What to Serve with Tomato Soup: 20+ Sides & Toppings

Wondering what to serve with tomato soup? I’ve got you covered with these 20+ tasty sides, salads, toppings & more!

Some of the most popular tomato soup recipes on my blog are this Tomato Bisque and Indian Tomato Soup.

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

From classics such garlic bread and grilled cheese, to healthier options such as air fryer tomatoes and a simple arugula salad, there are so many options.

So, let’s dig in!

Keep reading to discover 20+ of the best side dishes to serve with tomato soup.

Sides for Tomato Soup

Overhead close up of bowl of kale caesar salad in white bowl with serving spoon.
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.
Kale Caesar Salad
How to make the best grilled cheese sandwich, with a crispy, salty, buttery exterior and oozy cheese inside. The ultimate cheese toastie!
Recipe: Recipe Tin Eats
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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.
Arugula Salad
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!
Sauteed Spinach
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!
Italian Radicchio Salad
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.
Fennel and Chickpea Salad
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!
Shirazi Salad
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
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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.  
Fennel Celery Salad
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!
Tomato Cucumber Salad
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!
Instant Pot Artichokes
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.
Get the RECIPE from The Modern Proper
Overhead shot of prepared Jennifer Aniston Salad in green bowl.
One bite of the viral Jennifer Aniston Quinoa Salad and you’ll be hooked! It was the actress’ top choice for lunch during her time on Friends for good reason – it’s easy to make, loaded with healthy grains and veggies, and perfect for meal prep.
Quinoa Salad
Overhead close up of zucchini fries on platter.
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries with Lemon Tarragon Aioli are perfect for snacking. Strips of zucchini, coated in panko cook up perfectly crispy in the air fryer. Dip them in an easy-to-prepare creamy aioli flavored with tarragon and lemon. 
Zucchini Fries

Toppings for Tomato Soup

Bowl of croutons sprinkled with parsley.
Learn how to make Homemade Croutons with just 4 simple ingredients. This crouton recipe is so much better than store bought! Use in salads, soups, stuffing or just eat them straight off the pan.
Homemade Croutons
Overhead shot of small bowl of tapenade on grey plate with crostini scattered about.
This easy Olive Spread (Olive Tapenade) comes together in just 10 minutes in your food processor or blender. It's amazing dolloped on top of a bowl of tomato soup.
Olive Tapenade
Air fried tomatoes in white bowl topped with basil sprigs.
Learn how to roast cherry tomatoes in the air fryer in just 10 minutes! Bursting with Italian flavors, these Air Fryer Tomatoes are easy to make and a delicious addition to pasta, soups, toast, salads, and so much more.
Air Fryer Tomatoes
Overhead shot of tortilla strips in bowl.
Learn how to make tortilla strips at home with just 3-ingredients! They’re the perfect crunchy topping for chili, soups and salads.
Tortilla Strips
Crispy air fryer mushrooms in bowl with spoon.
Upgrade everyday dinners and holiday meals with Air Fryer Mushrooms! Perfectly seasoned and endlessly customizable, this quick and easy recipe serves as a delectable side dish or topping for burgers, steaks, and beyond.
Air Fryer Mushrooms
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.
Overhead shot of prepared raita sauce in bowl next to pita pieces.
This Raita Recipe is a popular Indian dip that’s creamy, crunchy and a perfect as a topping on tomato soup.
Cucumber Raita
Croutons in air fryer basket.
Learn how to make Air Fryer Croutons with just 4 simple ingredients. This crouton recipe is so much better than store bought! Use in salads, soups, stuffing or just eat them straight out of the air fryer basket.
Air Fryer Croutons

How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these tomato 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. 

Wine Pairings

  • A light-red wine works well with this tomato soup. Try a GrenacheGamay or Barbera d’Alba.
  • For a white wine option, try a Viognier. Its viscosity and lush flavors stand up well to this rich soup.

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20+ Sides for Tomato Soup

Wondering what to serve with tomato soup? I’ve got you covered with these 20+ tasty sides, salads, toppings & more! Try a couple with this Tomato Bisque Soup.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings



  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and saute until translucent.
  • Add tomatoes and their juice, salt, pepper, baking soda and thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered about 15 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Using an immersion blender, process until smooth. Alternatively, transfer contents to a blender and process until smooth.
  • With soup over low heat, slowly stir in orange juice and heavy cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Although fresh squeezed orange juice is preferred in this recipe, a high-quality bottled orange juice will work as well.
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Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 696mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g

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