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What to Eat With Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli cheese soup is probably my favorite soup ever. It brings back a lot of childhood memories and is definitely one of the classic soups during soup season.

You can make this delicious soup many different ways. But the broccoli soup recipe I currently make consists of chicken broth, broccoli, and also cauliflower. I use an immersion blender to get a creamy soup without having to use heavy cream.

A bowl of broccoli cheese soup is a good main course, but sometimes I have trouble thinking of the right side dish to go with it. Are you the same way?

A bowl of broccoli cheese soup with text "What to eat with broccoli cheese soup"

In this post, I’m sharing my top 10 best side dishes that you can eat with broccoli cheese soup. Some of these have recipes to go with them, so click the title on each one to get to the recipe!

An emptied-out bread bowl

Bread bowl

Do you ever feel fancy eating soup out of a delicious bread bowl? I don’t do it often, but it’s almost like a gourmet meal when it does happen.

I usually dip my bread INTO the soup, but with this I don’t have to! Bread and soup together is basically the best comfort food.

A ham sandwich on a plate


Soups and sandwiches just go together so well. It’s the perfect lunch combo!

The best part is, you can create any kind of sandwich. I keep it simple, usually grilled ham and cheese sandwiches or a regular grilled cheese sandwich. A lot of soups don’t have a lot of protein, so whatever I choose as a side will have at least some protein in it!

Pretzel bites on a dark surface

Pretzel bread

My family has become obsessed with pretzel bread items! Pretzel rolls, pretzel nuggets, pretzel buns… the list goes on.

And with this cheesy soup, you can dip the pretzels right in like a sort of cheese sauce!

I go the easy way and buy pretzel bread from the store. But I try to get it from the clearance section!

Cornbread muffins on a plate drizzled with honey


I usually eat cornbread with chili, or non-creamy soups. But cornbread is still a good option!

My favorite recipe is these healthy cornbread muffins. Super simple to put together, making both this and the soup an easy meal!

Homemade biscuits on a plate


There’s a lot of bread items on this list! Broccoli cheese soup isn’t very carb-heavy, so as a runner I like to add extra carbs on the side.

Homemade biscuits are amazing. And I believe those delicious cheddar bay biscuits would be a great choice, too!

Loaves of French bread in a basket

French bread

When I think of soup, I think of crusty bread to go with it. And French bread is a perfect match! I love dipping a piece of bread into soup and scooping up the leftovers in the bowl.

Homemade breadsticks on a red cloth with text "Bread Machine Breadsticks"


I use my favorite recipe for bread machine breadsticks fairly often. They take a bit of time, but the flavor is SO much better than what you can find in the store.

They’re made with basic ingredients that I always keep in the house!

A bowl of salad with some salad ingredients falling into the bowl


Finally, a vegetable!

Salads are a great side dish for almost any meal. You can be basic with lettuce and tomatoes, but you can also step it up with extra vegetables like cucumbers and red onion. I also like adding extra cheese and a shake of croutons.

A baked potato topped with beans, shredded cheese, and green onions

Baked potatoes

Potatoes are carb-filled and can help you stay full longer! I usually top my baked potatoes with sour cream, bacon bits, melted cheese, and broccoli.

OR- You can pour some cheesy broccoli soup on TOP of the baked potato, just like what Panera Bread had. This is giving me ideas!

Diced sweet potatoes in an air fryer basket

Roasted sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes seem like an odd combo with soup, but I think the sweetness can add a great contrast to the savory flavor of the soup! It’s a healthy dish that I love serving with chicken or in Mexican-inspired meals.

You can roast these in the oven, but I also like using my air fryer to roast diced potatoes. It’s super easy!

Do you have other great ideas of sides to serve with broccoli cheese soup? Share in the comments and give us new ideas!

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