39 Of The Best Sides For Butternut Squash Soup You Can Make Today!

Butternut squash soup is one of the most popular soup recipes in the world, precisely because of the amazing flavors that can be packed into absolutely every drop.

Butternut squash soup is renowned for its soothing sweet flavor that has a great savory depth to it, making the whole dish a total delight to eat.

39 Of The Best Sides For Butternut Squash Soup You Can Make Today!

However, one of the best ways to make any soup taste even better is to serve it up with a delicious side dish that helps to elevate its flavor to greater heights.

But when it comes to sides for soup, most people simply think of bread or crackers, but what if there were numerous other amazing side options?

You’re likely here because you are looking to find out some of the very best side dishes that you can whip up to serve with your next butternut squash soup (for more delicious soup sides, read here).

Prepare to have your tastebuds delighted, because today we are going to show you 39 of the best side dishes that you can serve with the soup, and the recipes to make them!

Let’s dive right in!

1. Cheese And Garlic Pull-Apart Bread

Cheese And Garlic Pull-Apart Bread

Truly nothing beats the pure wonder of garlic bread. Garlic bread is one of the most popular side dishes for countless meals, and it is no less perfect to serve up with butternut squash soup.

This pull-apart bread recipe, also commonly known as ‘Monkey bread’ allows everyone around the table to simply reach in and grab a load of cheesy and garlicky goodness! This side is perfect for dipping right into the soup, able to soak up the flavors with ease.

2. Kale And Brussels Sprouts Salad

Kale And Brussels Sprouts Salad

Most people wouldn’t naturally find themselves thinking of salad when it comes to side dishes to have alongside soup. However, prepare to have your mind totally changed by this fantastic recipe.

This amazing salad, an imitation of the famous Cracker Barrel dish, combines Brussels sprouts with kale, with plenty of pecans and maple vinaigrette, to create an awesome autumnal salad that works surprisingly well with butternut squash soup!

3. Crusty Bread

Crusty Bread

Sometimes, nothing quite beats the classics. Bread is one of the most popular sides to serve with soup for a reason, because of its ability to easily soak up the flavors of the soup it is dipped into.

One of the ways you can elevate bread even higher as a side dish for soup is to create a crusty bread that has a crispy external texture that contrasts the inner doughy texture of the bread.

It helps to make every bite even better!

4. Biscuits


Biscuits are perfect for serving with soup because you can easily dip them into the soup to absorb flavor. Best of all, if you have a box of pancake mix lying around in your kitchen, you can easily follow this recipe to use it to create the perfect biscuits!

5. Dinner Rolls

Dinner Rolls

With only 7 basic ingredients, you can quickly whip up some buttery dinner rolls, ready to dip into your butternut squash soup.

These rolls are incredibly soft, and with only a little bit of prep time, you can bake numerous of these amazing rolls, making them perfect for serving up for the whole family!

6. Cornbread


The best thing about cornbread is that not only does it taste amazing, especially with soup, but it also creates this rich aroma that spreads through the home as they bake, helping to create a really homely atmosphere.

Our mouths were watering just at the smell of this cornbread rising to life! Bake it to experience it for yourself!

7. Jalapeno Cornbread

Jalapeno Cornbread

Now that we’ve got your mouths watering at the mere idea of cornbread, let’s take it even further by introducing this awesome jalapeno cornbread that adds a whole host of chopped jalapenos to create a more fiery and tongue-tingling treat that pairs so well with the creaminess of butternut squash soup.

8. Monte Cristo Sandwich

Monte Cristo Sandwich

If you thought French toast was amazing enough, you should try using it to create an awesome sandwich like the Monte Cristo! The sandwich is stuffed with meat and cheese, creating a juicy and indulgent sandwich that, yes, pairs perfectly with butternut squash soup.

It’s really easy to dip the sandwich straight into the soup, and the meatiness of the sandwich is the perfect complement to the creaminess of the soup!

9. Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken Salad Sandwich

Sometimes, one of the best things to pair with a creamy dish is something equally creamy and indulgent. A chicken salad sandwich can pair perfectly with a butternut squash soup, whether you decide to dip it or not.

We loved the way the flavors seemed to work together!

10. Roasted Carrots

Roasted Carrots

Carrots have a surprisingly similar taste and texture to butternut squash, especially after having been slowly roasted with some thyme. Roasting your carrots helps to soften them up perfectly, while also allowing them to release their sweet flavors.

These carrots are perfect for dipping into the soup, or otherwise serving as a side to the main event!

11. Cobb Salad

Cobb Salad

It’s not surprising that Cobb salad is one of the most popular salad varieties, especially when you consider just how much is packed into the dish.

Cobb salad is a perfect sharing salad that everyone can easily dip into, making this a great salad to make if you are planning to serve your butternut squash soup to multiple people!

12. Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Fries are one of the most popular side dishes in the world, but cooking them up with sweet potatoes instead of standard potatoes can be a great way to make the flavors even greater.

