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If you’ve ever wondered what to serve with pumpkin soup, you’ve come to the right place. This article rounds up toppings, salads, breads, mains, and more to serve with a nice hot bowl of creamy soup.

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Pumpkin soup is creamy and flavorful, yet light enough that it’s nice to have something to eat it with for a satisfying and healthy meal. When done right, pumpkin soup is smooth, warming, and cozy, making it perfect for crisp autumn nights.

Although it is delicious, you might be wondering what to serve with pumpkin soup. Exciting toppings, bread for dipping, sides, mains, and more for your soup await. This list also applies to other soups so you can make cozy meals all fall and winter long.


What to Serve with Pumpkin Soup

1. Toppings

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds


How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds by Jessica Gavin

If you've never roasted your pumpkin seeds (any winter squash seeds will work!), you don't know what you're missing! Follow this guide to reduce waste and make a delicious topping for soup.
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Garlic Herb Seasoned Roasted Chickpeas


Garlic Herb Seasoned Roasted Chickpeas by Veggie Inspired

Like little protein-packed croutons, these garlic and herb seasoned roasted chickpeas are so easy to make and are perfect for sprinkling on top of creamy pumpkin soup. The flavors go perfectly together, and you have the option of making these in your oven or air fryer while the soup cooks.
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Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds


Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds by Recipe This

Make crispy and delicious pumpkin seeds in the air fryer to save time! You can use whatever seasonings you like and sprinkle them on top of your soup or enjoy them as a little snack.
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Vegan Pumpkin Seed Crema


Vegan Pumpkin Seed Crema by The Frizzled Leek

Drizzle this pumpkin seed crema on top of your pumpkin soup before serving for a beautiful presentation and a little extra creaminess. This easy-to-make crema has toasted pumpkin seeds in it for an extra boost of pumpkin goodness.
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Vegan Croutons


Vegan Croutons by A Virtual Vegan

Homemade vegan croutons are so easy to make and a great way to use up stale bread. You only need 2 ingredients (plus seasonings) to make this delicious soup topping.
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Crispy Roasted Black Beans


Crispy Roasted Black Beans by My Plantiful Cooking

Crispy, crunchy, savory roasted black beans are another protein-packed topping option for vegan pumpkin soup. This easy-to-make recipe only uses 5 simple ingredients.
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Smoky Tempeh Bacon Strips

Cooked vegan tempeh bacon strips in white speckled bowl.


Smoky Bacon Tempeh Strips by Home-Cooked Roots

These Smoky Tempeh Bacon Strips are so flavorful and the perfect vegan substitute for bacon. All you need is 5 ingredients to prepare the smoky sweet marinade and 5 minutes to get them in the oven. Enjoy this easy vegan breakfast staple on Saturday morning or on a TTLA sandwich for a quick vegan lunch.
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2. Bread and Crackers

Bread and crackers are arguably the best side dish to serve with soup to soak up all that goodness. Pumpkin soup is the ideal soup to eat with bread because it’s smooth and creamy. No little bits will fall off your cracker or slice, and the carbs will keep you satisfied long after you’ve cleaned your bowl. Plus, the bread will absorb all those delicious soup flavors!

Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Vegan Pumpkin Dinner Rolls by Rainbow Nourishments


Vegan Pumpkin Dinner Rolls by Rainbow Nourishments

Soft and fluffy vegan pumpkin dinner rolls that are easy to make with only 6 ingredients! These rolls are the perfect hearty side for dinner.
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Vegan Garlic Bread

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Vegan Garlic Bread by Home-Cooked Roots

This vegan garlic bread is made with a soft, Italian loaf spread with homemade vegan garlic butter and fresh parsley that's oven baked until crispy. Make this crispy bread with tons of garlicky goodness in your home kitchen with just 5 ingredients and 15 minutes! 
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Easy and Simple No-Knead Artisan Sourdough Bread Recipe


Easy and Simple No-Knead Artisan Sourdough Bread Recipe by Stretch and Folds

Crusty and rustic sourdough bread is great for dipping in soup. Even better when the recipe requires no kneading!
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Fluffy Flatbread

Flatbread layered on top of one another on ceramic plate and topped with cilantro.


