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Easy Reuben Roll Ups (One Pan)

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Easy reuben roll ups recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pan in 30 minutes. Crescent rolls are full of cheese, corned beef, sauerkraut.

These are a fun, easy crowd pleaser for game night, family gatherings, or just a weekend with your own family. A few other great recipes you can also use with crescent rolls include my delicious Crescent Roll Veggie Pizza and Pigs in a Blanket. However, this recipe is not to be confused with my Roll Up Pinwheel Sandwiches because these use tortillas instead of the rolls.

How to make easy reuben roll ups recipe with crescent roll dough?

  1. Separate dough- Into 8 rectangles.
  2. Spread dressing– On top of the dough.
  3. Place cheese– On top of the dressing.
  4. Place beef– On top of the dressing.
  5. Spread sauerkraut– On top of meat.
  6. Roll up– Dough in a jelly-roll style.
  7. Pinch dough- Seal ends together.
  8. Cut rolls- In half with a sharp knife.
  9. Place- On a baking tray.
  10. Bake– Until tops are golden brown. Enjoy!

How do you get roll ups or pinwheels to stick?

Simply roll them up starting with the short side, and then pinch the end seam to seal the dough.

What to serve with corned beef roll ups?

This is typically served with dipping sauces like thousand island dressing. Other options include ketchup, sriracha, mayo, or mustard.

Variations for pinwheel appetizer

“Turkey roll ups” – Leftovers would be great to use, like those from Roast Turkey Breast, Thanksgiving Turkey

“Cheese and Ham roll ups” – This is great with leftovers from my Slow Cooker Ham as well.

“Spinach rolls” – Lay a layer of spinach leaves along with the other ingredients, roll up, and continue to follow instructions below.

“Pizza roll ups” – Use Pepperoni slices and mozzarella cheese inside the rolls, then dip them in marinara sauce.

“Salami rolls”– These would be great with some thin slices of salami and your choice of cheese.

Add other meats- Again, leftovers are a fast and simple options, such as Shredded Beef or Shredded Chicken

Add veggies– There are many delicious ones to use, such as bell peppers, onions, spinach, or mushrooms.

Use other flavors of dressings– Although Italian dressing is most common, you can also use other options, like mayo, ketchup, or mustard.

Tips and techniques

Meat must be cooked beforehand– Because you cannot use raw meat or else it will not be cooked through to safely eat.

Use thin slices of meat- Because this will create the best flavor and texture.

Add different cheeses– You can use Provolone, Mozzarella, Colby Jack, Cheddar, or even cream cheese to add a different flavor and texture to your rolls.

Strain sauerkraut and pat them dry– Because otherwise it will make your crescent rolls wet and soggy.

Only spread a thin layer to dressing– Because you don’t want it oozing out, making the rolls soggy, or overpowering the other flavors.

Make sure to pinch dough tight– Because you don’t want the dough to unroll during baking.

Storage of meat roll ups

Fridge- Store in a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Freezer- Store in a sealed container for up to 1 month, thaw, then reheat in the oven or air fryer so that they don’t become soggy. However, these are best served warm right out of the oven, because the textures change after being frozen.

More easy one pot appetizers

Closeup Shot of Beef Roll Ups on White Plate

One Pan Reuben Roll Ups Appetizer

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Easy reuben roll ups recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pan in 30 minutes. Crescent rolls are full of cheese, corned beef, sauerkraut.
Yield: 8 People


  • 2 packages Crescent roll dough , Pillsbury's 8 count dough each
  • 1/3 cup Thousand Island dressing
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese , Cut in half diagonally
  • 16 slices Corned beef slices, Leftovers are great, Can also use pastrami or other smokes meat
  • 1 cup Sauerkraut , Drained and lightly squeezed dry with paper towels
  • 3 tbsp Everything but the bagel seasoning, For topping, Optional


  • Unroll crescent dough and separate into 8 rectangles. See collage image above.
  • Spread a thin layer of dressing on top of the dough.
  • Place cheese slices on top of the dressing.
  • Place cooked beef slices on top of the dressing.
  • Spread a thin layer of sauerkraut on top of meat.
  • Roll up the dough in a jelly-roll style, starting with the short side.
  • Pinch end seam to seal dough.
  • Cut each roll in half with a sharp knife.
  • Place on a baking tray, lined with parchment paper.
  • Optional step: Sprinkle the top with Everything but the Bagel Seasoning.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Tastes best when served immediately but leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up 2 days and reheated in the microwave. 


Calories: 307kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 19mg, Sodium: 693mg, Potassium: 53mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 166IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 158mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Calories: 307
Author: Abeer Rizvi
Collage Image With Step By Step Pictures on How to Make Roll Ups With Crescent Roll Dough
Closeup Shot of Bowl of Thousand Island Dressing for Dipping Appetizer Rolls
Reuben Roll Ups on White Plate- Closeup Shot

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