What to Serve with French Onion Soup – 14 Best Sides

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wondering what to serve with French Onion Soup? No worry,  I’ve got you covered with this handy guide of the 40+ BEST side dishes.

what to serve with french onion soup
what to serve with french onion soup

Applebee’s french onion soup is one of the famous French soups, a hearty meal and filling enough to serve as a main course.

Also this is the second most viral recipe of recipezenith too. If you like soups, must check out this white chicken lasagna soup, and this best copycat longhorn potato soup.

What is Applebee’s French Onion Soup?

Applebee’s french onion soup is a hearty brothy soup made with caramelized onions, beef broth and topped with ooey-gooey melted cheese and french bread making it a lovely oniony-cheesy soup, that is surely favorite of everyone.

 And if you’re even new to french onion soup, you must try my perfect copycat Applebee’s French Onion Soup recipe, that will make sure you make this delicious french onion soup right in your kitchen!!

What to serve with french onion soup?

Now this  is the question.. Because of a perfect combination of beef broth, onion, french bread and cheese, you can serve it not only as an appetizer, it can be served as a main course too. 

So if you don’t know what to serve with this heartwarming french onion soup, I’ve got you covered..

From mains to sides, and drinks to desserts… you’ll definitely find something that suits you!!

1. Pasta House Company Salad Recipe

So if you’re serving French Onion Soup as a main course, this refreshing pasta house company salad recipe can be a perfect side.

Made with 2 kinds of lettuce, red onions, artichokes, and Italian dressing, this crunchy and refreshing pasta house salad will be a best accompaniment with your dinner.

2. Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Its like a delicious mash-up of smooth mashed potatoes, melted cheese, and savory garlic.

This is a delicious side dish that will go perfect with your meals like Alice Springs Chicken, Easy Marry Me Chicken, or a hearty soup like this Grandma’s Chicken Noodle Soup.

This is the creamiest and easiest cheesy garlic mashed potato recipe, where cheese and garlic makes plain mashed potatoes extra wonderful and satisfying.

3. Sautéed Chicken of the Woods

What about a mushroom, that tastes like chicken? Well this is true, here I’m with a quick and easy mushroom recipe, which is called chicken of the woods mushrooms.

Not only its taste, its texture is also like chicken. A best side for vegetarians, with full of nutrients and taste of chicken.

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4. Watergate Salad

A perfect side for your weeknight dinners or family get togethers. Perfect whether you serve it as salad or dessert.

Make this easy-peasy salad recipe just in 5 minutes with only 5 ingredients, and let your guests decide whether they call it salad or dessert.

Its fluffy texture, sweet creamy green color and a lot of marshmallows and pecans is enough to make it everyone’s favorite.

5. Bill Miller’s Green Bean Recipe

One of famous signature dish of Bill Miller’s, you can enjoy as a delicious side with your course meal.

Its a perfect combination of tender and crunchy beans with delicious goodness of bacon, making them a popular side dish.

Serve the crispness of greeny beans and bacons with hot French onion soup to complete your meal’s deliciousness.

6. Mexican Roasted Chili Street Corn

Give your dinner table a Mexican touch with this spicy and tangy Mexican roasted chili street corns.

This is one of the Famous Mexican dish, made with boiled or grilled corn-on-the-cob, smothered with a tangy mayo sauce, with extra chili flakes and cilantro.

This is a famous copycat of Mexican’s Chili’s Grill & Bar restaurant, which you can enjoy at home without even going there.

Serve it as a side with your Entrée or enjoy in snack time.. Perfect for any occasion.

7. Anabolic Ice Cream

Ice cream is everyone’s favorite dessert. And of course it’s difficult to stay away from ice cream, when you’re on a diet, but a die heart fan of ice cream.

No worries, I’m here with a full protein, keto friendly and low calorie ice cream, that is totally sugar free and you can make it at home just in 5 minutes.

So enjoy it as a healthy dessert with a healthy starter like Pasta House Salad, and main like Applebee’s French Onion Soup.

