What to Serve With French Onion Soup

If you are trying to figure out what to serve with french onion soup for lunch or dinner, this list is of sides is exactly what you are looking for. French onion soup is a comforting warm bowl and is a meal in itself with the rich broth, large crouton on the bottom, and bubbly cheese on the top. However, this hearty soup deserves a great side dish that goes well with them. Therefore, you will want to pick the best side dish recipe that goes with your favorite stew or any soup recipe.

I love making soups and stews in the crockpot so they can take all day to cook and there is not much work. At the end of the day, the slow cooker onion soup is ready and all I need is a quick side dish. When I don’t want to just crackers or toast and I want a dinner that is a bit more filling or fancy, these are my go-to recipes. Whether you want something healthy, light, homebaked, or unique, I have you covered with so many choices on what to eat with a homemade french onion soup. All of these sides pair well with the rich beef broth, sweet onions, and savory cheese that make it so amazing.   Which will you try first?

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WHAT TO SERVE WITH FRENCH ONION SOUP

This is a tasty list of what to offer with a french onion soup.  Based on your mood, preference, or diet, there is something for everyone.  To help you decide what to serve with it, I have broken down the list into some subcategories that I shared below. There are wonderful salads,  fresh-baked loaves of bread, vegetables, and more.  There are also gluten-free, keto, low-carb, and healthy side dish recipes. This list of what to goes well with soup or stew includes:

  • Salad Side Dishes 
  • Baked Goods Side Dishes 
  • Vegetable Side Dishes
  • Other Side Dishes 
  • Bonus – Desserts too!

Salad Side Dishes

With any soup, salad seems to be the ideal side dish. These recipes are a perfect match for the next time you have french onion soup for lunch or dinner. Pair one of these salad recipes next time and have a wonderful complete meal. 

French Potato Salad
Tender potatoes in a Champagne dijon vinaigrette with fresh herbs is bright, tangy, and crowd-pleasing.
Check out this recipe
French Potato Salad

 

Pomegranate Spinach Salad with Pears & Goat Cheese
Beautiful green spinach is dressed with tangy creamy goat cheese, tart crunchy pomegranates, and juicy pears.
Check out this recipe
POMEGRANATE SPINACH SALAD WITH PEARS AND GOAT CHEESE

 

Broccoli Apple Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing (no mayo)
This healthy broccoli salad with carrots, raisins, apples, and cheese is amazing. The creamy greek yogurt dressing is low-fat and made without mayo. It is tangy, crisp, fresh, and sweet in every bite. It holds up great for potlucks and barbecues. It is even great as a leftover, unlike other salads.
 
Check out this recipe
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Butternut Squash, Apple, and Kale Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette
Butternut squash and kale make the perfect Fall salad. The crunchy pecans, crisp apples, sweet raisins, and roasted butternut squash make the most amazing Autumn harvest salad recipe.
Check out this recipe
Butternut Squash, Apple, and Kale Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

 

Grilled Peach, Avocado, and Goat Cheese Arugula Salad
Sweet grilled peaches, creamy avocado, tangy goat cheese, and spicy arugula are a summer salad sensation.
Check out this recipe
grilled Peach avocado goat cheese arugula salad

Baked Goods Side Dishes

French onoin soup is a rich decadent recipe that goes well with breads and rolls. Even though there is a crouton in your bowl of soup, having fresh crusty or soft bread to dip into french onion soup is fantastic.  These are my favorite homebaked breads, rolls, and even a few keto & gluten-free chaffles too. 

Easy Homemade Soft Dinner Rolls
The best soft homemade dinner rolls baked using yeast are easy to make. These rolls are delicious and enjoyed best when warm straight out of the oven.
Check out this recipe
Freshly baked easy homemade soft dinner rolls

 

Keto Fat Head Rolls
Homemade soft keto rolls using almond flour are not just low carb (4 net carbs each!) but will please any appetite. They are sturdy enough for use as bread for sandwiches, buns for hamburgers, and great plain.
Check out this recipe
Keto Fat Head Rolls plated

 

Ciabatta Bread
Homemade rustic Italian bread has a crispy crust and a tender chewy inside.
Check out this recipe
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Keto Cornbread Chaffles
Cornbread chaffles made with almond flour are the best Mini Dash keto waffle recipe. A savory low-carb & gluten-free side for chili, soup, or salad.
Check out this recipe
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Keto Belgian Chaffles
Keto and low carb waffles made from shredded cheese and eggs = chaffles. Each one has only 3 net carbs and a ton of flavor and versatility to enjoy so many ways. Great for breakfast, made into pizza, as sandwich bread, and strips for snacking.
Check out this recipe
keto belgian chaffles plated

 

Vegetable Side Dishes

For a healthy or rich vegetable side dish to serve with classic french onion soup, try one of these recipes.  

