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Here are over 25 ideas on what to serve with your Pumpkin Soup! I’ve also added 15+ topping ideas to make this soup even better! Fall is here, and that means it’s pumpkin soup season! This easy pumpkin soup recipe uses canned pumpkin, but you can always substitute with fresh pumpkin. Maybe you didn’t end up making that pumpkin pie or the small pumpkins you decorated with are still good and you want to use them soon, this is the recipe for you. And nothing beats a warm, creamy bowl of pumpkin soup. But why stop there? Take your meal to the next level with some tasty sidekicks that’ll make your taste buds dance. Whether you’re having a cozy night in or a dinner party, we’ve got the lowdown on what pairs perfectly with this fall favorite.
Homemade Pumpkin Soup is like a comforting hug in a bowl. Imagine a steaming, velvety blend of roasted pumpkin and spices (thyme, cumin, ginger, cinnamon and maple syrup) that instantly warms your soul. It’s the taste of autumn, wrapped in a bowl, inviting you to savor every sip. This creamy pumpkin soup recipe will have you reaching for seconds before you know it, promising a delightful experience that captures the essence of the season. Dust off your immersion blender, blend up some delicious ingredients and let the flavors of fall embrace you. Here are some of the best side dishes to pair with your soup!
First of all, let’s talk about Soup Toppings
Whether you like crunchy or creamy toppings, we have a little bit of everything. Here’s a list of soup toppings you can sprinkle over the top of your soup to enhance the flavor and texture of your favorite pumpkin soup recipe:
- Pepitas (aka: pumpkin seeds)
- Heavy Cream
- Black Pepper
- Crispy Bacon or Prosciutto
- Yogurt or Sour Cream
- Cheese (goat cheese, feta cheese or parmesan cheese)
- Spiced Crème Fraîche
- Balsamic Drizzle
- Drizzle of Olive Oil
- Paprika or Chili Powder
- Pumpkin Oil
- Caramelized Onions
- Sauteed Mushroom
- Micro Greens
- Apple and Sage Drizzle
Feel free to play around with these toppings to create a pumpkin soup that’s just right for your taste. It’s all about making it your own, so go ahead and have some fun with it!
What To Serve With Pumpkin Soup (25+ Ideas!)
Whole Wheat Rolls: These warm, pillowy soft Whole Wheat Rolls are the perfect side dish for soup and chillier days!
Butter Drop Biscuits: So buttery and delicious, these Drop Biscuits will blow your mind! No rolling or cutting, simply make the dough, drop by the heaping tablespoon onto your baking sheet and bake!
Roasted Green Beans: Oven roasting is a quick and easy way to not only cook your vegetables but a great method for adding more flavor to any vegetable. If you want a different kind of roasted veggie you could try Brussels Sprouts, Asparagus, Potatoes or Cauliflower. Adding a side of roasted veggies to this delicious soup is a great way to get your vegetables in!
Salad: Any fresh salad of your choice would make a great side dish. If you want to try something new this Pear Salad is a fresh and delicious mix of lettuce, crumbled feta cheese, fresh and juicy pears, and toasted walnuts paired with a family favorite maple tarragon dressing.
Bread: You could have any crusty bread with this soup and it will be delicious. But if you like your soup in a bread bowl, you should check out my Homemade Bread Bowl Recipe!
Grilled Cheese Sandwich: There is nothing better than a buttery grilled cheese sandwich any day of the week. Check out my Ultimate Big City Grilled Cheese to up your grilled cheese game!
Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms: This Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms recipe is savory and cheesy, filled with a delicious sausage, panko and herb mixture with two kinds of cheese. Baked to golden bubbly perfection.
Savory Scones: Try these Green Onion Savory Scones! They are a delightful alternative to regular bread and add a unique touch to your meal.
Sausages: Grilled or pan-fried sausages, whether they’re pork, chicken, or vegetarian, can be a great side dish that pairs well with pumpkin soup. Make it a full meal, by serving with my Smoked Sausage Hash brown Casserole (made right in your crockpot!).
Crab Cakes: If you want to elevate your meal, consider serving crab cakes. Their seafood flavor and crispy exterior can contrast with the creamy soup.
Focaccia: This Rosemary Focaccia Bread recipe is absolute heaven. A few simple ingredients, topped with rosemary and sea salt, it’s easy to make and even easier to eat!
Brie or Camembert Cheese: Serve a wheel of warm, baked Brie or Camembert with crackers or bread. The creamy, melty cheese pairs well with the warm soup. Looking for a little sweetness? Try this Baked Brie Recipe with Brown Sugar Hazelnuts, it’s a delicious way to have Brie.
Sweet Potato Fries: Crispy Sweet Potato Fries make for a delightful accompaniment to your main course and add a different twist on the theme of “fall flavors.” Make these Garlic Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Dip for some more flavor!
Mashed Potatoes: Buttery Mashed Potatoes are a classic side dish that you can pair with any meal (I like to make a large pot full for leftovers). And garlic makes it even better, so if you’re a fellow garlic lover try out these Garlic Mashed Potatoes.
Frittata: A slice of frittata made with eggs, cheese, and vegetables is a hearty side dish option that pairs well with the soup.
Of course, Pumpkin Soup should absolutely be on your Thanksgiving menu as a starter to the full meal. Check out my Thanksgiving headquarters for more side dish ideas!
Whether you’re craving comfort or craving something different, these side dishes will spice up your pumpkin soup game. From classics to curveballs, there’s a little something for everyone. So go ahead and impress your taste buds, because this bowl of soup just got an upgrade.
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