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Reuben Egg Rolls

Imagine all your favorite Reuben flavors – corned beef, sauerkraut, cheese, and a tangy dressing – wrapped up inside a crispy egg roll! That’s what these Reuben Egg Rolls are all about, and omigosh, are they ever good!

Reuben Egg Rolls cut in half on a black plate.

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I love egg rolls, but these Reuben Egg Rolls are off the charts! They’re so good – filled with classic Reuben flavors of corned beef, sauerkraut, cheese, and a tangy dressing, these cheesy appetizers are perfect for St. Patrick’s day, game day, on a giant snack board, or whenever you need an amazing treat.

Nothing compares to the flavor of homemade, and these egg rolls aren’t that hard to make! I prefer to use homemade corned beef because I’m cheap and don’t like paying crazy prices for store-bought corned beef, but you can buy it already sliced from the deli or buy a hunk and cook it for these Irish appetizers.

Plus, you can make them in steps if you need to. Prepare the filling, wrap the egg rolls, and then fry them just before serving.

I love serving them with a side of Russian Dressing for dipping, but you can also use a bottle of Thousand Island dressing mixed with a bit of horseradish to give it a kick.

Reuben egg rolls on a white plate.
Serve and enjoy!

What you’ll love about Reuben Egg Rolls


  • They’re a great use of leftover corned beef and are perfect for St. Patrick’s day, as a game day appetizer, or party snack recipe.
  • You can make the filling up to 2 days in advance!
  • They cook in minutes!

Ingredients

  • Corned beef – From the deli or from a hunk you boiled, pressure cooked, or cooked in the oven. This is a great use of leftover corned beef.
  • Swiss cheese – Shredded.
  • Sauerkraut – Squeezed dry.
  • Cream cheese – About half a block; softened.
  • Russian dressing
  • Prepared horseradish
  • Egg roll wrappers – You want 8-10 egg roll wrappers, not thinner spring roll wrappers. Find these in the produce section of your grocery store.
  • Cornstarch
  • Oil – For frying.
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How to Make The Best Reuben Egg Rolls

  1. Prepare the filling by mixing the chopped corned beef with the sauerkraut and cheese in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Mix the softened cream cheese, Russian dressing, and prepared horseradish in a smaller bowl until well mixed.
  3. Combine the cream cheese mixture and the corned beef mixture and mix well.
  4. Mix the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl until dissolved.
  5. Lay one egg roll wrapper on the counter in front of you with one of the points pointed toward you.
  6. Add about 1/3 cup of filling to the egg roll in a line across the center of the egg roll wrapper, without any filling touching the sides.
  7. Paint a bit of the cornstarch and water mixture with a finger or brush along the outside edge of the egg roll wrapper. This will help seal the egg rolls.
  8. Roll the egg roll by folding the point of the wrapper closest to you up and over the middle of the filling. Then, tuck in each side. Finish rolling the egg roll. Roll it like you’d roll a burrito (see step-by-step images below for help.) Set the finished egg roll to the side.
  9. Continue rolling the egg rolls until the filling is gone.
  10. Heat oil in a deep-fat fryer or cast-iron skillet to about 350-F and fry the egg rolls, working in batches, for 3-4 minutes per side or until they’re golden brown.
  11. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.
Reuben egg rolls on a black plate.

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Your egg rolls will seal more easily if you don’t have filling along the sides of the wrapper. Try to keep the egg roll wrapper edges clear of filling.
  • Wrap your egg rolls snugly, but don’t squish them.
  • You can prepare the egg rolls up to the point of cooking and then cover them with plastic wrap and store them in the fridge for a few hours. Any longer and the moisture in the filling will make the wrapper soggy, and it won’t fry well.

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What To Serve With Rueben Egg Rolls

I love serving these egg rolls on their own, on a massive snack board, or along with other tasty appetizers like Smoked Tomatoes, a succulent Crab Dip, and Chicken Tortilla Cups. You could also serve these as a starter to heartier meals of tender beef or an easy chicken recipe. Don’t forget about dessert! This pan de coco – a pastry filled with sweet coconut – is too delish!

Storage

You can store any leftover Irish egg rolls in the fridge for 3-4 days in an airtight container. You can reheat them in your air fryer or oven until crispy and heated through.

Step By Step Process

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Reuben Egg Rolls cut in half on a white plate.
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Reuben Egg Rolls

This fun twist on Irish flavors is a fusion favorite! Crispy on the outside and so cheesy, beefy, and tangy inside, these Reuben Egg Rolls are always a hit!
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American, Irish
Keyword egg roll, irish, Reuben, reuben egg roll, st. patrick’s day
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 284kcal
Author Chef Jenn

Equipment

  • Deep fat fryer or cast iron pan for frying

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound cooked corned beef chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups swiss cheese shredded
  • 1 cup sauerkraut squeezed dry
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons Russian dressing plus more for serving
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 10-12 egg roll wrappers
  • oil for deep fat frying

Instructions

  • Prepare the filling by mixing the chopped corned beef with the sauerkraut and cheese in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • Mix the softened cream cheese, Russian dressing, and prepared horseradish in a smaller bowl until well mixed.
  • Combine the cream cheese mixture and the corned beef mixture and mix well.
  • Mix the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl until dissolved.
  • Lay one egg roll wrapper on the counter in front of you with one of the points pointed toward you.
  • Add about 1/3 cup of filling to the egg roll in a line across the center of the egg roll wrapper, without any filling touching the sides.
  • Paint a bit of the cornstarch and water mixture with a finger or brush along the outside edge of the egg roll wrapper. This will help seal the egg rolls.
  • Roll the egg roll by folding the point of the wrapper closest to you up and over the middle of the filling. Then, tuck in each side. Finish rolling the egg roll. Roll it like you'd roll a burrito (see step-by-step images below for help.) Set the finished egg roll to the side.
  • Continue rolling the egg rolls until the filling is gone.
  • Heat oil in a deep-fat fryer or cast-iron skillet to about 350-F and fry the egg rolls, working in batches, for 3-4 minutes per side or until they're golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Your egg rolls will seal more easily if you don’t have filling along the sides of the wrapper. Try to keep the egg roll wrapper edges clear of filling.
  • Wrap your egg rolls snugly, but don’t squish them.
  • You can prepare the egg rolls up to the point of cooking and then cover them with plastic wrap and store them in the fridge for a few hours. Any longer and the moisture in the filling will make the wrapper soggy, and it won’t fry well.

Nutrition

Serving: 1egg roll | Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 856mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 372IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 212mg | Iron: 2mg

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5 thoughts on “Reuben Egg Rolls”

  1. 5 stars
    I make homemade sauerkraut and always search for new recipes. This is one of my favorites. I made it with gruyère cheese and turned our fantastic.

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  2. 5 stars
    It’s so refreshing to see a different kind of egg rolls recipe. These egg rolls were super easy and everyone loved them.

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  3. 5 stars
    OMG, these Ruben Egg Rolls are absolutely deliciuos! The combination of corned beef, sauerkraut, and swiss cheese in a crispy egg roll wrapper is pure genius and has me drooling just thinking about it.

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  4. 5 stars
    This was really fun for the whole family! We weren’t sure what to expect but it was fabulous and oh so tasty. We’ll definitely make again!

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  5. 5 stars
    My family loves cheese so I added extra cheese to these Reuben egg rolls, they loved them! So tasty and satisfying!

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