What to Serve With Broccoli Cheese Soup: 14 Best Side Dishes


Now that we are right back in the midst of sweater weather, you might also be making soup like crazy like I am and wondering what to serve with broccoli cheese soup.

Well, I'm a firm believer that soups are meant for dipping. Whether it's a rich creamy soup or a brothy one, soups are 100% meant to be dipped in. So it will come as no surprise to you when the majority of my favorite side dishes to serve with broccoli cheese soup are easily dippable items.


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The best side dishes to serve with broccoli cheese soup are sandwiches you can dip like a classic Ruben or sloppy joe. You can have fun with other kinds of dipping foods too, like potato leek waffles, chicken nuggets, or cheesy mashed potato puffs. Or you can go more traditional for the meat and potatoes crowd with glazed ham or crispy chicken wings. 

Now, let's get cooking!

1. Chicken Nuggets

Homemade chicken nuggets coated with bread crumbs and paprika on a grey plate

Chicken nuggets, or chickie chickie nug nugs as they are called in France, are always a good pairing with soup, but especially broccoli cheese soup. And even if you're a psychopath that doesn't want to dip their chickie chickie nug nugs in their soup, you can always dress them in wing sauce or serve them with a variety of dipping sauces. Either way, they are a fun and customizable side dish the whole family will love.

2. Potato and Leek Waffles

Even though I'm not a vegan, I love trying vegan recipes. Many vegan cooks and chefs are incredibly creative and find ingenious ways to make delicious and fulfilling meals out of minimal ingredients. This is one such recipe. I wept a little after trying these potato-leek waffles. I mean, all three of those things are awesome. Whether you make them to dip in your broccoli cheddar soup or not, this is a must-try for any potato, leek, or waffle fan.

3. Sloppy Joes

The genius thing about serving sloppy joes with broccoli cheese soup is the sheer amount of veggies that you can hide in this messy, fun, and delicious meal. You can add some fresh diced tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, even carrots to your sloppy jor mixture while the soup conceals a bunch of broccoli and garlic. This meal is far healthier than it looks!

4. Garlic and Cheese Pull Apart Bread

So fair warning, this cheesy pull-apart garlic bread will absolutely become a favorite with your family. It's an excellent side to serve with any kind of soup because it's so yummy. Also, your kids will love getting to eat with their hands and have a little fun at the dinner table.

5. Honeycrisp Apple Salad

This lovely fall salad is an excellent lunchtime side dish to serve with broccoli cheese soup.

6. Cornbread

Feed your soul by pairing this comfort food classic with a warm bowl of broccoli cheese soup. If you double the recipe, you can freeze it for up to two months and use it as needed!

7. Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Bacon, cheese, chicken, broccoli. Enough said.

Serve this roasted chicken recipe, and the soup, along with any veggie that you've got in your fridge for a hearty meal.

8. French Dip

Sub rolls cut into half filled with chuck roast slices and melted cheese top view

This french dip recipe comes served au jus for all your dipping needs. And there's no better side dish to serve with soup than a sandwich.

9. Classic Ruben Sandwich

Speaking of sandwiches, this classic Ruben recipe features fresh homemade corned beef, Russian dressing, and saurkraut so it's a bit of an undertaking but so worth it when you taste the end result.

10. Glazed Ham

Homemade glazed ham with brown bbq frosting with a slice of lemon on side

This glazed ham can go with your broccoli cheese soup in so many ways. You can chop some up and add it directly to the soup, slice it and make a grilled ham and cheese sandwich or even make a ham potato hash to serve with your soup.

11. Cheesy Mashed Potato Puffs

These golden clouds of deliciousness are such a great thing to have on hand as a side dish for just about any meal. Cheese, chives and mashed potatoes brought together into one delightful combination. You can even add bacon or some of that leftover ham.

12. Crispy Chicken Wings

chicken wings in a blue bowl

These chicken wings are a quick and easy way to add some protein to your meal and the kiddos are sure to love it. Serve them with some buffalo, ranch, or honey garlic sauce.

13. Herbed Garlic and Parmesan Croutons

The best way to elevate any soup is by adding some homemade croutons. Croutons add a nice crunchy texture and enhance the flavors in your soup.

For this recipe you can use pretty much any herbs or seasoning you have on hand. Basil, rosemary, thyme, dill, smoked paprika, garlic, or creole seasoning.

14. Chicken and Mushrooms

Chicken pieces with mushroom in mushroom sauce with parsley leaves on top over a white plate

This chicken and mushroom dish is a great way to take a bowl of soup and turn it into a hearty meal for even your hungriest guest. Add some roasted vegetables to round out a meal that anyone would be happy with.

Best Side Dishes For Broccoli Cheese Soup

  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Potato Leek Waffles
  • Sloppy Joes
  • Garlic and Cheese Pull Apart Bread
  • Honeycrisp Apple Salad
  • Cornbread
  • Bacon Wrapped Chicken
  • French Dip
  • Classic Ruben Sandwich
  • Glazed Ham
  • Cheesy Mashed Potato Puffs
  • Crispy Chicken Wings
  • Herbed Garlic and Parmesan Croutons
  • Chicken and Mushrooms

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What to Serve With Broccoli Cheese Soup

A selection of tasty side dishes to serve with broccoli cheese soup.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli cheese soup, broccoli cheese soup side dishes, what to serve with broccoli cheese soup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Corrie


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  • Prepare your favorite broccoli cheese soup recipe.
  • Select your favorite side dish from the list. You can choose between chicken nuggets, potato leek waffles, sloppy joes, garlic and cheese pull apart bread, honeycrisp apple salad, cornbread, bacon wrapped chicken, french dip, classic ruben sandwich, glazed ham, cheesy mashed potato puffs, crispy chicken wings, herbed garlic and parmesan croutons, or chicken and mushrooms.
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