Keto Reuben Chaffle Sandwich

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The Rueben sandwich is a lunchtime classic. Now you can enjoy keto sandwich made with corned beef, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and low-carb thousand island dressing all with the help of a chaffle for the sandwich bread.

Keto Reuben Chaffle Sandwich Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons low carb thousand island dressing
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 2 slices of corned beef
  • 1 slice swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sauerkraut

Keto Reuben Chaffle Sandwich Directions

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Low Carb Reuben Chaffle Sandwich Recipe

chaffle reuben sandwich with picklesIf you miss a good Rueben sandwich on the keto diet with lots of sliced corned beef, melted swiss cheese and piled high with sauerkraut, I’ve got good news for you! You now enjoy the keto Rueben sandwich thanks to the Rueben chaffle bread.This chaffle bread recipe adds a hint of rye bread flavor by adding some caraway seeds and a splash of thousand island dressing. If you cook it for a long time on your waffle will be crisp, just like a real rye bread Rueben sandwich.

What are Chaffles?

Chaffles are a popular keto waffle that are mostly made up of egg and cheese. There many different recipe variations out there, including the peanut butter chaffle and the cheddar bay chaffle.This Rueben chaffle recipe uses almond flour and baking powder to provide a little more substance to the waffle, similar to a slice of bread. Then caraway seeds and thousand island dressing are added to give flavor similar to a slice of rye bread.

The Best Waffle Maker for Chaffles

dash waffle makerAlthough you can use any waffle maker will work for making chaffles. If you want the perfect slices of rye bread chaffle for this keto Rueben sandwich, I recommend the waffle maker by Dash. It makes the perfect portion of chaffle. To make Rueben chaffles using the mini dash, only add half the batter to make one chaffle. The entire recipe will yield two mini dash waffles.If you own a larger waffle maker, you can still make this chaffle sandwich recipe. Pour all of the chaffle batter in the center of the waffle iron and close it. Don’t worry about trying to spread the batter around to the edges. The batter will spread out by itself creating a perfect chaffle. This will make a larger Rueben chaffle, but you can cut it in half to get you two slices of chaffle bread.

Corned Beef or Pastrami

sliced corned beefTraditionally, sliced corned beef is used to make Rueben sandwiches, but many people like to pile on the pastrami instead. You can use either deli meat in this recipe. My favorite is corned beef.

Low Carb Thousand Island Dressing

Russian dressing is normally used on a Rueben sandwich but thousand island dressing has a similar flavor and I have created a recipe for Keto Thousand Island Dressing.This dressing is creamy and tastes delicious. It’s easy to make too. You can make it up ahead of time or if you like to menu plan, you can use the dressing to make a keto Rueben sandwich for one meal and the Keto Big Mac Salad for another.

Is Sauerkraut Keto?

jarred sauerkrautYes, sauerkraut is keto approved. Although it does contain carbohydrates, about 6 grams per one cup, most of those carbs are from fiber. Plus, sauerkraut contains live probiotic cultures which are very beneficial for a healthy gut.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Reuben Chaffle Sandwich

Servings: 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 605
Fat 43.8g
Protein 45.1g
Total Carbs 8g
Net Carbs 6.8g

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  1. Fantastic Recipes. We’ve been doing KETO since October and your videos and recipes are a regular part of our diets. We used this recipe as burger buns. We used Cheddar Cheese too.

  2. Just made these and they were very flavorful and satisfying! The only changes I made were grinding my caraway seeds and used 1/2 mozzarella and 1/2 grated swiss in the chaffle. Get a good jar of crispy sauerkraut.

  3. Your “PIN” buttons aren’t working. Recipe sounds delicious, but haven’t tried it yet. Will post a report when I do.

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