Reuben bowls: All the flavor of a reuben sandwich, without the bread! Click through for recipe!

Do you like sandwiches – but not all the bread?

Classic sandwiches like reubens, club sandwiches, tuna melts, and BLTs are delicious – but also heavy on ingredients that many of us try to limit – namely bread.

If you’re a reuben fan who’s trying to limit carbs or cut back on bread, I have a treat for you: Reuben bowls.

Here’s the deal

All the flavor components are there. The corned beef. The sauerkraut. The Swiss cheese. Even the taste of rye bread, compliments of caraway seeds. 

I even added kettle chips, for some crunch and indulgence. (Feel free to leave it out if you’re not into kettle chips!)

Reuben bowls: All the sandwich fillings, minus the bread. Get the recipe and make it yourself!

Recipe Tips

Paleo, keto, and Whole30 diets: Top with this Thousand Island dressing, omit the sugar in the coleslaw, and omit the kettle chips.

Money-saving tip: This is a great recipe to use up leftover corned beef. 

Get your low-carb sandwich fix: Check out these breadless cucumber sandwiches, tuna melts in a bowl, and cauliflower English muffins, which can be used as a base for sandwiches.

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Reuben bowls: All the flavor of a reuben sandwich, without the bread! Click through for recipe!

Reuben Bowls

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These bowls are easily customizable. Feeding one? Easy! Just pile on toppings to your liking, making less of the coleslaw and sauce.


For coleslaw

  • 16 ounce bag cole slaw mix (cabbage & carrot mix)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar

To assemble bowls

  • 3 cups prepared corned beef, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups sauerkraut, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped dill pickles
  • Handful of kettle chips per bowl
  • 1/2 cup cubed Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup Thousand Island dressing
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds


  1. Mix coleslaw ingredients together.
  2. Heat corned beef on the stovetop or microwave, until warmed through.
  3. Divide each ingredient among 4 bowls, side by side.
  4. Top with Thousand Island dressing and caraway seeds.

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