Creamy Hot Reuben Sandwich Party Dip

With all the Holiday parties and football in the next few months it’s crucial to have some party food ready for your guests to nibble on.

Well if you’re a fan of Reuben Sandwiches, then you’ll love this Creamy Hot Reuben Sandwich Party Dip, and so will your guests!

A piece of Cocktail Pumpernickel Bread being dipped into a bowl of dip


It has all the elements of a tasty Reuben Sandwich in one hot ready-to-party dip.

You and and your party dwellers will have a hard time focusing on the main event with this dip lingering on the counter top. It’s like a tractor beam of taste-bud explosions. {what?}

A close up of a skillet of creamy dip

I actually made this fun recipe two years ago for a recipe contest. It was a video submission, {hopefully it got lost somewhere out there in the internet} but I failed big time in sharing the recipe with you guys.

I wont go into too many details, but let’s just say I didn’t win. But I’m pretty sure it had to do with my lack of video skills and not the recipe, cause this one’s a winner. {basically me in front of a camera = not coordinated and super sweaty palms}

A display of measured ingredients needed to make Creamy Hot Reuben Sandwich Party Dip

Reuben Sandwiches can be made with either Pastrami or Corned Beef. I prefer the Pastrami, so that’s what I went with for this recipe, but feel free to switch it up if you want. I just love the peppery taste of Pastrami.

A sliced loaf of Cocktail Pumpernickel Bread on a a cutting board

You can find these cute loafs of Cocktail Pumpernickel Bread in the bakery section of your grocery store.

Just lay them out on a baking sheet, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Then bake them till they crisp up.

A pastry brush spreading melted butter on top of mini bread slices on a pan

While the bread is in the oven, throw together your ingredients in a large bowl and mix them to combine.

A bowl of ingredients to make dip topped with chopped pastrami

Then pour the mixture into an oven safe dish {or cast iron skillet},  and spread it out to an even layer.

A skillet filled with dip ingredients cooking

Toss it into a hot oven for 10 minutes, stir and cook an additional 10 minutes or until it’s bubbly all over.

A close up of the dip finished in a skillet

Set it out and just try to not bury your face in it.

Yeah, it’s that good. {plus it’s really hot, so that might hurt a bit}

Three stacked pieces of Cocktail Pumpernickel Bread on a plate topped with Creamy Reuben Dip

Reuben Sandwiches are probably one of my all time favorite sandwiches. I love the way all the flavors blend together, from the peppery pastrami to the vinegar-tasting sauerkraut and all the way to the creaminess of the thousand island dressing. It’s just one of those unique flavor combinations that melds so perfectly together.

A hand dipping a piece of Cocktail Pumpernickel Bread in a skillet of dip

Just try keeping your hands off of this one.

I dare you!

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Three stacked pieces of Cocktail Pumpernickel Bread on a plate topped with Creamy Reuben Dip
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Creamy Hot Reuben Sandwich Party Dip

Well if you're a fan of Reuben Sandwiches, then you'll love this Creamy Hot Reuben Sandwich Party Dip, and so will your guests!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 444 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 16 oz cream cheese , room temperature
  • 1 cup sauerkraut
  • 1 cup thousand island dressing
  • 1/2 pound deli pastrami, cut into little pieces
  • 1 pound Swiss Cheese, shredded
  • 1 loaf Cocktail Pumpernickel Bread
  • olive oil for brushing bread
  • sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 415 degrees F.
  • Lay out bread in an even layer on a foil lined baking sheet and brush with olive oil, then sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for 10 minutes or until nice and crisp. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • Meanwhile combine cream cheese, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, pastrami, and Swiss cheese in a large bowl and mix.
  • Pour mixture in an oven safe dish and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and stir the mixture then return to oven for an additional 10 minutes or until the middle is bubbly.
  • Serve warm with the toasted bread. Enjoy!


Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 772mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1038IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 414mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: Dip, pastrami, pumpernickel bread, sauerkraut, swiss cheese
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.

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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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