Game Day Reuben Dip

What better to munch on while watching your favorite team FINALLY back playing football, than this Game Day Reuben Dip.  It’s different, not expected, and yet incredibly delicious.  Savory, cheesy, meaty, and tangy all at the same time with the yummy flavors of your favorite deli sandwich.  Serve it with rye toasts or crackers.

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A bowl of Game Day Reuben Dip - all the flavors of your favorite deli sandwich in a delicious dip!

I like to make it a Game Day Party by pairing this Game Day Reuben Dip with a platter of Glazed Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings, some Honey Bourbon Glazed Scallops, definitely a plate of Extra Flavorful Jalapeno Poppers, and many Dark And Stormy Rum Cocktails.


  • Cream cheese.  I like the mouthfeel of full fat, but use what you like.  Low fat or even fat-free will work fine.
  • Mayonnaise.  Use a good quality mayo.  I prefer Hellman’s.
  • Ketchup.  In my world, there is only ONE ketchup and that is Heinz. Not up for discussion.
  • Dill pickle relish.  You want the flavor of the dill.  Sweet relish just doesn’t cut it.  Does your deli corned beef sandwich come with sweet bread and butter pickles?  No, it doesn’t.  Enough said.
  • Cheese – both swiss and cheddar
  • Corned beef. If you are lucky enough to happen to have leftover corned beef in your refrigerator, then definitely chop it up and use that.  If not, deli corned beef is a great substitute!  Chop it up finely and toss it in.
  • Sauerkraut.  I like the sauerkraut that comes in a bag.  It tastes less salty, but feel free to use what you enjoy.  Definitely rinse it first and if you have time, I like to cook it a bit more of the ‘bite’ out of it – but that is definitely not a requirement at all.  However you choose to use the kraut, do be sure to drain and dry it so your dip isn’t watery.
  • Black pepper and garlic powder for flavor
  • You really need something to put the dip on.  I like using rye toasts, but celery sticks, carrot slices, buttery crackers al work wonderfully.

A bowl of Game Day Reuben Dip - all the flavors of your favorite deli sandwich in a delicious dip!


  • Not into mayonnaise?  Not a problem.  Try Greek yogurt or sour cream.
  • Out of dill pickle relish? Chop up a few pickles and toss those into your bowl.
  • Use the shredded cheese that you have on hand.  I’ve made this with swiss and Havarti, gouda and swiss, all cheddar, and all swiss.  Each variation was different and yummy!
  • I wouldn’t tell anyone if you resorted to using that canned corned beef that you bought to hoard during the quarantine.  Why not?
  • Hate sauerkraut or just not have any on hand?  Use shredded cabbage or bagged slaw mix.  You may sacrifice some of the tangy flavors of the kraut, but it still works.
  • Like hot dips better?  You can bake this in a casserole dish at 350 degrees until hot and bubbly, about 15 minutes.   Serve it with rye toasts and enjoy it!
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A bowl of Game Day Reuben Dip - all the flavors of your favorite deli sandwich in a delicious dip!



This Game Day Reuben Dip is savory, cheesy, different, and so meaty.  It is the perfect little something for noshing on Game Day!



8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature

1 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons ketchup

1 tablespoon dill pickle relish, drained

1 cup shredded swiss cheese

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

½ pound deli corned beef, chopped finely

½ cup sauerkraut, drained and dried on paper towels

¼ teaspoon black pepper

¼ teaspoon garlic powder


In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine all of the ingredients and mix on slow speed until well mixed. 

Use a spatula to scrape down the sides and mix fully.

Scoop the mixture into a bowl with a tightly covered lid.  Cover tightly and chill for at least an hour before serving.

Serve with sliced vegetables and/or crackers.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Starter - Appetizer
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Jewish Deli

Keywords: game day reuben dip, appetizer recipes, dip recipes, cold dips, corn beef recipes, game day eats

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