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Reuben Soup Recipe

Reuben Soup Recipe

When we're lucky (or have been good—I'm not certain which), this soup is served in the staff cafeteria at my high school, where I am a media specialist. The cooks have served it for years, and it remains a special favorite. —Mary Lindell, Sanford, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 cup sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups chopped cooked corned beef
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Rye croutons, optional


  • 1. In a large saucepan, saute onion and celery in butter until tender. Add broth and baking soda. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually add to pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 2. Reduce heat. Add sauerkraut, cream and corned beef; simmer and stir for 15 minutes. Add cheese; heat until melted. Add salt and pepper. Garnish with croutons if desired. Yield: about 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 393 calories, 26g fat (15g saturated fat), 134mg cholesterol, 1174mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein .

Reviews for Reuben Soup

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Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"I couldn't not get enough of this soup!! Do yourself a favor and DOUBLE it!"

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"On a scale of 1 to 5 this soup gets a rating of 28. VERY Delicious!!!"

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

"This is a great soup! I only needed to add dill weed to complete the taste profile so it would truly taste like a Reuben Sandwich. Also, it does not keep well. The second day it is not very good, so I only make what we will eat at that meal."

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2014

"I have made this recipe several times and I do not like kraut or corned beef but flavors just seem to meld so well. I have brought to several "pot lucks" and always get requests for the recipe. I have another pot luck on Feb 1 and have already been asked to bring this creamy, comforting, delight. I stray very little, if any, from the recipe."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2013

"very good recipe ---make sure to really chop up the sauerkraut or will be too stringy. Also, I use evaporated milk."

Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"When I have kraut leftover from another recipe this is the recipe I make. My husband and I love it!"

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

"Very simple to make and I made no changes. I think it might taste really good if you made rye bread with garlic salt on it - like a rye garlic bread toasted and dipped it in the soup. Definitely a treat and a good way to use up your left over corned beef after St. Patrick's Day. Yummy. Reminds me of the Reuben Soup at Russ' in Grand Rapids."

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

"A meal in itself, this is a very filling soup. I have been making this soup since the recipe was first published in Oct/Nov 1994 issue of Taste of Home. Have had many compliments on what a good soup this is. Recipe I have also calls for 1 cup of beef broth."

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

"I have been making this soup ever since the recipe was first printed in the Oct/Nov 1994 issue of Taste of Home. 1994 recipe also calls for 1 cup beef broth as well as the chicken broth, everything else is the same. It is an excellent soup and I have received many compliments on it and have passed the recipe to many friends."

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2011

"This was excellent! Although a bit rich. Maybe next time I would do half milk and half cream or even all milk."

Reviewed Sep. 21, 2008

"Excellent!! Just excellent! Is there anything better than sauerkraut? Today is the second time that I'm making this soup. I realized that I did not rate or comment the first time that I used the recipe. Thanks for sharing!"

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