When it comes to comfort food, nothing quite beats a creamy bowl of mushroom soup. It’s the perfect meal on a cold winter day. But what to serve with it?
Finding good side dishes for mushroom soup online can be a bit of a challenge. There are so many recipes out there, that it can be hard to know which ones are worth trying.
That’s why I decided to share a list of sides that I’ve tried over the last few months. These recipes are all from trusted sources, and I’ve included links to the recipes on Pinterest so you can try them yourself.
Side Dishes for Cream of Mushroom Soup:
- Roasted veggies
- Kale & bacon salad
- Rice pilaf
- Roasted potatoes
- Cheesy garlic bread
- Caramelized onions
- Garlic mashed potatoes
- Garlic roasted broccoli
- Chicken tenders
- Cheese & onion sandwich
One of my all-time favorite comfort food recipes is roasted veggies with cream of mushroom soup. This dish is packed full of nutrients, and roasted veggies complement the creamy soup.
The best part about this recipe is that it is versatile – you can use any combination of vegetables you like.
However, I typically use roasted potatoes, carrots, and cauliflower. But you could also add roasted sweet potatoes, squash, or green beans.
This dish is a great way to get your daily serving of vegetables, and it’s also a great side dish if you’re looking for a hearty and filling meal.
Kale & bacon salad
The bitterness of the kale and the mild saltiness of the bacon makes for an interesting and delicious contrast to the creaminess of the mushroom soup.
Kale is a great vegetable because it is packed full of vitamins and minerals, and it’s also a great source of fiber.
To make this salad, you’ll need kale, bacon, diced red onion, and shaved Parmesan cheese (if you do not want to use parmesan, you could also use feta or goat cheese), and a dressing of your choice.
I like to use a simple vinaigrette made with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, and honey. But you could also use your favorite store-bought dressing.
Pilaf can be made with many different types of rice, such as white rice, brown rice, or even wild rice. It can also be made with a variety of different proteins, such as chicken, beef, or lamb.
I think that rice pilaf is the perfect side dish for the cream of mushroom soup because it soaks up all of the delicious flavors of the soup.
Now, although you can use any type of rice for this dish, white rice is a preferred choice because its bland taste allows the flavors of the soup to shine through.
Roasted potatoes are another great side dish for the cream of mushroom soup.
When selecting potato varieties for roasting, I prefer to use Yukon gold or red potatoes because they have a creamy texture and hold their shape well when cooked.
To roast the potatoes, you’ll need to preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Then slice them into thin wedges.
Potatoes as a side for the cream of mushroom soup make for a filling and well-melded dish.
Cheesy garlic bread
This dish makes a wonderful side because it absorbs the soup and, because the ingredients used are similar, there is no competition for taste.
For homemade cheesy garlic bread, you’ll need a loaf of French bread, butter, garlic, and shredded cheese.
I usually go with mozzarella but you could also use cheddar, Parmesan, or even a combination of all three.
The flavors of the garlic, cheese, and mushrooms work so well together.
Caramelized onions means onions that have been cooked slowly over low heat until they turn a golden brown color.
They are the perfect addition to the cream of mushroom soup because they add sweetness and depth of flavor that transports the dish to another level.
To caramelize onions, slice them thinly and cook them in a bit of olive oil and butter over low heat for about 10-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
You can also caramelize onions in the oven. Place them in a baking dish and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15-30 minutes, or until they are a golden brown color.
Garlic mashed potatoes
Mashed potatoes go well with just about anything. And with the addition of the garlic, well, that’s the kind of twist that has you going for seconds.
For this dish, you’ll need potatoes, butter, garlic, milk, and salt. I prefer to use Yukon gold potatoes because they have a creamy texture and hold their shape well when cooked.
In addition, they have a neutral taste that receives the strong flavor of garlic. You can top up your mashed potatoes with some shredded cheese, green onions, or even some bacon bits.
Just make sure that you don’t add too much because you want the smoothness of the potatoes to be the star of the show.
Garlic roasted broccoli
This is a great side dish for the cream of mushroom soup because it has all of the flavors that complement the soup perfectly.
The key to making this dish is to not overcook the broccoli. You want it to be slightly charred on the outside but still crisp on the inside.
Broccoli, like most vegetables, is best when it’s fresh. But if you must use frozen, that’s okay too. Just make sure to thaw it completely before cooking.
Chicken tenders are a type of chicken breast that has been cut into thin strips. They are usually tender and juicy, making them a great choice for a quick and easy meal.
They also make a great side dish for the cream of mushroom soup.
To prepare them, you’ll need to season the chicken tenders with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Then, you’ll need to coat them in flour.
They can be grilled, baked, or fried. Whichever way you choose, they make a delicious companion to the cream of mushroom soup.
Cheese and onion sandwich
Yes, a sandwich is another way to go when you are considering a possible side dish for your mushroom soup.
I know it might sound a bit odd but trust me, it works. The sharpness of the cheese and the sweetness of the onion come together to make a sandwich that is out of this world.
For this sandwich, I like to use cheddar or mozzarella cheese. As for the onion, I prefer to use a sweet onion like Vidalia or Walla Walla.
The bread is up to you but I think that sourdough or rye bread works best. If you can’t find either of those, a white sandwich loaf will do just fine.
A list of other options
- Rosemary roasties (potatoes)
- Baked stuffed potatoes
- Green salad
- Kale caesar salad
- Arugula with fennel & lemon
- Crispy parmesan toast
- Green beans with harissa
- Cheesy scones
What meat goes well with mushroom soup?
There are a few different types of meat that go well with mushroom soup. Chicken, beef, and pork are all good choices. You could also add some tofu if you want a vegetarian option.
What can I use instead of cream in mushroom soup?
If you’re looking for a dairy-free option, you can use coconut milk instead of cream. You can also use broth or water, but the soup will be less rich and creamy.
What are some other toppings for mushroom soup?
Some other toppings that you could add to your mushroom soup include shredded cheese, green onions, croutons, or bacon bits. You could also add a dollop of sour cream.
Is cream of mushroom soup good to be eaten by itself?
Yes, cream of mushroom soup is delicious on its own. However, it’s even better when paired with one of the side dishes that we’ve listed above.
I hope that you found this article helpful. Now go forth and experiment with these recipes! And spread the word too!