We loved this recipe for sweet potato fries because it helped to make them incredibly soft, while also giving them a great crispy external texture that made it all the more satisfying when the interior of the fries soaked up the soup!

13. Quesadillas


If you’re feeling incredibly peckish, then quesadillas can be a great solution if you are looking for the perfect side to go with your butternut squash soup.

We loved the fact that the quesadillas were packed with warm and rich flavors that paired so amazingly with butternut squash soup.

They aren’t most people’s go-to side dish for soup, but give them a try yourself!

14. Falafel


Falafel is full of protein and can easily be a perfect side dish for your butternut squash soup. Not only this, but it’s also easy to drop a few falafels right into the soup as you eat, so they can float and absorb some of the flavors, making them even easier, and more delightful, to eat!

15. Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie is incredibly simple, and that’s why it’s one of the best things to serve up with butternut squash soup.

Despite its simplicity, a charcuterie board can be customized as you see fit to combine different flavors and to create a medley that goes so well with butternut squash soup and its iconic creamy and sweet flavor.

16. Scones


You might initially find yourself turning up your nose at the mere idea of serving scones alongside butternut squash soup, but once you try it for yourself, you’ll soon see why it is actually an incredibly popular option.

The crumbly texture of scones helps them to absorb the soup! It’s truly delightful, and makes great use of the inherent texture and buttery taste of scones!

17. Crackers


Crackers are a very popular option for dropping into the soup because they are able to easily absorb every drop and they then take on a delightfully soft texture!

But you don’t need to simply settle for some saltine crackers to add to your soup! Check out this recipe to make some amazing crackers that can easily be dipped or dropped into your butternut squash soup for added texture and flavor.

18. Tortilla Chips

Tortilla Chips

You may not initially think it, but tortilla chips work incredibly naturally when dipped into your favorite soups.

Best of all, when you make them yourself, you can season them however you want, which allows you to create perfect flavor combinations to go amazingly with your butternut squash soup!

19. Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread

Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread

Now for a side you’ve likely never even tried before!

This amazing Korean bread is packed full of garlic flavor, which can make it perfect for pairing with butternut squash soup, and not only that but it is also filled with cream cheese, which naturally melts away into the soup adding a load of extra creamy flavor.

20. Bruschetta


Bruschetta is a combination of fresh and vibrant ingredients piled onto some amazing sourdough bread, which creates a great crunchy texture. The crunchy texture of the bread is perfect for dipping into soup.

It makes biting into the bread all the more incredible, and the softer bread within the crusts is still able to easily absorb the flavors of the soup and delight your taste buds.

21. Pulled Pork Sliders

Pulled Pork Sliders

Sliders are miniature sandwiches and burgers that are totally perfect for providing a little burst of extra flavor and texture for those that don’t want to commit to eating an entire sandwich or burger.

Of all of the sliders we’ve come across online, this is absolutely one of the best, because it has great pulled pork that is incredibly tender, and pairs so well with the sweet and smooth taste of the butternut squash soup!

22. Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry and spinach work so well together in a bowl that it almost feels like magic to taste this salad.

We love the way it makes the most of the sweet taste of strawberries by combining it with the creamy texture of pecans, and the slightly bitter taste of spinach.

It also pairs so well with butternut squash soup thanks to the simple and elegant flavor of the soup.

23. Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables

If you want a simple side that you can cook up in minutes to serve alongside some butternut squash soup, then you will definitely want to have a go at creating some simple roasted vegetables.

You can easily throw a number of vegetables into the baking dish with some herbs and spices, and the slow cooking process will allow them to release their flavors.

This is a great side to serve up if you are planning to serve your butternut squash soup in the fall season.

24. Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli is such a natural fit for an awesome salad that this recipe will have you wondering why it is not used more often!

The crunchy texture of broccoli is so delectable, and the way the heads of the broccoli absorb the creamy flavors of the larger salad is truly incredible. Make sure to add some bacon to the salad to give it that extra savory bite.

25. Crispy Potato Skins

Crispy Potato Skins

Most people might ordinarily throw out their unwanted potato skins, but did you know that they can make for totally perfect vessels of flavor that can easily be dipped into butternut squash soup?

This recipe will show you how you can crisp up the potato skins and fill them with flavor, creating spoon-shaped vessels that can easily soak up the flavors of the soup in spades!

26. Fritters


Fritters can be made out of practically any vegetables you can imagine, and they are such a simple but amazing way to consume your vegetables that it should come as no surprise that they are so popular.

Cooking vegetables into a fritter is a fantastic way to elevate and bring out the flavors of the vegetables while also condensing them down into a form that is incredibly easy to dip into your butternut squash soup!

27. Popcorn


You might have had to double-take upon reading that, but, yes, popcorn does in fact make a great side dish to serve up with butternut squash soup.

Best of all, popcorn is incredibly easy to make, and you can season it in countless unique ways to create different flavors and tastes.