The Fluffiest Flatbread by Home-Cooked Roots

This naan recipe creates the softest, fluffiest homemade naan style skillet bread. Just 6 simple ingredients and perfect for serving with your favorite curries, wraps, gyros, or enjoying dipped in hummus! The possibilities are endless.
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Vegan Focaccia


Vegan Focaccia by ZardyPlants

Vegan focaccia is easy to make yet super delicious and perfect for dunking in soup. Customize this recipe with your favorite veggies and make a design or just keep it simple.
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Easy Gluten-Free Vegan Biscuits


Easy Gluten-Free Vegan Biscuits by Good Food Baddie

Looking for a gluten-free option? These vegan and gluten-free buttermilk biscuits are perfect for serving with soup. They still contain that golden crust and soft yet flaky layers that you love about traditional biscuits, but without the gluten.
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Vegan Cheese Bread (Pull Apart Bread)

Sourdough boule stuffed with vegan cheese.


Vegan Cheese Bread by Home-Cooked Roots

This Vegan Cheese Bread is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. It's a fun pull apart style bread that's stuffed with vegan garlic butter and homemade Melty Vegan Cheese. Serve it as pull apart appetizer or as a family dinner side dish.
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Vegan Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins

Cornbread muffin with sliced jalapeno pressed in top, drizzled with sweet agave.


Vegan Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins by Home-Cooked Roots

These savory Vegan Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins are ready in less than 30 minutes. They're the perfect balance of sweet and spicy and have a tender crumb – even without eggs or milk! Prepare this easy vegan quick bread in just 1 bowl and serve it alongside your favorite chili, soup, or stew!
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Sourdough Bread Bowl

Sourdough Bread Bowl by The Feathered Nester


Sourdough Bread Bowl by The Feathered Nester

Make every bite of pumpkin soup even more delicious by serving it in a bread bowl! This is the ultimate cozy way to serve soup.
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Homemade Socca Chips


Homemade Socca Chips by Salted Plains

Wholesome and delicious, these homemade socca chips are perfect for dunking in pumpkin soup. These French street food-inspired crackers are made from chickpea flour for a higher protein option.
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Vegan Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits


Vegan Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits by The Hidden Veggies

Gluten-free and vegan, these Red Lobster copycat biscuits are deliciously cheesy and garlicky. Dip these in your pumpkin soup for an indulgent and fun meal.
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Simple Seed Crackers

Easy Homemade Flatbread Crackers by Pinch of Yum


Easy Homemade Flatbread Crackers by Pinch of Yum

Made with only 5 ingredients (plus water) these flatbread crackers are perfect for dipping in soup. They're crunchy, crispy, and loaded with healthy fats to make your soup even more satisfying.
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Polenta Frita (Oven-Baked or Air Fried Polenta)


Polenta Frita (Oven-Baked or Air Fried Polenta) by Health My Lifestyle

Polenta frita (AKA polenta fries) is crispy, creamy, and savory… and perfect for dunking in soup! You can make this delicious snack in the oven or air fryer in just 30 minutes and with only 3 ingredients.
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3. Hearty Salads

Soup and salad is a quintessential pairing for a reason. A light and fresh salad contrasted with a bowl of warm creamy vegan pumpkin soup is such a refreshing and satisfying lunch or dinner. This is the perfect meal to make for yourself, your family, or guests.

Lentil Salad with Fresh Herbs


Lentil Salad with Fresh Herbs by Rainbow Plant Life

Make this easy plant-based protein packed salad and serve it with hot soup. This delicious salad features seasoned lentils with herbs, nuts, and arugula for an elevated meal.
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Tuscan Kale Salad


Tuscan Kale Salad by Debra Klein

This Tuscan kale chopped salad will make you love kale if you’re not a kale lover, but it’s also a new fun salad for those of us who already enjoy kale. This kale salad has a lot of fun and nutrient-packed veggies plus a delicious miso dressing, making this the perfect salad to serve alongside soup.
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Roasted Beets and Carrots Kale Salad


Roasted Beets and Carrots Kale Salad by Haute & Healthy Living

This lovely kale salad is packed with roasted beets and carrots, shallots, dried cranberries, and pumpkin seeds. It's also loaded with vitamins and nutrients, making it the perfect salad to be served alongside a healthy and cozy soup.
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Fall Farro Salad with Butternut Squash


