One of my all time favorite sandwiches is this slimmed down version of a grilled Reuben sandwich. Just by using high quality, but lower fat/calorie ingredients, I was able to transform a traditional Grilled Reuben Sandwich into one that’s very diet friendly.

All the beloved flavors are in there – melty Swiss cheese, earthy rye bread, salty corned beef, tangy sauerkraut, and creamy Thousand Island dressing – but it’s way fewer calories than a restaurant version.

I cooked mine in a panini press (hence the grill marks), which is fantastic to use if you have one, but the instructions are for pan grilling. If you want a hot, melty sandwich that won’t blow your Points budget, this is it. Enjoy!

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Grilled Reuben Sandwich Recipe

Calories311 kcal
Carbohydrates30.5 g
Fat9 g
Protein26 g
4.72 from 7 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Total Time16 minutes


Servings: 1
  • 2 thin slices rye bread
  • 2 oz sliced corned beef deli meat - (I like the one from Trader Joe's)
  • 1 slice reduced fat swiss cheese - (I like Sargento's)
  • 1 tbsp fat free Thousand Island dressing
  • ¼ cup sauerkraut


  • Spread dressing on both slices of bread; set aside.
  • Mist a large nonstick pan with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat. Add corned beef to pan and warm through, about 1 1/2 minutes. Move meat to one side of pan; add sauerkraut to pan and stir it until heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat and transfer corned beef and sauerkraut to a plate; cover and set aside.
  • Lightly mist same pan with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Place 1 slice of bread, dressing side up, in pan; top bread with corned beef and then layer with sauerkraut and cheese.
  • Carefully place remaining slice of bread, dressing side down, on top; gently press down with a spatula for about 2 minutes. Flip sandwich and heat for 2 minutes more; remove from heat promptly.


The entire recipe makes 1 serving
The serving size is 1 sandwich


Calories: 311 kcal (16%)Carbohydrates: 30.5 g (10%)Protein: 26 g (52%)Fat: 9 g (14%)Saturated Fat: 3.5 g (22%)Fiber: 3.5 g (15%)Sugar: 4.5 g (5%)
Main IngredientBeef Recipes
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  1. Jerrie Sheckler Reply

    I am having the same problem with printing. I get the picture but not the recipe.

  2. Pat Timkew Reply

    Just wanted to let you know that when I tried to use your print friendly app, all that I was able to get was the upper portion of the page, not the recipe. It really looks good though and I would like to print the recipe off .
    Thanks. Love your site.

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