Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Total Time
15 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

How to Make It

Spread one side of each bread slice evenly with 1 1/2 teaspoons dressing. Place one cheese slice on dressed side of each of four bread slices; top each with 1 tablespoon sauerkraut and 2 ounces turkey. Top each sandwich with 1 cheese slice and 1 bread slice, dressed side down. Coat the outside of the sandwich (top and bottom) with cooking spray. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sandwiches to pan. Place a cast-iron or other heavy skillet on top of sandwiches; press gently to flatten sandwiches (leave cast-iron skillet on sandwiches while they cook). Cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned and cheese melts.

Ratings & Reviews

daneanp's Review

February 14, 2014
I don't know about "worthy of a special occasion" but definitely better than "good". We used turkey pastrami and used our panini press. Perfect.

promogal's Review

November 07, 2011
Excellent. I made it in a panini press.

annmem21's Review

STL Cook
February 09, 2011
Easy and full of flavor. The cooking spray worked well and did not alter the taste of the sandwich(which is what I had feared). Yummy Yummy!

JessicaLuu's Review

September 19, 2010

Laurie18's Review

May 23, 2010
This was well received by my family. I to made my own Thousand Island dressing using a Cooking Light recipe. My family ate it right up.

STL Cook's Review

April 21, 2010
What a simple idea and boy was it good! I enjoyed it so much I wanted to make another one but that would defeat the purpose of eating healthy :o) It had a great flavor and was super easy to make!

browniebabe's Review

March 20, 2010
Wow! These were delicious! I made my own Russian dressing (low-fat mayo, ketchup, relish and a little garlic powder). My son and husband love Reuben sandwiches, and I was happy to find a way to make these a healthier choice. Super fast, also.