8 Ways To Serve Up Your Cream Of Chicken Soup

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The classic American dinner, chicken soup, is the best cure for what ails you.

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But if you want something even creamier, cream of chicken soup is the way to go.

It’s not just for colds, and it’s certainly not just for winter.

It’s also delicious year-round and can be served as an appetizer or as a main course in itself.

Here are some ideas of what to serve with your cream of chicken soup and make this dish even more attractive.

What is a cream of chicken soup?

Cream of chicken soup is a thick and creamy soup made with chicken broth, cream, celery, and chicken bits.

It’s a great base for any soup or stew and can be used as a dipping sauce for fried foods because it has such a rich flavor that can be added to many different types of food.

Cream of chicken soup is super easy to make at home.

You just need some basic ingredients and some time in the kitchen.

If you don’t have time, cream of chicken soup can be found in cans at grocery stores across the country.

However, we highly recommend making your cream of chicken soup from scratch so that you can enjoy the freshness of every ingredient in the dish that the processed stuff cannot have.

8 best side dishes to serve with cream of chicken soup

Here are the side dishes that we find best to pair with cream of chicken soup to create a hearty and delicious meal that everyone will enjoy:

Stuffed Chicken Rolls

P.F. Chang's Home Menu Chicken Egg Rolls, Frozen Appetizer, 8.8 oz

Chicken rolls are a classic appetizer—and for good reason.

They’re easy to make, use up leftover chicken and stuffing, and are delicious.

All you need is a few basic ingredients and some time, but the result is worth it!

You can even buy the whole chicken or a cut of chicken and use it in these two recipes, which is a good way to save some money.

Steamed rice

Nishiki Steamed White Rice, 7.4-Ounce (Pack of 6)

Steamed rice is a great side dish for the cream of chicken soup.

It’s filling and easy to make, and it goes well with creamy soups.

You should also know that rice is a good source of carbohydrates, B vitamins, selenium, and other nutrients that your body needs to function properly.

In fact, many cultures eat this kind of grain at every meal!

So if you’re looking for something other than bread to go with your cream of chicken soup—or are just getting sick of those things—consider steaming some long-grain white or brown rice as an alternative.

Mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a classic choice to serve with cream of chicken soup.

Mashed potatoes contain a fair amount of carbohydrates, which can help you feel full if you’re not eating enough calories.

They also contain fiber, which can help improve digestion and manage bowel function.

If you’re looking for a mashed potato alternative, consider cauliflower mash.

Cauliflower is a great choice too because it’s low in calories and carbs but still contains fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Try mixing cauliflower with some butter or olive oil to make yours healthier.


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Pasta is another good option to go for.

Pasta is easy to make, and even easier to eat.

Pasta’s high fiber content means that it’s also filling, which helps you feel full longer after eating.

It can be made in many different ways: boiled, baked, or even fried!

In this case, you can even toss your blanched pasta into the bowl of cream of chicken soup, it’s gonna be great!

Sauteed spinach

365 by Whole Foods Market, Organic Baby Spinach, 5 oz

You can use any green vegetable you have on hand, but spinach and kale are the best for this dish because they have a delicate flavor that doesn’t overpower the other flavors in your meal.

It is better to saute it in olive oil than in regular vegetable oil.

The olive oil gives it a buttery taste and also makes sure you don’t end up with soggy spinach (which would be sad) and it is also healthier.

Add garlic, onion, and/or other vegetables like peppers or mushrooms to your sauteed greens before serving them alongside the cream of chicken soup.

This is optional—the plainer version above is also delicious!


Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers, Family Size, Fine Ground Sea Salt...

Crackers are a great option for a side when serving cream of chicken soup.

They’re easy to eat, and they add some texture and crunch to the meal.

You can buy crackers at the store or make your own.

If you make them yourself, you can use any type of bread (whole wheat, rye, etc.) that you like. Cut it into squares and bake until crisp.

Green salad

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Choosing a salad that complements the cream of chicken soup isn’t a hard thing but not that easy.

And green salads are the answer.

The creaminess of this soup pairs beautifully with a crisp green salad, but you’ll want to make sure your dressing matches the dish.

If you’re serving the two side by side, opt for a vinaigrette rather than a creamy dressing that won’t clash with the flavor of your soup.

However, if you’re planning on serving only one or the other as an entrée (or both), then feel free to go wild!

Be sure there’s enough space on your plate for both items when serving them together.

Creamy soups and salads are great companions because they give off different textures and temperatures; however, this can be overwhelming if too much food is piled onto one plate at once—so plan accordingly!

Funeral potatoes

Augason Farms Funeral Potatoes 13.6 oz Food Pouch

Funeral potatoes are a hearty, comforting side dish that’s easy to make, and the name comes from its popularity at after-funeral luncheons.

Despite its “sad” name, the dish is extremely delicious and pairs well with the cream of chicken soup.

There are many recipes out there for this classic recipe—some call it scalloped potatoes with ham, others just call it casserole—but all involve hash browns mixed with corn flake, chicken soup, sour cream, and many other ingredients and spices.

Once they’re baked until golden brown on top, they’re ready to eat!


You can serve cream of chicken soup with almost anything.

It goes well with our side dish ideas and many more.

No matter what you serve this creamy dish, don’t forget to add some vegetables as well to make the meal balanced and healthier.