Reuben Bowls

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
Yield: 4 servings

Reuben Bowls

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

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


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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