Low Carb Reuben Skillet

Briana

Briana

Last updated on August 28th, 2020

 

This Low Carb Reuben Skillet is ready in 15 minutes or less with only 5 ingredients. It’s so delicious you won’t even miss the bread. Served with homemade Low Carb Thousand Island Dressing, all you need is a cast iron skillet and you can have this on the table for St. Patty’s Day, or any weeknight dinner. This keto friendly and gluten free meal will delight all of your reuben loving friends and family.


reuben in a cast iron skillet held with a spoon

Here’s What You Need For This Low Carb Reuben Skillet:​

Ingredients:

  • 1 – 1.5 pounds cooked corned beef
  • 8 oz sauerkraut
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard (or to taste)
  • 8 oz Swiss cheese
  • Low Carb Thousand Island Dressing to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
reuben skillet ingredients overhead on a cutting board

Recipe Notes:

This recipe is incredibly simple. It almost feels weird to call it a recipe! It’s perfect for easy weeknight dinners, or Low Carb St. Patty’s Day celebrations. Carb lovers and keto dieters alike will love this easy to make dish.

The only real notes we have are that if you are preparing your corned beef yourself, you can use an Instant Pot to speed up the process. For a 3-pound corned beef, it will probably need to pressure cook for about an hour and 15 minutes. This will make it shred very easily. You can do this a few days ahead of time if you’d like. You can also buy corned beef prepared at the store. There’s no wrong way!

We should also note that you can use whatever thousand island dressing you like, but we prefer to make our own since it’s free of any added sugar. We want to mention that we add a lot of pickle juice to our thousand island dressing and it makes it pretty liquid, but we like it like that. If you don’t like your dressing so runny, just leave out some of. the apple cider vinegar and pickle juice.

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Let’s Make It!


If you’re making your corned beef at home, simply follow the directions on your package. We made ours the day before and stored it in the fridge. Pro tip: pressure cook your corned beef if you are preparing it yourself, it will be fall apart tender when you’re all done!

If you are making your thousand island dressing, start with that so you can store it in the fridge to cool while you are making the reuben skillet. You can make it up to 5 days in advance if you want. We find it’s even better if the flavors have a day or so to meld together in the fridge.

Preheat your cast iron skillet, then add in your corned beef and crisp it up for about 5-10 minutes. You will render out some nice fat. After the corned beef is crisped up to your liking, you can remove it from the cast iron and set it aside to crisp up your sauerkraut. Leave the rendered fat in the pan.

Add in your sauerkraut and your dijon mustard. Cook in the pan until it’s warmed up to your liking. Add a bit of fresh ground black pepper if you like.

Add your corned beef back into the pan if you removed it. Layer the meat and sauerkraut with Swiss cheese.

Place the skillet under the broiler for 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is melted to your liking. Top with some Low Carb Thousand Island Dressing. Serve, and enjoy!

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Until next time,
Briana & Chamere

Low Carb Reuben Skillet
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

This Low Carb Reuben Skillet is ready in 25 minutes or less with only 5 ingredients. It’s so delicious you won’t even miss the bread. Served with homemade Low Carb Thousand Island Dressing, all you need is a cast iron skillet and you can have this on the table for St. Patty’s Day, or any weeknight dinner. This keto friendly and gluten free meal will delight all of your reuben loving friends and family.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto, low carb, main course, st patty’s day
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 335 kcal
Author: Briana
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. If you’re making your corned beef at home, simply follow the directions on your package. We made ours the day before and stored it in the fridge. Pro tip: pressure cook your corned beef if you are preparing it yourself, it will be fall apart tender when you’re all done!

  2. If you are making your thousand island dressing, start with that so you can store it in the fridge to cool while you are making the reuben skillet. You can make it up to 5 days in advance if you want. We find it’s even better if the flavors have a day or so to meld together in the fridge.

  3. Preheat your cast iron skillet, then add in your corned beef and crisp it up for about 5-10 minutes. You will render out some nice fat. After the corned beef is crisped up to your liking, you can remove it from the cast iron and set it aside to crisp up your sauerkraut. Leave the rendered fat in the pan.

  4. Add in your sauerkraut and your dijon mustard. Cook in the pan until it’s warmed up to your liking. Add a bit of fresh ground black pepper if you like.

  5. Add your corned beef back into the pan if you removed it. Layer the meat and sauerkraut with Swiss cheese.

  6. Place the skillet under the broiler for 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is melted to your liking. Top with some homemade Low Carb Thousand Island Dressing.

  7. Top with some homemade Low Carb Thousand Island Dressing. We find it’s best if you make the dressing the day before and store it in the fridge so the flavors can meld together. 

  8. Now, just serve and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Macros: Makes 6 servings, 335 calories per serving, 6 net carbs (1 gram fiber), 15 grams of protein.

*We made our corned beef at home and it came out to be 1.35 pounds of beef. Please make sure to note how big your corned beef is to calculate your macros.
**Macros do not include Thousand Island Dressing, see below.

Notes: We used our Low Carb Thousand Island Dressing recipe to make this recipe. Macros for 1 serving (about 3 tbsp of dressing) are as follows: 165 calories, 16 grams of fat, 1 gram net carbs, 0 grams protein. 

We provide these macros as a courtesy and calculate them using MyFitnessPal. Please note that your macros will vary depending on what brands you use. 

 

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