Turkey Reuben Panini

by Renee on October 30, 2012

How often do you eat sandwiches? I eat one almost every day at lunch. Sometimes we have sandwich or sub night for dinner. It is an easy meal and the variations are endless. My usual lunch sandwich is deli ham and turkey with lots of toppings on wheat bread. I break up that routine when I have roasted a turkey and will make a turkey reuben panini.

Hot sandwiches or paninis are great in cold weather. I use my panini maker more in the cooler seasons. It’s nice to eat a hot, roasty, toasty, sandwich on a winter day. Since Thanksgiving is coming up, you might find yourself with leftover turkey. Put it on rye bread, top it with sauerkraut, cheese, and thousand island dressing, and grill it. It is so good!

Some folks like Russian dressing on their reuben. I do too. I will use either it or thousand island. I hear spicy mustard works too although I have not tried it yet. I relate spicy mustard to pastrami.

Are you preparing for the holidays? I can’t believe they are almost here. So much to do in the coming months. Time to fuel up and get ready with a turkey reuben panini.

Turkey Reuben Panini

Turkey Reuben Panini

  • Rye bread slices
  • Thousand Island or Russian dressing
  • Roasted turkey slices
  • Sauerkraut
  • Havarti or Swiss cheese slices
  • Olive oil spray

Heat the panini maker.

Spread dressing on one side of two slices of rye bread. On one slice add a layer of turkey. Squeeze the liquid from the sauerkraut and place on top of turkey. Place a slice of cheese on top. Cover with the other slice of bread with the dressing on the inside. Spray the outside with the olive oil spray.

Place the sandwich in the panini maker and lower the top down. Grill for about 5 minutes, until toasted. Remove panini from the grill, slice in half, and enjoy.

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Jen @ Juanita's Cocina October 30, 2012 at 6:50 am

What a perfect sandwich! I, too, have one every day for lunch and sometimes I get in a rut. Thanks for the new sandwich to make!


Katherine G October 30, 2012 at 8:51 am

This looks so delicious!!!


Terry B Gardner (@tbgdesign) October 30, 2012 at 4:09 pm

MMMM…making my mouth water.


Renee October 31, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Thanks Terry! I’ll let you know the next time I’m making them and have you over for lunch.


Rebecca Elliott October 30, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Love, love, love ruebens! And the turkey is a nice, healthy twist. Thanks for the recipe!


Renee October 31, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I do not care for the beef (corned?) that is in regular reubens. Once I had a turkey reuben I was hooked.


Lane @ Supper for a Steal October 30, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I love sandwiches too! I usually only eat hot sandwiches so my panini grill (aka George Foreman) gets a lot of use. Turkey reubens are delicious. I used to eat them in college, but haven’t had one since.


Renee October 31, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I had a George Foreman grill long ago and never used it. Finally sold it at a yard sale. Then I had a panini and had to get a panini maker.


diabeticFoodie October 31, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Turkey reubens are one of my favorite sandwiches. Love the panini twist!


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