10 Dishes To Serve With Minestrone Soup

When all you want is a warm, comforting bowl of soup during the cold winter months, minestrone soup is always a safe option. This Italian classic is a delicious combination of vegetables and beans, sometimes pasta, simmered in a tasty broth. But you can make this hearty soup even more satisfying by pairing it with one of these ten delicious sides.

1. What is Minestrone Soup?

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It’s one of the easiest yet tastiest soup recipes you will make. Minestrone is an Italian soup made with beans, vegetables, and other seasonal ingredients. Some varieties also include pasta or noodles. Follow this recipe to enjoy the bold and comforting flavors of this beloved soup. But what should you serve with it?

2. Garden Salad

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A mix of crisp lettuce, tomatoes, celery, and kidney beans in this Garden Salad is a great accompaniment to the savory soup. It’s simple and light yet refreshing enough to cut through the richness of the soup.

3. Homemade Dinner Rolls

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This homemade dinner rolls recipe is perfect for a family meal or special occasion. You can serve it with soup to help absorb the flavors that you cannot afford to waste. Thus, this is perfectly paired with minestrone soup.

4. Garlic Bread

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If you love garlic bread, you will love it even more, served with minestrone soup. This recipe offers a healthier twist to the classic garlic bread recipe that brings a ton of flavor.

5. Classic Bruschetta

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You’ll love this classic Italian bruschetta recipe. It’s the perfect appetizer for a crowd or a main course for one or two. But try it with minestrone soup, and you’ll be blown away.

6. Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

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These Instant Pot baked potatoes are one of the easiest, fastest ways to make baked potatoes without using a microwave. It is delicious, but you can elevate your meal by pairing it with minestrone soup.

7. Herb And Garlic Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

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This herb and garlic roasted sweet potato salad is the perfect, healthy alternative to traditional potato salad. It is so easy and delicious, especially when enjoyed with minestrone soup on a cold fall evening.

8. Italian Chopped Salad

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Go all-out on the Italian flavor when you serve your minestrone soup with this Italian Chopped Salad. This salad recipe is a thing of beauty. And yet, it is free of processed meats without scrimping on flavor.

9. Grownup Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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If it’s about time your grilled cheese sandwich grew up, this grown-up grilled cheese sandwich recipe is ready to take its place. it has everything you love about the sandwich you grew up with but made slightly elevated.

10. Grilled Cheese Roll-ups

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These grilled cheese roll-ups make a delicious snack or easy meal for busy weeknights. Both kids and adults will love these, especially when you serve them with minestrone soup. Yum.

11. Air Fryer Cheese Sticks

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Yes, healthy cheese sticks exist. Or, more precisely, air fryer cheese sticks. If you’re looking for the perfect pairing for your minestrone soup, look no further than these delicious treats.

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Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

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Lean ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef if you are working on your health. Here, we give you 17 Meals with ground turkey that are surprisingly good for you.

While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

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Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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