Make this easy Irish-inspired Reuben Dip with creamy Thousand Island, tangy sauerkraut, salty corned beef, and gooey cheese in less than 30 minutes with just 5 ingredients!
With St Patrick’s Day around the corner, I wanted to share another favorite Irish inspired recipe. Hot, homemade Reuben Dip.
If you like Reuben sandwiches, then you’ll love this Reuben Dip. And, well, if you don’t love Reuben sandwiches (like me, actually), you’ll probably still love it (like I definitely do).
Reuben Dip is made with the same ingredients as a Reuben sandwich, and is SO easy to make in less than 30 minutes. Creamy cream cheese and Thousand Island dressing, tangy sauerkraut, salty corned beef, and gooey melted cheese, all in this one dip.
What Corned Beef Do You Use?
Personally, I like to make a little extra slow cooker corned beef and cabbage, then chop up the extra to use in this recipe.
But, since the Reuben Dip is delicious all year long, not just for St Patrick’s Day, you can also use the corned beef from the deli counter. You’ll need about a half pound.
What to Serve with Reuben Dip?
Reuben Dip needs to be served with crackers or chips for dipping. Butter crackers or Wheat Thins are some great classic options. Some fun and different options might be pretzel chips, pretzel sticks, baguette crisps, or rye bread pieces.
Reuben Dip is also great for potlucks with lots of other foods and sides.
More St Patrick’s Day Recipes You’ll Love
- Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage – our favorite for St Patrick’s Day!
- Reuben Casserole – another great way to use up leftover corned beef!
- Ranch Cheddar Beer Dip – try this recipe with Guiness!
- Irish Cream Coffee Creamer – start your St Patrick’s day right!
- All St. Patrick’s Day Ideas
- 1 package cream cheese (8 ounces), softened
- 1/2 cup Thousand Island dressing
- 8 ounces corned beef chopped
- 1 cup sauerkraut (drained and squeezed)
- 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
- Mix cream cheese and dressing in a medium mixing bowl until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients, and stir to combine.
- Transfer mixture to a 9-inch pie pan or baking dish.
- Bake at 400°F for 15-20 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
- Serve warm with crackers or chips
Slow Cooker Instructions
- Follow steps 1 and 2. You can mix it directly in the slow cooker crock. Then cook dip on HIGH for 2-3 hours or LOW for 4-6 hours.
- Serve with crackers or chips. Butter crackers are classic easy. For a variety, use pretzel crackers, baguette crisps, or pieces of rye.
- Drain and dry the sauerkraut before measuring. Drain it in a colander. Then transfer to a dish towel or several layers of paper towels. Gently squeeze so that a little additional moisture comes out. Be careful not to squeeze too much, or you’ll lose too much flavor.
- You can use leftover corned beef from a slow cooker corned beef and cabbage, OR you can use corned beef from the deli counter.
- Make this Reuben Dip in the oven or slow cooker! Both directions are in the recipe!
- I DO NOT recommend freezing this dip, but you can definitely make this dip ahead!
- Make Ahead Directions: Follow steps 1-3 of the recipe. Then store covered in the refrigerator until ready to bake, no more than 1-2 days.
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