Skillet Turkey Reuben for #SundaySupper

Does your whole house smell like turkey? (Not so bad on Thursday but still lingers on Sunday?) Are you regretting buying that 25 pounder because it was a little cheaper per pound? 😉
Well don’t reget it! Nicole at The Daily Dish Recipes is hosting our #SundaySupper group of great ideas for leftover turkey and the fixin’s!
Personally, I like to use leftover turkey in a different dish than standard Thanksgiving fare!
So how does a Turkey Reuben sound to you? Gobble, gobble!

I like the traditional Reuben with corned beef but using turkey is a nice change. I’m not a big bread eater, so I use a layer of potatoes instead.
This fast and easy dinner can be ready in 15 to 20 minutes. The secret is using quick cooking thin sliced cutlets or leftover turkey, pre-sliced canned potatoes and your favorite bottled Thousand Island dressing.


  • 1 lb thin sliced turkey cutlets or leftover turkey
  • 1 can sliced white potatoes,drained
  • 2 cups cold packed sauerkraut, (not canned)drained
  • 1/4 cup Thousand Island Dressing
  • 1/4 lb sliced Swiss cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley

In a large skillet, add oil and place turkey in a single layer. Brown turkey on both sides over medium-high heat (about 2 minutes per side).
Slide turkey to one side. Add butter and potatoes. Quickly brown potatoes on both sides (about 2 minutes per side). Mix turkey and potatoes together. Top with sauerkraut.
Spread a thin layer of dressing over sauerkraut. Add cheese in a single layer.
Sprinkle with parsley. Cook until turkey is no longer pink, cheese is melted and flavors blended (about 5 minutes).

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39 Responses to Skillet Turkey Reuben for #SundaySupper

  1. This seriously made my mouth water this early! What a fabulous idea Cindy! I can’t wait to try it!
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  11. Hello skillet! This sounds incredible and so easy to make after slaving in the kitchen all day Thursday. I am bookmarking! Happy Thanksgiving!
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  15. The traditional reuben never appealed to me, something about the corned beef. But this is such a great combination of flavors!
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  16. Reubens are always a hit, great use of leftovers!
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  18. You had me at Ruben. I love them. The fact that you used leftovers, superb!

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  22. Those are some delicious fixings for a sandwich my friend :)

    Choc Chip Uru
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  23. Conni Smith says:

    How does that sounds? Sounds, and looks, fantastic!!!
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  24. kale says:

    i didn’t know you could get canned potatoes! i mean, i guess, why not, right? but i just never knew! thanks for the recipe. :)
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  25. Dara says:

    This looks tasty. I love Reubens.
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  26. Sheila says:

    Thanks for sharing! This looks great! I will have to try it!
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  27. Laura Hunter says:

    I actually have never eaten a Ruben sandwich, but this version does look amazing.
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  28. I had a turkey reuben for lunch yesterday. So obviously I love this idea. Using potatoes makes it more like a dinner rather than sandwich, good idea!
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  29. I love turkey reubens! Yum.
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  30. Sarah says:

    What?! You don’t like bread? This reuben looks perfect even without the bread. I may leave out the pototoes too for my low carb diet.
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  31. Oh YUM! I want some now!
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  32. A reuben is a great change from the traditional leftovers sammie!
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  33. Faye Leong says:

    This is such a wonderful “express” leftovers recipe! Love those cheese and potatoes. Lovely recipe!
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