Creamy Reuben Soup Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Creamy Reuben Soup Recipe
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Creamy Reuben Soup

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"I first tasted this soup at a Dutch mom-n-pop joint called Russ'. It was love at first spoonful. Compelled to make this soup, I dissected each bite searching for flavors and ingredients. Here is my recipe. Enjoy! P.S. It is easier to make than it seems by the ingredient list."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Cook and stir onion, celery, red bell pepper, butter, garlic, tarragon, and caraway seeds in a stock pot over medium heat until vegetables are tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. Slowly stir flour into vegetable mixture. Cook on low until flour is lightly browned, stirring constantly, about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir beef stock, half-and-half, corned beef, sauerkraut, seasoned salt, and black pepper into vegetable mixture. Reduce heat to low and simmer until soup is heated through and slightly thickened, about 30 minutes.
  4. Stir 2 cups Swiss cheese into soup until melted. Ladle soup into individual bowls and top with rye croutons and remaining Swiss cheese.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 50 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 10 mins

Footnotes

  • Cook's note:
  • You can hold this in a slow cooker, but you must complete the steps through the flour on the stove top in order to brown the flour. If you hold it in a crock pot, do not add any cheese until about 20 minutes before serving.
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Reviews More Reviews

Apr 08, 2012

Great soup! I used carrots instead of the red bell pepper, reduced the butter, added more caraway seeds and used milk instead of half and half with great results.

 
Feb 17, 2013

This is soooo good! One of my favorite sandwiches is a reuben, so I knew I had to make this when I saw it. The recipe is perfect as-is. I did have to make my own rye croutons due to lack of availability in my grocery store, but they were easy--cube rye bread and toast in the overn for a few minutes. They are a must with this soup to give it the full reuben flavor, and you'll want to generously top your soup with them. Thanks for warming up a cold day with a yummy recipe!

 
Mar 23, 2013

I also subbed red pepper for carrots. I had 11 oz. of corned beef so adjusted ingredients accordingly. My hubby is lactose intolerant so I did 4 cups of beef broth and 2 cups half and half. Turned out delish! Could have even done 5 cups broth and one cup half and half and still would have been creamy.

 
Apr 09, 2013

Delicious, unique, and creative! If you love Reubens, you will love this. I followed the recipe exactly, but cut it in half since it makes a large batch. I thought the addition of red peppers sounded odd, but found that it is a necessary ingredient in order to create the Thousand Island dressing taste that is a must on any classic Reuben. Whatever you do, don’t skip the croutons! While the soup is good by itself, it’s the crunch of the rye crouton that has you craving the next bite. Even salad croutons will work if you can’t find or make your own rye croutons. I used salad croutons that were made with black bread. Thank you so much, shannon, for sharing such a magnificent recipe!

 
Dec 09, 2012

I had been looking for a soup with sauerkraut for a while so I decided to try this one. I left out the celery, red pepper, and caraway (because I couldn't find any). I also substituted polish kielbasa b/c I didn't want to use canned or deli corned beef. I cut the butter in half. Love it! I can't wait to make it for my Dad who loves reubens!

 
Apr 06, 2014

This was super good, but not quite Russ' Ruben soup. I found that it was even better the next day.

 
Mar 24, 2014

Great recipe, but I lowered the fat content and it turned out wonderful. You really only need about 3 tblsp. of butter. Just thicken the soup by shaking the flour with low fat condensed milk and low fat milk combined ( not half-half), then add after the vegetable saute' and beef broth simmer have cooked the vegetables through. I run the flour/milk mix thru a sieve to catch any lumps. Followed rest of recipe pretty much, but did add a couple Tblsp. of sugar to boost the flavors and add dimension like the 1000 island dressing would for the sandwich.

 
Mar 16, 2014

I just found this recipe today. I have not tried it yet but wanted to say thank you to Shannon for submitting it and allrecipes for publishing it. My inlaws live in Michigan and I have been having this soup there for about 25 years. I go there every summer and order this soup but could never find a recipe till today. My husband and I are excited to try it. I will be making this next weekend and can't wait . I will report back. It was so nice to see that someone else knows Russ restaurants . As I live in New Jersey and no one out here knows it . I will report back when I make it .

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 590 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 142 mg
  • 47%
  • Fat
  • 42.7 g
  • 66%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 27.6 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 964 mg
  • 39%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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