ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?!
Ehh. Yeah, me either. I never realized how much football would become apart of my life when I got married. Every season has its pattern… it’s fun in the beginning, I survive the middle with good books and naps, but the end.. the end is the best of all! SUPER-BOWL!
There’s snacks. There’s commercials. And best of all, there’s an END!
Praise Be. HALLELUJAH! Give ME that remote!
We don’t ever attend Super Bowl parties due to the fact that my husband is a purist. If one attends a party, one cannot focus on the game. A distraction I welcome with open arms, but he doesn’t approve. But I refuse to miss out on the best part of Super Bowl Sunday…. the food! The best part of any day, really.
So, this Super Bowl, I bring to you…. the Reuben Pizza.photo by: http://www.thekitchenismyplayground.com/?m=1
Reuben? Pizza? Don’t knock it til ya try it! If you like a Reuben sandwich, you’ll love this!
In my flight attendant days, I was lucky enough to have a handful of long overnight stays in beautiful Omaha, Nebraska. **note heavy sarcasm**
I actually DID enjoy my trips to Omaha. It’s a very quaint town, and they have a few cool shops on their “downtown” strip. What I enjoyed the MOST, though, was this Reuben Pizza I ordered from the hotel restaurant. It sounded wacky. It sounded delicious. And it was the cheapest thing on the menu. Count me in.
It was SO good! I may have eaten the whole pizza. It was a small. I’m sure of it.
But, being that my flight attendant days are over now- and I have no want or reason to return to the Doubletree Hotel in Omaha, I had to try to recreate this pizza in my kitchen! And I think I got pretty rootin’ tootin’ close!
There are a few alternative options to my Reuben Pizza approach:
- I used a homemade pizza dough using this recipe, but it has to rise at least overnight- so you could easily swap out for a store bought version.
- I also made my own Thousand Island dressing. This was simply due to the fact that I was looking at all the different kinds of salad dressings in the grocery store, and I couldn’t tell which version looked the best. One was light tan, one was bright orange, and one was a weird medium of the 2. So I decided to just make it fresh, and it was so easy! But if you’d like it even easier.. buy the bottle!
- I made one half of the pizza kraut-free due to my brother-in-law and husband’s aversion to sauerkraut. It was still tastey! However, they even tried a piece loaded with sauerkraut and neither had complaints.
And finally, here’s THE RECIPE! I didn’t take any photos the first time I made this pizza (pre-blog), but I will add them in as soon as I make this beauty again!
Reuben Pizza 🍕
- 1 Pizza Dough
- 1/2 cup thousand island dressing (plus 2-3tbsp for drizzling)- store bought or homemade
- Sliced Swiss cheese, enough to cover pizza (6-8 slices)
- 2 cups sauerkraut, well drained and pat dry
- 1/2 lb deli pastrami or corned beef (found at Publix, I used a mix of 1/4 lb of each)- roughly chopped
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Dill pickle chips- drained, dried, and diced
- Preheat oven to 500.
- Roll out pizza dough and place on baking sheet.
- Spread 1/2 cup thousand island onto dough, this will serve as the “pizza sauce”.
- Lay Swiss cheese slices on top to cover pizza. Top with sauerkraut, chopped pastrami/corned beef, and end with shredded mozzarella.
- Bake until crust is gold and cheese is bubbly, 12-15 mins.
- Top with diced dill pickles and drizzle with more thousand dressing.