Popcorn’s texture works perfectly with soup, and is an easy-to-eat snack that can help to fill you up!

28. Stovetop Grilled Chicken

Stovetop Grilled Chicken

Sometimes it can be nice to get a little bit of meaty texture and taste to accompany the creamy taste of a butternut squash soup. Luckily, it’s actually incredibly easy to use your stovetop to grill up some delicious chicken breasts.

Chicken is a great meat to eat alongside butternut squash soup, because the meat is actually quite absorbent, which means it is able to easily pick up the flavors of the soup, and the meaty flavors can then combine with it to make it all taste all the more amazing!

29. Meatballs


The great thing about meatballs, not only the fact that they are easy to whip up, is that they are also incredibly easy to eat with soup!

That’s right. You can serve them up as a side, on a separate dish, or you can simply place them right into the soup, to float on the surface, making it easy to dig in and grab a bite of meaty flavor infused with butternut squash soup!

30. BLT Sandwich

BLT Sandwich

There are so many iconic sandwiches across the world, but we think few are quite as iconic as the fabulous BLT sandwich.

Because the sandwich is so iconic, there are also countless recipes for it all across the web, but we strongly believe that this is one of the absolute best.

A BLT is a perfect sandwich to pair with a butternut squash soup, especially when it comes to lunch time. The flavors of the soup and the sandwich work together surprisingly well, and the bread is so easy to dip right into the soup whenever you like!

31. Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast

Avocado toast is most popular as a breakfast dish, because it contains many vital fats and nutrients that can be used by the body to create energy to help you to tackle the day ahead.

But this dish isn’t just perfect for breakfast, because it can be enjoyed all throughout the day, and can make a great lunch accompaniment alongside some butternut squash soup.

You could even dip the toast right into the soup, softening up the bread and adding some extra flavor to make the creamy avocado even more incredible.

32. Focaccia Bread

Focaccia Bread

If you’ve never tried focaccia bread before, then you definitely need to take this opportunity!

The bread has an incredibly soft and spongy texture that can be compared to a pizza crust, and a crispy outer surface that is often topped with rosemary and garlic, and other ingredients like tomatoes.

This bread is known for being highly absorbent, which makes it a totally perfect match for your favorite soups. You can flavor the bread in any way you want, making it easy to pair with butternut squash soup!

33. Breadsticks


Breadsticks are so easy to eat that many of us have likely experienced that situation when we eat through too many before a big meal and find ourselves totally stuffed!

Luckily, breadsticks are also perfect for dipping into soup, and there are also countless ways of making it, and one of the best is in this recipe.

This recipe results in some very soft breadsticks that will pair perfectly with your soup.

34. Garlic Knots

Garlic Knots

We’ve already spoken at length about the glory and wonder of garlic bread, so you’d likely find yourself thinking we’d exhausted all possible options for making it, but have you ever tried making garlic knots?

Not only is it quite enjoyable to create these savory baked treats, but they are also so enjoyable to eat. They are packed with flavor, and so easy to share out to countless dinner guests, and they are so doughy inside!

When they are dipped into the soup it creates a whole new level of flavor that is so satisfying.

35. Wild Rice And Mushroom Pilaf

Wild Rice And Mushroom Pilaf

Sometimes you might want a little bit extra alongside your soup to help fill you up, and one of the best options for this is rice. Rice is incredibly absorbent, and filling.

This recipe fills the rice with a simple savory flavor that helps to make it taste totally amazing when it is served alongside your butternut squash soup.

36. Roasted Pumpkin Salad

Roasted Pumpkin Salad

Roasted pumpkin has a texture and flavor that is remarkably similar to butternut squash, so it only makes sense that a salad made up with roasted pumpkin would be a perfect accompaniment, right?

This amazing recipe will help you to create a perfect salad that is easy to serve out, and pairs perfectly with butternut squash soup!

37. Herb Parmesan Wool Roll

This amazing bread treat has an incredible texture thanks to the unique way it is baked.

Before the bread is baked, the dough is lightly sliced numerous times across the top, to create an interesting blend of crispy and doughy textures that melt across the tongue.

The texture of the bread works so easily with butternut squash soup!

38. Yellow Squash Casserole

Yellow Squash Casserole

If you simply adore the taste of squash, then you really will not want to pass up the opportunity to whip up this casserole that you can easily serve up alongside your butternut squash soup.

The crispy texture at the top of this casserole makes it a textural masterpiece.

39. Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese

We figured we’d wrap up this list with an iconic classic soup side. Grilled cheeses are easy to make, and they are so simple that you can easily dip them into whatever soup you are eating in order to get different flavor sensations.

Sometimes, you just cannot beat the classics!

Wrapping Up

There we have it. These are just a few of the most amazing foods and dishes that you can serve alongside a butternut squash soup. These sides all bring something different to the table and help to elevate the taste of your butternut squash in numerous unique ways.

Your butternut squash never needs to taste the same every time you have it. Why not try out a few of these side dishes yourself and find a new favorite?

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