8. Libby’s Pumpkin Cheesecake

Another delicious dessert you can enjoy is this original Libby’s Pumpkin Cheesecake. A perfect blend of spicy pumpkin and creamy cheesecake.

Its a special dessert you can serve on family get togethers in Thanksgiving. It turns an ordinary cheesecake into a delicious dessert, full of the goodness of fresh pumpkins and the spices of fall.

A perfect accompaniment of your dinner table with your favorite sides and a hearty main..

9. Alice Springs Chicken

Pair this perfect copycat recipe of outback steakhouse with hearty and warm bowl of French onion soup.

This tangy and cheesy chicken will surely make its place in your heart with its tendered chicken, perfectly smothered in honey-mustard sauce, topped with crispy bacon, sliced mushrooms and a lot of cheese.

10. Marry me Chicken Recipe

This quick and easy marry me chicken is easy to make and easy to clean one pot recipe.

Made with juicy and tendered chicken in creamy sun-dried tomato sauce, this chicken dish is a perfect meal for weeknight dinners.

11. New York Fried Chicken

Indulge in the flavors of New York with this quick and easy New York fried chicken. Perfectly tendered and juicy inside and crispy layered outside.

Marinate the chicken in buttermilk and seasoned flour mixture, and then fry until it becomes tendered with a crispy golden outer layer.

Serve it with your favorite dips, and sides and enjoy the taste of New York in every bite.

12. Golden Corral Pot Roast

Fan of crockpot recipes?? Must try this perfect copycat Golden corral pot roast recipe.

Roast the beef in a pot, then add veggies and beef broth and let it simmer everything for 2.5 to 3 hours.

Once its ready, serve it with warm bowl of Applebee’s French Onion Soup, this all-in-one hearty meal is a classic family dinner that will please everyone!

13. Turkey Pot Pie with Cream of Chicken Soup

This is gonna best recipe, when you’ve some leftover chicken or turkey after thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter.

Using pre-made pie shells, leftover turkey, cream of chicken soup, and frozen mixed veggies, you’ll get a comforting and delicious meal just in 30 minutes.

14. Hawaiian Macaroni Salad – L&L BBQ Copycat

Discover the flavors of Hawaii with this quick Hawaiian Macaroni Salad recipe, straight from Eddie Flores, Jr.’s cookbook, brings the iconic flavors of L&L straight to your table.

Add boiled macaroni in a bowl, and mix with diced onion and shredded carrots. Gently fold-in mayonnaise, and season with salt and pepper.

Serve cold on its own, or pair with your favorite meals.

To Sum Up!!

French onion soup is a hearty soup made with caramelized onion and beef broth, and then topped with french bread and ooey gooey melted cheese.

The soup is so fully and heart warming, that you can serve it alone as an appetizer, or serve it with different sides, or in main course to enjoy a perfect meal.

Above I’ve explained 14 easy-to-follow recipes including easy salads, dinners and desserts you can pair with your beefy soup.

So call your creativity and make your dinner table more appealing and appetizing.

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What to Serve with French Onion Soup

Recipe by Zanib MughalCourse: RECIPE ROUND-UPSCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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wondering what to serve with French Onion Soup? No worry,  I’ve got you covered with this handy guide of the 40+ BEST side dishes.


  • Pasta House Company Salad recipe

  • Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

  • Sautéed Chicken of the Woods recipe

  • Watergate Salad recipe

  • Bill Miller’s Green Bean Recipe

  • Mexican Roasted Chili Street Corn

  • Anabolic Ice Cream

  • Libby’s Pumpkin Cheesecake

  • Alice Springs Chicken

  • Marry me Chicken Recipe

  • New York Fried Chicken

  • Golden Corral Pot Roast

  • Turkey Pot Pie with Cream of Chicken Soup

  • Hawaiian Macaroni Salad – L&L BBQ Copycat


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  • All the recipes explained here are easy to make and using simple kitchen ingredients.
  • Don’t forget to pin your favorite recipe of recipezenith on Pinterest, and follow me on Facebook to be a part of recipezenith’s family. Tag me on Instagram with @recipezenith #recipezenith

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