If you’re wondering what to serve with your Reuben casserole, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for Reuben casserole.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes to serve with Reuben casserole are colcannon, green beans with bacon, or homemade baked beans. You can also serve Irish boxty, onion rings, creamy coleslaw, or a tangy cucumber and onion salad. If you want to serve a dessert, go for baileys cheesecake.
Ready? let’s jump right in.
Colcannon (Irish mashed potatoes)
I’ve yet to come across a mashed potato recipe that I haven’t liked.
And these Irish mashed potatoes are no exception.
In fact, they’re on a whole other level.
Made with loads of butter, milk, and leafy greens like kale, colcannon is a creamy delight that’s guaranteed to fill you up.
You’re in for an Irish feast when you serve colcannon with your melty Reuben casserole.
Classic wedge salad
Looking for a light dish to pair with your casserole’s meat and carbs?
A classic wedge salad should do the trick.
It’s loaded with tempting toppings that even salad haters can’t resist – bacon, egg, and a creamy, cheesy dressing.
The salty blue cheese in the dressing will pair perfectly with the tangy sauerkraut in your casserole.
It also looks pretty fancy.
Roasted lemon and garlic asparagus
Reuben casseroles are salty, sweet, and cheesy.
But they have one big downfall, they’re lacking a few healthy greens.
Luckily this is an easy fix with a side of roasted asparagus. This is a simple side dish, but it’s pretty hard to beat, especially when asparagus is in season.
All you need is a drizzle of lemon and a few cloves of garlic to brighten the flavors.
Check out the busy baker for the full recipe.
Fried onion rings
I’ve got just the thing to bring some more fun to your Reuben casserole – onion rings.
They’ll add a crunchy texture to your meal and are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Everyone will be glad to see them at the table.
Try this easy fried onion rings recipe.
The recipe uses a mild yellow onion but if you want a stronger flavor, you can use white onions. For a sweeter route, go for some Walla Walla onions.
Psst… these go great with ranch dressing.
Sauteed brussel sprouts
A Reuben casserole is a rich comforting dish, but as I said before, it’s not exactly heavy in the veggie department.
Balance out your meal with these crisp brussel sprouts (they’re not just for Christmas!).
It can be on the table in less than 15 minutes, so it’s great if you’re short on time or in a rush.
And don’t feel limited to sprouts, try adding in mushrooms, zucchini, spinach, or peas for a twist.
This recipe is a must-try.
Copy-cat Heinz baked beans
Unlike your traditional casseroles, the Reuben casserole isn’t that saucy.
So it needs a saucy side for all that bread.
Enter my favorite saucy side… (drumroll please)… baked beans.
They’re a beefed-up version of a tomato sauce, with some soft beans in there for texture. Perfect with a bready casserole.
If you love Heinz baked beans, this recipe from RecipeTinEats tastes almost exactly like them.
Cucumber and vidalia onion salad
A carb-heavy, cheese-laden meal like a Reuben casserole is always going to benefit from a tangy, refreshing salad.
And this cucumber and vidalia onion salad fits the bill perfectly.
It’s bright, vibrant, and only needs a few ingredients.
Don’t miss out on this 10-minute cucumber and vidalia onion salad. It will help cleanse your palate after the bold Reuben flavors.
Creamy broccoli salad
Sometimes salads filled with leaves can leave you feeling hungry.
That’s far from the case with this creamy broccoli salad, there’s not a lettuce leaf in sight!
It’s got sunflower seeds for crunch, red onions for some sharpness, and juicy grapes to add sweetness.
But the star of the show is the earthy broccoli covered in a (dairy-free), mustardy dressing, which ties in nicely with the Reuben casserole.
Psst… I’ve also got a great article on what to serve with broccoli salad.
Hosting a St. Patrick’s dinner party soon?
Stick with the Irish theme and serve your Reuben casserole with these indulgent potato pancakes (also known as Irish boxty).
They’re crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside.
Serve these 20-minute Irish boxty with sour cream or melted butter on top for a yummy meal.
Coleslaw is a traditional side for Reuben sandwiches, so it makes sense to serve it with a Reuben casserole too.
It’s perfect to bring to a potluck, or if you just want a cooling side for lunch.
And if you’re a fan of Chick-fil-A, I have a treat for you… this copy-cat Chick-fil-A coleslaw tastes exactly like the real deal!
Bailey’s Irish cheesecake
A Reuben casserole is basically an entire meal in itself, so it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world to skip the side and go straight to the dessert.
And this Irish cheesecake is perfect. It’s baileys… but in cake form.
What more could you want?!
The cheesecake is grand enough for a big celebration, but it’s also easy enough to make that you could serve it for a midweek treat.
Check out Jamie’s recipe for this sweet cake.
The best side dishes for Reuben casserole
- Colcannon (Irish mashed potatoes)
- Classic wedge salad
- Roasted lemon and garlic asparagus
- Fried onion rings
- Sauteed brussel sprouts
- Copy-cat Heinz baked beans
- Cucumber and vidalia onion salad
- Creamy broccoli salad
- Irish boxty
- Chick-fil-A coleslaw
- Bailey’s Irish cheesecake
What To Serve With Reuben Casserole
- 1 portion Reuben casserole
- Prepare your Reuben casserole according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: colcannon (Irish mashed potatoes), classic wedge salad, roasted lemon and garlic asparagus, fried onion rings, sauteed brussel sprouts, copy-cat Heinz baked beans, cucumber and Vidalia onion salad, creamy broccoli salad, Irish boxty, chick-fil-a coleslaw, and bailey’s Irish cheesecake.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!