Personal Reuben Pizzas and a Revolutionary Pizza Review

All the bold flavors of a Reuben Sandwich transformed into the most unusual pizza ever.  If you like a Reuben sandwich you will LOVE this pizza.  

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Pizza is one of my, all-time, favorite foods.  I’m a picky pizza person, though.  The crust has to be thin and crispy.  There can’t be too much sauce or the cheese will slip off…and I like a lot of cheese….but not too much. :-)  Then there’s the topping debate, over or under.  I like them both ways but then again, it really depends on my mood.  I’m not a huge fan of the Chicago deep dish, it’s just too much.  Too much stuff and I can never finish even one slice.  I’m a New York style fan all the way.

Personal Reuben Pizzas | The Suburban Soapbox

So, when I was asked if I’d like to review a cookbook on pizza…..well, if you know me, that’s a silly question.  Why, OF COURSE!  And then Revolutionary Pizza by Dimitri Syrkin-Nikolau showed up on my doorstep.  YAY!

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This book is packed full of every kind of imaginable.  Even pizzas that you wouldn’t ever dream of. (Peanut butter, bacon and bananas, anyone?)  Page after page was a new discovery, some made me wince but many were totally drool-worthy.  Dimitri also includes recipes for sauce and dough with a complete tutorial on basic pizza making skills.  Which I needed because I usually just pick up the phone and order my pizza to go.

Personal Reuben Pizzas | The Suburban Soapbox

I thought I would try my hand at recreating my favorite deli sandwich, the Reuben, as a pizza.  I’m so glad I did.  It was incredible, the flavors tasted exactly like the classic deli sandwich but, in my opinion, a little better.  There was less bread….this was a large open-faced sandwich, basically.  I LOVED it!  I didn’t even miss the rye flavor.  Now, a few things about my pizza….to save time I used a store made pizza dough.  It worked well with the exception that I didn’t make the pies thin enough for my liking but they were still amazing.

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So simple to make once you’re done wrangling the dough into shape, just top with cheese, dressing and corned beef.  Pop in the oven for 10 minutes, add the sauerkraut and swiss….test your patience while you wait for the swiss to melt and then dig in.  Reuben lovers will crave this pizza.  I will crave this pizza.  I can’t wait to try some of the other recipes in the book like the BBQ Porkabella and the Fish N Chips pizza!  I see a Soapbox pizza party in the near future.  :-)

The Revolutionary Pizza Cookbook will be available for purchase on July 1st.  You can pre-order now through Amazon.

Personal Reuben Pizzas

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 27 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1 pizza

Personal Reuben Pizzas


Dough for one pizza (store bought or your favorite recipe)

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons ketchup

2 tablespoons pickle relish

1/2 tablespoon white vinegar

1/4 teaspoon worcestershire sauce

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon celery salt

1/2 pound shredded corned beef

1/2 cup sauerkraut

3/4 cup shredded swiss cheese


Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

Divide dough into four even pieces and shape into a circle. Place the dough on individual pizza pans or on a baking sheet. Top each dough round with even amounts of shredded mozzarella and drizzle the dressing over top. Top the cheese with corned beef and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Turn off the oven and top each pizza with even amounts of sauerkraut and swiss cheese. Close the oven and allow the cheese to melt.

Serve immediately.



  1. OK – I’m a total pizza fiend too – this is one of the most interesting pizza toppings I’ve ever seen! My fav parts of the Reuben are the dressing & sauerkraut – I’m intrigued by this!

  2. How unique! My hubby would love this creative pizza!

  3. LOVE reubens and LOVE pizza! What a fun mash up!

  4. LOVE pizza of any kind! Except ones with lots of mushrooms! Some is ok, but too much can just be bleh. These personal pizzas look delicious and I will have to look into this cookbook!

  5. Oh my word! I am craving this pizza like crazy!

  6. I have a copy of this book at home and I haven’t had a chance to look into it yet since I went on vacation just after it arrived. Can’t wait to make all the pizzas! Still unsure about the dressing on the pizza but I’m all for the rest of it!

  7. What a fantastic ideas for pizza! We would totally love that cookbook!

  8. Wow what a fantastic pizza!

  9. Personal pizzas are so much fun!

  10. I’ve heard of his restaurant, but I didn’t know he had a cookbook out. I’ll have to look into that- I’m always looking for fun, new flavor combinations!

  11. LOVE reubens but have never made reuben pizza!

  12. I will tackle one of my kids for a good slice of pizza. Kidding… Not kidding… I’d tackle the older one without hesitation. Love this pizza. You’re right, it’s totally like an open faced sandwich!


  1. […] You can make the dough in advance during your weekly kitchen prep session…if you have one. I know lots of people that have a kitchen prep day and I would love to have the discipline to do this…but I don’t. However, I will always have this dough readily available, as well as, my No Cook Pizza Sauce because even on the craziest, head-spinning nights you can whip something amazing up in 10 minutes flat. Pizza always saves the day.  Especially THIS grilled pizza or THESE Reuben inspired pizzas. […]

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