Perfect Soup and Sandwich Combinations

These match-ups prove that soup and sandwich recipes are the ultimate comfort food.

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When you think of classic combinations in the food world, soup and sandwiches are high up on the list. Who knows who invented the pairing or why we eat them together, but it’s easy to see why steaming, soothe-the-soul soup would partner well with a sandwich (usually on crisp bread with gooey cheese). Both are super easy to prepare on weeknights or can be used as leftovers in a brown bag lunch. Check out our recommended combinations.

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Comforting Chicken Noodle Soup

This classic chicken noodle soup blends well with basil pesto, melty cheese and crisp bread.

Pairs Great With: Grilled Goat Cheese & Arugula Sandwiches

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Satisfying Tomato Soup

The king of all pairings! Creamy tomato soup is an unbeatable combination with a cheesy, toasted grilled cheese sandwich. Use a mixture of cheeses or use the sandwich as a ‘dunker’ in the soup!

Pairs Great With: The Ultimate Grilled Cheese

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Pressure-Cooker Potato Soup

This creamy soup partners well with a traditional ham and cheese sammy.

Pairs Great With: Ham and Brie Melts

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Chunky Beef Vegetable Soup

Full of vegetables and meat, pair this comforting soup with a combination of your favorite peppers and cheese melted between toasty, buttered bread.

Pairs Great With: Grilled Cheese & Pepper Sandwiches

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Classic French Onion Soup

Sweet, caramelized onions in a beefy broth pair well with a savory steak and peppery horseradish sauce on stacked bread.

Pairs Great With: Grilled Steak and Portobello Stacks

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Slow-Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

The sweet, neutral flavors of this soup pairs well with a traditional club with all the fixings.

Pairs Great With: Gouda Turkey Club

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Lasagna Soup in the Slow Cooker

Carry on with the Italian theme and serve this lasagna soup with a irresistible bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich. Dress it up with cherry tomatoes and balsamic vinegar for a more traditional taste.

Pairs Great With: BLT with Peppered Balsamic Mayo

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Ham, Potato and Pepper Chowder

Pair this velvety chowder with an Italian sandwich…the spiciness of the cured meats are tamed by it’s creaminess.

Pairs Great With: Italian Submarine

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Pico de Gallo Black Bean Soup

This vegetarian soup is the perfect pairing to a ooey, gooey tuna melt between crisp bread. If tuna isn’t your thing a chicken salad melt is a good substitute.

Pairs Great With: Tuna Ciabatta Melts

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Flavorful Matzo Ball Soup

The tangy, meatiness of a reuben blends perfectly with the savory, chicken flavor of matzo ball soup.

Pairs Great With: Toasted Reubens

Rashanda Cobbins
Rashanda is a former food editor for Taste of Home. While studying for her bachelor’s degree in culinary arts, Rashanda interned in Southern Living’s test kitchen and later spent nearly a decade developing recipes and food content at ConAgra Brands. In her spare time, she loves scoping out local farmers markets and having picnics in the park.