What to serve with soup: There's a list of 20+ delicious side dishes in this post that pair perfectly with soup and make it a full meal! Find sandwiches, salads, potatoes, casseroles, and more easy recipes that you're going to love.
Whether you're cooking soup for a family dinner or for a party, it's important to have an easy and delicious side dish! Cooking something easy takes the stress off preparing for dinner and allows you to spend more time with the people you love!
In this post, you can find a list of side dish ideas and then a list of side dish recipes. That way, you'll have an idea of what you want to cook before browsing through the recipes.
TIP: Soup is great to eat leftover so you'll want a side dish that you can also reheat and eat leftover!
Bread is an easy appetizer/small side dish that goes great with soup. Depending on what type of soup you're serving, you may want different bread. But, the best breads for soup are baguettes, sourdough, rye, and multigrain!
An easy way to serve soup to a large number of people is to use coffee mugs! Coffee mugs are a great anti-spill dish and you probably have a large number of them sitting around your home.
Adding in extra ingredients will depend on what type of soup you're having, but here are a few ideas. Lemon juice, pesto, fresh herbs, yogurt, and even wine!
Items to serve with soup
When serving soup for your family for for a large number of people, here are a few things to keep on hand:
- extra napkins
- bowls or coffee mugs for serving
- serving spoon
- bread (see above)
- herbs and spices (see below)
- side dishes that pair well (see below)
What herbs and spices are good in soup?
The herbs and spices that will pair well with soup depends a lot on the soup you are serving, but here are a few suggestions. Parsley, chives, garlic, salt, onion powder, rosemary, basil, bay leaf, cloves, celery, thyme, nutmeg, and more!
Side dish ideas for soup
What to serve with soup
This list of over 20 recipes, pair so well with any kind of soup!
An easy recipe that’s perfect to serve with soup, as a sandwich, or even as an appetizer!
Spinach Salad with eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers, sesame seeds, and easy healthy salad dressing. Simple spinach salad recipe for a weeknight and goes with any soup - for the classic soup and salad combination!
Panzanella Salad Recipe
This Panzanella is a dish of homemade croutons featuring fresh cherry tomatoes and cucumbers. Croutons can soak up gravy or soup to add a dash of relief to each spoonful.
Easy Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich
This is a fail-proof method to make the best Air Fryer Grilled Cheese that pairs well with any soup!
Homemade Tortilla Strips (Healthy)
I love making these homemade tortilla strips for soups and salads. And, if you’ve never baked your own strips or chips, you’re in for a treat! Not only are they healthier, but also perfectly crispy and you get to control the salt.
Caprese Grilled Cheese
Every bite of our Caprese Grilled Cheese is brimming with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, pesto, and fresh basil leaves, all the flavors of a summertime Caprese salad in a warm sandwich.
Brie and Apple Grilled Cheese — Marley's Menu
Gooey melted cheese, crunchy fresh fruit, sweet and sticky honey in between crispy, buttery bread make this Brie and Apple Grilled Cheese absolutely delicious.
Parmesan Rosemary Bread
This Parmesan Rosemary Bread is seriously dangerous. It is basically just a rosemary garlic pizza crust topped with loads of parmesan reggiano and herb oil.
Strawberry Pecan Salad
Strawberry Pecan Salad combines the coolness of strawberries, feta, and mixed greens to compliment many soups and entrees. Toasted pecans top off this vegetarian treat!
Acorn Squash Salad with Maple Dressing
Roasted acorn squash salad is a must for Thanksgiving or even as a side for a fall dinner, especially drizzled with creamy maple dressing!
Avocado Chicken Salad
This Avocado chicken salad features fresh vegetables, chicken, bacon, and avocado all smothered in a flavourful homemade vinaigrette. Pairs perfectly with a warm bowl of soup!
These homemade buttermilk biscuits have fluffy, flaky layers and a sweet honey butter topping. They take just 35 minutes to make with just 6 ingredients!
Frozen Garlic Bread in Air Fryer
Making garlic bread in the air fryer is so simple and easy! Just pop your frozen garlic bread in the air fryer for a few minutes and Voila! The magic happens.
Spinach & Feta Triangles
These Spinach and Feta Triangles pair perfectly with soup. They're also a great fun side in place of regular bread.
Perfectly Puffed Pita Pockets: Recipe and Guide
Pita bread is simple to make and requires just a few, staple ingredients. This naturally vegan flatbread is great for dipping into hummus, adorning mezze platters, wrapping a gyro sandwich, or sopping up warm, spiced soups and stews.
Garlic Parmesan Bread Bites
Served with marinara for dipping, these simple parmesan bread bites with lots of garlic are the perfect appetizer or side dish to serve alongside pizza, pasta, salad, or soup.
Pizza Bread Loaf with Pepperoni
Pizza Bread Loaf is pepperoni, dried tomatoes, and parmesan in a crave-able taste explosion. It’s a meal on its own or dip in soup and serve with a crisp salad.
No-Knead Rosemary Bread
This No-Knead Rosemary Bread is so easy to make and tastes just like artisan bread from a bakery. Your house will smell amazing and you will have fresh bread that is delicious on its own or perfect for dipping in soup!
Garlic Naan From Scratch
This Garlic Naan From Scratch is an Indian flatbread that is incredibly easy to make, soft and chewy, topped with garlic and butter, and a delicious side to any meal with a sauce to sop up!
Easy Crusty French Baguette
This Easy Crusty French Baguette is simple enough to be made at home but tastes just like you bought it at your local bakery!
These Sprite biscuits are the perfect side for soup. Just 4 simple ingredients and always a crowd favorite.
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