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Homemade Russian Dressing For The Classic Reuben Sandwich

Our homemade Russian Dressing is tangy, slightly spicy, and seriously addicting! It’s the perfect sauce for a Reuben Sandwich and more!

Our homemade Russian Dressing is tangy, slightly spicy, and seriously addicting! It's the perfect sauce for a Reuben Sandwich and more!| CuriousCuisiniereWhat’s The Difference Between Russian Dressing And Thousand Island Dressing?

Thousand Island Dressing and Russian Dressing are incredibly similar, but there are a few key differences.

Thousand Island dressing:

  • Includes bits of relish, pickles, onions, and hard boiled eggs, making it sweeter and tangier
  • Is made with a mayonnaise base

Russian dressing:

  • Gets a distinct spiciness from horseradish and garlic
  • Is made with a plain yogurt or sour cream base

The classic grilled Reuben Sandwich is the perfect combination of crispy toast, flavorful corned beef, tangy sauerkraut, and creamy Russian dressing. | www.CuriousCuisiniere.com

What Is The Sauce On A Reuben?

The names Russian Dressing and Thousand Island Dressing tend to be used interchangeably nowadays.

Because of this, many restaurants just serve their Reuben sandwiches with Thousand Island Dressing, since they often already have it on hand.

But, Russian Dressing was the staple that made the sandwich famous.

Russian Dressing is the creamy, tangy sauce necessary for the perfect Reuben. Make your own with pantry staples today! | www.CuriousCuisiniere.com

Making Our Homemade Russian Dressing Recipe

The dressing you choose for your Reuben sandwich is up to you.

But, even if you don’t have either on hand, it’s really easy to whip up a batch of homemade Russian Dressing with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry!

Yogurt, ketchup, horseradish (prepared or fresh) combine with a little garlic and paprika to make this super simple and incredibly addicting dressing.

What are you waiting for?

More Dressings You May Enjoy

If you’d like to try your hand at creating more of your own salad dressings from scratch, here’s a list of classic dressing recipes to get you started. 

Whether you use them for sandwiches, dips, or on salads making your own salad dressing is an easy endeavor that will make you feel quite accomplished in the kitchen!

Our homemade Russian Dressing is tangy, slightly spicy, and seriously addicting! It's the perfect sauce for a Reuben Sandwich and more!| CuriousCuisiniere
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Homemade Russian Dressing

Russian Dressing: it's tangy, slightly spicy, and all-around addicting!
Yield: 1/2 c of dressing
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 (1 Tbsp) servings
Author: Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp fresh grated horseradish or prepared horseradish
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp paprika

Instructions

  • Mix all dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Dressing can be used immediately, but the flavor will improve if refrigerated for at least 10 minutes before using.
  • Store the dressing in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 1 week.

Our homemade Russian Dressing is tangy, slightly spicy, and seriously addicting! It's the perfect sauce for a Reuben Sandwich and more!| CuriousCuisiniere

 

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