Toaster Oven Reuben Crescent Bake

I got my inspiration for this recipe from a post I read on Pintrist. I cut most of the I gradients in half so it would fit into my toaster oven.

Toaster Oven Reuben Crescent Bake

1 tube refrigerated crescent rolls
1/2 pound Swiss cheese, sliced
1/2 pound saurkraut, drained
1/3 cup Thousand Island dressing
1 teaspoon no yolk egg product
1 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Coat the bottom of a 8 1/2 by 6 1/2 inch toaster oven baking pan. Unroll the crescent rolls and lay half in the bottom of the baking pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.

Layer half of the sliced cheese on the baked crust. Layer all the pastrami next. Combine the sauerkraut, most of the caraway seeds and the Thousand Island dressing and layer over the meat. Add the second half of the cheese on the sauerkraut mixture. Layer the second crescent roll on top. Brush with egg and sprinkle the remaining caraway seeds on top. Bake for about 16 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.


Gnocchi and Cheese

This cheesy casserole uses two cheeses I haven’t cooked with: gruyere and fontina. I might add a quarter cup diced prosciutto next time I make this.


1 pound gnocchi
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon flour
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup gruyere cheese, shredded
1/4 cup fontina cheese, shredded
1/3 cup parmigiano-reggiano cheese, shredded
1 teaspoon basil, chopped or dehydrated
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prepare gnocchi according to the directions on the package. Drain and arrange the gnocchi in one layer in a shallow baking dish that has been lightly coated with nonstick cooking spray.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and let it cook for about half a minute. Whisk in flour until it thickens and starts to bubble. Add the Dijon and milk and continue to whisk until it begins to thicken, about 3-6 minutes.

Combine gruyere and fontina and add one handful at a time to the milk mixture. Stir until melted, then add another handful. After all cheese has been added, season with slat and pepper.

Pour cheese sauce over the gnocchi. Sprinkle the parmigiano-reggiano over the top. Bake until the gnocchi puff up and the cheese is golden brown, about 25 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.