Chow down on these mouthwatering side dishes you can serve with turkey soup. Bread, sandwiches, salads, finger foods, and desserts fill the list of ideas.
Nothing says comfort food like a big pot of turkey soup. It is the perfect meal for a chilly winter day. Plus, it is an easy way to use up leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner.
Wondering what you should serve with turkey soup? The best side dishes to serve with turkey soup are breadsticks, rolls, salads, and sandwiches. Plus, leftovers like stuffing and apple pie are fantastic sides too.
There are dozens of delicious side dish options, but these recipes are a selection of the best. Whether you're looking for a classic green salad or something a little more unique, this list has you covered.
See also best sides for vegetable soup. And check out other helpful serving tricks.
Easy Cheddar Cheese Biscuits (made from pancake mix)
Biscuits are an easy bread to make in a hurry. They don’t have yeast, so there is no rising involved.
Stir in some shredded cheddar cheese and herbs for a savory biscuit. Start with this simple buttermilk biscuit recipe made with pancake mix.
Apple and Walnut Salad
Get ready for a crunchy side dish. Apples, walnuts, feta, and dried cranberries will give your mouth a workout. This is a superb seasonal salad that will refresh your taste buds.
Classic Club Sandwich
Layers of deli meat, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and sandwich bread compose a club sandwich. Slice it into triangles and hold it together with a cocktail stick. Now you are ready for dinner.
Copycat TGIF Potato Skins Recipe
You will love these copycat TGI Friday’s potato skins. They are loaded with bacon, cheddar cheese, and green onions. Just what you need to make your soup meal complete.
Breadsticks are a classic soup side. And no wonder. They are shaped perfectly for dipping into your bowl of soup.
There are many ways to season the breadsticks, but I think you will really like these cheesy breadsticks with soup.
You are going to love peppery arugula salad next to soup. The crisp, flavorful, textured salad will have you coming back for seconds.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
You can never go wrong with soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. Whether you make it plain in a skillet or with Texas toast on a Panini grill, it is sure to be a hit.
Crispy Baked Mac and Cheese Bites
Baked mac and cheese bites are an ideal comfort food to throw together with a comforting soup. They are finger food you will be glad you made for dinner tonight.
Skillet cornbread is a little crispier and less sweet than other cornbread recipes. And that is just what you need when you couple it with turkey soup.
Butter it and eat it on the side. Or crumble it in the soup.
Fresh fruit salad is a good idea for any meal. The cold, sweet salad makes a pleasant contrast to warm, flavorful soup.
Nutella and Banana Sandwich
This sandwich might feel like dessert. Especially if you make it with brioche bread. Serve it with soup and your family will lick the platter clean.
Mini Mushroom Tartlets
Looking for a savory tart? Mushroom and gruyere tarts are the answer. Make them in about 30 minutes using puff pastry.
They are fantastic to eat with soup. You can’t go wrong with these tiny bites of flavor.
Scones are biscuit's sweet cousin. Keep your ingredients cold when you make the scones. The techniques are similar to pie crust instructions.
The great thing about scones is all the add-ins and toppings you can put in to customize them. Cranberry scones are just the thing for the holiday season.
Layer mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, and basil leaves for a fresh, delightful Caprese salad. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt for an unbeatable combination.
English Muffin Pizza
An English muffin pizza might be the coolest pizza recipe of all time. Slice the muffin open and spoon a dab of pizza sauce on. Top with cheese and pepperoni before toasting it in the toaster oven.
This is one turkey soup side that comes together in 5 minutes.
Make a sheet pan of bruschetta, sliced bread brushed with olive oil and toasted. Then top the slices with chopped tomatoes, shredded basil, and sliced green olives.
It is just the side dish you need to make your meal complete.
If you love making your family smile, fry up a batch of skillet flatbread. It's incredible how such simple ingredients produce the perfect bread for soup. Use it for dipping, mopping up the broth, or eating plain.
Flatbread has a few more ingredients than a tortilla, but it doesn’t take much longer to make. Try whipping up a batch tonight.
Refresh your pallet with a light, crisp cucumber salad. Cucumbers, red onion, fresh dill, and sweetened red wine vinegar are all you need.
The sour, dilly flavor will complement the taste of turkey soup.
Monte Cristo Sandwich
The Monte Cristo sandwich is filled with deli meat like the club sandwich. But the Monte Cristo is dipped in egg and cooked French toast-style.
Then it is sprinkled with powdered sugar and drizzled with jam. Go wild with your sandwich and bowl of soup.
Hummus and Naan
When you want to mop up soup, make naan. When you want a dip for naan, make hummus. The combination is a good pairing with soup.
Try original hummus or roasted red pepper hummus. Check out how to roast red peppers from scratch.
Korean Garlic Bread
Korean garlic bread is made by stuffing round buns with a sweet cream cheese mixture. The contrast between savory and sweet is delicious.
No wonder this popular Korean street food is becoming widespread in the United States.
You can’t go wrong with a simple Caesar salad. Crisp romaine lettuce, shaved Parmesan cheese, and crunchy croutons stack up nicely with a bowl of turkey soup.
A crustless cucumber sandwich is a finger sandwich meant for turkey soup. The cream cheese filling and fresh, crunchy cucumber slices make this modest sandwich elegant.
Quiche Lorraine is an egg dish made with a crust. Bake it in a 9 X 13-inch pan and cut it into squares. It is a fine accompaniment for turkey soup.
Popovers are light rolls that have plenty of eggs and milk in them. They are easy to whip up quickly. Best of all, they can be topped, seasoned, and customized.
Your family will beg for them every time you serve soup.
