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What To Serve With Butternut Squash Soup – 15 Tasty Sides

If you’re wondering what to serve with your butternut squash soup, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 15 of the most popular side dishes for butternut squash soup.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with butternut squash soup are these classic bread variations – focaccia, jalapeno cheddar sourdough bread, avocado toast, corn muffins, cheese and garlic crack bread, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Try rainbow kale salad for a healthier option.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Jalapeno cheddar sourdough bread

What’s the best thing to serve with butternut squash soup, you ask? 

Nothing beats a classic crusty bread with your sweet, nutty soup.

Studded with cheddar cheese and spicy jalapeno slices, this sourdough bread balances off the sweet undertones of the soup. Perfect combo!

Sop up every drop of your butternut squash soup with this jalapeno cheddar sourdough bread.

It’s fun to make too!

Crispy baked mac and cheese bites

If you think mac and cheese couldn’t get any more irresistible, you’ve not tried these crispy baked mac and cheese bites.

They’re crispy on the outside but have a gooey inside, leaving you hungry for more.

These tasty morsels will quickly become a kid’s favorite and they make an excellent party starter too.

Add crunch to your butternut squash soup with some of these crispy baked mac and cheese bites.


If you want something soft and fluffy with your butternut squash soup, focaccia bread is what you’re looking for.

It has an airy texture, which means it can soak a lot of soup up without getting too heavy. 

Want to know the secret of delicious and extra-pillowy focaccia?

Allow the dough to rest in the fridge for 18-48 hours (if you are not in a rush).

Head over to Alexandra’s Kitchen for a beginner-friendly, 4-ingredient focaccia recipe.

Rainbow kale salad

Catch the hues of the rainbow in a bowl of rainbow kale salad.

It’s both nutritious and delicious, one of my go-to comfort salads.

The salad has a little bit of everything – bell peppers, carrots, pumpkin seeds, blueberries, and kale.

Plus a tart citrus dressing.

This rainbow kale salad is a perfect fresh side to your luscious butternut squash soup.

Corn muffins

Make corn muffins to go with your butternut squash soup and add a touch of sweetness to every bite.

Or if you want something to contrast with the sweet notes of the butternut squash, simply add some green chile to your batter.

Ready to bake?

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of corn muffins.

Sauteed Brussel sprouts

If you want a quick stovetop recipe to serve with your butternut squash soup, you’re in for a treat.

And don’t worry. 

These sauteed Brussel sprouts are far from the bitter or mushy ones you had in your childhood.

The sprouts are crispy, charred, and caramelized.

Add some nuts or cheese and a handful of lemony dressing for a more flavorful sauteed Brussel sprouts (or some bacon).

Avocado toast

When it comes to “what goes with butternut squash soup”, it is hard to imagine a more traditional dish than bread.

That’s why there’s so much bread on the list!

But one way to take your bread to a whole new level is by making a creamy, smooth avocado toast.

Season the mashed avocado with sea salt and ground pepper, then smother it on toasted wholewheat bread.

You’ll have an instagrammable marvel in the form of a delicious avocado toast. Easy-peasy!

Cilantro lime rice

If you love carbs, you can never go wrong with rice.

It’s simple and pairs well with pretty much anything – even soup!

You can serve it on the side, or chuck it into the soup for a one-pot meal.

Jazz your rice up by squeezing in some lime and tossing in a handful of cilantro, like in this Chipotle inspired recipe.

The lime will add vibrancy to your otherwise pretty rich soup.

Sauteed mushrooms

Add some umami to your butternut squash soup with a heaping serving of these sauteed mushrooms.

It’s a simple dish, but don’t underestimate what it can do.

The meaty texture of the mushrooms adds substance to the dish, and their woody flavor enhances the autumnal feel of the dish. 

Best of all, it’s ready in only 10 minutes.

This sauteed mushroom in garlic butter is a must-try.

Cheese and garlic crack bread

Grab some sourdough bread and make an over-the-top and addictive cheese and garlic crack bread.

This is a great side when you’re feeding a lot of people, and it’s fun!

Each guest can pull their own buttery, cheesy, garlicky piece of bread from the loaf. The cheese will stretch on for miles. 

Serve this cheese and garlic crack bread with butternut squash soup, heaven in every bite.

Green bean bundles

Green vegetables aren’t everyone’s favorite thing.

But wrapping your plain green beans with bacon is one way to turn them into something super tasty. 

After all, everything tastes better with bacon. 

These green bean bundles are easy to make and get snapped up in no time. 

And if you’re still not convinced about green beans, why not try bacon-wrapped asparagus, or peas and pancetta.

Citrusy winter avocado salad

Tomatoes are the summer salads’ darling, and citrus fruits are its winter equivalent.

This citrusy avocado salad combines the zingy flavor of blood oranges and the creaminess of avocado for the perfect balance.

Served next to a steaming bowl of butternut squash and you have the perfect winter lunch. 

This winter avocado salad recipe also includes goat cheese for some extra creaminess.

Grilled cheese sandwiches

I told you, this list is jam-packed with bread. 

But you did ask what to pair with butternut squash soup.

And nothing is as classic as grilled cheese sandwiches to pair with soup.

If you find this classic side boring, give it a little twist.

A Disney twist! 

This Disney-inspired grilled cheese is next-level cheesy.

Arugula salad with lemon

If you’ve left everything to the last minute, arugula salad is the way to go. 

It’s super easy to prepare and ideal if you want something light that also has a  kick to it.

This arugula salad gets acidity from lemon juice, which helps to balance out the heavy squash flavor.

Delicious meets nutritious in this arugula salad bowl. It’s got pine cuts for some crunch too.

Roasted chicken

Got a big appetite that soup by itself is never going to satisfy?

Serve some roasted chicken on the side to add something hearty, tasty, and healthy to your table.

This delectable comfort-food staple is simple enough for a weeknight dinner yet classy enough for a dinner party.

Blow any rotisserie chicken out of the water with this roasted chicken recipe.

The best side dishes for butternut squash soup

  • Jalapeno cheddar sourdough bread
  • Crispy baked mac and cheese bites
  • Focaccia
  • Rainbow kale salad
  • Corn muffins
  • Sauteed Brussel sprouts
  • Avocado toast
  • Cilantro lime rice
  • Sauteed mushrooms
  • Cheese and garlic crack bread
  • Green bean bundles
  • Citrusy winter avocado salad
  • Grilled cheese sandwiches
  • Arugula salad with lemon
  • Roasted chicken

What To Serve With Butternut Squash Soup

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your butternut squash soup.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: All
Keyword: butternut squash soup side dishes, what to serve with butternut squash soup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 37kcal


  • 1 portion butternut squash soup


  • Prepare your butternut squash soup according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: jalapeno cheddar sourdough bread, crispy baked mac and cheese bites, focaccia, rainbow kale salad, corn muffins, sauteed brussel sprouts, avocado toast, cilantro lime rice, sauteed mushrooms, cheese and garlic crack bread, green bean bundles, citrusy winter avocado salad, grilled cheese sandwiches, arugula salad with lemon, roasted chicken.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 37kcal

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