Whether you love your butternut squash soup in the Instant Pot, slow cooker, or on the stove top, you’ve probably been faced with the task of finding the perfect side dish for butternut squash soup. This list of 45 scrumptious side dishes are sure to inspire you to whip up something delicious. From breads to salads, and vegan options too. There is something for everyone in this list of the best side dishes for butternut squash soup!
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One of the things I always struggle with, is figuring out just what side dishes to serve with a particular meal. If I think about it in advance, it’s easy to come up with a few ideas that fit my main dish. If I leave it to the last minute, I’m totally stumped!
Side Dishes for Butternut Squash Soup
Of all the main dishes, I think soups are probably the most tricky to brainstorm side dishes for. While soup and bread is a delicious combo, sometimes you want something a bit more…extra! That’s the inspiration behind this list. Here we have 45 of the absolute BEST side dishes for butternut squash soup, a fall and winter favorite of mine. While these side dishes are particularly selected for butternut squash soup, they will work wonderfully with a variety of fall and winter soups.
My favorite recipe for butternut squash soup, is this Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk. It has such a lovely sweet, creamy texture that is absolutely dreamy. I love sprinkling on candied walnuts, but a girl still wants more!
Breads, Biscuits, and Scones
There is perhaps nothing more decadent and delicious than dipping a salty, savory breadstick into smooth, creamy butternut squash soup. Breads make the perfect side dishes for butternut squash soup because you can sop up all the deliciousness without wasting a single drop. 😋
A soup and a salad makes for a dynamic power duo, and one we love here at Little Home in the Making. Keep your butternut squash soup meal healthy and veggie packed with these flavorful and bright side salads.
The classic combo of Soup and a Sandwich makes for a filling, delicious, and satisfying lunch or evening meal. You can keep it light and easy, or decadent and cheesy: you decide!
Vegetable Sides for Butternut Squash Soup
Butternut squash soup is already loaded with vitamin rich veggies, but who can say no to more? Serve up some potatoes, brussels sprouts, and more alongside your soup for a power-packed punch!
Vegan and Dairy Free Side Dishes
Since so many Butternut Squash Soup recipes can easily be adapted to be vegan and dairy free (like my version with coconut milk), it's only fair to include several vegan and dairy-free side dishes for those who avoid animal products. These will help round out your soup and make your meal extra filling. Enjoy!