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What to Serve With Chicken Noodle Soup

Deciding what to serve with chicken noodle soup can be tricky.

Do you stick with classic crusty bread or go with something more exciting? Do you need something super filling or light?

Or do you want all of the above? Luckily, I have you covered.

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Chicken noodle soup is one of those comforting meals we all crave in the winter. And it does wonders for a sore throat.

And while the sides aren’t the stars of the show, they’re still important.

So, add a touch of freshness, a hint of crunch, or a slice of decadence with these side dishes for chicken noodle soup.

What Sides Go with Chicken Noodle Soup?

Even though it’s perfect on its own, you may want to have something extra on the side to help fill you up. That’s where I come in.

Here are 13 of the absolute best breads, sandwiches, and sides to serve next time you dig into a big bowl of chicken noodle soup.


1. Cream Biscuits

Crispy on the outside and oh-so-soft on the inside, cream biscuits are my go to side with any soup.

They’re made with cream instead of butter, which makes them so pillowy soft. And you don’t have to be a master baker to make them!

These tasty biscuits only take about 15 minutes to make, so they’re great for a quick lunch break and are a delectable choice with your comforting noodle soup.

Saltine Crackers

2. Saltine Crackers

Chicken noodle soup is already a light dish, so if that’s what you’re going for, stick with a tried and true classic: saltine crackers.

Crackers make a simple but perfect combination with noodle soup, adding a bit of crunch and extra saltiness, without distracting from the star of the meal.

However, you can also spice things up a little with some cheesy crackers, rosemary and olive oil crackers, or even sour cream and chive crackers. The options are endless!

Pretzel Rolls

3. Pretzel Rolls

Pretzel rolls offer the same salty factor as crackers but provide a little bit more to fill your tummy.

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They’re just like soft pretzels but rolled into a delightful little bun.

Pretzel rolls also add a nice bit of texture and chewiness to your meal.

Easy to make and irresistibly fluffy, pretzel rolls will take your soup to another level of comfort.

Grilled Vegetable Panini

4. Grilled Vegetable Panini

Soup and sandwiches are a classic combination for a reason. Get a little extra crunch with the grilled bread, plus a few extra nutrients!

With a vegetable panini, all those veggies will balance out the richness of the buttery grilled bread, plus add some more flavor to your meal.

I love to use colorful bell peppers, squash, and mushrooms, but whatever tasty veggies you have on hand will taste great.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

5. Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Another classic, grilled cheese goes with almost anything; chicken noodle soup included.

You can even mix things up and make your grilled cheese more gourmet by using brie instead of the usual cheddar.

Brie is so creamy and decadent, it’s an ideal contrast to the light broth of your soup. Add in sliced apples and figs for an absolutely divine lunch.

Ham and Cheese Rollups

6. Ham and Cheese Rollups

Amplify your soup and sandwich combo by including a baked ham and cheese rollup. It’s a simple recipe with delicious results.

Using pre-made pizza dough, deli ham, and plenty of mozzarella, a rollup looks and tastes gourmet while being super quick and easy to make. And it goes smashingly well with chicken noodle soup.

Using pre-made pizza dough, deli ham, and plenty of mozzarella, a rollup looks and tastes gourmet while being super quick and easy to make. And it goes smashingly well with chicken noodle soup.


7. Bruschetta

Bruschetta not only offers the bread factor that goes so well with soup, but also adds some much-needed, punchier flavors to the meal.

Scoop up your soup with that extra crunchy toast and mix the soft flavors of your broth with a kick of tomatoes, herbs, and cheese. Yum!

Cold Cut Deli Sandwich

8. Cold Cut Deli Sandwich

If you want a nice cold and fresh contrast to your chicken noodle soup, look no further.

A crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside hogie roll filled up with your favorite deli meats and cheeses? You can’t go wrong!

I love an Italian deli sandwich filled with salami, pepperoni, provolone, and plenty of mustard.

But a simple turkey and pepper jack or even a BLT would go great with your soup as well. 

Mashed Potato Puffs

9. Mashed Potato Puffs

Mashed potatoes are a comfort food just like grandma’s chicken noodle soup. But the combination of them together doesn’t sound quite as appealing.

You need some different textures to make your meal more exciting!

Mashed Potato Puffs are perfect bite-sized hors d’oeuvres chock full of mashed potato, cheese, chives, and bacon bits.

They taste a bit like potato soup but in a warm, flaky puff, which makes them an ideal companion to your chicken noodle goodness.

Easy Baked Zucchini

10. Easy Baked Zucchini

For those avoiding bread or watching your carbs, you’ve probably reached your limit with the noodles in your soup.

But there’s a way to get the texture and feel of cheesy toast without those added carbohydrates.

Slice up some zucchini, cover in cheese, and bake! This guilt-free side will surely satisfy all your cravings.

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

11. Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Create a cozy cafe atmosphere in the comfort of your home by choosing a soup and salad combo!

For the true cafe feeling, you have to make more than a simple green salad, though. Butternut squash is hearty and healthy.

Mixed with fresh arugula, candied walnuts, goat cheese, beets, and dried cranberries, you’ll have a totally mouth-watering and filling salad.

Italian Chopped Salad

12. Italian Chopped Salad

One thing I know to be true: Italians know how to fill up your tummy! Italian salads are robust and hearty and are a great way to get some bold flavors to contrast your subtle soup.

Just grab some Romaine, cucumbers, chickpeas, onions, pepperoncinis, and your choice of cheese for a salad bursting with unique flavors and textures.

Grilled Vegetable Skewers

13. Grilled Vegetable Skewers

Another great way to get some vitamins and nutrients, along with some added texture, grilled veggies on skewers is one of my favorite ways to round out a soup-based meal.

They provide a nice contrast to the soft, moist noodles with that perfectly grilled crunch, and you can even dip your skewers in your soup for an extra splash of flavor.

What to Serve With Chicken Noodle Soup

Transform your chicken noodle soup into the ultimate comfort meal with these tasty side dishes. From buttery biscuits to grilled paninis, these sides are sure to delight.


  • Cream Biscuits

  • Saltine Crackers

  • Pretzel Rolls

  • Grilled Vegetable Panini

  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  • Ham and Cheese Rollups

  • Bruschetta

  • Cold Cut Deli Sandwich

  • Mashed Potato Puffs

  • Easy Baked Zucchini

  • Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

  • Italian Chopped Salad

  • Grilled Vegetable Skewers


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  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep a delicious side dish!
What To Serve With Chicken Noodle Soup

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

2 thoughts on “What to Serve With Chicken Noodle Soup”

    • Hi Carol! The mashed potato puffs are my favorite dish on the list. Just click the link in the title “Mashed Potato Puffs” and it will take you right to the recipe. Hope you like them!


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