Having a repertoire of good soups is one of the best gifts you can give yourself as a cook. They’re satisfying to make, you can stretch them over a few nights (or freeze leftovers), and they’re just plain comforting.

To build a supper around soup, sometimes all you need is a few slices of good bread or a simple green salad. But other times, you’ll want something just a little more interesting to go with your soup, something with texture and crunch or heft. To that end, we’ve gathered some of our favorite soup recipes on cookthevineyard.com and paired each with something else we love  – a cheesy biscuit, a quesadilla, a colorful salad, a savory toast, and much more.

Of course it goes without saying that a lot of mixing and matching could go on here. Be sure to let us know what you’re pairing your soups with this winter by leaving us a comment below.

Chicken Tortilla Soup + Butternut, Corn, and Black Bean Quesadilla

Alison Shaw
Susie Middleton

 

Creamy Cauliflower & Leek Soup + Endive and Radicchio Salad with Blood Oranges & Avocados

Susie Middleton
Susie Middleton

 

Tomato Ginger Bisque + Rustic Croutons

Susie Middleton
Susie Middleton

 

Carrot Ginger Soup + Arugula, Caramelized Pear, and Walnut Salad

Alison Shaw
Matthew Benson

 

Spiced Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup + Savory Cabbage, Apple & Cheddar Rustic Tart

Susie Middleton
Susie Middleton

 

Broth with Mini-Meatballs, Kale and Cabbage + Cheesy Biscuits Squared

Susie Middleton
Susie Middleton

 

Stuck-at-Home Bean Chili, Your Way + Skillet Cornbread
 

Susie Middleton
Susie Midleton

Parsnip Mushroom Soup + Grilled Bread

 

Susie Middleton
Susie Middleton

Beef, Farro & Vegetable Soup + Buttery Small Batch Dinner Rolls

 

Alison Shaw
Susie Middleton

Harvest Minestrone + Caramelized Leek Tart with Blue Cheese, Bacon & Thyme

 

Susie Middleton
Susie Middleton

Hot and Sour Mushroom & Barley Soup + Warm Ciabatta Toasts with Lemony Chickpea Hummus and Sauteed Veggies