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Last updated on February 8th, 2023 at 11:10 pm
A bowl of hearty butternut squash soup is the ultimate comfort food and can satisfy your hunger all on its own. Sometimes though, you want to bulk up your meal or stretch that pot of soup a little further.
If you’re wondering what to serve with butternut squash soup, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for some delicious ideas!
What to Serve With Butternut Squash Soup?
Breads, Biscuits, and Scones
Bread and soup? They’re a match made in heaven. Any of your favorite breads, biscuits, or scones will go well with butternut squash (or almost any) soup. Here are some of our favorites.
You’ll love this Olive Garden copycat breadsticks recipe. These breadsticks are the perfect side to go along with just about any meal. And, even if you’re an adult, aren’t breadsticks perfect for dunking into a hot bowl of soup?
Try our recipe for savory cheddar and chive scones. They’re the ideal complement to a variety of dishes, including soup.
Our simple quickbread recipe doesn’t even need yeast. It all comes together so quickly–about 15 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes baking time. Just 35 minutes to delicious homemade scones. That’s unbeatable!
A French baguette, always a favorite, is the ideal bread to serve alongside butternut squash soup. I think this combination makes the perfect lunch.
The baguette’s thickness will readily soak up the soup, and adding a hearty carb will help round out your meal with a little more sustenance.
You won’t hear any complaints when you serve garlic bread! From pasta to meat and potatoes to soup, garlic bread is a wonderful side dish. I like it extra crispy for a delicious contrast to the smooth and creamy butternut squash soup.
Soup and salad is a classic combination too. Our hearty butternut squash soup recipe is full of healthy ingredients, and we like to enjoy it with a veggie-packed salad for a flavorful and nutrition-packed meal.
Another classic combo–soup and a sandwich. Enjoy any of your favorite sandwiches alongside a bowl of hearty butternut squash soup to round out your meal. We especially like BLTs, or try one of these amazing grown-up grilled cheese sandwiches.
If you like hard-boiled eggs, they’re the perfect protein to add to your meal when serving butternut squash soup.
Or, add them to your salad if you’re serving soup and salad for some extra protein.
Hearty roasted veggies complement butternut squash soup beautifully too. A heaping serving of your family’s favorite vegetable will also help stretch that pot of soup a little further if needed.
Try these butternut squash soup toppings
Don’t forget you can top your soup too. Add some new flavors or a little crunch with one of these tasty toppings:
- Croutons (Even better if they’re homemade!)
- Kale chips A great flavor combination with some crunch–and a crouton alternative if you’re trying to avoid carbs.
- Sour Cream A dollop of sour cream will make this delicious soup even thicker and creamier.
- Coconut milk Drizzle with coconut milk for a lower fat, but still tasty, alternative to dairy.
- Candied walnuts SO good! Try any of your favorite nuts or seeds.
- Bacon How about some crumbled bacon for a savory crunch?
- Chives You can’t go wrong with a garnish of chives.
- Nutmeg Try a sprinkle of nutmeg or even nutmeg and cinnamon.
- Cilantro Chopped cilantro makes a terrific garnish too.
- Cheese Try crumbled blue cheese, parmesan, or your favorite hard cheese.
Looking for more ideas? Keep reading for ten recipes that will pair wonderfully with your favorite squash soup–or any soup. ) We’re partial to our hearty butternut squash soup recipe.)
What to Serve With Butternut Squash Soup
Rustic Italian Crusty Bread
Make this easy and quick Italian rustic crusty bread at home, no knead, no machine, and no dutch oven needed.
Fresh Homemade Croutons
There's nothing better than homemade croutons! They're wonderful on any soup or salad. (Make these, and you won't want store-bought again.)
Crispy Brussel Sprouts with Garlic
Crispy Brussel Sprouts are oven-roasted with garlic, so they're tender and flavorful, not mushy. Make this recipe for your family tonight.
Wild Rice Pilaf Recipe
This rice pilaf recipe is made in the Instant Pot but can easily be made using the stove.
Olive Garden Copycat Breadsticks
These Olive Garden Copycat Breadsticks are the perfect accompaniment to any of your favorite pastas, soups, or salads.
Best Roasted Honey Glazed Carrots Recipe
This glazed carrots recipe is incredibly simple to prepare. It’s rather easy on the budget too and pairs well with practically anything!
Crispy Baked Kale Chips (with VIDEO)
Crispy, salty, and a touch of sweet — these Baked Kale Chips are so tasty you might just eat the whole batch!
Easy Peesy French Bread Recipe - Four Ingredients, ONE Hour, Fool Proof
Wow! Just one hour to delicious fresh bread--and only FOUR ingredients! Count me in!
Savory Cheddar and Chive Scones
Here’s a delicious recipe for savory cheddar and chive scones. They pair perfectly with so many meals. Try them with soups, stews, pastas, or almost anything!
How to Perfectly Roast Fresh Asparagus
Roasted asparagus has so much flavor, and it is simple to make!
Do you have any other ideas about what to serve with butternut squash soup? Leave a comment below.
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I’ve never tried this either! I think it would be worth it to give it a try! Thanks for the recipe!