Soup is so often a starter or even a side dish. But as a main course, it can be a great way to have a nourishing and filling meal. But, how do you know what to serve with soup for dinner?
Some soups are hearty enough to be the main attraction, which means you’ve got to find the perfect side dish to go with it.
For chicken noodle soup, vegetable soup, tomato soup, tortilla soup, pumpkin soup, creamy potato soup, or any steaming bowl of soup, you’ll find a great option to pair with it here.
These 65 sides to serve with soup will help you have a fantastic lunch or dinner!
What To Serve With Soup For Dinner: 65 Easy Sides
Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe (VIDEO)
Grilled cheese sandwiches are always a treat, whether they are made with cheddar cheese, American, or even a cheese blend. Tomato soup is a natural pairing, though it will be bliss with any creamy soup too. Make it on Texas toast for the perfect soup side!
Baked Chorizo-Butternut Squash Chile Rellenos
Here’s a tasty side that will go great with that tortilla soup. When made with butternut squash, chorizo, and smoked cheddar, chile rellenos are worth the effort while your soup simmers on the stove.
Mashed Potato Puffs
Turn mashed potatoes into elegant potato puffs to pair with your soup. These have cheddar cheese and parmesan plus bacon bits, all the best things for your soup side dish.
Mashed Potato Cakes
Another thing you can do with leftover mashed potatoes is make mashed potato cakes. They’re full of flavor, making this simple recipe a shoo-in for your new favorite!
Easy Homemade Soft Pretzels
Sure, you could buy them frozen, but there’s something magical about homemade soft pretzels. Pair these with a beer cheese soup, and you’ll recreate those pub flavors right at home.
Green Bean Potato Salad
Tender potatoes and crunchy green beans provide a nice textural contrast, and with the balsamic and Dijon flavors, it’s a robust way to add zing to a simple and light broth-based soup.
Pear, Gorgonzola & Walnut Salad
This elegant salad is wonderful with pungent French onion soup! The indulgent gorgonzola is balanced with fresh pairs and walnuts, making this delightful salad side dish a perfect contrast that is fit for a bistro!
Fried Paneer Cheese Pakora Recipe
Make something exotic with fried paneer cheese cubes, a unique twist on the humble cheese curds of the Midwest. All you need is paneer, flour, and a few other ingredients to fry the exterior to a lovely crisp. They’ll be divine with just about any soup you can imagine!
Warm Spinach Bacon Salad
When you have New England clam chowder, bring out those bacon flavors with a wilted spinach salad. The tangy hot bacon dressing on the wilted spinach is perfect pairing for your meal.
Twice Baked Potato Recipe
Twice-baked potatoes are among the best options for broccoli cheddar soup or creamy soups. They’re simple and delicious!
Easy and Delicious Veggie Quesadillas
Quesadillas are a great idea with soup because you can customize them to your tastes. These are made with spinach and mushroom, a match for creamy mushroom soup. If you make them fully southwest with beans, tomatoes, onions, and cheese, they’ll be a hit with your tortilla soup too!
Shrimp Avocado Salad
Large shrimp with citrus and avocado create a splendid flavor spectrum. Plus, it’s quick, easy, and healthy. You can match it with vegetable soup or even a seafood bisque.
Fully Loaded Salmon Bagel Sandwich
Take your taste buds to a delicatessen in Manhattan with a smoked bagel sandwich. When layered with rich cream cheese, red onions, and salty capers, this smoky side is a win for matzo ball soup.
Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Baked sweet potato fries can be dipped and dunked into a bowl of creamy veggie soup or simply enjoyed on the side. Crunchy with a hint of sweetness, you’ll have a soup-er side!
Crispy Oven Fried Zucchini Chips
Panko breadcrumbs will help you render rounds of zucchini into crunchy disks that are irresistible. You can serve them with marinara or ranch for dunking and pair them with chicken soup or perhaps something like an Italian wedding soup too.
Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe
Whether you’re making chili or another hearty soup, cornbread is always a great idea. This recipe has a nice tang that makes it a match for potato soup or creamy chicken soup.
Brie and Apple Flatbread
Brie cheese, apples, and honey can help you create a simple yet extravagant side for your soup. This elegant offering will be a match made in heaven for creamy soups like mushroom or asparagus.
Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich
Make a lunch that impresses guests by layering hand-breaded and fried eggplant with tomato sauce and melty cheese. Meal prep it in advance to make it easier, and you’ve got a perfect match for minestrone soup.
Easy Buttermilk Biscuits
Cozy buttermilk biscuits are the answer for soup season. You can dunk these into any soup for a simple taste sensation.
