In general, potato soups are already filling by themselves. Its creaminess and comforting taste make it everyone’s favorite comfort soup. But if you are tired of the same old plain potato soup, then it would be best to partner it with some delicious sides. It could be bread, salad, corn, some beans, and more!
And if you are looking for more recipes, I have here 31 delicious side dishes to serve with potato soup!
No matter the time or how many candles are on your birthday cake, the allure of a grilled cheese sandwich remains unparalleled. This version respects the original, guiding you to perfect it rather than overhaul it. Just be sure to keep in mind these key pointers:
Instead of buttering the bread, butter the skillet. To achieve that perfect golden hue without the risk of burning, slather the outside of your sandwich with mayo. Mayo can handle heat better due to its higher resistance to burning, thanks to the combined properties of oil and egg yolk. The magic unfolds when bread coated in mayo meets a buttery skillet. Your cheese selection matters: Choose one that oozes seamlessly when heated. While American cheese is renowned for its meltability, a young cheddar offers a richer taste. If you’re venturing out, opt for soft or semi-soft cheeses; their moisture-rich nature ensures a delightfully gooey outcome. Once your sandwich graces the skillet, a gentle press with a spatula can aid even browning and help the bread and cheese fuse together. Yet, remember it’s a grilled cheese, not a squashed cheese. Slice your masterpiece diagonally. Trust us, it enhances the taste. While serving, consider pairing it with tomato soup. It’s a suggestion, not a must, but highly recommended.
Craving a twist on the classic grilled cheese? We’ve got you covered, from versions spiced up with mustard and pickled jalapeños to those that mimic the flavors of cheesy garlic bread and beyond.
30. Arugula Salad
Arugula Delight Salad – This salad features a delightful mix of spicy arugula, tangy parmesan, intensified dried cranberries, and crunchy almonds. It’s complemented with a zesty, mildly sweet dressing that ties it all together.
While arugula might not be your go-to salad base, don’t underestimate these overlooked greens. They are nutrient-packed leaves with a bold taste, perfect for a standout salad.
Keep this recipe handy for those moments when you need a swift side dish, especially during festive seasons when the usual greens are in short supply.
This recipe is adaptable, letting you mix and match based on what’s in your pantry. It’s flexible, welcoming various twists and turns.
For example, I’ve experimented with both lemon juice and balsamic vinegar, enjoying each version. So, it’s up to you to choose what suits your palate.
Thinking of replacements? Sweet dried cherries can sub in for the cranberries, while pecans can replace almonds. And if you’re feeling adventurous, swap out the parmesan for some feta.
When preparing this sandwich in advance, store the crispy onions (and yes, we have a soft spot for those canned ones, famously used as green bean casserole toppings) separately in a sealed container. Add them to your sandwich right before you dig in, ensuring they retain their crispiness.
28. Ham Sandwich
Another delightful pairing with potato soup is the classic duo of ham and cheese in a sandwich. Whether you lean towards a more honeyed or robust ham, it’s a hit! Plus, the touch of cheese elevates the dish with a richer depth of taste.
27. Chicken Legs
Beyond beef and pork, chicken is another fantastic companion to potatoes. This is why barbecued chicken drumsticks coupled with potato soup is an impressive combination.
Boost the flavor profile by dusting your poultry with a pinch of cayenne or red chili flakes. The natural starchiness of potatoes beautifully offsets the heat from the chicken, producing an exquisite harmony of flavors.
26. Garlic Bread
The pairing of a crispy herb-infused bread drenched in butter and plunged into a dense potato soup is purely irresistible.
While the neighborhood bakery might boast an impeccable bread selection, crafting it at home is equally rewarding. Opt for slices of ciabatta or rustic bread, pan-sear them in butter until they achieve a golden hue, and sprinkle with some garlic essence for the final touch.
25. Dinner Rolls
Soft bread buns are a timeless choice! Their spongy texture beautifully soaks up the creaminess of the soup. Enhance their delectable nature by smearing them generously with butter, elevating their rich taste.
24. German Pretzels
Traditional pretzel rods, with their gentle saltiness and tender chew, make an exceptional partner to potato soup. The combination of their savory crunch with the creaminess of the soup is unparalleled.
Concluding our list of ideal bread pairings are these delicate and layered scones. Mirroring the heartwarming essence of potato soup, these are comforting bites that always hit the right spot, especially when dipped in a velvety soup blend.
Beyond proteins and breads, refreshing salads form a delightful juxtaposition to creamy potato soups. Their crunchy and cool nature contrasts beautifully with the warmth of the soup.
Among numerous salad choices, one that truly stands out is a fresh green salad crowned with a warm bacon dressing. This combination might be a personal favorite, but can you blame me?
For this delightful dressing, fry some onions in bacon oil, blend in brown sugar, vinegar, and seasonings. To thicken, stir in a cornstarch slurry. Drape this sauce over fresh greens, give it a good mix, and finish with crispy bacon crumbs. Truly mesmerizing!
