May 17, 2011

Reuben Pizza

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Reuben Pizza ~ enjoy the wonderful flavors of the classic-favorite sandwich in scrumptious pizza form!

Reuben Pizza ~ enjoy the wonderful flavors of the classic-favorite sandwich in scrumptious pizza form!

 
The Reuben.  One of my all-time favorite sandwiches!  So what did I do?  Naturally, because this is me, I turned the classic combination into Reuben Pizza.  That's just what I love to do.

I'm not quite sure when my love for all things Reuben began ... but I know it was pretty young.  There's just something so wonderfully yummy about warm pastrami or corned beef, swiss cheese, and sauerkraut all smothered up in Thousand Island dressing.  And let me just tell ya, this flavor combination is just as tasty on a pizza as it is in the classic sandwich!

When I make Reuben Pizza, I like to start by preparing my own pizza dough ... but a store-bought pizza dough ball works just great, too.  Spread the crust with a generous slathering of Thousand Island dressing.  Next, lay some Swiss cheese slices on top of the dressing and top that Swiss cheese with well-drained sauerkraut ... I love sauerkraut! ... and then add on some roughly-chopped pastrami.  Or corned beef, if that's what you prefer.  Or probably even turkey pastrami, if that's how you'd like to roll!

Reuben Pizza ~ enjoy the wonderful flavors of the classic-favorite sandwich in scrumptious pizza form!

Now, to be truly authentic with the whole Reuben combination, you should sprinkle a few caraway seeds over the top right now.  For me - no way!!!  I absolutely detest caraway seeds!  If I'm eating something and there's one teeny-tiny caraway seed in the entire dish, I will taste it and know.  That's how much I dislike them.

There aren't a lot of flavors I don't like, but caraway is sure one of them.  Needless to say, when I'm out to eat I order my Reuben sandwiches on something other  than rye bread.

Now, top the Reuben Pizza off with a nice layer of shredded mozzarella.  And then pop it in the oven to get all golden and melty.  Total yum!

If you like Reubens, give this Reuben Pizza a try - with or without the caraway.  But if you're making it for me, please kindly skip the caraway!  Thank you sooooo much.

Reuben Pizza ~ enjoy the wonderful flavors of the classic-favorite sandwich in scrumptious pizza form!
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Reuben Pizza
Source:  A Tracey creation
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 1 Pizza dough (homemade or store-bought dough ball)
  • 1/2 c. Thousand Island dressing {or a tad bit more, if you'd like}
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 c. sauerkraut, well drained
  • 1/2 lb. deli pastrami or corned beef, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp. caraway seeds (optional)
  • shredded mozzarella
Directions
  1. Roll pizza dough out to desired size; place on preheated pizza stone or baking sheet.
  2. Spread a layer of Thousand Island dressing over the crust for sauce. Lay Swiss cheese slices over dressing, then top evenly with sauerkraut and pastrami. Sprinkle with caraway seeds (optional). Top with shredded mozzarella.
  3. Bake at 425 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, or until crust is cooked through and the cheese is bubbly and beginning to get golden brown.
Enjoy!


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4 comments:

  1. I love this! Reubens are one of my favorite sandwiches. I wouldn't have ever thought of making it into a pizza, though. Thanks!

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  2. What a fantastic idea! Reubens are the bomb, and there's no shame in turning most anything into a pizza! I'll try it, but I'll probably leave the caraway seeds out, as well. I like them fine in Rye bread, but not so much floating on top of my pizza! Great recipe, thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Martha! I'm with ya ... turning most anything into a pizza is a GOOD thing!!

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  3. This looks phenomenal! Thanks for linking up to What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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