Transform your potato soup into a hearty meal you won’t soon forget with these 14 savory side dishes. From buttery rolls to a crisp BLT salad, these sides are sure to delight your palate.
Potato soup is a classic comfort food that always hits the spot. Plus, it’s so easy to make, you can serve it any day of the week!
But while it’s more than good enough to gobble up all by itself, it yearns for a few complimentary side dishes. From a crisp salad to a meaty sandwich, these dishes will elevate your potato soup to a whole new level.
Bread and soup are such a classic pair. There’s just something about dipping soft and chewy bread in a bowl of warm soup! My favorite partnership? Roast beef sandwich and potato soup.
This pairing not only has complementary flavors, but makes a hearty meal as well. Such a feel-good combination that will cheer up your heart, soul, and tummy.
2. Ham Sandwich
Another fantastic sandwich that goes well with potato soup is a ham and cheese sandwich. Whether you use a sweet or savory ham, it works! And the addition of cheese makes the meal even richer and more flavorful.
3. Chicken Legs
Aside from beef and pork, chicken also tastes fantastic with potatoes. That’s why grilled chicken legs and potato soup make a remarkable pair.
Kick things up a notch and season your chicken with cayenne or chili pepper. Since the potatoes are starchy, it will counter the spiciness of the chicken. Together, they yield a wonderful balance of flavors.
4. Garlic Bread
There’s nothing like a warm, toasted garlic bread loaded with butter dunked in a thick potato soup! Truly a drool-worthy combination.
And sure, your favorite bakery offers the best garlic bread there is, but it’s so easy to prepare it yourself too. Take some slices of baguette or French bread, and fry it in melted butter until golden. Finish it off with garlic powder and serve hot.
5. Dinner Rolls
You can’t go wrong with dinner rolls, either! These soft and fluffy buns do a fabulous job of absorbing the richness of the soup, and boy are they addictive.
Oh and don’t forget to slather your dinner rolls with butter. It makes the already melt-in-your-mouth rolls even more delicious.
German pretzel sticks make yet another wonderful partnership with potato soup. They’re irresistibly soft, salty, and chewy. And when dipped in potato soup, it’s the perfect combo of savory and salty!
Last on our list of iconic bread pairings is the tender and flaky biscuit. Just like potato soup, it’s a classic comfort food that never fails to turn your mood around. Just imagine those soft, fluffy biscuits dipped into a creamy potato soup. Divine!
Apart from meats and bread, salads also pair well with potato soup. Salads are crisp and refreshing, which offers a nice contrast to the rich and hearty soup.
They’re also easily customizable, so you can put together as little or as many ingredients and dressings you want!
My absolute favorite, though, is this spinach salad with hot bacon dressing. I’ll be honest with you, there’s some bias here.
Because, well, bacon. Need I explain further?
To make the bacon dressing, saute onion in bacon grease. Add brown sugar, vinegar, salt, mustard, celery seed, and pepper. Pour a mixture of cornstarch and water and mix until thick.
Pour that beautiful dressing over some spinach, mix, and top with bacon bits. Fantastic.
Another no-fail salad to serve with potato soup is a BLT chopped salad.
What’s not to love? It’s got juicy tomatoes, crisp lettuce, and best of all: smoky bacon!
For the dressing, you can opt for a tangy vinaigrette or a creamy ranch dressing. It will taste great either way, so it’s totally your call.
Here’s another fantastic salad for your potato soup: a combo of strawberry and spinach.
Just imagine how pretty and sweet-smelling this side would be! Its refreshing component is exactly what the starchy soup needs.
To make, just toss together spinach and strawberry slices and coat in a sweet and tangy vinaigrette. Add your favorite toasted nuts for a nice crunch.
Brussels sprouts in a salad? Why not! It’s crisp, nutty, buttery, and makes a tasty dish to accompany your potato soup.
Toss roasted Brussels sprouts with radicchio and pomegranates. Coat it in any creamy dressing and you’re all set!
This wild rice salad is both refreshing and hearty. The combination of goat cheese, pomegranates, almonds, and wild rice makes such lovely flavors and textures. It’s everything a bowl of potato soup can ask for, and more.
For the perfect dressing, prepare a sweet and tangy lemon honey mixture. It’s an excellent way to round out your meal.
This will seem a little redundant, but you can’t go wrong with more potatoes.
If you’ve got some leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge, perfect! Here’s how to make these rich and creamy puffs:
Grease a muffin tin with butter of cooking spray. Combine mashed potatoes, eggs cheese, chives, and bacon in a bowl. Flavor with salt, pepper, and your choice of seasonings.
Place the mixture into muffin cups and top with shredded cheese. Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Serve as is or topped with sour cream.
14. Sauteed Kale
Kale has such a nice earthy flavor. Saute it with garlic, scallions, and your favorite spices, and you’ve got yourself a healthy and tasty companion to potato soup.
And the color contrast? Fabulous!