The collection of 30+ recipes that go perfectly with broccoli cheddar soup, will round out your fall and winter meals. Ranging from breads to salads, the options are endless! Broccoli cheddar soup is a classic, comforting soup that is sure to warm you up on the coldest days. While the richness of a creamy cheddar base, and the addition of hearty vegetables like broccoli and carrots, are enough to stick to your ribs, there is always room for sides!
My Favorite Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe
Broccoli cheddar soup might just be one of the most popular soup recipes to exist - No exaggeration. My favorite broccoli cheese soup recipe happens to be vegetarian, and comes together in under 30 minutes. Here are a few reasons why it's a favorite around here:
- It tastes just like the Panera version: This broccoli cheddar soup will remind you of the restaurant classic, except you control what goes into it! If you love Panera copycat recipes, you will love these kitchen sink cookies, too!
- Easily adjustable: You can use heavy cream, or lighter cream, to your taste.
- It's a GREAT way to get the kids to eat their veggies: You might be bribing them with cheese, but that's not important.
- No processed cheese: This recipe, as written, does not contain any processed cheese, like Velveeta. That's a win for me!
Must Try Sides with Broccoli Soup
Breads & Rolls
When you get to the bottom of your bowl of soup, there's nothing quite like sopping up the leftovers with a big chunk of bread! I'll be honest, I love to top my soup with bread too (like these grilled cheese croutons on tomato soup). These bread recipes are easy, and will pair perfectly with soup on a cold day. My favorites include this savory garlic monkey bread, and olive & onion focaccia!
Soup and salad are an iconic combination - Panera even offers it on their menu! These salad recipes range from protein-filled, to classic green salads to keep things light. There is a salad for everyone, here. My favorite side salads include a hearty chopped salami salad, and a simple steakhouse style wedge salad.
Other Delicious Sides
Whether you are looking for a sandwich, quiche or anything in between, the side dish options that go with comforting soup are endless. If you don't specifically want bread or a salad, these sides offer a satisfying alternative. My favorites include a classic broccoli cheddar quiche with familiar flavors, or a greek-inspired spanakopita grilled cheese!
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