I absolutely love curling up on the sofa with a hot bowl of pumpkin soup on a Fall or Winter’s evening, it leaves me feeling very content and full as I have it with other food! I have lots of ideas on what to serve with pumpkin soup!
My mother in law insists on making us all a bowl of soup every Saturday when we go to visit! She has still to try pumpkin soup; I am hoping this is the year I convert my entire family into pumpkin addicts so that they can appreciate everything Fall.
Anytime I feel a cold coming on I instantly reach for a bowl of soup. I always find it makes me feel better instantly, especially if it has pumpkin in it.
As I love eating this for dinner as well as lunch, and even in between I always pair it with other food! You will be surprised at what goes with pumpkin soup from bread to salad to potatoes to meat! There is definitely something to bulk up the calorie content of your favorite recipe.
Bread Goes Nicely With Pumpkin Soup
In fact bread is the perfect side dish with any type of soup! You can add your bread into your soup as croutons or keep it to the side. I remember dunking my bread in soup as a child and I still do it to this day. Quite often hubby and I have soup and wholemeal bread for lunch. You can have crusty bread also with soup, in fact most plain breads work well.
Here in the UK we love to have what we call wheaten bread with soup. It is delicious with a generous topping of butter or margarine.
If I was having a curried pumpkin soup I would likely opt for some naan bread! This would be a nice Indian themed pumpkin dinner.
Some people have asked me what sandwiches go with pumpkin soup?! If it were me I would probably pair pumpkin soup with some chicken salad sandwiches or some tuna and sweetcorn sandwiches. Quite often hubby and I have a soup and sandwich combo for lunch and it’s delicious.
Potatoes and Soup Are The Perfect Combo
Whenever I think of having soup for dinner I automatically assume there will be a decent amount of potatoes added! I think I have potatoes for dinner 5 nights a week! My absolute favorite is vegetable soup with stewed meat and potatoes, but that’s another story!!
Pumpkin and potato are delicious together. My roasted pumpkin soup recipe would be perfect with some nicely boiled potatoes alongside the other vegetables. I love the way the potatoes soak up the flavour of the soup! You can cut them into tiny cubes if you wish or leave them a little bigger.
Here in the UK we loved chips or fries as they call them in the USA. You could easily have a plate of chips on the side and use your pumpkin soup as a dip for the chips (now there is an idea if I ever read one!).
Dips are great for pumpkin snacks in general and something I love to munch on a cold evening/
Meat Is What To Serve With Pumpkin Soup If You Need Some Protein In Your Diet
If I am feeling extra hungry I will add some pieces of chicken or beef to my pumpkin soup. I love stewed pieces of beef in any soup especially tomato or vegetable!
Chicken tastes amazing in a pumpkin risotto so I can imagine it would equally good in a creamy pumpkin soup.
Serve Toppings With Your Pumpkin Soup Recipe
I have seen lots of pumpkin soups with various toppings, basically anything goes. I would probably add pecans to a creamy pumpkin soup and add pumpkin seeds to a vegan soup. You can add any type of nuts or seeds. You can also add kale, salad leaves or whatever takes your fancy.
When I am making this for the kids I am always brainstorming ways of getting extra healthiness into my dish as well as make it look pretty. Soups can be a good way to hide extra veggies!!
Recap of What Goes with Pumpkin Soup
Whatever you like!! But basically bread, potatoes, meat (chicken/beef), toppings such as seeds, nuts and salad leaves or kale.
Now that you know what goes with pumpkin soup you might want to pick one of my pumpkin soup recipes to eat and add some of the serving ideas I mentioned.
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