What to Serve with Chicken Noodle Soup

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Chicken noodle soup is a popular dish that is perfect for a cold winter day or a sick day. It is simple, yet so satisfying and with the right chicken noodle soup side dishes, it can be a filling and satisfying meal! 

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One of the best parts of having a bowl of chicken soup is the side dishes that you can serve alongside it. From crusty bread to grilled cheese, there are a lot of possibilities for side dishes for chicken noodle soup. Try this instant pot chicken noodle soup recipe and check out the list I made for the best side dishes to go along with it!

Whether you’re looking for a light side dish to add to a bowl of soup for lunch, an accompaniment to a larger dinner, or something to take to a potluck, there’s something for everyone. Below you’ll find some of the delicious side dishes that you can pair with your chicken noodle soup.

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1. Garlic bread

Bread is a great way to add a little bulk to your chicken noodle soup meal. A nice crunchy, crusty bread is great for dipping right in that soup, and you can use all different types of bread for this!

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2. Grilled cheese sandwich

You can’t go wrong with cheese sandwiches when it comes to a side for a bowl of soup! This is a great option because it’s super easy and inexpensive. Adding a sandwich to soup is the best way to make a really filling meal! You can also try Hawaiian grilled turkey and cheese for a fun variation.

loaf of pretzel bread

3. Pretzel bread

Have you ever tried pretzel bread? How about soft pretzels dipped in soup? It’s an amazing combination that you should try with your chicken noodle soup! Pretzel tools have a mild flavor with a little saltiness that works so well with soup!

4. Potato puffs

Potato puffs are a great side dish for soup! They’re especially popular with kids! They are usually made with mashed potatoes that are formed into small balls, coated in a light batter, and then deep-fried until golden brown. You can also cook these in the air fryer for a healthier option. They’re so satisfying and will help fill you up alongside a bowl of chicken noodle soup!

5. Vegetable panini

Since you already have chicken in your soup, a vegetable panini is a great sandwich option to pair with chicken noodle soup! Pile this panini high with veggies like peppers, red onions, cucumbers, and a little humus or mayo. 

sweet potato fries and dipping sauce on plate

6. Sweet potato fries

Sweet potato fries are the perfect way to add some easy bulk to a soup meal. Even though chicken noodle is a hearty soup, some people find soup to be less filling than other types of meals. Adding a simple recipe like a side of baked sweet potato fries is a simple fix!

7. Cheese rollups (pinwheels)

A cheese rollup is a type of snack or appetizer made from a tortilla or flatbread that is spread with cream cheese and rolled up. Other ingredients like meats, vegetables, and sauces can also be added to the rollup, like in these ham and cheese rollups on our sister site. These are like a sandwich in a roll and make a great addition to a chicken noodle soup meal! 

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8. Onion rings

This is a fun side for a soup main dish. The simple ingredients make it easy to throw this recipe together, and their flavor and crispy texture complement the flavor of the chicken noodle soup! 

9. Peanut butter sandwich

It doesn’t get any easier than this side dish for chicken noodle soup! Just trust me, it may seem weird, but it’s a perfect combination! The rich peanut butter paired with the salty broth of the soup is mouth-watering. 

deviled egg potato salad in white bowl with spoon

10. Potato salad

Potato salad makes a good side dish for just about anything! It’s a popular dish, and the potatoes make it filling and satisfying! The flavor provides a nice contrast to the chicken noodle soup as well. 

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11. Roasted vegetables

Roasted vegetables are a great healthy side dish that can make chicken noodle soup a complete meal. Top your veggies with parmesan cheese and your favorite seasonings for a great flavor that the whole family will enjoy!

smashed potatoes with parsley garnish

12. Smashed baby potatoes

Smashed baby potatoes are one of those ultimate comfort food options that always sound good! They make a great appetizer but also a filling and delicious side dish for soup! They are also tasty dipped in the soup!

13. Salad

Enjoy a big bowl of chicken noodle soup with a fresh salad! A simple side salad or even a big bulky salad makes a great pairing for homemade chicken noodle soup. Eating a salad with your soup helps you get in your veggie servings for a healthier meal!

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14. Pigs in a blanket

Pigs in a blanket are a great dish to serve as a filler. They provide that extra little something your meal is missing to make it more filling. These work great with any kind of soup! 

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15. Texas toast

I know I already mentioned garlic bread, but I think we can all agree that Texas toast is next level. The two are not the same! Texas toast is thick, crispy, buttery, and full of garlic flavor. It is one of the best sides ever, and it is excellent paired with soup!

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