9 Surprising Soup Toppers
Ready to bring your bowl to the next level? Forget the oyster crackers! Top your soup with something unexpected.
Adding pretzel bites to your broccoli cheese soup = pure perfection. The warm and creamy soup with the doughy pretzels for dipping will leave you wanting this for dinner every day!
A fresh twist on a beloved classic! Create mini-grilled cheese sandwiches to include on top of your tomato soup. (Kids will especially love this option.) The combo can even be made into a small appetizer using a tomato soup “shooter.”
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This one feels like fall, but it’s a savory year-round option. Your smooth and sweet butternut squash soup paired with crunchy and tart apples make quite the pair. Dice or slice apples paper-thin and add a squeeze of lemon juice for extra tartness.
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Baked Kale, Beet or Parsnip Chips
So easy and perfect! This bright carrot soup paired with baked vegetable chips is unique and unexpected. The soup and chips can even be prepared ahead for a quick weeknight dinner.
Beer cheese soup is quite the ultimate indulgence, but when you add candied bacon to the top, you take your taste buds to a whole new level. Candied bacon is easy to make and its sweetness perfectly pairs with the savory beer cheese soup.
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Fresh Berries & Mint
Cold soup? Yes, please!
We love this Chilled Berry Bisque as a refreshing summer treat. Top this soup with fresh berries and mint to finish it off and create a unique texture. The aroma of the mint with the fruit–well, it’s basically summer in a bowl.
Chicken pot pie soup is a feel-good soup that’s a necessity when you’re looking for a true comfort food. Add a warm, flaky, buttery biscuit on top and you’ve just made this soup a complete meal! Here’s a hearty recipe to get you started.
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Baked Parmesan Cheese Crisps
This is a super-easy way to add a bit of crunch on top of your soup. The salty crunchiness of baked Parmesan cheese crisps in any bowl–especially chili–is a true treat for your taste buds.
Try one of our best chili recipes topped with these Parmesan cheese crisps.
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Tortilla Strips & Avocado
Topping soup with avocado? Absolutely! Tortilla strips and avocado are the ideal toppers for chicken tortilla soup. The various ingredients in the soup, crunchy tortilla strips and smooth avocado create an explosion of taste and texture.