What To Eat With Broccoli Cheddar Soup

What To Eat With Broccoli Cheddar Soup? You probably don’t need a recipe to make this delicious soup if you’re like me. Seriously, I can hardly even remember the last time I made it any other way. But if you’re still unsure what to eat with broccoli cheddar soup, here are a few suggestions to complete your meal.

French bread is always a good choice. Slice it, toast it and rub it with garlic. It makes the perfect dipping vessel for the soup. A salad is always a welcome addition to a meal that includes soup. I love to make this one with romaine lettuce, spinach, feta cheese crumbles, and black olives, all topped with apple cider vinaigrette.

If you prefer a heartier meal, chicken fingers make an excellent choice for eating with broccoli cheddar soup. Grab a couple of chicken breasts and cut them into strips. Place the strips in a glass baking dish, then cover and bake them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.

What To Eat With Broccoli Cheddar Soup
What To Eat With Broccoli Cheddar Soup

So, What To Eat With Broccoli Cheddar Soup?

French bread, a salad, or chicken fingers? If you need more ideas, feel free to use this soup to inspire your next meal. Put away some soup in the freezer so you can make any of these dishes in a pinch. I promise you won’t regret it!

Healthy Recipes - Easy Broccoli and...
Healthy Recipes - Easy Broccoli and Cheese Soup Recipe
Best Side Dishes to eat With Broccoli Cheddar Soup: 25 Dishes

1. French bread:

French bread
French bread

Pile a bunch of French bread slices on a plate, then top them with cheddar cheese and broccoli soup. Bake in the oven until the bread is nicely browned.

2. Queso blanco cheese:

Mexican queso Blanco, also known as white cheese, is a Mexican version of cottage cheese. It’s available in most grocery stores, sold in tubes and jars and smaller portions. To use it in recipes instead of cottage cheese or cream cheese, you’ll need to break up the blocks or bits before adding them to the dish. This cheese is amazingly melted over broccoli, so it’s a great addition to any broccoli cheddar soup recipe.

3. Cornbread:

Cornbread is one of my favorite side dishes with broccoli cheddar soup. You can either make your cornbread from scratch or grab a box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix from the baking aisle and follow the instructions on the package. Either way should turn out great! I usually serve my cornbread with lots of butter, honey, or maple syrup.

4. A green salad:

A simple green salad is always a great side dish with soups and stews. You can use any greens or lettuce you like, making the salad your own by adding your favorite veggies. I add many chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, and feta cheese to my salads to make them more filling and satisfying.

5. Sour cream or ranch dressing:

If you’re looking for something creamy with your broccoli cheddar soup, try sour cream or ranch dressing. Another great option is to try my favorite squeeze-bottle ranch dressing.

6. Onion rings:

Onion rings
Onion rings

Onions make everything taste better; in this case, I think it makes the soup taste even better. For an extra flavor boost, you’ll love, grill your onions until they’re nice and crispy. Then cut them into rings and sprinkle them with salt before serving.

7. Broccoli:

Another great thing to eat with broccoli cheddar soup is more broccoli! Broccoli florets are great for dipping in soup or eating alone. You’ll want to steam your broccoli florets before serving them with any of the soups (throw them into a pot with a lid and a bit of water and cook until the broccoli is bright green).

8. Canned or fresh mushrooms:

Fresh mushrooms will add a wonderful mushroomy flavor to many soups and stews, but if you’re short on time, or don’t want to go out of the way to find them, then canned is almost as great! Just be sure to drain off any excess liquid before adding your mushrooms.

9. Pasta salad:

Pasta salad
Pasta salad

Crisp pasta tossed with a little olive oil and minced garlic makes a great side dish for broccoli cheddar soup. Add in a few diced tomatoes, maybe some cucumbers, and a little chopped onion, and you have a delicious pasta salad that your whole family will love.

10. A juicy hamburger:

Nothing is more American than eating a juicy hamburger with your soup. I like to coat my burgers with flour, salt, and pepper before frying them, just as I do for fish. Then serve them on toasted buns with mustard, lettuce, and tomato.

11. Baked Kale Chips:

Kale can taste bitter, at least to me, but it’s excellent in baked kale chips. To make them, bake any kale in your oven at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. Then cool them off and either stores them in an airtight container or sprinkle them with a bit of olive oil and pop them back into the oven for about five more minutes to crisp up.

