What to Serve with Chicken Noodle Soup: 25 Sides

Wondering what to serve with chicken noodle soup? I’ve got you covered with these 25+ tasty sides. Salads, veggies & more!

Some of the most popular chicken soup recipes on my blog are this Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup, Leftover Chicken Soup, and Lemon Dill Chicken Soup.

But no matter which type of chicken soup you’re serving, you’re guaranteed to find a perfect side dish here.

Slurp-Worthy Soup + Amazing Side Dish = PERFECTION!

When serving chicken noodle soup for dinner, some really stellar side dishes can really help complete the meal.

From classics such garlic bread and green salad, to healthier options such as sauteed spinach and grilled peppers, there are so many options.

So, let’s dig in!

Keep reading to discover 25+ of the best side dishes to serve with chicken noodle soup.

What to Serve with Chicken Noodle Soup

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This Kale Caesar Salad is topped with crispy homemade croutons and parmesan cheese. Massaging the creamy garlic dressing into the kale makes it extra tender and delicious.
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Baked crostini on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Crostini are easy to make at home using just 3-ingredients – bread, olive oil and salt. This simple crostini recipe is the perfect appetizer for parties. You can make them ahead of time and serve them with a variety of toppings.
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Arugula Salad ready to be served.
This Arugula Salad recipe with red wine vinaigrette is my go-to green salad. The arugula has a peppery bite to it which pairs wonderfully with the acid in the vinaigrette. It’s the perfect salad for pairing with rich dishes.
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Overhead shot of cherry tomato salad in grey bowl.
This Cherry Tomato Salad with Roasted Lemons is the perfect side dish. Sweet tomatoes combine with a tangy vinaigrette and delicious roasted lemons. 
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Italian chopped salad in large bowl on white table.
This simple Italian Chopped Salad dresses fresh veggies, salami, mozzarella & chickpeas in a delicious homemade Italian dressing.
Italian Chopped Salad
Sauteed spinach in white bowl.
Add a healthy boost of nutrients to your dinner with this easy Sauteed Spinach. Baby spinach is added to a skillet along with garlic and olive oil, then sauteed gently to create a simple side dish that pairs with any meal!
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Prepared radicchio salad in grey bowl with serving utensils.
This delicious Italian Radicchio Salad is dressed in a creamy lemon-vinaigrette and tossed with buttery calvestrano olives, tasty breadcrumbs and nutty parmesan cheese. And, a special tip ensures that your radicchio won't be bitter!
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Shaved brussels sprouts salad in large bowl with serving spoon.
This Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Mustard and Parmesan is tossed in a light red wine vinaigrette and makes a delicious, crunchy side dish.
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Sauteed zucchini and squash in skillet.
You can serve Sauteed Zucchini and Squash with practically anything! It’s a simple side dish that showcases sliced and seared summer squash and savory Italian flavors.
Sauteed Zucchini and Squash
Peppers with grill marks scattered on counter.
Learn how to make perfectly tender and blistered Grilled Bell Peppers at home! It’s one of the best and easiest side dishes you can add to burrito bowls, fajitas, or pair with grilled meats.
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Fennel salad with chickpeas in white bowl.
This Fennel and Chickpea Salad is tossed in a light citrus vinaigrette & topped with parmesan. It’s the perfect make-ahead salad for potlucks or lunches.
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Shirazi salad centered in frame with serving spoon.
This simple Shirazi Salad recipe features fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and crisp red onion. Dressed with plenty of fresh herbs and tossed with a tangy dressing made with lime juice and olive oil. Every bite is bursting with refreshing flavors!
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Serving spoon in bowl of tomato cucumber salad.
This Tomato Cucumber Salad features fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and crisp red onion. Dressed in a tangy homemade red wine vinaigrette, every bite is bursting with refreshing Mediterranean flavors!
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Platter of grilled broccolini
This grilled broccolini is topped with a tangy apple cider vinaigrette and marcona almonds for a delicious crunch. It’s a perfect side dish for autumnal menus or Thanksgiving. 
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Over head shot of cooked brussels sprouts in grey bowl with spoon.
Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic cook up crispy and delicious with minimal oil with the help of your air fryer! Dressed simply with balsamic vinegar and a sprinkle of salt. You'll love these!
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This easy Olive Spread recipe comes together in just 10 minutes in your food processor or blender. It's amazing as an appetizer for parties, served as part of a charcuterie board, or used as a sandwich spread.
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Spears of asparagus cooked sous vide topped with parmesan shavings.
How to cook perfect asparagus sous vide. Bright green, perfectly cooked spears. With three options for flavoring – garlic, parmesan or lemon.
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Roasted brussel sprouts in bowl drizzled with balsamic glaze and sprinkled with cranberries.
These Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Reduction & Cranberries make a simple and elegant side dish that both kids and adults love!
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Artichokes in instant pot liner.
Instant Pot Artichokes are quick and easy to make with the help of your electric pressure cooker. Plus, this recipe gives them SO much flavor!
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Sunchokes are a knobby root vegetable that can be prepared in more ways than you can imagine! In this recipe, you’ll learn how to roast them with olive oil, garlic, and thyme. It’s an easy side dish you can pair with anything.
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Overhead shot of shaved fennel salad in green serving bowl on pink table.
This Fennel Celery Salad comes together quickly and has such a delicious light lemon-parmesan vinaigrette and wonderful crunch. It's the perfect side salad for rich and hearty dishes like pasta or braised short ribs.  
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Garlic bread on pink background.
Toasty, buttery, herby, covered in a dusting of salty parmesan cheese, piping hot and fresh out of the oven—our homemade garlic bread recipe is everything you’re craving right now, and then some.
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Caesar salad is a staple on restaurant menus across the country, but we’ve yet to find one as perfectly blended as this one – crisp romaine is tossed with creamy dressing, crunchy croutons and premium Parmesan. All hail Caesar!
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We are finally in the home stretch of Super Bowl food sharing. So from now until Friday, I have some recipes that you can throw together in a matter of
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How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these chicken noodle soup side dish recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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Chicken noodle soup in bowl with spoon, topped with sour cream, dill and parsley.

What to Serve with Chicken Noodle Soup: 25+ Sides

Wondering what to serve with chicken noodle soup? I’ve got you covered with these 25+ tasty sides. Salads, veggies & more! Try them with this Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup. It's packed with flavor, super easy and so satisfying.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Time for Pressure to Build & Release: 25 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Press SAUTE and add olive oil to Instant Pot. Once hot, add shallot, carrot and celery. Saute 2-3 minutes, until softened. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds longer. Hit CANCEL.
  • Add oregano, basil, bay leaf, chicken, broth, water and parmesan rind to the pot. Stir to combine.
  • Set pot to seal and cook on MANUAL high pressure for 10 minutes. It will take about 15 minutes for the pressure to build, then the countdown timer will begin.
  • When the cook time ends, allow the pressure to  naturally release for 10 minutes. Then, carefully release the remaining pressure by turning the steam release valve to vent and remove the lid.
  • Transfer the chicken to a bowl and discard the bay leaf and parmesan rind.
  • Press SAUTE and bring the soup to a boil. Add egg noodles and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, shred the chicken using two forks. When the noodles are done cooking, return the chicken to the pot. Add parsley and lemon juice and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with a dollop of sour cream if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

How to Freeze:
  • You can definitely freeze this soup. However, the pasta will become soggy, and the soup will become thicker as the pasta will continue to soak up that liquid. To solve this, I like to prepare the soup without the pasta, then when I’m ready to serve it, I add some cooked pasta to the warm soup. 
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Nutrition

Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 749mg | Potassium: 780mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5417IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg

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