Reuben The Cheese Ghost
45 min
02 hrs 15 min


2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

11 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Swiss Cheese, finely chopped

1 cup chopped corned beef

1 cup sauerkraut, drained, squeezed dry

3 tablespoons Thousand Island dressing

1 teaspoon caraway seed, if desired

2 slices black olives

Jalapeño pepper slice


Rye bagel chips, cocktail rye bread, rye toast, caraway crackers and/or light rye crisp bread

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine cream cheese and butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Remove 1 cup mixture. Cover with plastic food wrap; refrigerate.

  2. STEP 2

    Add Swiss cheese, corned beef, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing and caraway seed, if desired, to remaining cream cheese mixture. Beat until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour.

  3. STEP 3

    Remove sauerkraut mixture from refrigerator. Shape into ghost shape on serving plate. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Remove 1 cup cream cheese mixture from refrigerator, while ghost is refrigerated, to soften.

  4. STEP 4

    Frost ghost with cream cheese mixture. Attach olives for eyes and pepper slice for nose. Cover; refrigerate until serving time or up to 24 hours.

  5. STEP 5

    Remove from refrigerator 15 minutes before serving. Serve with assorted bagel chips, toast, crackers and/or crisp bread.

Tip #1

Frost ghost with cream cheese mixture using table knife or inverted spatula.


11Fat (mg)
35Cholesterol (mg)
170Sodium (mg)
1Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
4Protein (g)


Explore reviews from
our online community

Tried this recipe? Instagram it!
And don't forget to tag us @landolakesktchn.

Featured In

Caramelized Garlic Cheese Spread  


Halloween Party Appetizers

See Recipes