12. Soda bread:

I love soda bread, a yeast dough made from flour, salt, and baking soda. You can add whatever seasonings you like, such as fresh herbs or spices. You can also make homemade bread in a bread machine, which is much easier than making it by hand.

13. Grilled cheese sandwich:

Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A grilled cheese sandwich topped with broccoli cheddar soup makes a great snack or appetizer perfect for any get-together.

14. Crackers or biscuits:

This is how I serve soup at home, and it’s one of my favorite things to eat with broccoli cheddar soup. Just spread a cracker with a bit of butter, then top it with a spoonful of cheddar cheese and some warm soup. It’s certainly not fancy, but sometimes that’s the best thing for a meal!

15. Candied pecans:

Candied pecans are another delicious way to eat broccoli cheddar soup. To make them, boil some pecans in a bit of water and sprinkle them with sugar. Then let them cool for about 5 minutes before eating them.

16. Dried apple rings:

Try dried apple rings if you need something sweet to go along with your soup. Bake the apple rings in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes until they’re nice and golden brown. Then let them cool and enjoy!

17. Mashed potatoes:

Mashed potatoes
Mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite sides to eat with broccoli cheddar soup. I like to keep it simple and use a stick of butter, some milk, and a little salt and pepper. I don’t know about you, but I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

18. Ranch Popcorn:

Ranch-flavored popcorn is a great snack to go with broccoli cheddar soup. You can buy bags of ranch chips from the store or make your own. Just take some ranch dressing and pour it over air-popped popcorn in a bag to make your own. Then shake well until the popcorn is evenly coated. 

19. Mozzarella sticks:

What’s better than mozzarella sticks? Mozzarella sticks made with homemade dough, of course! You can find my recipe for mozzarella sticks on my site here.

20. Quesadillas:

Quesadillas
Quesadillas

Some say that broccoli doesn’t belong in quesadillas, but it tastes lovely when melted between two tortillas with cheddar cheese and other delicious ingredients. Try topping your quesadillas with a bit of sour cream or ranch dressing.

21. Homemade breadsticks:

I love making homemade sourdough breadstick dough, a simple and delicious way to munch on my soup. The recipe for these is in my cookbook, and I also posted it on my blog.

22. Chocolate pudding:

Chocolate pudding is another one of my favorite desserts to eat with broccoli cheddar soup, especially when topped with whipped cream! Pudding is a great dessert because you can make it in advance and take it out of the fridge when needed.

23. Homemade onion soup:

This is a fantastic recipe for when you have some extra onions lying around and need to use them up. It’s so good. It’s even been known to cure colds! To make it, add chopped onions to your soup and cook until they’re nice and soft. Then strain the soup before serving.

24. Creamy and cheesy mashed potatoes:

I mentioned using a stick of butter in my mashed potatoes, but it doesn’t always have to be that way. Try adding in some cheddar cheese and sour cream too. You can use the same recipe as above but add the sour cream, cheddar cheese, and milk.

25. Old Fashioned Potato Salad:

Potato salad is another great side to serve with broccoli cheddar soup. It’s also tasty without any soup, so try making it ahead and have it ready to go during a get-together.

What is a good side dish for soup?

These are just a few traditional side dishes Americans love to eat with their soups. However, there are some others that you might like to try as well, including:

Stewed fruit: Fruit season is almost upon us, but stewed fruit can taste delicious year-round. Try making your stewed apples or peaches by simmering fruit in water and sugar. You can also make your jelly using the same method.

How do you serve soup as the main course?

Soup makes a fantastic main course, especially with good crusty bread. I’ve seen soup as the main course at formal and informal get-togethers, but it’s traditional to serve soup as an appetizer before your meal.

If you want to serve your soup as the main course, you’ll have to adjust your recipe accordingly. You can always add more broccoli and cheese or make a larger broth to have enough for each person to eat.

If you’re making your soup in a crock pot, you’ll want to double the recipe so that you have enough for everyone. If cooking on the stove, increase the broth and broccoli amounts appropriately.

For a formal event, I would start serving soup passed as an appetizer with buttered bread and other treats. Then I would do the main course toward the end of the meal. You can use a spoon or fork to eat your soup.

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed my list of great side dishes to eat with broccoli cheddar soup. I love eating this soup anytime, but it’s incredibly comforting during the fall and winter.

You’re welcome to add your suggestions as well! Leave a comment on this post if you have a yummy side dish for broccoli cheddar soup that I forgot to include on my list.

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