20+ Satisfying Sides for Soup
From broth-based soups like vegetable soup and chicken noodle, to creamier versions like potato soup, clam chowder, and white chicken chili, these cold-weather champions deserve a little side love. Pairing soup with a light side dish makes for the ultimate filling comfort food meal. Choose from green salads, homemade breads, hearty sandwiches, and more for the perfect partners to your favorite bowl of "yum."
Homemade Soft Pretzels
If you haven't made soft pretzels before, it's time to do the twist (and, really, it's not as hard as you think). To shape a pretzel, simply roll a strip into a "u" shape, fold one of the ends into the center, making a small loop, then fold the other end down to make a second loop. Press the dough lightly to secure the pretzel shape. Then, proceed with boiling and baking.
Baby Spinach Salad with Blue Cheese
Homemade Potato Chips
Skip the bagged variety and make potato chips at home with this easy-to-follow, three-ingredient recipe. They bake in the oven, keeping the fat content in check.
Extra Cheesy Grilled Cheese
Refrigerator Yeast Rolls
The dough for these delicious yeast rolls needs to be chilled for at least 4 hours before baking, but can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. Simply prep the dough ahead of time and then bake when it's convenient for you.
French Dip Sandwiches
Sweet Beer Bread
Green Salad with Simple Vinaigrette
We love the bright pop of this vinaigrette; for a sweeter version, use balsamic, cider, or rice vinegar.
Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits
Sourdough Garlic Bread
Waffle Iron Turkey Melt Panini
Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks
Naan, one of the daily breads of India, is dense and chewy, almost like focaccia but thinner. If you don't have a pizza peel, use the back of a baking sheet to transfer the dough to a hot pizza stone. You can also bake naan on a heavy baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
After rolling out this buttery dough, stamp out all different kinds of shapes. It's important to chill the dough before and after rolling it out so the crackers are tender.
Quick Buttermilk Biscuits
Lime Caesar Salad
Three-Cheese Garlic Bread
You may want to make an extra loaf of this crowd-pleaser, as it will go quickly.
Bart's Ultimate BLT
Braided Lemon Bread
Prosciutto and Smoked Gouda Panini
Toasted Hazelnut Focaccia
Homemade focaccia bread is the perfect partner to a piping hot bowl of soup. Chopped hazelnuts toast nicely on top of the bread as it bakes. Hazelnut oil drizzled over the cooked focaccia boosts the flavor.
Mini Pita Sammy
Partner these savory scones with soups and salads. Freeze for up to three months.