French onion soup is a delicious and hearty dish that's perfect for a cozy night in or a fancy dinner party. It's made with sweet caramelized onions, beef broth or beef stock, and often topped with croutons and melted swiss cheese. Making it from scratch can take awhile though. Personally, I'm a huge fan of the frozen Costco French onion soup as part of an easy family meal.
While the French onion soup recipe itself is a classic, you might wonder what to serve with it to make it a complete meal. Below we'll explore some of the best side dishes and accompaniments to serve with French onion soup. We've got you covered whether you're looking for something for a dinner party or something for a busy weeknight. From salads to sandwiches, you'll find plenty of perfect pairings for this comforting soup!
Salads & Sandwiches
Soup and salad isn't just a pairing- it's an industry! There's a variety of quick-style lunch places that offer mainly soups, salads, and sandwiches, because they're a perfect match. These salads and sandwiches are a great way to upgrade your bowl of soup into a full meal, and most of them take very little time.
When you think of French onion soup, odds are decent you think of a steakhouse and a glass of red wine. The starting course before a decadent main course. While there's certainly some red meat on this list, it's great with a variety of entrees!
Veggies are flavorful and nutritious, making them the perfect side dish! Here are some that go particularly well with French onion soup.
Pastas & Potatoes
While breads may be more dippable than pasta, carbs and soup go together like peanut butter and jelly. Here are some great ones to pair with your classic French onion soup.
The best option for almost any soup is bread. After all, what goes with melty cheese soup if not a slice of crusty bread? From bread sticks to soft pretzels, store bought frozen rolls to scratch made, the options are almost endless!