11 Best Soup and Sandwich Combinations

One of the simplest and most satisfying weeknight dinners has to be the classic soup and sandwich combo. Not only is it satisfying, but it’s easy to plan for and make.

Plus, more often than not, the soup can be made ahead of time which means all it takes to get dinner on the table is slapping together a sandy and reheat the soup. What a win!

Featured Menu: Butternut Squash Bisque & Cheesy Apple Toasts

Photograph of a soup and sandwich meal featuring butternut squash and cheesy apple toasts.

Butternut Squash & Apple Bisque

Gruyère & Apple Toasts with Thyme and Honey

A silky-smooth butternut squash bisque pairs perfectly with an open-faced cheesy sandwich. The toast recipe calls for ham and gruyère but deli turkey and smoked gouda also works wonders. If you’re vegetarian, or cooking for someone who is, simply leave off the deli meat. The sandwich will be just as delicious!

 

Sicilian Fish Stew Menu

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Sicilian Fish Stew

Classic Garlic Bread

There’s just something so comforting about a hearty, flavorful fish stew. And this version from America’s Test Kitchen is packed with flavor. The only thing missing? A side of carbs. Turn to this classic garlic bread recipe to round out the meal.

 

Vietnamese Soup Dinner

Weeknight Chicken Pho

Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Spicy Almond Dipping Sauce

Two of my favorite dishes come together to create one hell of a meal. Packed with veggies and bold flavors, both of these fresh recipes will leave you feeling satisfied but not stuffed.

 

Simple Vegetable Soup Dinner

Homemade naan bread wrapped in a white towel

Chunky Vegetable Soup

Homemade Naan Bread with Honey-Garlic Butter

A simple vegetable soup never gets old. And this soup recipe—an oldie but a goodie—pairs perfectly with homemade naan bread smothered with a honey-garlic butter. Sometimes simple is best.

 

Quick-to-Fix Soup & Panini Dinner

Turkey and Fig Panini set on parchment paper on a cutting board | Zestful Kitchen

Creamy Cauliflower and Garlic Soup

5-Ingredient Turkey and Fig Panini

This soup and sandwich menu proves that you really only need a few ingredients to create a spectacular meal. Plus, how can you go wrong with a creamy, veggie-based soup and warm melty sandwich? 

 

Minestrone and Cheesy Toasts

Summer Minestrone with Walnut Pesto | Zestful Kitchen

Summer Minestrone with Walnut Pesto

Tomato, Prosciutto & Gruyere Sandwiches

If you’ve never finished a bowl of soup with a dollop of pesto then you’re in for a treat. This summer minestrone soup is quickly elevated from simple to spectacular thanks to a delicious walnut pesto. Then complete the meal with an open-faced cheesy tomato sandwich (which might also be great with a dollop of pesto)!

 

Wild Rice Soup Dinner

Soup in while bowls on a dark gray surface

Healthy Slow-Cooker Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Herby Garlic Bread

Creamy wild rice soup is always a good idea. But lighten it up and throw it in the slow-cooker, and well, we’re talking soup perfection! Creamy and comforting, you’d never know this soup was lightened up. The only thing that’s left is a slice of herby garlic bread. et voilà!

 

Creative Bisque Menu

Shiitake & Thyme Crostini with Apricot Goat Cheese | Zestful Kitchen

Pear Bisque with Buttermilk

Shiitake & Thyme Crostini with Apricot Goat Cheese Crostini

A delightful surprise for your tastebuds, this pear bisque is definitely one-of-a-kind. Keep the unique flavors going and serve a few of these goat cheese and mushroom crostini on the side. Unique and intriguing, this menu is worthy of any celebration.

 

Best of Summer Soup and Sandwich Meal

Turkey, Peach & Basil Sandwich | Zestful Kitchen

Creamy Vegan Corn Chowder

Turkey, Peach & Basil Sandwiches

Soup in summer? Oh yes! Make the most of sweet corn and peach season with this menu that’s all about celebrating the season’s best flavors. Whether served together or separately, these are two recipes you can’t miss.

 

Bonkers for Broccoli Soup and Sandy Menu

Photograph of creamy broccoli soup with croutons

Creamy Broccoli Soup with Cheesy “Everything” Spiced Croutons

Roasted Broccoli and Grilled Cheese Melt.  

The croutons on this soup could probably qualify as the sandwich, but if you want more, check out the mouth-watering melt!

 

Greek-Inspired Soup & Nacho Dinner

Greek Nachos with Feta-Yogurt Sauce | Zestful Kitchen

Greek Lemon Soup — Avgolemono

Greek Nachos with Feta-Yogurt Sauce

Avgolemono is a classic Greek soup that’s unlike anything you’ve probably ever had. With a unique cooking technique, you may find yourself turning away out of intimidation. If you’re up to try something new, give this one a try. Then be sure to whip up the Greek Nachos, they’re a fun change of pace too!

 

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Photograph of a soup and sandwich meal featuring butternut squash and cheesy apple toasts.

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