Reuben Spirals


The Reuben gets an upgrade in this rolled version of the deli classic.

Reuben Spirals
Photo: Brie Passano
Prep Time:
25 mins
Rise Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Bake Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
12 spirals


  • 3 ¾ - 4 ¼ cup bread flour

  • 1 pkg. active dry yeast

  • 2 cup warm water (120° to 130°F)

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cup rye flour

  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds

  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese (4 oz.)

  • 1 cup sauerkraut, rinsed and well-drained

  • 6 ounce sliced corned beef or pastrami, chopped

  • Thousand island dressing


  1. In a large bowl stir together 2 3/4 cups of the bread flour and the yeast. Add warm water, brown sugar, oil, and salt. Beat with a mixer on low to medium 30 seconds, scraping sides of bowl constantly. Beat on high 3 minutes. Stir in rye flour, caraway seeds, and as much of the remaining bread flour as you can.

  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough remaining bread flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6 to 8 minutes total). Shape dough into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bowl; turn once to grease surface. Cover; let rise in a warm place until double in size (about 1 hour).

  3. Punch dough down. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover; let rest 10 minutes. Lghtly grease a 13x9-inch baking pan.

  4. Roll dough into an 18x12-inch rectangle. Sprinkle with cheese, sauerkraut, and corned beef, leaving 1-inch unfilled along one of the long sides. Starting from filled long side, roll up rectangle into a spiral. Pinch dough to seal seams. Slice roll into 12 pieces. Arrange pieces in the prepared pan. Cover; let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (about 30 minutes).

  5. Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake about 35 minutes or until a thermometer inserted near the center registers 200°F. Cool in pan on a wire rack 5 minutes; remove from pan. Serve warm. Serve with dressing for dipping.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

375 Calories
15g Fat
49g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 375
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 601mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 2.8mg 16%
Potassium 154mg 3%
Folate, total 98.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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