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What To Serve With Mushroom Soup – 11 Delicious Side Dishes

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

In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for mushroom soup.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with mushroom soup are green bean fries, garlic croutons, sourdough bread bowls, and steak bites. I also recommend wild rice pilaf, cheese and onion toasties, and parmesan chips. If you want a healthier option, try a simple arugula salad or a broccoli salad.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Garlic croutons


Croutons are a classic side for soup because they add some crunch to an otherwise not very textured meal.

And garlic croutons are a crowd favorite that will go nicely with the earthy mushroom flavor.

But you can switch up the flavors too.

For example, you could add some chili or coriander to the mix for more of a Mexican theme.

Warning: these garlic croutons are pretty irresistible!

Psst… a simple garlic bread would be amazing too.

Green bean fries

If you’ve ever attended a thanksgiving feast, you’ll have had green bean casserole – which is green beans in a mushroom soup sauce.

So I couldn’t leave green beans out of this list.

The creamy, umami flavor of the soup works well with the brighter flavors of the green beans.

And to make your green beans even better, bread them and then crisp them in an air fryer (check out this recipe).

Cheese and onion toasties

Grilled cheese and tomato soup is as common as sausage and mash.

Add some sweet, smokey caramelized onions to the mix and you have the perfect pairing for an earthy mushroom soup.

Remember to save a few bites of the toastie to wipe the bowl clean after you’ve finished the soup!

These are possibly the best grilled cheese sandwiches I’ve ever tasted.

Sourdough bread bowl

Jump on this trend and serve your mushroom soup in a bread bowl. 

By the time you’ve finished the soup, the bread bowl will have soaked up loads of flavor and you can devour it. 

These sourdough bread bowls require a bit of effort to make, but they’ll be talked about for weeks. 

They’ll save you some washing up too.

Wild rice pilaf

A humble bowl of rice may not be as cool as a bread bowl or as fancy as some steak bites

But that doesn’t mean it’s not tasty.

Wild rice has a deep, nutty flavor that pairs well with woody mushrooms.

Add a few spoonfuls of this wild rice pilaf to your soup and you have a filling meal that will keep you warm and cozy on a cool winter’s day. 

Can’t find wild rice? You can use brown rice as a substitute.

Broccoli salad

This broccoli salad is a healthy side dish to go with your mushroom soup.

It’s got crunch from the broccoli, smokiness from the bacon, and sweetness from the cranberries – all tied together with a creamy dressing. 

And if you want to forego the traditional mayo-based dressing, get inspired everyday includes three lighter options.

Check them out!

Cheese straws

Croutons are the classic crispy pairing for soup, but why not give croutons a little twist (literally!) and try out these cheese straws. 

They’re kid-friendly, easy to make, and you can freeze them so you can make a big batch and pull them out whenever you want. 

These sourdough cheese straws will be great for dipping in your mushroom soup.

(and if you want to go all out, wrap the cheese sticks in bacon)

Steak bites


Are you a fan of steak with mushroom sauce?

If you are, you’ll love this.

It’s like the reverse version. Lots of mushroom sauce with a few (or lots of) pieces of succulent steak thrown in. 

Impress your dinner date with these 20-minute Cajun butter steak bites.

Simple arugula salad


Pressed for time and need something easy?

You can throw this arugula salad together in under 10 minutes.

Mushroom soup is pretty creamy, so you need a tangy salad to match it.

That’s why arugula is perfect. It has a peppery, bitter taste that will cut through the savory mushrooms. The lemon dressing will brighten everything up too. 

Take a look at this super simple arugula salad with parmesan.

Crusted lamb chops

Want an impressive main to serve alongside mushroom soup?

These crusted lamb chops are easy to prepare and will be finished in under 30 minutes.

They’re covered with a panko crust infused with flavor from parmesan, tarragon, and chives. 

My mouth is watering just reading this. 

Serve these crusted lamb chops with your mushroom soup for a hearty Sunday meal.

Parmesan chips 

Instead of shaving cheese over your soup, why not serve these parmesan chips.

They’ll add some much-needed texture to your soup and they feel ever so fancy.

And the best part?

They’re ridiculously easy to make. You only need four ingredients and 15 minutes.

I won’t blame you if you immediately go through half a tray of these addictive parmesan chips with oregano and pine nuts.

The best side dishes for mushroom soup

  • Garlic croutons
  • Green bean fries
  • Cheese and onion toasties
  • Sourdough bread bowl
  • Wild rice pilaf
  • Broccoli salad
  • Cheese straws
  • Steak bites
  • Simple arugula salad
  • Crusted lamb chops
  • Parmesan chips

What To Serve With Mushroom Soup

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your mushroom soup.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: mushroom soup side dishes, what to serve with mushroom soup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 39kcal


  • 1 portion mushroom soup


  • Prepare your mushroom soup according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: garlic croutons, green bean fries, cheese and onion toasties, sourdough bread bowl, wild rice pilaf, broccoli salad, cheese straws, steak bites, simple arugula salad, crusted lamb chops, and parmesan chips.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 39kcal

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