Pastrami Reuben Egg Rolls

Golden, crisp Pastrami Reuben Egg Rolls with Russian Dressing, made healthier by cooking in the air fryer or baking in the oven, taste so good!

Pastrami Reuban Eggrolls with Russian Dressing.
Reuben Egg Rolls

A traditional Reuben usually consists of corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut served on rye bread with Russian dressing. It’s the ultimate deli sandwich. This fun variation, also known as the “Irish” egg roll, incorporates the classic sandwich filling into an egg roll wrapper. My Rueben-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin is another creative take on a Reuben.

If you have leftover egg roll wrappers, try some of my other egg roll recipes. These Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls and Avocado Egg Rolls are always a hit! If you have my latest cookbook Skinnytaste Meal Prep, you will love my Turkey Cheeseburger Egg Rolls! These fun egg rolls are great as an appetizer for a party or as lunch served with a side salad.

Pastrami Reuban Eggrolls with Russian Dressing.

Reuben Egg Roll Ingredients:

Meat: I opted for sliced, cooked pastrami, which I found at my local Trader Joe’s, but I’m sure you can find it at most delis. You can use corned beef if you prefer.
Toppings: Just like the sandwich, these egg rolls have lots of sauerkraut and melted Swiss cheese. I think some chopped pickles would also be tasty if you want to add some.
Dressing: Instead of putting the Russian dressing inside the egg rolls, which would make them soggy, I use it as a dipping sauce.

How do you make Russian dressing from scratch?

Russian dressing is very easy to make from scratch. Just mix these ingredients together:

  • Light mayonnaise
  • Ketchup
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Horseradish
  • Hot sauce
  • Lemon juice
  • Onion powder
  • Salt

Russian dressing often gets compared to Thousand Island dressing. While similar, Russian dressing is spicier and less sweet than Thousand Island.

Freezer Tips:

  • If you don’t want to cook all the egg rolls at once, you can freeze them in freezer- safe bags for up to six months. Make sure to squeeze out as much air as possible when sealing the bags.
  • To cook from frozen, cook in an air fryer preheated to 320 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes, turning halfway through until golden brown and crisp. Serve immediately with dipping sauce on the side if desired.

Filling Pastrami Reuban EggrollsPastrami Reuban Eggrolls in the air fryer.Pastrami Reuban Eggrolls close up.

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Pastrami Reuban Eggrolls with Russian Dressing.
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Pastrami Reuben Egg Rolls 

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360 Cals 23 Protein 44 Carbs 9.5 Fats
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
CUISINE: American
Golden, crisp Pastrami Reuben Egg Rolls with Russian Dressing, made healthier by cooking in the air fryer or baking in the oven, taste so good!

Ingredients

For egg rolls:

  • 1 1/2 cups sauerkraut
  • 8 egg roll wrappers
  • 6 ounces pastrami, chopped (or corned beef)
  • 1 cup shredded reduced fat Swiss cheese, I like Jarlsberg
  • small bowl water, for sealing
  • Olive oil spray

For Russian dressing:

  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon horseradish
  • Dash of hot sauce, I used Frank’s Red Hot
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Pinch kosher salt

Instructions

  • With a clean kitchen towel, squeeze excess liquid from sauerkraut.  Set aside.
  • Place 1 egg roll wrapper on a clean, dry work surface with corners positioned like a diamond.
  • Add ¾ ounce (2 tablespoons) pastrami, 2 tablespoons cheese and 2 tablespoons sauerkraut on the bottom third of the wrapper.
  • Carefully lift the bottom point nearest to you and wrap it around the filling. 
  • Dip your finger into a small bowl of water and run it along the edges of the wrapper. 
    Filling Pastrami Reuban Eggrolls
  • Fold the left and right corners in toward the center and continue to roll into a tight cylinder.
    Filling Pastrami Reuban Eggrolls
  • Repeat with remaining filling and wrappers.
    Rolling Pastrami Reuban Eggrolls

Air Fryer Egg Roll Method

  • Preheat air fryer to 370 degrees F.
  • Spray all sides of the egg rolls with oil and rub with your hands to evenly coat.
  • Cook egg rolls in batches for 10 minutes, turning halfway or until golden brown and crisp.
    Pastrami Reuban Eggrolls in the air fryer.
  • Meanwhile, combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Serve immediately with dressing on the side or drizzled on top.

Egg Roll Oven Recipe:

  • Bake 400F in a preheated oven 12 to 16 minutes, flipping halfway.
  • From frozen, 375F 18 to 20 minutes, flipping halfway.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2eggrolls & 1T sauce, Calories: 360kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 9.5g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g, Cholesterol: 50mg, Sodium: 1297mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g
Blue Smart Points: 8
Green Smart Points: 8
Purple Smart Points: 8
Keywords: easy appetizers, egg rolls, Reuben, Reuben Egg Rolls

 

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53 comments

  1. I have made this recipe several times, always a hit with friends.

  2. I am a weight watcher and am always searching for recipes, after making this today I am over my fear of egg roll making!  Delicious and easy!

