Clean Reuben Sandwich

With its creamy Thousand Island dressing, stacked corned beef or pastrami and Swiss cheese, the traditional reuben is a high-calorie affair. Our version uses a homemade tomato dressing, Jarlsberg cheese, ham and turkey for a full-flavor version under 300 calories

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2 sandwiches
Prep Time
16 min
Cook Time
4 min
20 min


  • 4 slices rye bread
  • 1 oz Jarlsberg cheese, sliced
  • 2 oz low-sodium uncured lean ham, sliced
  • 1 oz deli-fresh low-sodium turkey breast, sliced


  • 2 cups coarsely shredded white cabbage
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh Italian-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp stevia powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt, optional

Sweet tomato dressing

  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 5 grape tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 tsp stevia powder
  • Dash sea salt, optional


  1. Prepare coleslaw: In a medium bowl, combine cabbages, carrots and parsley. Stir in vinegar, yogurt, stevia, pepper and salt, if desired. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare Sweet Tomato Dressing: In a small bowl, stir together yogurt, tomatoes, stevia and salt until evenly mixed. While stirring, mash tomatoes to release their juices. Set aside.
  3. Assemble 1 sandwich by dividing 2 tbsp Sweet Tomato Dressing among 2 slices of bread. Place 1/2 oz cheese on 1 slice of bread. Add 1 oz ham and 1/2 oz turkey over top of cheese. Pile about 1/4 cup coleslaw on top of ham and turkey. Finish with second slice of bread and press firmly. Broil sandwich either in toaster oven or oven for 2 minutes, flip and broil for 2 more minutes. Repeat with remaining ingredients to assemble second sandwich. To serve, cut sandwich in half and serve with 3/4 cup coleslaw on the side.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 cup coleslaw, 2 T dressing, 1/2 oz cheese, 1 1/2 oz meat, 2 slices bread
  • Calories 286
  • Carbohydrate Content 36 g
  • Cholesterol Content 30 mg
  • Fat Content 4 g
  • Fiber Content 6 g
  • Protein Content 28 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1.5 g
  • Sodium Content 757 mg
  • Sugar Content 12 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g