Sunday, October 17, 2010

Reuben Pasta Bake

 The pictures are tricky to line up with bloggers new system for adding imagesThe last two pictures above are of the kind of day it was yesterday for our pasta bake. It was mostly cloudy all day with peeks of sun.  The trees are still green with some color appearing.   It was a windy and chilly and wonderful.  Jen and I had a great time making our Reuben pasta bake.  I told Grizz I would share the results and the recipe.  So here it is. We doubled the batch:

2 pounds large curly elbow macaroni
(cook, drain, add i/2 stick butter, mix and and set aside.

saute one pound pastrami cut in bite size pieces, add one 12 ounce can sauer kraut and 1/2 stick butter - saute until heated well

add one 16 ounce jar of con queso cheese sauce (I used medium, there is mild or hot as well ).   and 1/2 cup parmesian cheese to pasta, add pastrami and sauer kraut to pasta, mix well.

pour into baking dishes, 9x13, sprinkle with plain bread crumbs, dot with butter, bake uncovered 30 minutes - and when served drizzle with warmed thousand Island dressing.   A very filling and comforting and delicious meal for a chilly Autumn evening.  
Love Gail

(I lost  my signature template, again,.    eesh.)


Diana said...

Well I was just starting to get a little hungry. Now I am very hungry so I am leaving now to go fix a sandwich, thank you very much!!
The casserole sounds delicious Gail!
Love Di ♥

Cinner said...

Gail, that sounds really good although I am not a huge fan of sauerkraut, I will help you with your signature, later today when I get back from visiting my MIL. take care.

Finding Pam said...

Gail, that looks delishious. I am sure it is calorie free? LOL!

Great pictures of you. Have a great week.

Gail said...


All low fat, very few calories. hah!! :-)


I loose the signature template when I add an image. eesh.

It is really yummy and we had such a good time making it together.

Love to you all

Choices said...

It is always good to hear about different recipes for casseroles. Thank you for sharing it.
Sounds like you had a great time baking it.
Love the fall colors! I miss that!
Smiles to you.

Gail said...


So nice to have you share in my Saturday here in Guilford, CT. :-) This hearty casserole recipe is not something I will make often given the calories! My goodness.
Love Gail

Bernie said...

What a nice day you had and oh does that Pasta look good. I think I will make it sometime, I have printed it off. You and your daughter look great Gail, love seeing you look so healthy and happy.
Have a great week.....:-) Hugs

Teacher's Pet said...

Gail...yum...I love sauerkraut!
Thank you for sharing the recipe...
I have been in Connecticut once...loved it....loved, loved, loved it. Jack's grandmother lived there...and we enjoyed exploring the town...going to the coast (so different from ours here in the deep south.)
Smiles and hugs to you from Jackie

Gail said...


So nice to know I 'look' healthy, I clean up well, huh?? :-) We did have a wonderful time. Thanks Bernie

So nice to see you. I know with you are busy with your Mama and Daddy too. What part of Connecticut were you in. I am in North Guilford. It is very rural here, unlike Guilford-proper, down on the water.

Love to you both
peace and hope.....

Wanda..... said...

You just made 'macaroni and cheese' even even more delicious, Gail. It is a great photo of yourself, you look extremely happy!

Gail said...


Yup, mac 'n' cheese with a Reuben flare!! And ya, I do look happy - it was a wonderful day. So nice to see you.

Love Gail

Scott said...

Gail, Well, it sounds and looks delicious, but it's certainly not low cholesterol or reduced calorie! Once in a while will be great for me--as long as I can get my wife to go along with the idea. If not, I'll have to eat it all myself. What a shame, huh?

Grizz………… said...

Well, I'm definitely doing this recipe one day soon! It sounds delicious and just the perfect comfort food for a late-autumn day.

Loved the photos. And ha!—your fridge door looks like a twin to mine.

Glad you had a good weekend. You're looking great. Take care of yourself.

Gail said...


I love that you noticed my frige door AND how cool that it is a twin to yours. Glad u like the recipe.

Love you


Definitely not low anything - and certainly a recipe one can only indulge in rarely. :-) I am glad you came by.

Love you


Rebecca said...

This would easily be one of my favorite all-time EVER casseroles. I'm just not sure who would help me eat it at my house. (Sometimes I think Reubens are an "acquired taste"....)

Gail said...


acquired indeed!! :-) Go for it, enjoy.
Nice to see you
Love Gail

Teacher's Pet said... answer to your question: New Canaan, Conn.
It was lovely.

Lisa said...

Just what I needed. . .A Dinner Idea! THANKS!!! and it looks like something the family would love. Easy and yummy. . . maybe I will try it tonight. Looks perfect after a day spent at Furman University listening to lectures. . .all this "learnen" makes us hungry! :)

It's great to see pictures! Even when blogger was acting funny. I think everything came out perfect.

BUMMER! about the Signature. Gee this technology stuff is a pain when it doesn't work! I always make a habit of blaming the machine :) In my opinion ~ The problems could NEVER have anything to do with the operator! It's always the machine! LOL!

Gail said...


so nice to see you here and I am thrilled you are going to make the pasta dish. Ypou are alwas so hapy and bubbly - I feel your good energy always and I love it.

Love to you