between the 8 slices of bread.

  5. Spread the mixture so that it evenly covers each slice to the edge.

  6. Place open-faced sandwiches in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden.

Recipe Notes

serves 8.