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Reuben Sandwich Roll

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Cheesy, savory, tangy, sweet, and so pretty to serve!  This Reuben sandwich roll is worth baking and will stop everyone in their tracks!!!

Reuben Roll Recipe

This Reuben sandwich roll recipe was inspired by a recipe I’d seen in Southern Living Magazine.

At first look, I wasn’t planning on changing the recipe up too very much, except for adding some shredded Swiss cheese into the dough. 

Then, before I knew it, I was adding ingredients left and right.

I must tell you,  I couldn’t have been happier with the taste and the results!


3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup rye flour
1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 egg, beaten
8 ounces of Swiss cheese, divided
10-12 ounces corned beef, diced
1 (8 oz) can sauerkraut, drained well
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup ketchup
2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
salt and pepper to taste
1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of water

-In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the all-purpose flour, rye flour, yeast, fennel, caraway seeds, and salt.
-In a heavy saucepan, combine the buttermilk, oil, and sugar.
-Heat the milk mixture over medium-low heat until warm to the touch. Remove from heat.
-Using the dough hook, slowly add the warm milk mixture, and the beaten egg, to the flour mixture. Knead at medium speed until the mixture forms a ball. **Note – you may need to add more all-purpose flour if your dough is too sticky.  If needed, add it in a few tablespoons at a time.
-Add in half of the Swiss Cheese and mix just until the cheese is combined throughout the dough.
-In a greased bowl, add the dough ball and cover with plastic wrap.
-Allow to rise in a warm, draft-free place for approximately 1 hour or until the dough is doubled in volume.
-After the first rise, punch the down and allow to rest for just a few moments.
-In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
-On a floured surface, roll the dough out to form a large rectangle (approximately 18″ x 12″)
-Using an offset spatula or the back of a spoon, spread the mayonnaise mixture over the dough, leaving a 1″ border around the entire surface.
-Evenly add a layer of corned beef, sauerkraut and the remainder of the shredded Swiss Cheese.

-Carefully roll up the dough from the longest side forming a long loaf. You may need to use some finesse to gently squeeze whatever ingredients try to sneak out as you roll.
-Place the roll seam side down on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
-Once again, allow the dough to rise in a warm, draft free place for approximately another 30 minutes.
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-Carefully brush the top of the loaf with the egg and water mixture.
-Bake the loaf for approximately 45 – 50 minutes or until its beautifully golden brown.
-Allow the loaf to cool completely before slicing (it will be hard to wait, but it is so worth it)!!!
Reuben Roll Recipe

Serve this corned beef and cheese sandwich roll at an Oktoberfest party to feed a crowd, or slice it in smaller portions as an appetizer for that game day party you’re hosting.

Either way, you’ll be a complete winner when you break out this Reuben sandwich roll!!!

Until we bake again,


Saturday 22nd of September 2012

I love this idea! One of my favorite sandwiches, can't wait to try it:0


Tuesday 18th of September 2012

WOW!! I love this! First, the texture of the bread itself is perfect! And it is just so pretty with the colorful swirl. But what I love about the genius of this roll is that you can enjoy the sandwich, get all the filling and bread in every mouthful and it won't ooze out all over the place! Fabulous and creative bread and I so need to start making savory sandwich rolls! Great addition to Twelve Loaves and love having you bake with us!


Sunday 16th of September 2012

That looks gorgeous ! So funny too that we both opted to make a roll. Except that I made mine into a circle afterwards but I love the look of this reuben roll...


Saturday 15th of September 2012

You knocked this one out of the park Renee. Can't believe you created your favourite sandwich inside a loaf of unbaked bread! It looks awesome and what a creative baker you are.

Cake Duchess

Saturday 15th of September 2012

So happy you like our #TwelveLoaves bread baking challenge, Renee. You're an amazing bread bakers and so happy you made my FAVORITE sandwich for this month:)I agree you have to do what you feel most comfortable with your dough. Look at these delicious results! Thanks for baking along with us:)-Lora