This Slow Cooker Reuben Dip takes everything lovely about the Reuben sandwich and turns it into a cheesy dip the whole family will enjoy. It’s also the perfect appetizer to take to your next gathering with friends.
What is corned beef?
Also known as “salt beef,” corned beef is a brisket of beef that has been salt-cured. It grabs the first part of its name from how it is cured, which is with large-grained rock salt. These rock salts are also known as “corns” of salt. It can easily be flavored using a variety of sugar and spices.
In this Reuben dip recipe, we’re going to grab flavors that are classic to Reuben sandwiches – Thousand island dressing, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese. It’s sure to be a huge hit!
- Sliced Corned Beef: You can find sliced corn beef at the deli counter of your local grocery store.
- Sauerkraut: Sauerkraut is simply fermented cabbage and typically creates its own juice as it sits. You’ll only need a cup of this ingredient but make sure it’s drained.
- Thousand Island Dressing: This is considered a “hidden ingredient” when it comes to deciphering the flavors of a Reuben sandwich.
- Cream Cheese and Sour Cream: These two ingredients help create the cheesy base, especially when it’s mixed with Swiss cheese.
- Swiss Cheese: This cheese is considered one of the healthiest kinds. It has a sweet, mild, and nutty flavor.
Step One – Add the roughly chopped corned beef, sauerkraut, softened cream cheese, sour cream, thousand island dressing, and swiss cheese into a large bowl.
Step Two – Mix all the ingredients together until well combined.
Step Three – Transfer the corned beef mixture to the crockpot bowl.
Step Four – Cook on LOW heat for 2 hours or until the cheese has melted and the dip is hot and bubbling. Serve warm and enjoy!
What to serve with Reuben Dip
- If you want to serve this delicious dip with some garnishings, you can’t go wrong with adding extra chopped corned beef, sliced green onion, and parsley.
- This dip makes a great party platter for game day. Transfer it to a serving bowl and serve it alongside a variety of bread and crackers such as rye chips, butter crackers, wheat thins, pita chips, or Italian or cocktail rye bread. Vegetable sticks like celery, carrots, and bell peppers are great options too.
I don’t recommend cooking on HIGH as the dip could burn or the cheese could separate.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container. Reheat the dip in the microwave in a microwave-safe container. I do not recommend freezing this dip.
Yes. Homemade corned beef could be used in this recipe as well.
You’ll want to use a 4-quart size or larger.
Mayonnaise can be substituted at a cup-for-cup ratio.
Yes. Instead of putting the mix into the slow cooker, pour it into a baking dish. Preheat the oven and bake on 375 degrees until dip is hot throughout. Serve the hot Reuben dip according to the suggestions above.
Slow Cooker Reuben Dip
- 16 oz. cream cheese softened (two 8-oz. pkgs.)
- 1 lb deli sliced corned beef roughly chopped
- 2 cups swiss cheese shredded
- 1 cup sauerkraut drained
- 1 cup sour cream
- ¾ cup thousand island dressing
- Rye bread
- Rye chips and crackers
- French bread
- In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix until well combined.
- Transfer the corned beef mixture to a 4 quart or larger slow cooker bowl.
- Cook on LOW heat for 2 hours or until the cheese has melted and the dip is hot and bubbling.
- Garnish with sliced green onion or parsley if desired. Serve with rye chips, crackers or bread. Enjoy!
- I don’t recommend cooking on HIGH as the dip could burn or the cheese could separate.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container.
- Reheat in the oven or microwave.
- Homemade corned beef could be used in this recipe as well.
- Nutritional values do not include dippers.
Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.