There's something special about a great dip recipe. This Reuben dip recipe is one of our favorites! It's easy to make, with deli corned beef or pastrami and it always gets gobbled up fast! All you need is a few simple ingredients: deli corn beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, mayonnaise, Russian dressing, and cream cheese. If you're looking for an appetizer that will wow your guests, this is it!
Ultimate Reuben Dip- With Deli Corned Beef
What is Reuben dip? Isn't that just a sandwich in dip form? Well, not quite. This delicious appetizer may have all the flavors of a Reuben sandwich, but it's actually made with cream cheese, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, Russian Dressing, mayo, and of course corned beef. This dip is of course perfect for St. Patrick's Day but you can make it year-round with deli corned beef — making it the perfect party snack! Plus, it's easy to make and can be tailored to your liking. Want more spice? Add hot sauce or mustard. Like it cheesy? Throw in some extra cheese. The possibilities are endless! So get creative and give this dip a try for your next gathering. I promise you won't be disappointed.
Ingredents for Ultimate Reuben Dip
- Corned Beef - You can use deli corn beef or pastrami and you can also use left over corned beef brisket.
- Mayonnaise - there is enough mayo in this recipe that you should make sure to choose your favorite tasting one because the flavor will come through.
- Chive and Onion Cream Cheese - You can use regular cream cheese if you can't finf the chive and onion.
- Thousand Island Dressing- gives this dip a little sweet and tangy flavor that is so good!
- Swiss Cheese- Swiss cheese is sweet, mild, and nutty and gives this dip a huge flavor punch! I always like to grate my own cheeses when I am going to be melting them they tend to melt better.
- Fresh Chives
How To Make Ultimate Ruben Dip - With Deli Corned Beef
You will be amazed at how easy this reuben dip is to make! When it comes to making this dip, you can use either sliced corned beef from the deli or cook your own. I used deli corned beef because it's easier and I didn't have time to make a corned beef brisket and the flavor was just as good! If getting deli sliced corned beef, you can request that it’s shredded. Or, get it sliced and dice it up yourself for the reuben dip.
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Add your mayo, thousand island dressing, and cream cheese to a bowl using a hand mixer or a whisk mix ingredients together until completely combined.
Chop the corned beef into small pieces. I like to roll it like the above photo together first to make it easier to slice. Then add chopped corned beef and add it to the bowl. I like to grate my own swiss cheese I like the way it melts better than pre-grated cheese. Add grated swiss to the bowl then add in the sauerkraut that has had the liquid squeezed out to the bowl.
Make sure to squeeze the liquid out of the sauerkraut completely or it will make the dip watery
Spray a 12 x 9 casserole dish or liked-sized round one with non-stick cooking spray. Add in the dip mixture to greased pan and top with extra swiss cheese, chives, and chopped corned beef.
Bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly and golden. Leave in the oven a minute or two extra under the broiler to brown cheese further if desired. Serve immediately with rye crackers, bagel chips, rye bread, or tortilla chips.
How To Make The Ultimate Reuben Dip In The Slow Cooker
Making this Reuben dip in a slow cooker is just as easy as in the oven.
Follow the directions above until you get to the part where you put it in the pan and instead spray the inside of the slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray and spread the dip mixture. Top it off the same way with the extra shredded Swiss cheese, diced corned beef, and chives.
Cook the reuben dip on HIGH for 30-45 minutes or on LOW for about 2 hours. You can serve the dip right in the slow cooker to keep it warm. Just make sure to set it to the “warm” setting.
Can I freeze Reuben Dip?
I do not recommend freezing this reuben dip. Cream cheese doesn’t stand up to freezing because it’s so high in water content. The texture of the dip after freezing will be grainy and no longer smooth it could also separate and become greasy.
Preparing Reuben Dip Ahead Of Time
You can prepare this dip a day ahead of time if needed. Just mix the dip and spread the mixture into the baking dish as instructed in the recipe. Then cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator. When you are ready bake for 25-30 minutes.
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Ultimate Reuben Dip
- 8 oz Corned Beef reserve 1 tablespoon for topping.
- ⅔ cup Thousand Island Dressing
- 1 cup Sauerkraut See Notes
- 4 oz Chive and Onion Cream Cheese
- 1 Cup Mayonnaise
- 1 ½ Cups Shredded Swiss Cheese
Reuben Dip Topping
- ½ cup Shredded Swiss Cheese
- 1 tablespoon Corned Beef (reserved from 8 oz above)
- 1 teaspoon Fresh Chives
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- Grate 2 cups of swiss cheese for dip and topping.
- Add your mayo, thousand island dressing, and cream cheese to a bowl using a hand mixer or a whisk mix ingredients together until completely combined.
- Chop the corned beef into small pieces and add it into the bowl Add 1 ½ cups of cheese to the bowl reseving the rest of cheese to use later on the top.
- Squeeze out your sauerkraut and add it to the bowl. Mix your ingredents all together until combined.
- Add in the dip mixture to greased pan and top with extra swiss cheese, chives, and chopped corned beef
- Bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly and golden. Serve immediately with rye crackers, bagel chips, rye bread, or tortilla chips.