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A metal pan is loaded with cabbage, corned-beef, and Swiss cheese.
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Reuben in a Bowl Recipe

Reuben in a bowl captures all the best sandwich flavors in a 30-minute low-carb recipe! This healthy one-pot meal makes a delicious and easy dinner any night of the week.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 471 kcal


Reuben in a Bowl:

  • 3 Tbsp. oil
  • ½ pound corned beef cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ sweet onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp. caraway seeds
  • 20-24 oz. coleslaw mix
  • ¾ cup sauerkraut
  • ½ tsp. Salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese sliced or shredded
  • Green onions finely chopped, optional

Thousand Island Dressing:

  • ¾ cup mayo
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 3-4 Tbsp. ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. sweet relish
  • 2 Tbsp. sweet onion minced
  • 2 tsp. white wine vinegar or ACV
  • ½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp. salt to taste


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat add 1 tablespoon of oil along with the cut corned beef. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove the beef from the skillet and sit on a paper-lined plate to drain.
  2. Add another tablespoon of oil to the skillet along with the chopped onion. Saute for 3 minutes, or until the onion begins to soften. Add the garlic and caraway seeds. Continue sauteing for another minute.
  3. Add the coleslaw mix. Stir to combine and cook until tender but still crisp, about 6-8 minutes.
  4. Mix in the sauerkraut, the corned beef, salt, pepper, and top with Swiss cheese. Reduce heat to low, cover with a lid, and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
  5. Thousand Island Dressing: Mix all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

  6. Serve the Reuben in a bowl with a drizzle of thousand island dressing and a sprinkle of chopped green onions. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • To Store: Keep the dressing and reuben bowl in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator. The bowl will be good for up to 4-5 days, the dressing up to 2 weeks.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze in a freezer-safe airtight container for up to 3 months. However, the cabbage will change consistency.
Nutrition Facts
Reuben in a Bowl Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 471 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 15g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 1165mg51%
Potassium 410mg12%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 527IU11%
Vitamin C 50mg61%
Calcium 216mg22%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.