Wondering what to serve with vegetable soup? Get a fantastic list of bread, sandwiches, salads, and finger foods to pair with veggie soup.
When piping hot flavorful vegetable soup is on the menu, you need is a side to go with it.
What are the best sides for vegetable soup? Serve bread, sandwiches, salad, and finger foods with vegetable soup. A simple side or two can make your meal complete.
Get the recipe for easy vegetable soup with ground beef. It is a hearty soup, perfect for chilly nights.
Also, see other serving tips for dinner.
Best Bread to Serve with Vegetable Soup
Bread and soup go hand in hand. You will love this list of all types of bread to pair with vegetable soup.
Garlic bread is perfect for just about any soup. Thick bread slices slathered with butter and sprinkled with garlic powder toasted to perfection. What’s not to like?
Corn muffins are just the thing for vegetable soup. They are single servings that require no slicing. And corn? That is a veggie too. It will fit right in with a vegetarian soup.
Who doesn’t love a good garlic knot? They are perfect to make when you have leftover pizza dough. The garlicky taste blends right in with the soup flavors.
You can never go wrong serving sourdough bread with soup. It is slightly tangy with a chewy texture and crisp crust. This is a good bread for dunking.
Rye bread is made with rye flour. The bread is denser and more earthy tasting than other loaves of bread. It has a dark color, chewy texture, and depth of flavor. Just the thing to complement vegetable soup.
Rolls made from either mashed potatoes or potato flour are a fantastic side to serve with soup. These rolls are usually softer and have a sweeter flavor than regular dinner rolls.
Grab a slice of honey whole wheat bread. It is full of fiber and sweetened with honey. Toast it or serve it cold with butter and strawberry jam.
Biscuits are one of the easiest types of bread to pull together in a hurry. No yeast, so no rising time is required.
Use pancake mix to make buttermilk biscuits in just a few minutes. Flavor them with cheddar cheese and herbs for a delicious twist.
Whether you serve hard, crunchy breadsticks or soft, sweet ones, you will love them with soup. They are shaped perfectly for dipping. But they are scrumptious enough to stand on their own.
Because soda bread doesn’t have yeast, it is considered quick bread. It doesn’t require rising, and hand-kneading works well.
You can flavor it with herbs, spices, dried fruit, or bacon. It is usually a round bread with an X cut into the top before it bakes.
Serve dinner rolls warm or cold. Either way, they are perfect for soup.
Smear one with butter and jam, or drizzle it with honey. No matter how you serve the rolls, you will be glad they are on the menu.
Popovers are light, eggy rolls. It is best to use a popover pan to make a batch of these beauties. Popover pans have straight sides instead of angled sides, like a muffin tin.
Grab a pan and bake away.
Who says cinnamon rolls are only for breakfast. Soup is one of the best foods to serve with cinnamon rolls.
Don’t worry if you are in a hurry. You can make canned cinnamon rolls taste almost homemade with a few easy tricks. Give it a try.
Best Sandwich to Serve with Vegetable Soup
If you want to take bread to the next level, make a sandwich. It is usually more filling and will round out your meal.
Pull that gooey cheese apart when you cut your freshly made grilled cheese sandwich. Almost nothing will remind you of childhood more.
Make a simple grilled cheese sandwich. Or use a couple of types of cheese to make it unique.
Serve a light chicken salad sandwich on a croissant roll with your vegetable soup.
It is a quick and easy sandwich to whip up with leftover chicken. And it will add some protein to your veggie meal. But you can also jazz up store-bought chicken salad if you prefer.
See other food pairings for chicken salad sandwiches.
Sliders are easy to make. Use any deli meat or shredded meat, plus a handful of shredded cheese. Pour a sweet buttery sauce over the top and bake to perfection. Scoot over soup.
You may want a lighter side if your vegetable soup has ground beef. A cucumber sandwich is just the thing.
Fresh, crunchy English cucumbers on soft bread smeared with a cream cheese spread. Cut them into finger sandwiches for a tea party feel.
A bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich is delicious and quick to make. Cook the bacon in the oven to get either crisp or chewy bacon for your sandwich.
A BLT is fantastic with vegetable soup.
Want a sandwich that is a little sweet? Try a Nutella banana sandwich. Use brioche bread, and you will think you’re eating dessert at dinner.
An Italian Caprese sandwich is a tasty vegetarian sandwich that is ideal for an all-veggie soup. Tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil fill this easy sandwich.
Serve it on ciabatta bread, a hoagie roll, or a pita pocket.
Make a homemade club sandwich with deli meat, bacon, tomatoes, and lettuce. Thin white bread is the best for this sandwich. Especially since a slice of bread is one of the sandwich layers.
Don’t forget to serve it with a pickle spear. Now it’s complete.
Quesadillas are easy to make and easy to serve. Warm up your skillet, grate the cheese, and you are ready to go.
If you want to add fillings, veggies like onions and green peppers are a good place to start. Grill them first before making the quesadilla.
No, not your ordinary PB&J. Use slices of banana bread to make this peanut butter and jelly sandwich. No one will turn this side dish down.
