Reuben Hot Dog

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Tired of boring hot dogs? Try this fun twist on a traditional hotdog – a Reuben Hot Dog.

Reuben hot dog topped with sauerkraut and cheese.

Once the weather gets warm hot dogs are a frequent meal at my house. They are quick to make, and everyone in the family enjoys them! My vegetarian daughter will eat veggie hot dogs, so I can feed the entire family without making a special meal for her.

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But hot dogs can get boring, and sometimes it is fun to try toppings other than mustard or chili.

Reuben Hot Dog with sauerkraut and cheese on a plate.

So I took the traditional ingredients of a Reuben sandwich and used them to top off hot dogs. I added sauerkraut, Thousand Island Salad dressing and Swiss cheese to the hot dog for a tasty dinner.

This is a great way to change things up and make a simple meal different and exciting. With the addition of a simple salad or another easy side dish, you can have a kid friendly dinner on the table in no time at all.

If you love hot dogs try my air fryer hot dogs or crockpot hot dogs for easy meal ideas.

4.67 from 3 votes

Reuben Hotdog

Published By Anne
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Total Time23 minutes
Servings: 6
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  • 6 hot dogs
  • 1 jar sauerkraut
  • 1/2 cup Thousand Island Dressing
  • 1/2 cup Swiss Cheese
  • 6 hot dog buns


  • Grill the hot dogs on low for 15 minutes.
  • Place the buns open on the grill for 3 minutes to toast them lightly.
  • Put a hot dog in each bun and top with sauerkraut, dressing and Swiss Cheese.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 538mg | Sugar: 2g

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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Reuben Hot Dog - a nice twist on traditional hot dogs - add sauerkraut, dressing and Swiss cheese for the flavor of a Reuben sandwich.

What is your favorite hotdog topping?


Hi, I’m Anne!

I love to cook and I want to share my recipes with you. I believe cooking should be approachable and fun, not a chore. I want to make simple recipes using everyday ingredients that you can make again and again, whether it is for a busy weeknight, a summer cookout or a special dessert. Read more...

8 thoughts on “Reuben Hot Dog”

  1. 5 stars
    This is my kind of Hot Dog, wish I had it right now. Hope you have a very special Mothers Day weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week.
    Miz Helen

  2. I’ve never been a fan of sauerkraut, but my hubby loves it. I think these reuben dogs would be right up his alley!! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!


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