Here’s a family favorite from Debbie Amyotte. It’s been a popular dish in the Amyotte family for years. The recipe is good for entertaining at home or carrying with you to your next outing. A definite crowd pleaser.

Fast – Easy — and Delicious!    

Reuben Melt Ingredients


1pound corn beef sliced thin 

32ounces sauerkraut

16 ounces shredded Swiss cheese 

16 ounces shredded sharp cheddar 

4-5 T thousand island dressing 

4-5 T mayonnaise 


Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees

Cut the corn beef in 1/2” squares 

Mix (in a really large bowl) all loose ingredients together, using hands may be easier, (you want it all broken up well ) add the Mayo and dressing and mix well to evenly coat. 

Spray large baking dish with non stick spray or wipe with olive oil. ( cake pan size works perfect) 

Put mixture into baking dish. Cover with foil. Bake for 45 minutes ( some ovens may take an hour.. you want it cooked through and bubbly). Take foil off last five minutes to brown top a bit.

Oven ready!

Let cool on stove Approx 5-10 minutes so juices and cheese settles. 

Serve with cocktail rye bread squares, or your favorite hearty or crisp crackers ( I love it with artesian crisp crackers, or Triscuits  ) enjoy! 


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Debbie Amyotte – Foodie & Reviewer

Debbie Amyotte is a self-proclaimed “Giant FOODIE”. She loves everything about food from fine dining to hidden gems that only the locals know about. Traveling is a big passion and she has visited about 30% of the United States including Alaska and Hawaii. Grami to two awesome grandkids she visits them as much as she can. Sundays at her house, are meant for two things: church and football!

She is active in the community as a Rotary member, the organizer for Ladies Luv Adventures in Lake Norman, and she hosts a monthly mystery book club called A Good Night for Murder.

Her professional life includes being a Realtor, a travel agent for Travel Bee Adventures, and a local, independent, contracted pet sitter — caring and understanding special pet needs. Contact Debbie by email,

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