Yellow Squash Casserole
Comforting loaded potato soup will make a full meal when paired with a tasty yellow squash casserole. If you have trouble convincing your family to eat yellow squash, rest assured that they’ll be helping themselves to seconds with this recipe.
Best Ever Cheesy Garlic Bread
All you need is French bread with garlic and cheese to make cheesy garlic bread. A match for vegetable soup, chicken noodle soup, or really, any soup, you’ll have a super way to make the soup your main dish.
Fluffy Garlic Butter Breadsticks
Soft and pillowy breadsticks are another great side dish for any soup. Bread flour and instant yeast make it easy for you to put these together to bake up a batch for the whole family.
Move Over Garlic Bread! Buttery Garlic Knots Are Your New Pasta Side
With a fluffy interior and crispy exterior, garlic knots are the way to go for Italian-style soups. The savory garlic butter makes them impossible to resist!
The Best Homemade Caesar Salad
A crisp salad like Caesar's is a tasty match to pair with almost any soup. Creamy dressing works with creamy soups as well as broth-based options for a side dish you’ll want to eat right up!
Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket
Grab a package of crescent roll dough and cocktail sausages, and you’ve got that side dish that brings the party to your soup. They’re juicy and flaky, a surefire way to make tomato soup or even ham and lentils a full meal.
Air Fried Macaroni and Cheese Balls
Turn yesterday’s mac and cheese into fried balls of delight. They’re crispy on the outside and oozing with creamy, cheesy goodness within. Your air fryer can help you fix these up fast to go with your loaded potato soup or any creamy soup you serve.
Roasted Broccoli Grilled Cheese
Sneak some more nutrition in for everyone at the table. Roasted broccoli grilled cheese combines red peppers, broccoli, and an array of cheeses for an upscale twist on a classic that will make your soup meal restaurant-worthy!
Sweet Kale Salad (Costco Copycat)
Skip the pre-packaged stuff at Costco and make your own sweet kale salad with poppy seed dressing made from scratch. You’ll never go back to the bag and have a nutritious soup side for your dinner.
Spinach Cheese Rolls
Creamy feta and cheddar rolled with spinach in a puff pastry can easily be a party appetizer or a side dish for your soup. Try it with a creamy soup for a café-style meal in the comfort of your own home.
Cheesy Baked Zucchini Bites
Cheesy baked zucchini bites are a great option for kids at the table. Adults love them, too, so make sure you’ve got enough for everyone to pop and munch with their soup. Broccoli and cheese soup is a wonderful match for this side!
This fresh and easy side for soup combines tomatoes with basil, garlic, onions, and a balsamic glaze. Elevate your meal in an easy way to turn minestrone soup into a full dinner.
No Knead Ciabatta Rolls
With no kneading required, these ciabatta rolls are perfect for baking up bread to dunk into any soup you serve. You’ll have them ready in no time too!
Apple Pecan Arugula Salad
Add apple and pecan to make an arugula salad that bursts with fresh fall flavors. It’s an easy way to pair something nutritious with your soup.
Homemade Baked Greek Fries recipe with feta cheese
Why make French fries when you can make Greek fries? Once you make these with feta, lemon, red onions, and olive oil, you’ll never go back. Try them with Greek lemon chicken soup or any light and broth-based soup creation.
Baked Mozzarella Sticks Recipe
Serving tomato soup or something Italian? You will have everything you need when you have these baked mozzarella sticks on the side!
Homemade Cheesy Garlic Biscuits
Cheesy and savory, these garlic cheddar biscuits are an easy way to add bread to your soup meal. They couldn’t be any easier, too, making them one of the best things to pair with your delicious recipes for soup.
A staple at diners everywhere, the humble tuna melt is a wonderful side dish for soup. And if you’re not fond of tuna, swap it for chicken to make chicken salad sandwiches, melted and ready to enjoy.
When you make those Greek fries, add a Greek salad for balance too. You’ll truly have a robust meal with a soup main dish when you do!
Pepperoni Pizza Rolls Recipe
It’s easier than you think to make homemade pepperoni pizza rolls that taste better than those frozen ones. These are crispy outside and chewy inside, a good idea with any soup you serve.
Easy Cheesy Baked Zucchini Casserole
Take your zucchini and combine it with brie and mozzarella for a zucchini casserole that will have you questioning why you turned your nose up at zucchini before. This is one of the best recipes you’ll find, which works great for any summer squash too.
