This is such a leisurely lunch or dinner. Reubens are perfect in the air fryer. I had been making them for years before I purchased my first air fryer. So, it was one of my first attempts at making an Air Fryer Reuben Sandwich.
The words to describe the sandwich is juicy and delicious. Today, I used rye bread slices, with corned beef, cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing—the classic Reuben sandwich.
What is a Reuben Sandwich?
A classic Reuben sandwich contains the following:
- Corned Beef
- Swiss Cheese
- Russian Dressing
- Rye Bread
The sandwich has always been grilled using a skillet. Today, I opted for my air fryer, which created an excellent lunch for the entire family.
Ingredients For A Rueben Sandwich
Meat: Corned beef is traditionally used, although I know a few of my readers love pastrami in the sandwich.
Dressing: Rusian dressing is usually used by Thousand Island works well too.
Cheese: Typically, it is Swiss cheese, which melts really well in the air fryer.
Then add the sauerkraut on top
Then add the cheese
Top it off with the other piece of bread, add it your Air Fryer basket, and spray it with non-stick cooking spray
Air fryer it at 390 degrees F, for 4 minutes, then flip and do another 3 minutes. (spray the other side, when you flip)
Tips For Making A Reuben Sandwich-
Bread: Rye bread really makes a better sandwich, especially when using the air fryer, since it’s dense. It makes air frying easier, especially flipping the sandwich.
Sauerkraut: Drain the sauerkraut well, otherwise it will make your sandwich soggy.
Meat: As mentioned before the classic meat for Reubens is corned beef, but you can substitute it out for pastrami.
Dressing: Classic Russian dressing is used, but some people really love it with Thousand Island.
Some Other Great Air Fryer Sandwich Recipes–
SOME HELPFUL PRODUCTS USED WHILE MAKING AIR FRYER REUBEN SANDWICH–
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Air Fryer-The BEST Reuben Sandwiches
This is a really classic Reuben sandwich which is made in the air fryer. It makes for an amazing lunch or for a great mid-week meal (or eaten anytime, the air fryer makes it so easy)
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 8
- Total Time: 13
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Sandwiches
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: American
- 1/4 cup of Russian dressing or Thousand Island Dressing
- 8 slices of rye bread
- 1 pound of corned beef, sliced
- 12 ounces of sauerkraut, drained
- 4 slices of Swiss cheese
- non-stick cooking spray
- Start by spreading the Russian dressing on 1 piece of bread (or do all 4 at once). Then place the corned beef on top, and then place the drained sauerkraut on top, then top it off with a piece of Swiss cheese. Then add the top piece.
- Place the sandwich in the air fryer and spray the tops with non-stick cooking spray.
- Air fryer your sandwich for 4 minutes at 390 degrees, and then when it’s up flip it, spray it with non-stick cooking spray and do another 3-4 minutes.
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