Reuben Pinwheels are a fun party food based on my very favorite sandwich. Corned beef, swiss cheese, and sauerkraut, along with a little cream cheese and Thousand Island dressing are rolled up in puff pastry, cut into spirals, and baked until golden.
Serve them with extra Thousand Island dressing or mustard sauce for dipping and you have a fun and delicious game day food.
Reuben Pinwheels are perfect for a party because they can be assembled ahead of time. Roll the filling up in the puff pastry, wrap in plastic wrap, and keep in the refrigerator until party time. Then all you have to do is slice them and bake them.
They only take about 20 minutes to bake. Serve them warm from the oven. They’re just as good if not better than a reuben sandwich. Buttery puff pastry is hard to beat. 🙂
Recipe Tips For Reuben Pinwheels:
Be sure to squeeze the sauerkraut out wll so your pinwheels don’t get soggy.
Pastrami can be used instead of corned beef.
Thaw the puff pastry according to package directions before you precede with the recipe.
More Reuben Favorites:
- Air Fryer Reuben Stromboli– an easy recipe made with store-bought pizza dough.
- Reuben Potatoes– a filling economical meal.
- Crock Pot Reuben Brats– perfect for gameday.
- Reuben Soup– so many people have told me that they love this recipe!
- Reuben Fritters– so crispy and delicious
- Crock Pot Reuben Dip– such an easy party recipe.
- Reuben Crescent Rolls– similar to these Pinwheels, but made with crescent roll dough.
- Spicy Reubens– everything is better with a little spice!
- 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
- 1 egg
- 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 2 tablespoons Thousand Island dressing
- 6 slices swiss cheese
- 1/2 cup saeurkraut, squeezed in paper towels to remove liquid
- 6 slices deil-sliced corned beef
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds, optional
- More Thousand Island for serving
- On a lightly floured surface, roll puff pastry to flatten creases. I also like to increase the length and width by about 1/2 to 1-inch.
- Whisk egg with 1 tablespoon of water and lightly brush top surface of puff pastry egg mixture.
- Lay slices of swiss cheese on top of puff pastry, overlapping slightly, and coming to within 1/2-inch of edges.
- In a bowl, mix together cream cheese and Thousand Island dressing. Spread on top of cheese layer.
- Evenly place sauerkraut on top of cream cheese layer.
- Lay corned beef slices on top of sauerkraut.
- Starting at one end, roll pastry up jellyroll style. Brush far edge of pastry with egg wash and press to seal it to the roll.
- Wrap in plastic wrap and place in freezer for 20 minutes. (Or you can refrigerate for 1-2 hours)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paperor spray with cooking spray.
- Cut roll of pastry into 16-18 slices and evenly space them on baking sheet.
- Sprinkle with caraway seeds.
- Bake for 20-24 minutes, or until golden.
- Serve with extra Thousand Island dressing for dipping.
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