Fall Farro Salad with Butternut Squash by Naturallie Plant-Based

Fall flavors like butternut squash, cranberry, nuts, and parsley or sage are combined into a beautifully composed dish in this fall farro salad. This is a satisfying yet fresh salad to serve with pumpkin soup for a healthy meal.
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Apple Strawberry Cabbage Slaw with Candied Pecans


Apple Strawberry Cabbage Slaw with Candied Pecans by My Pretty Brown Eats

This bright, beautiful salad is bursting with flavor from the Granny Smith apples, strawberries, champagne vinegar dressing, candied pecans, and orange zest. Swap agave for the honey to make this totally vegan.
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Rice Pilaf


Instant Pot Rice Pilaf

This Instant Pot Rice Pilaf is the best, 30 minute sweet and savory rice that’s topped with toasted slivered almonds and fresh parsley.
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4. Vegetable Side Dishes

If soup and a side dish is more your thing, try one of the great sides below. Whether it be a fresh vegetable cooked in flavorful seasonings or an easy-to-make starch side, you’re sure to find the best dish to serve with your pumpkin soup in this section.

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Bowl of crispy air fryer Brussels sprouts.


Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts by Home-Cooked Roots

These crispy air fryer Brussels sprouts are perfectly charred on the outside, yet soft and tender in the middle. They're cooked in half the amount of time as the oven making them the perfect quick and healthy weeknight side. Options for cooking both fresh and frozen included!
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Ah-mazing Vegan Stuffed Artichokes


Ah-mazing Vegan Stuffed Artichokes by Plant-Powered Livin’

Vegan stuffed artichokes are super flavorful and loaded with garlic, lemon, vegan cheese, and breadcrumbs to make a stand-out side dish. This side dish is easy to cook but looks fancy enough to serve to guests along with their soup.
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Oven Roasted Potatoes

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Oven Roasted Potatoes by Home-Cooked Roots

These oven roasted potatoes are unbelievably delicious! They're crispy on the outside with delicious and creamy centers. Perfect for an easy side dish, breakfast, or base for potato nachos.
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Easy Vegan Mushroom Crostini


Easy Vegan Mushroom Crostini by HappyKitchen.Rocks

Vegan mushroom crostini are fun, flavorful, and festive. Make this delicious side dish to serve with your pumpkin soup and enjoy the fall vibes.
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Crispy Gluten Free Coconut Tofu


Crispy Gluten Free Coconut Tofu by Spabettie

Super crispy and golden coconut tofu is fantastic with (or dipped in) pumpkin soup. This easy and simple tofu is a delicious protein-packed side.
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Air Fryer Broccolini


Air Fryer Broccolini (With Oven Instructions) by My Quiet Kitchen

Broccolini is a delicate baby broccoli with a sweeter flavor and tender stems. Make this delicious side in the oven or air fryer and serve alongside pumpkin soup for a healthy and light meal.
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Air Fryer Green Beans

Closeup of seasoned green beans.


Air Fryer Green Beans by Home-Cooked Roots

Making Air Fryer Green Beans is one of my favorite healthy weeknight side dishes. They're crisp on the outside, tender in the middle and seasoned to perfection. You'll love this alternative cooking method!
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Salt n’ Pepper Blistered Shishito Peppers


Salt n’ Pepper Blistered Shishito Peppers by Life’s Ambrosia

Simple yet delicious, these blistered shishito peppers are not too spicy and full of garlicky, salty, and peppery flavor. Serve a generous pile of these peppers alongside soup for a tasty meal.
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Easy + Healthy Roasted Broccoli and Carrots


Easy + Healthy Roasted Broccoli and Carrots Recipe by Fit Mama Real Food

Keep it simple with roasted broccoli and carrots for a healthy side dish. These easy roasted vegetables pair perfectly with a hot bowl of pumpkin soup.
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Whole Roasted Cauliflower


Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Fresh Herb Butter

If you’re looking for a quick, efficient, elegant main dish, look no further than this oven-roasted Whole Roasted Cauliflower! It’s bursting with flavor from a fresh herb butter sauce infused with garlic, fresh herbs, and as much parmesan as your heart desires.
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Cabbage Steaks

Two cabbage steak slices after baking on baking sheet.


