Healthy Recipes

Reuben Sandwich

With low-fat turkey pastrami, Russian
dressing, and Swiss cheese, this sandwich is
tasty but can be a bit salty. For healthiest
results, use low-sodium ingredients.

Reuben Sandwich
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1 tablespoon reduced-fat sour cream
1 tablespoon reduced-fat mayonnaise
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium ketchup
1 tablespoon horseradish
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon minced cornichons
½ cup sliced onion
½ cup drained reduced-sodium sauerkraut
2 slices rye bread, preferably sprouted
4 slices turkey pastrami
2 slices low-fat Swiss cheese


  1. In a bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice, and minced cornichons and set aside. Coat a skillet with cooking spray and sauté onions over medium heat 1 minute. Cover and cook on low 5 more minutes, add sauerkraut and warm for 1 minute, then turn off heat.

  2. Assemble the sandwich: Brush dressing on both slices of bread, layer turkey on bottom, then sauerkraut and onions, then cheese. Coat another skillet with cooking spray; heat over a medium flame. Reduce heat to medium-low and panfry sandwich on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes.

Nutritional facts: 

Per serving: 515 calories, 15 g fat (3.5 g saturated), 58 g carbohydrates, 36 g protein, 9 g fiber, 800 mg sodium (33% Daily Value).

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