Cheesy Reuben Mac & Cheese

This fun mash-up of mac ’n’ cheese and a Reuben sandwich is quick and easy to prepare to order.


Prep Time: 5 minutes           Total Time: 25minutes         Serves: 4

Cheesy Reuben Mac & Cheese


2 cups cubed day-old rye bread

2 tbsp melted butter

1 tbsp minced garlic

12 oz elbow macaroni

2 tbsp canola oil

2 cups chopped sliced pastrami

1/2 cup sauerkraut 

1/2 cups Gehl’s Beer Cheese Sauce

2 tbsp finely chopped fresh chives


1. Preheat oven to 400˚F. Toss together bread cubes, melted butter and garlic. Arrange in single layer on parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown and toasted. Let cool completely.

2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.

3. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet set over medium heat; cook pastrami and sauerkraut for 3 to 5 minutes or until heated through. Add pasta and pasta water, tossing to coat.

4. In microwave-safe bowl, microwave cheese sauce on High for 1 to 2 minutes or until warm (do not boil). Stir often. Toss with pasta mixture. Sprinkle with croutons and chives.


Foodservice Tip: 

  • Cook pasta ahead and blanch to order

  • Substitute corned beef for pastrami