Turkey Salad with Tart Apple and Blue Cheese
Going into turkey overload? Maybe not. This turkey salad is made with greens, diced apples, blue cheese, and pomegranate seeds.
The salad's taste, colors, and texture are a perfect match for a bowl of leftover turkey soup.
A quesadilla is one of the easiest sides you can serve with soup. Whip it up in a skillet on the stove, cut it into wedges, and serve. Who knows. It may just win the popularity side dish contest.
Flour, eggs, and cheese puff out into an “almost-roll.” You will love how great they taste with turkey soup.
Doctored Up Canned Cinnamon Rolls with Heavy Cream
Warm, gooey cinnamon rolls are less than an hour away! Just follow a few easy tricks to make canned cinnamon rolls taste homemade.
Your family will drool when you serve a batch with a pot of turkey soup.
Raw broccoli salad is never complete without crispy bacon, toasted sunflower seeds, and dried cranberries. Serve it beside a cup of turkey soup, and your meal will be complete.
Bell Pepper Sandwich
Slice a bell pepper in half and remove the seeds. Fill with seasoned cream cheese, avocado slices, cucumber, and sliced cheese. Low carb, low calorie, high flavor.
Serve it with a cup of turkey soup for lunch.
Spinach and Feta Triangles
Make spinach and feta triangles with a puff pastry. This savory pastry is a wonderful dish to go with turkey soup. You will like the flavor pairing.
Quick bread is an easy bread to pair with soup. And pumpkin is the kind of seasonal flavor that goes with turkey soup.
Slice and slather with butter (if you want). However, a naked piece can stand on its own flavor.
Panzanella is a simple bread salad with tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers drizzled with olive oil and vinegar. It is simple, yes. But oh, so delicious with soup.
The BLT may have humble ingredients. But sandwich them between toasted bread, and you have a drool-worthy side.
Learn how to cook bacon in the oven. Get techniques to make either crispy or chewy slices.
Eggplant Dip with Pita Chips
When you want a munchy side, choose pita chips. Then make eggplant dip (baba ganoush) to dunk the chips.
The tangy bitter taste of this Middle Eastern dip tastes superb with turkey soup. This is a recipe you will keep returning to.
Parker House Rolls
Buttery, soft, and sweet, Parker House rolls are popular to serve with turkey soup. Their unique pocketbook shape makes them recognizable on any dinner table.
A sensational salad is a Louisiana classic. The dressing gives the salad the feel of a cross between a Caesar and an Italian salad. Vinegar, fresh lemon, and Romano cheese make up the dressing.
Drizzle it over a bed of Romaine lettuce and Italian parsley. Top with shaved Parmesan or Romano, and you have a winner.
Egg Salad Sandwich
What came first? The turkey or the egg? No matter. An egg salad sandwich is a magnificent dish to pair with turkey soup.
Crostini is a wonderful complement for soup. The sliced crusty bread is drizzled with oil and then toasted in the oven until crisp.
It shatters when you bite into it, making it an excellent contrast to the soft ingredients in turkey soup.
Desserts might not be true side dishes. But these desserts pair marvelously with a turkey soup meal.
Nothing says the holidays are here like cinnamon sugar snickerdoodle cookies. Your kitchen will smell scrumptious as you bake them while the soup is simmering.
Try baking powder snickerdoodles or pumpkin snickerdoodles for a twist.
Chocolate Chip Cake with Yellow Cake Mix and Instant Pudding
Everyone loves an easy Bundt cake for dessert, and this cake won’t disappoint. Grab a box of yellow cake mix and doctor it up a bit.
Next thing you know, you will be chowing down on this scrumptious cake. It’s your reward for eating your healthy soup.
Creamy Cranberry Raspberry Jello Salad
You will be drooling over this creamy cranberry jello salad. It is stuffed with cranberries, raspberries, marshmallows, and Cool Whip.
It is the perfect finish to your soup meal.
Apple crisp is another seasonal fall/winter recipe that goes with turkey soup. Layers of sliced apples topped with a crunchy streusel.
Yep! It is a clear match for turkey soup. Because apples and turkey taste great together.
Raspberry Cheesecake Bars
This dessert is complete with a simple crust, a rich cream cheese filling, and a sweet raspberry topping.
There is something about turkey soup and cheesecake that begs to be paired together.
If you want to go lighter, check out healthy alternatives to cream cheese.
Cobbler is one of the easiest desserts to bake. Cherries on the bottom with a sweet biscuit baked on top. What’s not to like!
To make it easier, use canned cherry pie filling. And if you are worried about the taste, read up on how to make canned cherry pie filling taste better.
Sweet Potato Muffins
Leftover turkey? Make soup. Leftover sweet potatoes? Make muffins.
Sweet potato muffins and turkey soup are two leftover recipes that beg to be paired together.
Soft, chewy, spicy cookies are the perfect finale for a stockpot of hot soup. Your family will finish their last drop of soup when ginger cookies are on the dessert menu.
Eat your leftover apple pie with your leftover turkey soup. Reheat the apple pie in the oven, toaster oven, or air fryer to keep the crust crisp.
Pumpkin muffins have a warm flavor that fits with the holiday season. Grab a muffin or two to eat with your soup. You won’t be disappointed.
Craving More Soup Sides?
- Butternut squash soup. Grab the list of sides to serve with butternut squash soup. Or, if you want just bread, see the best bread to serve with butternut squash soup.
- Split pea soup. Find excellent suggestions for what to serve with split pea soup.
- Pumpkin soup. Get ideas for the best sides, best bread, best sandwiches, and best toppings. You can also learn tricks to thicken pumpkin soup if yours is too thin.
- Any soup. Bread is a fantastic side for any soup. Check out this list of the best bread for soup.
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