Farmhouse Ham, Cheese and Sauerkraut Sandwiches

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This one screams old-timey, German, "down-home," and "comfort food" all at once! Sandwiches can be assembled ahead of time, covered & chilled. At meal-time, bake as directed. Thanks to *Midwest Living* for this awesome recipe and the excellent alternatives featuring midwest-region crops.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine mayo, sour cream, seeds & pepper; stir in kraut; set aside.
  3. On a foil-lined baking sheet, place six slices bread--first brush each with melted butter (save some for the other half of the sammie); top with a slice of cheese, then 1/6th of the kraut mixture,then a slice of ham and two slices of cheese--do this on all six slices of bread.
  4. Brush remaining six slices of bread with melted butter; place on cheese--with butter side up, to make six sandwiches.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes (cheese is melted, bread is lightly browned)--turn once during that time.
  6. Remove from oven; slice diagonally, serve with pickles.
  7. SEPTEMBER HARVEST: Remember Johnny Appleseed by placing a few thin slices of apple between the ham and cheese.
  8. NEBRASKA REUBEN: Salute Omaha's claim to fame and use thinly sliced corned beef instead of the ham.
  9. CRUNCHY BITES: Add a few sunflower kernels to the sauerkraut mixture and honor those hardy souls in North Dakota who raise huge fields of sunflowers!
  10. BOOST YOUR PROTEIN: Stir about a 1/4-cup of cooked edible soybeans (edamame) into the sauerkraut mixture and thank a South Dakota farmer!
Most Helpful

5 5

believe it or not, this made one DELICIOUS breakfast this morning! I nixed the sour cream/caraway seeds, as I was lacking, but the crunch on this sandwich was SO GOOD! I went to put potato chips on, as well (as I do, all of my sandwiches), but after the first bite .. I forgot all about them ! I did use wheat bread, but that made no difference in the tastiness, here! thank you!

5 5

This sandwich was great! A half of this was all I could manage to eat.....especially since I was having soup, too! Really.....this is definitely worth making more than once! or twice! or thrice.......getting the drift here! Thnx for posting, Debber. Made for the Voracious Vagabonds for ZWT6.

4 5

It's a good sandwiche. A bit different than what I'm used to. I used light mayonnaise, fat free sour cream. I liked the taste of caraway seed. And the sauerkraut added to it was great. The bread I used was hard to turn golden. But it was really crunchy. I think another time I may omit the sour cream. I used gruyere swiss cheese. Thanks Debber :) Made for the Zwizzle Chicks of ZWT