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Overhead shot of Featured Detroit Style Rueben Pizza

Detroit Style Reuben Pizza

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 9 Slices 1x
  • Category: Pizza
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Detroit


This Detroit Style Reuben Pizza is tasty and has some great flavors. Between sauerkraut, corned beef, and swiss cheese, this pizza is a show stopper.



For Pizza:

  • 200 grams luke warm water
  • 2 grams sugar
  • 1 grams salt
  • 3 grams Dry Instant Yeast
  • 65 grams canola oil + 1 tablespoon to oil pan
  • 350 grams bread flour
  • 14 Ounces Sauerkraut, drained and patted dry
  • 12 Ounces Corned Beef, diced
  • 1 pound Swiss Cheese, chopped into small cubes


  1. Mix salt, sugar, and water in large bowl
  2. Sprinkle yeast on top and let sit for 5 minutes
  3. Add 65 grams of oil
  4. Slowly mix in Bread Dough until it is all mixed
  5. Put in Mixer with Bread Hook on low for two minutes or knead by hand for 5 minutes
  6. Put in Oven with oven light on for 2 hours to let dough rise. If it is cooler in your house, also add a separate container of hot water to sit in oven along side dough
  7. After two hours, add remaining oil to Detroit Pizza Pan and spread all around
  8. Stretch dough to cover bottom of pan
  9. Put Pan back into the oven with the light on for another 30 minutes to allow it to rise
  10. Once 30 minutes has passed, remove pizza and preheat to 550 Farenheight, making sure one rack is on bottom space.
  11. Press out any large bubbles from the dough and make sure dough covers bottom. Stretch out, as necessary.
  12. Squirt mustard lightly across the dough, so that every piece will have a little mustard.
  13. Spread drained sauerkraut across whole pizza.
  14. Add corned beef and cheese.
  15. Once preheated, add pizza to bottom rack for 13-17 minutes. Watch to make sure it doesn't burn, but you do want a nice golden brown crust with darker edges.
  16. Remove and rest for 5 minutes
  17. First, use knife to release crust on all sided. Then, use spatulas to remove entire pizza and put on cutting board.
  18. Use pizza cutter to cut into 9 pieces.

Keywords: Rueben Pizza