Whipped Ricotta Crostini (with Honey)
When you have a fancy soup, serve it with whipped ricotta crostini, and you’re bound to feel like you’re in that trendy new café overlooking the water. It’s one you can prep ahead and simply put together right before serving.
Easy Copycat Chick-Fil-A Coleslaw Recipe (Authentic)
With a spicy beef vegetable soup, you need something cool and refreshing. Dish out this coleslaw, a copycat of the famed Chick-Fil-A recipe, and you’ll have all the good stuff!
Parmesan Roasted Broccoli
Everyone will eat their broccoli when you make it roasted with parmesan cheese. It’s a tasty match for your chicken soup too.
Cheddar French Dip Sandwiches
If you’re looking for something to serve with vegetable soup, cheddar French dip is the way to go. Sliced roast beef piled on ciabatta with cheddar is a true classic.
Easy Parmesan Buttered Noodles
Add something to that veggie soup with buttery parmesan noodles. These are so simple and easy to whip up even when you’ve had a crazy day.
Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks
If you want to keep things low-carb, use cauliflower to make your breadsticks. Enjoy these with minestrone or vegetable soup for a light yet filling meal.
Homemade German Spaetzle Recipe
A great idea for comfort food to fill you up with hearty potato soup, spaetzle dumplings are great with butter. They’re also incredibly easy to make in minutes.
Orzo Pasta Salad with Feta, Kalamata Olives and Wild Rocket (Arugula)
This orzo salad brims with feta and kalamata olives for exciting flavors in every bite. Enjoy it with any creamy soup for a nice contrast.
Dilly Turkey Melt
Grilled sandwiches are always a win with soup. This one features pickles and barbecue sauce for fun flavors that unfold on your palate.
Chopped Tex-Mex Ground Beef Taco Salad
Colorful and flavorful in one, there’s nothing better on the side of tortilla soup than chopped taco salad. You get all the different flavors in every bite!
Sweet 'n' Spicy Sweet Potato Fries with Cilantro Ranch Dip
Take sweet potatoes to the next level by adding a little spice. The cool cilantro dip gives it balance and makes for a tasty side dish to pair with your favorite soups.
Homemade Rye Bread
A perfect companion for your creamy mushroom soup, homemade rye bread gets that deep hue from cocoa. It’s a unique bread that you’ll love on the side for dunking or for the base of your sandwiches.
Phyllo shells make these easy to put together. The melty brie, along with leeks, is a perfect filling and a yummy side dish for your soup.
Classic Three Bean Salad (That's Really Four)
Here’s a quick way to take things you’ve got in your kitchen to make a soup side. Three-bean salad is a classic, one that masterfully pairs with tomato-based soups.
Rosemary Roast Beef
If you’ve got leftover rosemary roast beef from last night, you have the most sublime sandwich filling of all. Stuff this into slider rolls for mini sandwiches that are divine with mushroom soup or hearty beef and barley.
Stir-Fried Snow Peas and Carrots
Sometimes it’s best to keep things simple. Cut the richness of a heavy beef soup with carrots and snow peas for a bright and cheery way to add more to the table.
Sun Dried Tomato Focaccia
Herbs and sun-dried tomatoes are the way to make flavorful focaccia that’s perfect for soup. A great addition to minestrone or beef and rice soup, you won’t be able to resist dunking it in with each bite.
Sharp cheddar and sunflower seeds help add a great crunch and flavor to broccoli. This salad is a surefire way to add more veggies to the side of any soup.
Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich
With horseradish and hot sauce, this spicy southern option is a summery sandwich that you’re going to love with any beef or chicken soup. The fresh-fried slices of green tomato, along with bacon, can’t be beaten.
To-Die-For Rosemary & Thyme Cracker Recipe (Gluten-Free)
If you love crackers with squash soup, make your own. These addictive crackers are seasoned with thyme and sea salt for a crunchy soup companion.
Orzo with Parmesan and Basil
Here’s a creamy recipe you can make quickly in a skillet. In fact, just 10 minutes, and it’s ready to serve with your soup.
Ham and Cheese Pockets
Ham and cheese is a winning sandwich combination that makes lunch more fun. With cream of broccoli soup, it’s a tasty way to serve up home-cooked love!
Goat Cheese,Caramelized Onion and Fig Jam Grilled Cheese
Sweet and tangy, this unique grilled cheese sandwich makes for an Epicurean twist on the original. If you need something for French onion soup, you’ll love it!
Old Bay Crispy Kale Chips
Make kale chips with Old Bay seasoning, and you’ll be all set. Even people that hate kale love them as chips. With Old Bay, they’re a match for creamy soups like broccoli or New England clam chowder too.