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What to Serve with Potato Soup

If you’re wondering what to serve with potato soup, keep in mind that everyone likes something different. That’s why it’s nice to offer a variety of options so everyone will be happy.

My husband and I like loaded potato soup, so we don’t have a lot of sides. Sometimes I add a slice of crusty bread and a green salad. 

There are some good sides that go with any soup. All of these ideas of things to serve with soup make a soup meal more complete.

bowl of potato soup

Potatoes make a hearty soup, simply by their nature. Whether you use red potatoes, russet potatoes, or Yukon gold potatoes, a bowl of potato soup is very filling.

Favorite Potato Soup Recipes

There are as many potato soup recipes as there are cooks and chefs in this world. I’ve tried quite a few different versions, and I think they’re all pretty wonderful.

Here are some of my favorites:

Slow Cooker Potato Soup with Bacon – This is my recipe and one that my husband and I both enjoy because it’s a super creamy potato soup. It’s also just as good the next day, reheated, as it is the first day.

Cheesy Potato Soup – If you like a lot of cheese, you’ll love this recipe from Back to My Southern Roots.

Old Fashioned Potato Soup – This classic potato soup recipe from Julia’s Simply Southern is absolutely delicious.

I’ve also combined diced potatoes, chicken broth, and some seasoned salt for a more basic potato soup. It’s good when you want a bowl of soup, but I like the 3 recipes above much more.

While some people like an ultra smooth potato soup and others like it super lumpy, I like it somewhere in the middle. So I use an immersion blender while it’s cooking, after the potatoes are tender, to get the texture I want. You can also use a potato masher.

If you feel adventurous, try using diced sweet potatoes to make your soup. You can make it with all sweet potatoes or mix half and half. It’s always fun to try something new.

There are so many different recipes for potato soup, you can choose the best soup for your family.

Hot Potato Soup Add-Ons

Any time you make potato soup, whether it’s in your slow cooker, Instant Pot, or dutch oven on the stovetop, any of these add-ons are delicious. Some of them deliver a creamy soup that deliver the perfect meal.

Here are some of our favorites:

Sour cream (during or after it’s cooked) – adds creamy tartness

Cheddar cheese (during or after it’s cooked) – adds flavor

Heavy cream (during or after it’s cooked) – gives a creamy texture

Chicken stock (during the cooking process) – adds flavor

Ground beef (during the cooking process) – perfect for meat lovers

Bacon bits (during or after it’s cooked) – adds flavor and texture

Diced ham (during the cooking process) – great flavor

Lemon juice (during or after it’s cooked) – adds a hint of tartness

Delicious Side Dishes for Potato Soup

If you’re looking for the perfect side dish to serve with a hearty bowl of potato soup, consider everyone’s taste. 

Here are some great sides that go with potato soup:

Dinner rolls with butter

Gluten-free cloud bread

cloud bread

Crackers and cheese

Grilled cheese sandwich

grilled cheese sandwich - great to serve with a bowl of potato soup

Crisp salad

Apple spinach salad

Apple spinach salad with pecans and bleu cheese

Strawberry spinach salad

Bacon lettuce and tomato salad

Bacon lettuce and tomato salad on a plate - yummy side dish to serve with potato soup

Roast beef sandwich

Tuna sandwich

bowl of potato soup with side dishes

More Delicious Soup Recipes

I love making a variety of soups, even when I’m cooking for just my husband and me. Soup is the perfect comfort food during cold weather, but it’s also yummy at the end of a long summer day. 

Here are some of I make often:

Homemade Tomato Soup – This is a great recipe when you like a soup for dunking your grilled cheese sandwich.

bowl of tomato soup with cheese

15-Bean Soup – Make this in your Instant Pot when you’re in a hurry. Or if you have time, soak the beans overnight and make it in a pot on the stovetop or in a slow cooker.

Bowl of 15-bean soup

Chicken Rice Soup – You only need a few ingredients to make this all-time favorite chicken soup.

Scooping a bit of chicken rice soup from a bowl

Homemade Beef and Cabbage Soup – Budget friendly and filling, this delicious soup is perfect when you need to feed a large group. Healthy eating has never tasted so good!

pot and bowl of beef and cabbage soup

Delicious Desserts

You don’t always have to serve dessert. However, it’s almost always welcome when your family and friends need a little extra love.

Here are some desserts we enjoy after a bowl of soup:

Creamy Cool Fruit Salad – Yes, this is called a salad, but it’s so good you can serve it as a dessert. At least, that’s what I do.

serving bowl beside individual serving of fruit salad

Easy Pineapple Dump Cake – Be sure to make enough for everyone to have seconds or thirds. It’s that good! Plus it’s so easy to make you’ll want to serve it often!

bowl of pineapple dump cake with vanilla ice cream on top

Peanut Butter Mug Cake – This one is fun because everyone gets their own personal cake. And it’s peanut butter, so it has to be good!

peanut butter cake in a mug with whipped cream on top

Ridiculously Easy Rice Pudding – It’s easy to make with leftover rice, and it’s so delicious!

bowl of rice pudding

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