Another impeccable salad choice to accompany potato soup is a tomato-bacon crunch salad. Packed with juicy tomatoes, crunchy lettuce, and, of course, the smokiness of bacon – it’s a crowd-pleaser.
For the dressing, you have the freedom to choose between a sharp vinaigrette or a velvety ranch. Both complement the salad ingredients in their own unique ways. The choice is yours!
Here’s an enticing salad idea to complement your potato soup: a blend of strawberries and fresh greens.
Visualize the beautiful color and delightful aroma of this side dish! Its invigorating nature offers a pleasant counterbalance to the richness of the soup.
To prepare, combine fresh greens with strawberry wedges and drench in a zesty vinaigrette. Introduce some roasted nuts for that added crunch.
Ever considered sprout leaves in your salad? Absolutely! They bring a delightful crispness, nutty undertones, and a buttery essence, perfect alongside a creamy potato soup.
Mix charred sprout leaves with radicchio and jewel-like pomegranate seeds. Drizzle your choice of velvety dressing and you’re good to go!
This unique rice salad strikes a balance between light and wholesome. The interplay of creamy goat cheese, pomegranate seeds, almonds, and exotic rice offers a mosaic of flavors and textures. It’s the ideal partner for a hearty soup.
To top it off, whisk together a lemon-infused honey dressing. This is the cherry on top for your dining experience.
While it might sound repetitive, indulging in potatoes in different forms is always a treat.
Got some extra mashed potatoes? Great! Transform them into these fluffy delights:
Lightly oil a muffin tray. Blend mashed potatoes, eggs, cheese, herbs, and bacon bits. Season as per your preference.
Scoop this blend into muffin molds and sprinkle with grated cheese. Roast for 20 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Enjoy them plain or with a dollop of creamy goodness.
16. Sauteed Kale
Kale, with its distinctive rich taste, is wonderful. When lightly sautéed with garlic, green onions, and seasonings of your choice, it evolves into a nutritious and delightful side for potato soup.
Plus, the visual appeal? Simply striking!
Easiest vegan potato flatbread recipe made without yeast. This is the chameleon of flatbreads, it can be used in place of tortillas, as burger buns, wraps for Gyros or Souvlaki, as pita bread to dip in this creamy baba ganoush or hummus, as a vehicle for this spinach and artichoke dip, as naan and even as a mini pizza crust. No preservatives, no dairy, no oil and no baking involved!
In the culinary world, there are few things more satisfying than making your own bread, and my No-Knead Spelt Bread Loaf is truly delicious. It is a simple recipe that could not be easier to make as it requires no more than 10 minutes of hands-on time. As well, it contains just 6 ingredients, including water. That is all you require to make this hearty, full of flavour bread.
If you’ve never before baked with spelt flour, I encourage you to give it a try and make this Easy Spelt Focaccia. I love homemade bread (who doesn’t?) and this is one of the easiest ways in which to enjoy it.
This easy Kale and Fennel Salad with Almond and Cranberry is full of flavors and textures. The dish also looks beautiful with vibrant colors.
This Mushroom and Kale Salad is all I want to eat from now until Spring. And maybe even then I’ll just eat it cold.
This super easy Bacon Spinach Salad is filled with bacon, blue cheese crumbles, onions, tomatoes, hard boiled eggs and topped with a warm bacon dressing!
This garlic bread recipe is the crispiest and most garlic filled bread you’ve had! I like my garlic bread butter, packed with flavor, and toasted until it’s golden brown, and I’m sharing my recipe with you.
Bacon jalapeno poppers have to be one of the easiest, but most loved party foods in existence. The combination of spicy, salty and cheesy flavors is out of this world!
Savory parsnip scones are delightfully unique, and pair incredibly well with many soups. If you need a parsnip recipe, don’t let this one pass you by: they are truly delicious!
The best soft homemade dinner rolls recipe using yeast are easy to make and a family favorite. Making these from scratch results in super soft, buttery, and the most delicious bread you have ever had. And the amazing part about this fast recipe is it is ready in about an hour.
Ciabatta is crusty bread that is tender and chewy on the inside. It tastes so amazing when warm and homemade. Making homemade authentic ciabatta bread by hand is easier and more delicious than you can imagine. It has its distinct irregular holes which make it airy and ideal for sopping up fresh fragrant olive oil or nestling butter that is spread upon it.
This quick and easy soda bread recipe is the perfect addition to any meal! Easy to make and easy to take with you!
This is the best simple tossed green salad that goes so well with any meal! Fresh dressed greens with a simple lemon or apple cider vinaigrette, it will take you just a few minutes to make!
This Quick Peppery Cheese Bread is yeast free and full of savory cheese and black pepper. Pairs perfectly with a bowl of delicious comforting soup. This cheese bread recipe is gluten free and is simple to make!
Our Easy Homemade Bread is a simple recipe made without yeast. With basic kitchen ingredients and less than an hour bake time, you’ll quickly have a delicious homemade bread on your table.
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- Spelt Bread Loaf (No-Knead)
- Easy Spelt Focaccia
- Kale and Fennel Salad with Almond and Cranberry
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