Monday, March 11, 2013

Yummy Ruben Roll ups with Thousand Island dipping sauce

I would be a horrible food blogger because I have no patience when it comes to taking pictures of my meals. Most of the time, when I come across a yummy recipe I want to share here, I go through the whole process of making it and dig in. Then I look at a half empty dish and think "CRAP! I forget to take pictures again."

This time, I remembered to take pictures, but they don't do these roll up's justice.

I love me some crescent rolls. There are so many things you can do with them and because they bake up quickly, they are perfect for nights when you don't have a lot of time to cook. St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner so here is a little Irish inspired dish for your busy weeknight dinners.

What you'll need for the Rubens:

1-2 packages of crescent rolls
sliced corned beef from the deli
Swiss cheese

Pre-heat the oven to 375.

Open and separate the crescent rolls on a non-stick pan. We like to line ours with Parchment paper!

Spread a slice or two of corned beef on the triangle. Layer a piece of Swiss cheese and a spoonful of kraut! Roll up the crescents and bake for 12-15 minutes!

We dipped ours in a homemade Thousand Island dressing. You can use a store bought bottle, but no one in our house uses it on their salad, so we don't keep it on hand. It is really easy to make from scratch though. All you need is:


I just eyeballed it. If I had to guess I would say I probably used a 1/2 cup mayo and a tablespoon each of the ketchup and relish. I also added a splash of apple cider vinegar, a splash or 2 of Worcestershire sauce, a sprinkle of dill and a squirt of Dijon mustard. (don't you love my measurement system?)

Serve these up with a large salad and you have a quick and easy meal that's good any day of the week! Enjoy!!