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reuben soup

(12 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Lynn Zak
Pittsburgh, PA

The great taste of a Reuben with the bread (toast) floating on top of this tasty soup. Different and familiar at the same time!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This simple soup recipe combines the classic flavors of a Reuben sandwich into a rich, hearty soup. It's quick to put together and takes little time to cook, but don't be fooled. It's filled with flavor, from the buttery sweet onion to the tangy sauerkraut and rich corned beef. On top, it has a toasted piece of rye bread with melted Swiss cheese that soaks up the broth. This soup is comforting and delicious. If you can't find cocktail rye bread, cut a regular piece of rye bread into fourths and toast it the same way as the cocktail rye.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(12 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For reuben soup

  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 4 c
    beef broth
  • 1 c
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 lb
    deli corned beef, sliced
  • 12 slice
    cocktail rye bread
  • 2 c
    Swiss cheese, grated

How To Make reuben soup

  • Melting butter in a large pot.
    Melt butter in a large pot.
  • Sprinkling flour over sauteed onions.
    Add onion and saute. Sprinkle flour over onions and mix well.
  • Adding beef broth and sauerkraut.
    Add stock and stir in sauerkraut.
  • Remaining ingredients added to the stock pot and soup simmering.
    Add remaining ingredients except bread and cheese. Simmer for 30 minutes. Remove the bay leaf.
  • Toasting pieces of rye bread.
    When the soup is ready to serve, place the bread under the broiler for 2 minutes.
  • Swiss cheese sprinkled over rye bread and melting under broiler.
    Turn and sprinkle with cheese. Return to broiler until cheese melts.
  • Toast placed on top of bowls of Reuben Soup.
    Place soup in bowls and place toast on top.