The BEST Vegan Reuben Sandwich

This vegan reuben sandwich is out of this word delicious. It’s cheesy, buttery, crispy and completely satisfying. Loaded with plant-based goodness you’ll forget the traditional version even existed. 

Vegan Rueben Sandwich - Healthyish

What makes it Healthyish?

I swapped local oyster mushrooms for the traditional corned beef and vegan butter (made by Earth Balance) instead of regular. Next, I made a Vegan Russian dressing that is packed with flavor. It’s tangy, light and creamy, just the way it should be. 

Finally, I swapped vegan provolone and vegan American cheese for the traditional Swiss cheese. The combination of the vegan American and provolone cheese adds an extra creaminess that is hard to resist. Finished with pickled red cabbage and this sandwich is a homerun! 

Vegan Rueben Sandwich - Healthyish
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Healthyish Vegan Reuben Sandwich

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sandwiches, Vegan
Servings: 2 people


  • 2 skillets
  • Small bowl


  • 4 slices marble rye bread
  • 2-3 tablespoons vegan butter Earth Balance
  • Oyster mushrooms
  • 2 slices vegan provolone cheese Daiya
  • 2 slices of vegan American cheese Daiya
  • 1 cup pickled red cabbage or sauerkraut

Vegan Russian Dressing

  • 1/3 cup vegenaise mayo Vegenaise
  • 1 teaspoon Annie’s Worcestershire sauce Annie's
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup


  • First, you’ll mix together your vegan Russian dressing. In a small bowl add the vegan mayo, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce. Blend well using a spoon or fork. Set aside.
  • Gently spray two skillets with cooking spray and place them over medium heat.
  • Add your oyster mushrooms to one skillet. Cook until the mushrooms get a light brown sear.
  • While the mushrooms are cooking you will butter all four slices of bread (one side only).
  • In the second skillet you’ll add your buttered marble rye. (Buttered side down on the skillet).
  • Top 2 of the 4 slices of bread with 2 slices of cheese (one slice of provolone and cheddar per sandwich)
  • Once the bread is toasted and the cheese begins to melt, remove the bread from the skillet.

Assemble The Sandwiches:

  • Add a dollop of the vegan Russian dressing to the slice of toast without the cheese.
  • Add the oyster mushrooms on top of the Russian dressing.
  • Top the mushroom with the pickled red cabbage or sauerkraut.
  • Place the slice of bread with the cheese on top! Cut in half and enjoy!
Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh

Author: Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh

Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh is a recipe developer and creator of the brand, Healthyish Foods®. Sarah makes plant-based, fish and chicken recipes that are simple and delicious. Her work can be seen in Healthy-ish by Bon Appetit and Bon Appetit Magazine (digital), Women’s Health Magazine (digital) and Mind Body Green. Sarah is a Pittsburgh, PA native but currently lives in Vail, Colorado with her husband, Dan and rescue dog, Graci!

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