No matter which type of onion soup you’re serving, you’re guaranteed to find a perfect side dish here.
French Onion Soup + Amazing Side Dish = PERFECTION!
When serving French Onion Soup for dinner, some delicious side dishes can really help complete the meal.
So, let’s dig in!
Keep reading to discover 35+ of the best side dishes to serve with French Onion Soup.
What to Serve with French Onion Soup
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.
This delicious 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!
This French Onion Chicken is a simple yet crave-worthy dinner that’s made in one skillet! Tender chicken breasts are covered in a rich gravy with caramelized onions, then piled with Gruyere and baked to form a perfectly melty, cheesy layer on top.
This Shaved Fennel Salad comes together quickly and has such a delicious light lemon vinaigrette and wonderful crunch. It's the perfect side salad for rich and hearty dishes like pasta or braised short ribs.
Learn How to Bake Salmon that’s flaky and buttery every time! Salmon filets are lightly seasoned before going into the oven for less than 15 minutes. It’s the best foolproof and healthy weeknight dinner!
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!
Chicken in White Wine Sauce is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. Crispy pan-fried chicken cutlets are nestled in a rich, creamy, and extra garlicky white wine sauce. It’s a 30-minute meal done in one skillet!
Garlic Butter Steak Bites with Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce are the perfect appetizer to serve at your next party or serve them up for dinner with a couple sides. The best part? They’ll be on your table in under 15 minutes!
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!
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!
Duchess Potatoes are a fancy piped potato side dish that must make an appearance at your next dinner party. Rich, creamy, and cheesy with just a subtle crisp, these elegant baked mashed potatoes are unlike anything else!
These Stuffed Artichoke Hearts take all the work out of actually stuffing an artichoke. Canned artichoke hearts are arranged in a dish and topped with a “stuffing” of breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and garlic.
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.
Many of these French Onion 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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Wondering what to serve with French Onion Soup? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide of the 35+ BEST side dishes. Try one of these sides with this Instant Pot French Onion soup. Made with delicious caramelized onions, beef broth, and melty Gruyere cheese croutons is the ultimate comfort food soup recipe.
Set Instant Pot to SAUTE. Add butter and melt. Add onions and a pinch of salt and saute until softened, 5-6 minutes.
Add garlic and cook 1 minute longer. Hit CANCEL.
Add 1/4 cup stock to the onions, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Place lid on pot and set to seal. Press MANUAL high pressure and cook for 18 minutes. When time is up, quick release the pressure and remove lid. Hit CANCEL.
Set Instant Pot to SAUTE and add flour. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
Add wine and cook for 5 minutes, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
Add remaining broth, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, bay leaf and salt and pepper. Place lid on pot and set to seal. Press MANUAL high pressure and cook for 0 (zero) minutes (not a typo). Quick release the pressure before removing lid. Stir in sherry (if using). Taste and season with additional salt and pepper, as needed.
Meanwhile, preheat the broiler. Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle the slices with the Gruyere and parmesan and broil until bubbly and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
Ladle the soup into bowls and place Gruyere toasts on top.