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Reuben Hot Dogs with sauerkraut, pickles and Russian Dressing

Reuben Dogs

  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 hot dogs 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American


All the flavors of a Reuben sandwich in a hot dog! These Reuben Hot Dogs have Swiss cheese topped hot dogs, sauerkraut, and a pickle spear in a hot dog bun, then topped with an easy homemade Russian dressing.



  • 1/2 lb sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
  • 8 all-beef hot dogs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 8 pickle spears


  1. Heat the sauerkraut in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. In a medium skillet, bring 1 inch of water to a boil. Add the hot dogs and cook until heated through.
  3. While the hot dogs are heating, make the sauce. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, ketchup and smoked paprika. Set aside.
  4. Split the hot dogs lengthwise. On a grill or grill pan, grill the hot dogs until they are crisp. Place a piece of Swiss cheese on top of each hot dog, folding it if needed. Cover the grill to allow the cheese to melt.
  5. To assemble, place a hot dog in each bun. Top each with some sauerkraut and a pickle slice. Drizzle with the sauce.

Recipe Notes:

Adapted from Every Day with Rachael Ray June/July 2010

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.


  • Serving Size: 1 hot dog
  • Calories: 258
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 1065 mg
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 13 g
  • Cholesterol: 47 mg

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