What To Serve With Potato Soup

A warm plate full of creamy potato soup is a real treat, especially on cold days. The combination of tender potatoes, aromatic spices, and a rich broth is simply unbeatable.
But have you ever wondered what to serve with potato soup to perfect the culinary experience? In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look at the flavors that go well with potato soup, explore the differences between various potato soups, and share delicious recipe ideas that pair beautifully with potato soup. To get recipe ideas for low calorie potato soup, you can read our article on our 10 low fat potato soup recipes.

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Flavors That Go Well With Potato Soup

Garlic: The tangy flavor of garlic goes great with potato soups and adds an extra flavor note. When gently sautéed in the soup, garlic releases its full flavor and adds depth to the soup.

Onions: Onions, whether in the form of scallions or regular onions, add a pleasant pungency to the soup. They can either be finely chopped and cooked with the potatoes or used as a crunchy topping garnish to add an interesting contrast to the creamy texture of the soup.

Herbs: Fresh herbs such as parsley, chives, or dill add freshness and flavor to potato soup. Sprinkle them generously over the soup just before serving to release the essential oils and intensify the flavor. The light yet complex flavors of the herbs pair perfectly with the mild sweetness of the potatoes.

Bacon: A crispy side of bacon can intensify the soup’s flavor and give it a delightful texture. Fry bacon in a skillet until crispy, then crumble it over the potato soup. The salty and smoky flavor of the bacon adds a delicious component to the dish and makes for a beautiful flavor explosion.

Different Variations of Potato Soup

Now that we’ve covered the appropriate flavors for potato soup let’s turn our attention to the different variations of potato soups. There are a variety of recipes, ranging from creamy to rustic versions. Every region and culture has its own traditional versions. Here are some well-known types of potato soups:

1. Creamy Potato Soup: This classic version is characterized by its creamy consistency and rich flavor. It is often prepared with cream or milk to achieve a pleasant texture. Spices such as nutmeg and fresh thyme add flavor to the soup.

2. Potato-Leek Soup: This soup combines the earthy flavor of potatoes with the mild sweetness of leeks. The blend of tender potatoes and juicy leeks makes for a wonderfully balanced and flavorful soup.

3. Rustic Potato Soup With Vegetables: In this hearty version, in addition to potatoes, various vegetables such as carrots, celery, and peas are used. This soup is perfect for those who are looking for a healthy and filling meal.

healthy recipe Ideas that go well with potato soup

Now that we have looked at the flavors and different types of potato soups let’s take a look at some delicious recipe ideas that go well with potato soup.

Crispy baguette slices with herb butter: this simple recipe perfectly complements potato soup. Cut a fresh baguette into thin slices, spread them with melted herb butter, and bake them in the oven until crispy. The combination of crusty bread and creamy soup is simply irresistible.

Green salad with lemon dressing: a light green salad with a refreshing lemon dressing is an ideal side dish to a potato soup. Use mixed green lettuce, add fresh vegetables like tomatoes or cucumbers, and drizzle everything with a simple dressing of lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Healthy Mini Quiches with Ham and Vegetables: These little savory quiches are a delicious addition to potato soup. Use a low-fat puff pastry and fill it with a mixture of eggs, low-fat milk, cooked ham, and vegetables of your choice. Bake them in the oven until they are golden brown and fluffy.

Combining potato soup with the right sides and dishes can take the culinary experience to a new level. Choose the flavors that best suit your taste and experiment with different variations to create your own perfect potato soup meal. I’m about to show you how I make these side dishes healthy and low in calories. Get inspired by the ideas presented and enjoy a delicious, satisfying meal that warms your body and soul.

Healthier crispy baguette slices with herb butter

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  • 1 wholemeal baguette
  • 50 g reduced-fat butter or margarine
  • Fresh herbs (e.g. parsley, chives)


  • Cut the whole wheat baguette into thin slices
  • Melt the reduced-fat butter or margarine in a bowl and add the finely chopped herbs
  • Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet and brush lightly with the herb butter
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 10-12 minutes until crispy golden brown
  • The crispy baguette slices can either be dipped directly into the potato soup or served as a side dish

Nutritional information per serving (about 2 slices):

  • Calories: 140 kcal
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Dietary fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 4 g

Healthy green salad with lemon dressing


  • Mixed green salad (e.g. arugula, spinach, lamb’s lettuce).
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Wash the lettuce thoroughly and spin dry.
  • Squeeze one lemon and mix the juice with olive oil.
  • Season the dressing with salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle the salad with the lemon dressing and mix gently.

Nutritional information per serving (about 1 plate):

  • Calories: 60 kcal
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Dietary fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 2 g

Healthy mini quiches with ham and vegetables

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  • 1 reduced-fat puff pastry roll or homemade pastry with less butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 80 ml low-fat milk or almond milk
  • 50 g cooked ham
  • vegetables of your choice (e.g. spinach, mushrooms, peppers)


  • Roll out the reduced-fat puff pastry and cut out small circles to fit muffin tins
  • Beat the eggs in a bowl and add low-fat milk
  • Finely chop or cut the cooked ham and chosen vegetables (e.g. spinach, mushrooms, peppers) into small pieces
  • Add the vegetables and ham to the egg-milk mixture and mix well
  • Divide the mixture evenly among the prepared puff pastry circles in the muffin tins
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 180°C for about 15-20 minutes, until the quiches are golden brown and slightly risen
  • Remove the mini quiches from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving

Nutritional information per serving (2 mini quiches):

  • Calories: 180 kcal
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Dietary fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 10 g

Please note that nutritional information is an estimate and may vary depending on the ingredients used and serving sizes.

With these flavors, variations and recipe ideas, your potato soup will be a true feast. Experiment with the flavors and find your personal favorite combination. Enjoy your meal!

Lindsey Morgan
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