Calories in a Reuben Sandwich

The typical Reuben sandwich is loaded down with corned beef, melted cheese, sauerkraut and dressing, making it anything but low in calories. Avoiding restaurant versions, which tend to be overly large, and making your own sandwich using more nutritious ingredients will reduce the overall calories in your meal and make your sandwich a bit healthier.

A tradition Reuben sandwich on a plate at a deli. Credit: pkripper503/iStock/Getty Images

Rating Your Reuben

Eat a Reuben sandwich from a restaurant, and you'll consume between 530 and 911 calories, depending on the restaurant and the size of the sandwich. A homemade version isn't necessarily any lower in calories. Make your sandwich with rye bread, 4 ounces of corned beef, 2 ounces of Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, mustard and Russian dressing, and you'll consume 812 calories. An open-faced version with just 3 ounces of corned beef and less dressing will cut the calories to about 580. Trading the corned beef for 2 ounces of turkey and using reduced-fat dressing will allow you to eat a full sandwich for about 234 calories.

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