What to Eat With Potato Soup

Bowl of Potato Soup with toppings

I love a warm bowl of creamy potato soup in the colder months. It’s a classic comfort food, an easy meal, and my family always gets excited when I have a pot of potato soup simmering away.

My favorite Potato Soup Recipe couldn’t be easier as it only has 4 ingredients, has a perfect creamy texture, and is a truly delicious bowl of creamy soup! It comes together quickly and the only supplies needed are a stock pot and an immersion blender for making the soup as creamy as you’d like.

Bowl of Potato Soup with toppings

When I make it, we load it with tons of toppings and it feels like a complete meal. I always serve it with bread that we break into pieces and dip into the soup, and with the additions of bacon, cheese, and green onions, it always feels like a filling and hearty soup.

Ingredients needed for my simple 4 ingredient Potato Soup Recipe:

  • Potatoes (I like Russet Potatoes or Yukon Gold best)
  • Leeks or Onions
  • Chicken Stock or broth
  • Cream Cheese

If you are looking for the soup to be more of a side dish or if you need ideas for a fresh bread recipe to serve with your soup, I have ideas for lots of delicious sides and breads.

Fresh bread to serve with Potato Soup:

Sourdough loaf cut in half

Crusty Bread:

My favorite sourdough bread has a perfectly crisp crust, a soft, chewy center and is perfect for dipping into a creamy soup. It’s also wonderful for making croutons!

Pumpkin Parkerhouse Rolls

Dinner Rolls:

My favorite are these Perfect Parker house Rolls which are fluffy, buttery perfection. They would be delicious with this soup. ( I have an amazing Pumpkin Parker house Roll recipe too!)

Garlic Bread:

Slather a loaf of french bread with some salted butter and fresh garlic and broil for a few minutes and it will be to die for with potato soup! OR- add your favorite grated cheese on top and you’ve got Cheese Bread.

Easy Grilled Flatbread:

In the cold months I love making this easy flatbread in a cast iron skillet. 

Grilled Flatbread with fresh herbs

Grilled Cheese Sandwich:

A classic grilled cheese may normally be paired with tomato soup, but I’d love it with this recipe too. A ham sandwich would also be great!

Vegetable Dishes to serve with Potato Soup:

Broccoli Salad

I love a crunchy, fresh broccoli salad and this is a great recipe.

Roasted veggies:

Toss some brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower or any other veggies in some olive oil, salt & pepper and roast at 400F for 25 minutes, they would be an excellent accompaniment to the soup.


If fresh vegetables are more your speed, I think a simple crisp salad goes with almost anything, and when has Soup and Salad not been a winning combo. I love a simple salad with lemon and olive oil dressing, but anything would work. A spinach salad or an arugula salad would also be delicious and be a nice contrast.

Roast Chicken Legs:

My Dad makes the world’s best crispy-skinned chicken legs and they would be delicious with a bowl of soup. This recipe seems similar, and would be a great way to have a main course with potato soup as a perfect side dish.

Bowl of Potato Soup with toppings

Toppings for Potato Soup to make it more filling:

  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Green Onions
  • Bacon Bits
  • Croutons

To summarize- you can make my 4 Ingredient Potato soup a complete meal but topping it with lots of hearty things and serving it with bread, but if you want to make it more of a side dish there are all sorts of ideas in the post above. Enjoy!

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