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Reuben Nachos

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reuben nachos 5yI am somewhat obsessed with nachos.  Scratch that.  I am really obsessed with nachos.  As if you could not already tell.

reuben nachos 4I have been posting a whole ‘lotta nacho recipes lately.  And, I hate to say it, but I almost forgot all about this one.  Not because these nachos did not taste amazing.  No.  Mostly just because I have been cooking up a storm in my kitchen and developing, photographing, and (of course) eating a lot of new dishes lately.  You know what that means.  You can expect quite a few recipes to come your way over the next month or so.  I hope that is okay with you 😉

reuben nachos 7I made these nachos about a month ago before I got my new baby DSLR and at about 7:00 at night.  As if you could not tell by the not so fabulous pictures…  But in all honestly, you really do not need professional photos in order to be enticed by the sound of these nachos.  Just think of a Reuben sandwich and turn it into the form of nachos.  How could you possibly go wrong?

reuben nachos 10Reuben Nachos

Serves 1


For the potatoes:

olive oil cooking spray
1 medium Yukon gold or russet potato
fine sea salt
black pepper
garlic powder
onion powder

For the Thousand Island dressing:

1 TB vegan mayonnaise
1 TB unsweetened plain almond milk
1 TB ketchup
1 tsp sweet relish

For the nachos:

1 slice vegan cheese, crumbled or vegan shredded cheese (I like Daiya brand)
1/2 cup ground seitan
2 to 3 TB sauerkraut


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.

2. Thinly slice the potato.  Place the potato “chips” in a single layer on the baking sheet.  Spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with seasonings.  Bake for approximately 15 to 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.  When you flip the potatoes, spray them again with the cooking spray and sprinkle with additional seasonings.

3. While the potatoes are roasting, combine the dressing ingredients and keep it cold in the fridge until you are ready to compile the nachos.

4. Heat the seitan according to the package directions.

5. Once the potatoes are finished roasting, turn the broiler on low.  Top the potatoes with cheese and broil for approximately 3 to 5 minutes.  Watch the potatoes carefully to ensure that they do not burn.

6. Compile the nachos in the following order: roasted potato “chips” with cheese, seitan, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing.

reuben nachos 12yCrispy potatoes
Perfectly seasoned seitan
Creamy vegan cheese
Sour cabbage
Sweet dressing

One killer combination.

reuben nachos 9yIt is funny because I actually used to hate Reuben sandwiches back when I ate meat.  I did not like Thousand Island dressing and I could not stand the taste of sauerkraut.  Now I love both and have even been known to eat sauerkraut straight out of the jar.  Funny how things change.

reuben nachos 8Have you ever turned a sandwich into something else?

I am thinking that a BLT (with vegan “bacon”) turned into nachos, a potato, and/or pizza would be fantastic!

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  • Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate May 8, 2014, 6:56 am
    I am convinced that almost every type of meal would be 10x better in nacho form. These look yummy!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 8, 2014, 3:54 pm
      Haha, I am so glad you agree! I have yet to have a bad nacho combo.
  • Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie May 8, 2014, 7:13 am
    Omg how have I never thought to make nachos using potato slices as the chips? Such a good idea! I'm not sure if I like thousand island dressing. I've never had it!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 8, 2014, 4:24 pm
      Haha! You definitely need to try it. I LOVE making nachos with both regular potatoes and sweet potatoes :)
  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health May 8, 2014, 9:46 am
    i have already come across two other nachos this morning and i can clearly tell this is a sign - i need to get on a nacho train too.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 8, 2014, 4:26 pm
      I have been seeing a lot too!! It is definitely a sign that we ALL need to be eating nachos!
  • Ashley May 8, 2014, 9:46 am
    Ohhhh nachos! I love them too. We had them for the first time in a while this past weekend ... and now I want some more. These sound delicious! Ashley recently posted...Lime, Dark Chocolate and Coconut MuffinsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 8, 2014, 4:28 pm
      Once you start you can't stop, right? ;) They are definitely addicting!
  • Linz @ Itz Linz May 8, 2014, 10:59 am
    i'm all about nachos! :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 8, 2014, 4:29 pm
      I'm glad we are on the same page! I would be a little suspicious of anyone who said they did not like them!
  • Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies May 8, 2014, 11:25 am
    Reubens are totally one of my fav sandwiches! When a restaurant has limited veggie options, there's still a 50:50 chance their sauerkraut is meatless -- then I get a reuben with cole slaw instead of the meat lol. It's been far too long since I've had a reuben + They look even better in nacho form.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 8, 2014, 4:51 pm
      Yum!! And to think I never liked sauerkraut or cole slaw a few years ago... yes, I was weird ;)
  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl May 8, 2014, 12:11 pm
    I bet that thousand island dressing would be good on lots of stuff.... thinking sweet potato fries!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 8, 2014, 4:51 pm
      Yum!! That sounds amazing... A little sweetness with your sweet potatoes :)
  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 8, 2014, 5:27 pm
    I feel like such a foodie failure because I had no idea what a Reuben sandwich was. I know... I'm ashamed of me too. But hopefully I can make up for it with my love of all things AB and jelly :D And now I'm really craving some potatoes... Amanda @ .running with spoons. recently posted.... thinking out loud #77 .My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 8, 2014, 8:08 pm
      Haha, I will let it slide since you are a major AB and jelly fan, which I really appreciate! I guess Reubens must not be a Canadian thing?
  • Angela May 8, 2014, 8:04 pm
    Yukon gold or russet potato - which is better?
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 8, 2014, 8:06 pm
      I honestly think that both would be delicious, depending on your preference. So go for what you would normally buy! Sorry that this reply probably wasn't much help ;)
  • Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes May 8, 2014, 11:53 pm
    I love your nacho recipes!! I am also very much obsessed with nachos :) Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes recently posted...Buttermilk Biscuit and Egg Breakfast CobblerMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 9, 2014, 8:58 am
      I am glad I am not the only one! Now I don't have to feel crazy for being so nacho obsessed ;)

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