Amazing Roasted Green Beans with Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning
These delicious but easy green beans will be a family favorite. The nutty sesame seasoning that includes garlic and onion adds so much flavor.
Check out this recipe
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Instant Pot Steamed Broccoli
Instant pot steamed broccoli is a healthy and easy recipe that comes out perfect every time. In just a few minutes fresh broccoli is cooked and ready to enjoy.  This method works in any electric pressure cooker with or without a steamer basket and results in fresh steamed broccoli that is not mushy. 
Check out this recipe
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Caramelized Brussel sprouts with Brown Sugar, Bacon, & Blue Cheese
Caramelized Brussel sprouts with brown sugar are a wonderful simple side dish.  To make Brussel sprouts even more wonderful add bacon and blue cheese for a sweet, salty, creamy, and nutty delight. 
Check out this recipe
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Deep-Fried Sweet Potato Fries
Homemade deep-fried sweet potato fries are a quick and easy family favorite recipe. This fantastic method to deep fry & season them makes the best appetizer or side dish.
Check out this recipe
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Other Side Dishes

For more delicious ideas to eat alongside french onion soup, try these other ideas.  This list includes sandwiches, fried foods, and pasta.  

Grilled Cheese with Figs and Hot Honey
Grilled cheese with sharp cheddar, fresh sweet figs, and spicy hot honey is an easy gourmet recipe. A perfect combo of sweet and spicy between toasted sourdough. 
Check out this recipe
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Keto Monte Cristo Sandwich
This keto Monte Cristo sandwich is an easy and tasty low-carb recipe. Full of ham, turkey, and swiss cheese for a warm griddled lunch or dinner. If you enjoy ordering this at Disneyland's Blue Bayou or Cafe Orleans, this is the recipe for you.
Check out this recipe
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Keto Muffuletta Sandwich
The delicious New Orleans classic sandwich recipe is now made keto, low-carb, grain-free, and gluten-free. Homemade fat head dough rolls are stuffed with deli meats, cheeses, and the authentic olive salad.
Check out this recipe
Keto Muffuletta Sandwich sliced and facing open

 

Homemade Beer-Battered Onion Rings
Onion rings are a classic fried treat that is so easy to make homemade. This beer-battered recipe for onion rings is the perfect side dish, snack, or appetizer.
Check out this recipe
Homemade Beer-Battered Onion Rings

 

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Spaghetti
Chicken spaghetti in the Instant Pot is a quick and easy recipe. This one-pot chicken and pasta recipe is comforting and delicious.  
Check out this recipe
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Pasta al Forno (Baked Pasta)
Pasta al Forno is a baked pasta casserole everyone will love. This easy recipe for baked rigatoni has tomato sauce, cheese, and more for a great dinner.
Check out this recipe
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BONUS – Desserts too! 

There is something about finishing a special meal with dessert. The next time you enjoy french onion soup, do not forget to make a wonderful homemade dessert. These recipes are great to finish off your meal with. 

Keto No-Bake Cheesecake
This easy no-bake keto cheesecake is creamy, sweet, and yummy. It is gluten-free, low-carb, and diabetic-friendly with only a few ingredients.
Check out this recipe
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EASY 3-INGREDIENT CREME BRULEE
3-Ingredients create a creamy custard and caramelized sugar topping for the perfect creme brulee.
Check out this recipe
easy 3-ingredient creme brulee

 

Keto No-Bake Cheesecake
This easy no-bake keto cheesecake is creamy, sweet, and yummy. It is gluten-free, low-carb, and diabetic-friendly with only a few ingredients.
Check out this recipe
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Stewed Pears
Sweet pears are stewed with sugar and cinnamon for a sweet treat. They are great for breakfast or for dessert as a topping or accompaniment. This quick and easy recipe makes wonderfully spiced pears.
Check out this recipe
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Fresh Strawberry Mousse Parfait
Fresh strawberry mousse is an easy parfait dessert. It’s light and healthy with mounds of yummy berry whipped cream and puree layer making for a great no-bake recipe. 
Check out this recipe
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What to Serve with French Onion Soup

Angela
For the best recipes to serve and eat with French onion soup, check out this list. There are salads, vegetables, baked goods, and desserts that all go well with soup.
Prep Time 0 mins
Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American, French
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

TRY ONE OF MORE OF THE FOLLOWING RECIPES

  • Dinner Rolls
  • French Potato Salad
  • Pomegranate Spinach Salad
  • Sweet Potatoe Fries
  • Creme Brulee
  • Keto No-Bake Cheesecake

Instructions
 

  • Make your favorite french onion soup recipe.
  • Choose one or more recipes to make as a side dish or dessert.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword bread, dessert, French, rolls, salad, side dishes, sides, vegetable

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