Reuben Chowder Recipe
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Reuben Chowder Recipe

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"If you like Reuben sandwiches, you'll be delighted with the flavor of this unusual soup," assures Iola Egle of McCook, Nebraska. Crunchy rye bread croutons top a hearty bread of convenient canned soups, sauerkraut, corned beef and mozzarella cheese.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 slices rye bread
  • 1 can (11 ounces) condensed nacho cheese soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 pound deli corned beef, diced
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 266 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 1532mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein


  1. Butter bread on both sides; cube. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until browned.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the soups, milk, sauerkraut and corned beef; cook and stir over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until heated through. Add cheese; stir until melted. Top with croutons. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Reuben Chowder in Quick Cooking September/October 1999, p12

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Reviewed Jan. 11, 2016

"Reuben's are our favorite sandwiches so we knew we'd love this chowder. It really tastes like a reuben. The flavors from the kraut and beef go well with the cheesy chowder base. One thing I would add would be some caraway seeds or a touch of thousand island dressing - just to add to the Reuben taste. Very good, will definitely make again!"

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

"Absolutely wonderful. I will take a suggestion to make some rye croutons to sprinkle over. Can't wait to take this to our St. Paddy's soup supper."

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014

"Very yummy and easy to make soup."

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

"This is an excellent, easy soup. I take it to school on luncheon days and would be in trouble if I didn't. I have substituted Nacho fiesta soup with great results."

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"At first I wasn't sure about how this would taste, but it was a pleasant surprise! I substituted Cream of Chicken soup instead of Cream of Mushroom, and added some horseradish at serving...this is a great fall replacement to Reuben Sandwiches!"

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