Cabbage Steaks by Home-Cooked Roots

Delicious plant-based steaks! Tender cabbage, lightly seasoned with salt, pepper, and oil until roasted to perfection.
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5. Main Dishes

Prefer to serve your soup as a side alongside a larger meal? The main dish recipes below are all perfect when paired with pumpkin soup. The beauty of pumpkin soup is that you can make it in advance and reheat when you’d like to serve it. Now you can cook your main and serve a warm cup of soup on the side.

The Best Vegan Grilled Cheese


The BEST Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Just like tomato soup, pumpkin soup is absolutely delicious with a hearty grilled cheese sandwich. This one is one of the best you'll ever try!
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Vegan Lentil Meatloaf with Oats

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Vegan Lentil Meatloaf with Oats by Home-Cooked Roots

This lentil meatloaf is one of my absolute favorite healthier comfort foods to serve when I'm craving something hearty. It's packed with protein from the lentils and chickpeas and is topped with the best homemade ketchup. Try it in place of a holiday roast or on a cooler weeknight!
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Loaded Vegan Sandwich with Hummus and Cucumber


Loaded Vegan Sandwich with Hummus and Cucumber by Avocado Skillet

This loaded vegan sandwich is the perfect lunch with a cup of pumpkin soup. This sandwich is bursting with veggie goodness.
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Beyond Meat Meatloaf

Sliced meatloaf on parchment lined baking sheet with silver serving fork.


Beyond Meat Meatloaf

This vegan Beyond Meat Meatloaf is reminiscent of the classic meatloaf you grew up with! It's made in 1 bowl with 12 simple ingredients and baked with a homemade ketchup on top. Serve with Almond Milk Mashed Potatoes and Instant Pot Vegan Collard Greens for the ultimate vegan comfort food meal!
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Easy Vegan Mince Pies (+ Vegan Mincemeat Recipe)


Easy Vegan Mince Pies (+ Vegan Mincemeat Recipe!) by Wow It’s Veggie

Make these easy vegan mince pies from homemade vegan mincemeat and flaky pie crust for a fancy dish to serve with soup. This impressive dish is broken down into step-by-step instructions anyone can follow.
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The Best Vegan Pizza


The Best Vegan Pizza by My Pure Plants

Pizza also goes really well with pumpkin soup! Make your chilly fall evenings fun with a pizza and soup night.
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Vegan Frittata

Frittata on plate with arugula and dollop of vegan sour cream.


Vegan Frittata by Home-Cooked Roots

This vegan frittata is ready in just about an hour and is made with chickpea flour and red lentils, giving it 12 grams of protein per serving.
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Air Fryer Vegetable Pot Pie


Air Fryer Vegetable Pot Pie by Herbivore Cucina

Super cute and cozy, these little air fryer vegetable pot pies are a super cozy main for fall. Serve your guests two little cups each: one a pot pie and the other a cup of soup!
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Vegan Instant Pot Butternut Squash Risotto


Vegan Instant Pot Butternut Squash Risotto by Rainbow Plantlife

Butternut squash risotto is perfect alongside pumpkin soup because it shares many of the same fall flavors but has a different texture. Risotto is made easier in the Instant Pot in this recipe.
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TTLA Sandwich (Whole Foods Copycat)

TTLA sandwich sliced into two halves and stacked on top of one another.


TTLA Sandwich (Whole Foods Copycat) by Home-Cooked Roots

This TTLA sandwich inspired by Whole Foods’ viral vegan sandwich is a spin on the classic BLT. Your favorite bread layered with homemade smoky tempeh bacon strips, tomato, lettuce, and avocado with creamy aioli. Have this hearty favorite ready in 5 minutes flat!
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Looking for a Pumpkin Soup Recipe?

Try this healthy Cauliflower and Pumpkin Soup that’s made right on the stovetop!

Large pot of pumpkin soup with ladle.


Cauliflower and Pumpkin Soup Recipe

This Cauliflower Pumpkin Soup Recipe is made creamy with canned pumpkin and roasted cauliflower florets, then blended into a smooth, pureed soup.
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