These Reuben Sandwich inspired crescent rolls are easy, fast, and the perfect appetizer to support your loafing on the couch pretending to watch football habit.

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My mom is obsessed with birthdays. I suppose I could revise that to say she’s obsessed with thinking about other people and trying to make them happy, or whatever. It’s not a bad trait.

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She never misses anyone’s birthday, even her dozen nieces and nephews and all their children. Today she texted my cousin a happy birthday for his 5-year-old daughter Tori.

“Is this 1 month late or 11 months early?”

And that’s when my mom realized that they have been letting her say happy birthday a month late for Tori’s entire life, because apparently she messed up her calendar appointment 5 years ago. When she responded indignantly, he replied, “It’s okay, it supports our nickname for you, ‘Crazy Old Aunt Janice.'”

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I seriously hope I grow up to be like my mom someday. Or at least like my cousin.

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Well it’s officially football season! Time for cheesy-carby appetizers. One of my favorite things to make is crescent rolls stuffed with…pretty much anything. Everyone loves crescent rolls, the cheesier the better. I was craving a Reuben sandwich, so I came up with these little guys. I’m in love. Swiss, sauerkraut, corned beef. Match made in heaven. I like to dip them in Thousand Island dressing for a nice kick. Corned beef is kind of expensive lately, so pastrami would be a good substitute. Happy football Eating-Food-On-The-Couch Season! I mean let’s be real.

Do you guys give up? Or are you thirsty for more?
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Reuben-Stuffed Crescent Rolls

These Reuben Sandwich inspired crescent rolls are easy, fast, and the perfect appetizer to support your loafing on the couch pretending to watch football habit.


  • 1 12-oz can crescent rolls, I used Pillsbury Grands
  • 1 & 1/2 cups swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup sauerkraut, squeezed dry
  • 3 large slices corned beef, about 3 ounces, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • dried basil, parsley, chives, etc., optional
  • Thousand Island dressing, for dipping


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, or whatever temperature the packaging on your crescent rolls says.
  • Unroll the dough from the can and separate into triangles. One the wide end of the triangle, add about a tablespoon of swiss cheese, a tablespoon of sauerkraut, a tablespoon of corned beef, and another tablespoon of cheese.
  • Roll up the dough and seal the edges well. If any cheese is poking out it will ooze everywhere. It might not look very crescent-y, but that's okay. It's what's inside that counts.
  • Place the sealed rolls on a lined or greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 F for 12-15 minutes, or according to crescent roll package directions. The tops should be golden brown when you take them out.
  • Immediately brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with dried herbs, if desired. You can totally skip this step no problem.
  • Serve the rolls warm with Thousand Island dressing to dip them in.


If you can't find corned beef, pastrami would make a great (and probably cheaper) substitute. Also, if you don't feel like shredding the cheese, you can slice it into chunks like I do on these Bacon and Pepper-Jack Stuffed Crescent Rolls.
Source: The Food Charlatan


Serving: 1 roll, Calories: 515 kcal, Carbohydrates: 1 g, Protein: 37 g, Fat: 39 g, Saturated Fat: 14 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 18 g, Trans Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 139 mg, Sodium: 2821 mg, Potassium: 689 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 1 g, Vitamin A: 171 IU, Vitamin C: 62 mg, Calcium: 125 mg, Iron: 4 mg


Reuben-Stuffed Crescent Rolls | TheFoodCharlatan.comUse good quality crescent rolls. I like Pillsbury.

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Cheese, sauerkraut, corned beef, more cheese.

Reuben-Stuffed Crescent Rolls | TheFoodCharlatan.comMake sure you seal the edges well, otherwise all your cheese will ooze out.

Reuben-Stuffed Crescent Rolls | TheFoodCharlatan.comDon’t forget the butter on top!

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