Grab pita bread and fill it with sliced cucumbers, red bell peppers, red onions, feta cheese, and green olives. Keep it simple. Keep it veggie.
Falafel are fried balls made from ground chickpeas. Make a sandwich with falafel, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, and tzatziki sauce.
You can use naan, pita bread, or tortillas for the sandwich.
Originating in Jewish kosher delis in New York, pastrami on rye will not disappoint.
Serve it hot with pastrami, spicy mustard, and sauerkraut.
This is a fancy pants sandwich you will love with soup. Make it open-faced on toasted baguette slices. Use fig jam to make it easier if you prefer.
Bruschetta is easy to make as a side or an appetizer. All you need is sliced French bread, olive oil, and your favorite toppings.
Try diced tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese for a classic recipe. Add pesto, artichokes, and feta cheese for a twist.
Load your hoagie with all things veggie. Avocado slices, tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, sprouts, and cheese. Don’t forget to smear the bread with hummus.
Salads to Pair with Vegetable Soup
What can you eat with soup besides bread? Try a healthy salad.
A fresh garden salad is always on the menu in our kitchen. Crisp lettuce, crunchy cucumbers, sweet tomatoes, and spicy radishes make a simple salad. Drizzle it with Ranch or Italian dressing and serve it with soup.
Use condensed milk to make a light dressing for fruit salad. Try a variety of your favorite fruits in this recipe. Then pair it with your veggie soup. Now you have fruit and vegetables covered.
Looking beyond a garden salad? Then serve up a crunchy broccoli salad peppered with sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, shredded cheese, and crispy bacon.
You won’t be missing anything when you serve broccoli salad with soup.
Strawberries, spinach, chopped nuts, and a light dressing are all you need for this refreshing salad. It is the cool, invigorating side to match with your bowl of warm vegetable soup.
Crisp Romaine lettuce, crunchy croutons, and shaved Parmesan make a light, refreshing salad. Drizzle on some dressing, and you are ready to serve it with soup.
Make this fruit/veggie salad with leafy greens, mandarin oranges, and crunchy nuts. The oil and vinegar dressing is the final touch for a mouthwatering salad.
Although antipasto is often served before a meal, feel free to serve it next to a big pot of vegetable soup. The cured meats, cheese, olives, and veggies can be a complete meal on its own.
But pair it with soup for a nice balance of flavors, textures, and colors.
Try ambrosia salad when you need a little dessert as your soup side. Fruit, coconut, and marshmallows are smothered in a whipped cream dressing.
It’s ok. You are eating your veggies in the soup. You can afford to indulge during dinner.
Finger Foods that Go with Vegetable Soup
Try these appetizer sides with your soup. You will like them.
No one turns down crispy potato skins. Not just an appetizer but a great side too. Cheesy, crisp, and addicting.
Potato skins are a good choice to prepare with soup.
Breaded and fried, you’ll be hooked on fritters before you know it. They can be made of fruit, vegetable, or meat pieces, making them easy to customize.
You’ll be glad you served them with vegetable soup.
An empanada is a crescent-shaped pastry filled with sweet or savory ingredients. Bake them in batches, and everyone can grab one to eat with a cup of soup.
Whip up a batch of sweet potato fries. Baked, fried, or air-fried, they are always a popular choice to go with soup.
Cheese puffs are a mixture of flour and shredded cheese held together with an egg. This simple list of ingredients transforms into a crave-worthy finger food. Try them with soup tonight.
Hot and crispy, fries always go magnificently with soup. Season them with rosemary and Parmesan to take them to the next level.
Whip up a batch of jalapeno poppers to eat with your veggie soup. The cream cheese will tone down the heat level of the spicy pepper.
Jalapeno poppers are an excellent way to jazz up dinner – and using a vegetable too.
When you want a meat-free side, try a mushroom tart. Use mini fillo shells to make this bite-sized dish. Pop one in your mouth between spoons of soup.
Bake or grill a wheel of brie cheese until it softens and oozes. Serve it with crackers, pita chips, or baguette slices.
It is a fantastic side for soup. Everyone needs a little cheese in their meal.
Kids at the dinner table will love having pigs in a blanket as a side dish. Part meat and part bread, this finger food will do wonders to liven up a meal with vegetable soup.
Everyone loves this pasta side dish, made with the ultimate comfort food – mac and cheese. Bake these balls and enjoy them with vegetable soup.
Café Zupas always serves a chocolate-dipped strawberry with every soup, salad, or sandwich they serve. Why not do the same?
Dip your strawberry in white or milk chocolate and enjoy it with soup. Get instructions on how to melt white chocolate chips and how to melt milk chocolate chips.
Hungry for More Soup?
- Try seasonal butternut squash soup and pumpkin soup in the fall. These soups are pureed and creamy.
Split pea soup is semi-pureed. See also, the best sides to pair with split pea soup.
- If you like soups with beans, consider 15-bean soup or Cajun 15 bean soup.
- For soup with more of a Tex-Mex feel, make taco soup with ground beef or white chicken chili.
- When you have leftover turkey, you will want to cook fresh herb turkey soup with leeks and potatoes. Don't forget to check out turkey soup sides.
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