What Goes With Butternut Squash Soup +15 Side Dishes

Everyone loves butternut squash because it’s so filling and packed with creamy goodness. I’ve been getting a few comments lately on what goes with butternut squash soup so I decided to write this post. Continue reading to find out what to serve with your soup the next time you make it.

With winter around the corner, I’m always in search of new soup recipes to alter and try. Now I’m not gonna tell you that butternut squash is my favorite but it’s very delicious especially when roasted. Plus, there are so many side options to choose from.


What Goes With Butternut Squash Soup

Below are 15 side dishes, proteins, spices, vegetables, and toppings that go well with butternut squash soup. If you don’t know how to make butternut squash soup, here is an easy recipe and or my more savory version. Make sure you save this post for later cause it will come in handy.

Butternut Squash Soup Protein Options

Although satisfying, it won’t fill you up! Your body needs protein for you to feel full so here are some of the best options for your soups.

  • Crispy brown bacon crumbles
  • Smoked or baked turkey chunks
  • Pork belly
  • Lamb shank chunks or strips
  • Roasted beef
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Lobster
  • Tofu
  • Tempeh
  • Legumes
  • Bone broth
  • Boneless chicken breast or thighs

What Goes With Butternut Squash Soup - breads

Breads To Serve With Butternut Squash Soup

I actually enjoy having a slice or two of freshly made garlic bread with my butternut squash soup but you can always experiment with other varieties like the ones below.

What Goes With Butternut Squash Soup - spices and herbs

Best Herbs & Spices

A little can go a long way with butternut squash so it doesn’t require a ton of spices to give it flavor. Most butternut squash recipes only require a dash of smoked paprika, cinnamon, and black pepper but you can be a little adventurous by trying some of the spices and herbs below.

  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Sage
  • Dried Bay Leaf
  • Cloves
  • Star Anise
  • Cilantro
  • Parsley
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Cumin
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Chili pepper
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder

When experimenting with spices and herbs, it’s important to remember that you don’t need a lot. A pinch of spice can go a long way, adding too much can alter the taste and natural flavors of your base ingredients.

What Goes With Butternut Squash Soup - Side Dishes & Sandwiches

15 Side Dishes & Sandwiches

Here are some of the best vegetables, sandwiches, salads, and side dishes to serve with your soup recipes. 

27 Best Toppings For Butternut Squash Soup - Fruit Toppings

Butternut Squash Soup Toppings

If you’re always on the hunt for low-calorie recipes like me, you may want to choose toppings for your butternut squash soup that are low in fat. Fortunately, there are low-fat options on Amazon for almost all the toppings below so dive in!

  • Toasted pumpkin seeds
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Toasted hemp seeds
  • Toasted sunflower seeds
  • Crackers
  • Croutons
  • Cinnamon, butter sauteed apples
  • Dried cranberries
  • Pears
  • Toasted pecans
  • Toasted almonds
  • Toasted walnuts
  • Toasted hazelnuts
  • Toasted pistachios
  • Crispy brown bacon crumbles
  • Cheese
  • Bleu cheese crumbles
  • Parmesan
  • Hard cheese
  • Heavy cream
  • Sour cream
  • Coconut milk
  • Chives
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Fresh parsley
  • Caramelized onions
  • Roasted chickpeas

Try this butternut squash sweet potato soup recipe


There you go! No more wondering what to serve with your butternut squash soup. If you liked this post or found it helpful, please share it with your friends. You can also find me on Pinterest for more awesome tips and recipes.

What Goes With Butternut Squash Soup

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