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This Reuben Sandwich is lightened up and WW friendly!

A restaurant style Reuben Sandwich is 26 points according to the WW app. My lightened up version is only 7 points with my WW Personal Points.

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A traditional Reuben Sandwich consists of corned beef, swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. It’s grilled until the cheese is melted and the bread is crispy.

Instead of using rye bread I used Sara Lee 45 calorie bread since it’s only 1 point per slice.

I bought Boar’s Head corned beef for my sandwich. I used my food scale and added 2 oz. of corned beef to each sandwich.

Two ounces of corned beef doesn’t sound like much, but it’s definitely a good amount and helps keep the points down.

Cheese can also add a lot of points so I used Sargento ultra thin swiss cheese. Two slices were only 3 points.

Sauerkraut is 0 points, so I didn’t worry too much about how much I used.

Although Reubens typically use Russian dressing I used thousand island. It was a quick thousand island dressing that I made which was low in points.

If you don’t want to make your own thousand island dressing you can buy a reduced-fat version from the grocery store.

Russian and thousand island dressings are quite similar, but Russian dressing uses horseradish and chili sauce. It’s spicier and not as sweet as thousand island dressing.

Next, I assembled the sandwiches. I laid out the slices of bread and added the swiss cheese, dressing, sauerkraut and corned beef to one slice of bread.

Top with the second slice of bread and repeat making two sandwiches total.

Preheat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Spritz with olive oil spray, then add the sandwich.

Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until the cheese is melted and the bread is crispy.

You will save a lot of points by not using butter on the bread, but the bread will still get nice and crispy.

This recipe makes enough for two sandwiches but it can easily be doubled.

I usually serve my Reuben with some pickles. It’s a tasty and filling meal!

Reuben Sandwich
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Yield: 2 sandwiches, 1 sandwich per serving

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  • 4 slices Sara Lee 45 calorie bread
  • 4 oz. Boar's Head corned beef
  • 2 slices Sargento ultra thin swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup sauerkraut
For the dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fat free sour cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon sweet relish
  • 1 drop hot sauce
  • 1 splash Worcestershire sauce
  1. Add all of the dressing ingredients to a small bowl and mix together.

  2. Lay out the slices of bread. To one piece of bread add a slice of swiss cheese, thousand island dressing, sauerkraut, and 2 oz. of corned beef. Top with a piece of bread.

  3. Repeat step two to make the second sandwich.

  4. Preheat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Spritz with olive oil spray and add the sandwich. Cook 2-3 minutes per side, until the cheese is melted and the bread is crispy.

Here are some more WW friendly recipes:

Corned Beef Egg Rolls

Quick Corned Beef Hash

Patty Melt

If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.

If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!

Are you looking for a meal plan that’s Weight Watchers friendly? I have over 100 meal plans that you can choose from and I post a new one each week. Click here to check them out!

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