With a quick mix of all the classic sandwich ingredients plus some additions for an extra creamy base, you’ll have an ultra-cheesy party appetizer in hardly any time at all.
8 oz cream cheese softened
8 oz corned beef chopped
1 1/2 cups Swiss cheese shredded
8 oz sauerkraut 1 can, drained
1/2 cup mayonnaise or sour cream
1/2 cup thousand island dressing or Russian dressing
Things You’ll Need
Cast iron skillet
Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly grease or spray a pie plate or an oven-proof skillet (9-12 inch).
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Spread into prepared pan.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and golden
Garnish with chopped parsley and serve immediately with rye chips, crackers, or bread chunks.
Expert Tips & FAQs
This dip is best served warm from the oven. Leftovers can be kept in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge and reheated in the microwave.
You can prepare this dip ahead and store in the fridge, covered, for up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before putting in the oven to ensure even doneness.
The cream cheese and mayo are essential for a deliciously creamy base, I wouldn’t recommend skipping either of these ingredients. You can, however, substitute the mayo with sour cream. If preferred, you can swap the thousand island dressing with Russian dressing.
I recommend shredding the Swiss cheese yourself as the pre-bagged variety contains anti-caking agents which prevent it from melting as well. Feel free to substitute the Swiss cheese with mozzarella if you’d like.
Serve with cocktail rye bread, rye chips, crackers, tortilla chips, celery and other crunchy vegetables.
This dip is easily made in the crockpot. I would recommend a small 4 qt slow cooker or to double the recipe for a larger crockpot. Place all the ingredients into the slow cooker and cook on high for 1 hour or on low for 2-3 hours. Give it a stir or two throughout the cooking process to avoid it burning on the bottom of the slow cooker.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 388cal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 886mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 596IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 1mg