6 Breads That Go Perfectly With Soup

updated Jun 29, 2023
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2 bowls of lentil soup
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Jesse Szewczyk

We love a good soup or stew around here. But do you know what elevates soup into a whole cozy experience? Bread. Picture it: Spoon in one hand, a nice chunk of crusty bread in the other, ready to soak up all the flavors. We have so many warm and comforting soup recipes for chilly weather. And right here we have the absolute best breads to accompany those soups — like, soup soul mates. For real.

Breads for Soup

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No-Knead Bread
This loaf is the simplest bread we know how to bake at home and it requires no stand mixer, no starter, no special knowledge, and no kneading.
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No-Time Bread
If you have time, make a slow-rise dough. If you don't have time, don't forgo bread — try no-time bread.
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Challah is a bread that is as much a pleasure to look at as it is to eat.
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Beginner Sourdough Sandwich Loaf

It uses a few cups of your bubbly sourdough starter along with commercial yeast to add some extra insurance as you’re getting used to working with sourdough. This makes a soft and subtly tangy loaf that’s perfect for tuna fish sandwiches and jam-smeared toast alike.

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Double Corn Bread with Smoked Mozzarella and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

For those of you who love the savory stuff, here’s a recipe to wash the taste of sweet cornbread out of your mouth forever – you’ll never make any other kind, after you’ve tried this.

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Easy 5-Ingredient Beer Bread
Simply mix melted butter, honey, bubbly beer, flour, baking soda, and salt together for a hearty loaf that's ready in under an hour.
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