Reuben Pizza

I am hardly Irish, but I cannot make it through the month of March without craving a Reuben. While I followed a grain free diet for a few years I did not eat bread, but I did have a great pizza crust recipe. Thus creating Reuben pizza. Now when I make this pizza I personally use homemade sourdough pizza crust, but the toppings are all still real food ingredients, including the homemade thousand island dressing. Perfect for celebrating Saint Patties, or really anytime of year!

Three reasons why I love this recipe:

1. Rueben pizza is very simple to make. You can choose the type of pizza crust you pair it with. I have made it many times with paleo pizza crust and sourdough pizza crust and its wonderful either way. You could even use premade pizza crust if that is what your heart desires.

2. This recipe is oh so flavorful. From the pastrami, to the sauerkraut and don’t forget that homemade thousand island dressing. Your taste buds will be thanking you. I love a good Reuben sandwich, so turning it into pizza is drool-worthy.

3. Though my reuben pizza recipe is a bit more on the indulgent side, it still includes real food ingredients. I love making this recipe gut healthy by using sourdough pizza crust and of course all those lovely probiotics in the sauerkraut. I also use a locally made Prairie Breeze cheese and shred it myself to avoid any of those funky anti-clumping agents. By making my own Thousand Island Dressing I know only avoid additives and preservatives, but honestly it taste way better than anything you can get out of a bottle!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I substitute pastrami for a different meat?

Of course! I often times make this pizza with corned beef and it would also be good as a “Rachel” Pizza with turkey. I personally find that pastrami is the best meat for Reuben Pizza but any would be great.

Can I use premade Thousand Island Dressing?

You can, however I would strongly recommend making your own. Not only is it healthier by avoiding preservatives and other unwanted ingredients, it is also much more flavorful. If you enjoy this sauce, you will love the chipotle mayo on my Sierra Turkey Sandwich recipe.

Is Reuben Pizza good leftover?

Yes! I would just recommend leaving the sauce on the side so it does not get soggy and it is great as leftovers.

How to make Reuben Pizza:

  1. Preheat your oven

    Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit

  2. Make the Thousand Island Dressing

    Using a mason jar, or other narrow container, add in the minced onion, ketchup, egg yolk, lemon juice, garlic cloves, coconut aminos, cumin, mustard powder, paprika and salt. Add in 2 tablespoons of light tasting olive oil. Using an immersion blender pulse a few times until smooth, then slowly poor in the remaining olive oil while continuing to blend. Then add in the minced pickles. You could pulse this a few more times if you wish for the sauce to be more smooth but you do not want to overdo it.

  3. Shape your dough

    Regardless of the type of dough you are using, press it into a 10-12 inch circle on parchment paper.

  4. Top pizza

    Sprinkle the pastrami, sauerkraut and the freshly shredded cheese over the pizza evenly.

  5. Bake

    Bake the pizza for 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool a few minutes.

  6. Drizzle sauce over pizza

    Drizzle the thousand island sauce over the pizza. Cut, then serve!

Reuben Pizza

A fun twist on a classic reuben sandwich. This reuben pizza is truly decadent while still using real food ingredients.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: reuben pizza
Servings: 4 servings


  • c Pastrami Chopped
  • c Sauerkraut
  • 1 c Shredded Prairie Breeze Cheese can sub for white cheddar
  • 1 Pizza Crust

Thousand Island Dressing

  • ¾ c Light Tasting Olive Oil
  • ¼ c Yellow Onion Minced
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Aminos
  • 2 tsp Sweetener free Ketchup
  • ½ tsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Mustard Powder
  • ¼ tsp Cumin
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ Pickles Minced


  • Preheat oven to 400℉
  • Make the thousand island dressing. In a jar, or other narrow container, combine the onion, egg yolk, garlic clove, lemon juice, ketchup, coconut amino, spices and 2 Tbsp of the olive oil. Pulse a bit with an immersion blender, then continue to blend as you drizzle the remaining olive oil into the jar.
  • Once the thousand island is smooth, add in the minced pickles. You can either stir them in, or pulse a bit with the immersion blender. Set aside.
  • On a sheet of parchment paper shape the dough into a 10-12 inch circle.
  • Top the pizza with the pastrami, sauerkraut and freshly shredded cheese.
  • Bake the pizza on a pizza stone or baking sheet for 25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown.
  • Let the pizza cool for a couple of minutes, then drizzle the sauce over the pizza. Slice the pizza into 8 pieces. Enjoy!

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Hi! I’m Ashley!

A city girl turned farm wife trying to share healthy recipes while figuring out the ropes of homesteading.



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