Recipe By mel
Published Mar 21st
Prep 5m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 15m
Servings 1 serving Calories 449.5

A satisfying, tangy sandwich that is a cinch to make.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 slice tempeh
  • ¼ cup sauerkraut
  • 1 slice Swiss cheese
  • 1 tablespoon thousand island salad dressing
  • 2 slices rye bread
  • ½ tablespoon butter

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat a skillet over medium heat. Spread butter over one side of one slice of bread. Place bread butter-side-down into skillet, and top with tempeh, Swiss cheese, and then sauerkraut. Spread butter on the remaining slice of bread, and place on top of sauerkraut. Cook until toasted on one side, flip, and continue cooking until cheese melts.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 449.5
  • Carbohydrate 40.1 g
  • Cholesterol 46.3 mg
  • Fat 24.8 g
  • Fiber 4.7 g
  • Protein 18.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 10.7 g
  • Sodium 924.9 mg
  • Sugar 6.4 g


  1. After missing Reubens for 12 years I was pretty darn excited to find this recipe! I'm embarrassed as a vegetarian to say I had never heard of tempeh but I am so glad I tried it!!!! My meat loving sister asked if it tasted like corned beef and I had to say no but with - Read more ...
  2. This is a dangerous recipe for me - delicious - I have missed reubens! Here is my version: Pumpernickel bread (Beefsteak brand) 2 pkgs tempeh makes 8 sandwiches. Slice each tempeh in half to make two squares. Slice those squares in half lengthwise (so that they are twice as thin - really it works!) Sprinkle - Read more ...
  3. These were great! I give it a 4 only because I marinated the temphe in a little bit of soy sauce to give it a salty "corn beef" flavor. Otherwise a great substitute for a meaty sandwich!
  4. This tastes so close to the real thing you'll never know the difference. I would recommend sprinkling the tempeh with a little salt and cracked pepper and frying in olive oil before adding to the sandwich...makes the texture better. Great idea!
  5. Really good. I cut the tempeh in half and sauteed it a bit before putting it on the sandwich. I also don't like my saurkraut very wet so I sauteed it too so it was less runny. It was very very filling!
  6. I LOVE reubens, but this recipe left me unfulfilled. Try this next time -- it was a hit with my family: In large fry pan add 1 cup vegetable broth, 1 Tbsp. minced garlic, 1 tsp. liquid smoke and 1 cup water. Bring to a low boil. Then, cut tempeh at a diagonal for wider - Read more ...
  7. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! There are very few things I miss from the land of meat-eating, but reubens are one of them. I rushed home to make this after I found this recipe and was not disappointed. If anything, I found these sandwiches even tastier than the orignal!
  8. I work in a Vegetarian Kitchen. After 5 years of eating the same food day after day, this is the one sandwich that still sends me into culinary heaven every time I bite into it. We use earth balance and marble rye bread.
  9. Really good! Wouldn't change a thing.