  3. I made this for my husband for St. Patrick’s Day. He loved them! He said he’d definitely eat these again! He said the sauce was tasty too! Both recipes were easy to make!

  4. Russian dressing sounds good but I would prefer to use spicy deli mustard. Would you add it to filling it also have mustard on the side?? 

  5. Can wonton wrappers be used as a substitute? I cannot find egg roll wrappers in my stores. Thanks!

  6. I LOVE YOUR RECIPES!!!

  7. These are fantastic. I have made them many times and always turn out great. Fast and easy! Once I used caramelized onions that I had on hand, instead of sauerkraut, it was so good may do that from now on. Absolutely make the sauce, delicious.

  8. Yum! So easy and delicious! I do not like pastrami, so I used turkey instead.

  9. Amazing! We loved them. Used shaved corn beef instead of pastrami 🙂

  10. Good and easy😁

  11. Gluten free friends.. has anyone tried using parboiled cabbage leaves as a wrapper alternative?  

  12. So easy and delicious! I also made with turkey pepperoni and low fat shredded mozzarella to dip in pizza sauce!

  13. Hi, 360 calories for 4 reuben egg rolls or 1 egg rolls already 360 calories? Pls help cause im on diet now

  14. I make these at least once a week. My family is obsessed. Very good! 

  15. for the oven method do you use olive oil spray also like with the air fryer method

  16. Can you use spring roll wrappers instead to make your Pastrami Rueben Egg Rolls?   I cannot find egg roll wrappers anywhere near me but spring roll wrappers a readily available.  Go figure.  
    Thank you

  17. Delicious! Made these today for a Sunday afternoon football watching snack and they were so good. Will definitely be making them again. 

  18. OMG!!! So very good! And easy!! Husband just said. You’re doing this again!!! Love love!!

  19. My son and I Loved this recipe! Made it w/corned beef.
    Next, we will try w/taco meat/cheese mixture (like I do w/crescent roll ring).
    Then trying a traditional veggie egg roll😉.

  20. Made these in the oven – super easy and truly delicious! The sauce is a must. Thanks for a great recipe Gina 🙂

  21. Where would the egg roll wrappers be in the grocery store? Are they shelf stable, or in a refrigerated section some where (if so, why section)? Any help is appreciated, can’t wait to try these!! 

  22. Gotta tell you, I saw that photo of the ingredients portioned out and my first thought was “who the heck set that tile and grouted it that poorly – is this some shabby chique style ?” then, I saw it was wrappers.

    I’ll go away now – they look great !

  23. I made these with Jenni O turkey pastrami. I
    Love them…They came out great!

  24. Can’t wait to try this. Has anyone used spring roll wrappers? My grocery store doesn’t have egg rolls.

  25. Wow these were so good! I couldn’t find shredded Swiss so I used sliced Swiss and used half a piece per egg roll. I used pickles instead of horseradish in the sauce. Cooked in the air fryer. Can’t wait to make these again! 

  26. Any ideas what to do for those who don’t have an air fryer?

  27. Made these tonight. Your airfryer recipes are the best! Fun take on a ruben. We loved them…thanks

  28. For mayonnaise, it says 1/4 … one quarter what? I’m assuming it’s a cup, but I just want to make sure. I’m making this tonight. 🙂 Love your other egg roll recipes.

  29. While Reubens always SOUND delicious to me, I can’t actually eat sauerkraut. There is an enzyme released in the process of making it (and during the cooking of any cabbage) that I have a very immediate and violently unpleasant reaction to.

    Adding a tomato base to cooking cabbage (as with stuffed cabbage rolls and the like) negates the enzyme,but it doesn’t work that way with sauerkraut.

    Any suggestions for what I could include to replace the sauerkraut, but still give a similar “experience” of this dish? I know my husband would LOVE this is and I would love to surprise him! Thank you!

  30. Is there a way to make these gluten free? 

  31. Super excited to make this! Do you know approx how much in cups, 6 oz of meat (pastrami/corned beef) is?

  32. Hi! Which air fryer brand works best for your recipes?

    Thank you!

    • I love my airfryer! 🙂 https://www.amazon.com/Skinnytaste-Vremi-Air-Fryer-Capacity/dp/B07QM9P7CC/ref=sr_1_2?crid=36BM197MXMS9Y&dchild=1&keywords=skinnytaste+air+fryer&qid=1602784840&sprefix=skinntaste+ai%2Caps%2C190&sr=8-2

  33. When cooking in the oven, do I need to spray the egg rolls with oil?

  34. Oh this is perfect, I have some sauerkraut fermenting now and I was wondering how I’d use it all (if it turns out OK, it’s my first time!)

  35. Sounds great. I’m going to make this with Boars Head pastrami seasoned turkey. According to recipe builder only 2 pts each with the turkey.

  36. YUM! Very similar to something sold at the Magic Kingdom. How fun!