The best part of vegetable soup is the dessert.
Seriously, it’s true.
I know that many people think that vegetable soup is just a filling meal and nothing else, but there are so many things you can do with it!
In this blog post, I’ll be covering 19 desserts that go well with vegetable soup.
Some of them will surprise you—I promise!
See Also: 50 Best Soups with Turnips
19 Desserts that Go Well with Vegetable Soup
When it comes to desserts, there are a lot of options.
But one thing that’s true for all of them is that they’re probably not ALL great with vegetable soup.
Below, I’ve put together a list of 19 dessert ideas that go well with vegetable soup—so you can have your cake and eat it too!
1. Apple Crisp
I love the crisp texture of the apples, especially when they’re warm and gooey.
This dessert is perfect for serving after a bowl of vegetable soup—it’s sweet and satisfying, but it also has the rich flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg that will make your mouth water.
This is another favorite dessert to serve after a bowl of vegetable soup because it combines all of my favorite flavors: bananas, vanilla, cinnamon, and brown sugar!
The bread pudding itself is moist and creamy—you’ll feel like you’re eating a big slice of banana bread!
3. Carrot Cake
Carrot cake is usually made with plenty of spices like cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon—all things that are great with vegetable soup!
It’s also served with cream cheese frosting which makes it even more delicious!
I love chocolate chip cookies because they’re so simple and easy to make.
If you have a few minutes and a few ingredients, you can whip up a batch of these delicious treats in no time at all!
Chocolate pie is another one of my favorites to serve after a bowl of vegetable soup.
It’s creamy and smooth, with just enough sweetness to balance out the savory flavors in your soup.
Plus it has that wonderful crust on top!
This is an absolute must for any occasion—especially after eating a bowl of vegetable soup!
The sweet and salty flavors work together to create a dessert that will leave your taste buds singing for more.
Hot fudge sundaes are an old-fashioned treat that will never go out of style—and they’re perfect for dipping your spoon into after a big bowl of soup!
8. Pumpkin Pie
Homemade pumpkin pie is so easy to make and it tastes amazing.
Plus, it’s a perfect pairing for vegetable soup! You can make the pie crust from scratch or buy it pre-made at the grocery store.
If you have time, try making your own pumpkin puree.
You can use canned pumpkin puree as a substitute if you don’t feel like making it yourself—just be sure to drain all of the excess liquid before adding it to your dough!
This treat is great because it’s so easy to make (you literally just dump everything in a bowl and mix) and it’s not too sweet—just enough so that when paired with the vegetable soup, it will satisfy any cravings for something sweet without making you feel like you’re overindulging.
I’m a huge fan of strawberries, especially combined with cream or whipped cream.
The sweetness of this dessert pairs perfectly with the savory flavor of vegetable soup.
It’s also nice because it doesn’t require any special equipment—just a bowl and a spoon!
11. Sweet Potato Pie
This is a great dessert for anyone who likes pumpkin pie but wants to switch things up.
Here’s how I usually like to make this dessert!
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
- Peel and boil the sweet potato until soft.
- Mash with a fork or mixer until smooth.
- Add sugar, butter, vanilla and spices to taste if desired.
- Pour into an unbaked pie shell and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes or until golden brown. You can also use canned sweet potatoes instead of cooking them yourself—just drain them well before adding them to the pie shell!
- If you have some leftover filling after making this dish, try making sweet potato fries! They’re delicious!
Tiramisu is probably one of the most classic Italian desserts, and it’s widely considered to be one of the best ways to use up leftover coffee.
When you pair it with something as hearty as vegetable soup, you’ve got a meal that will fill you up without leaving you feeling really full or bloated—and that’s what I love about it!
13. Trifle Bowls (Any Kind)
Trifle bowls are a great way to serve up dessert at a dinner party because they’re easy to prepare, but they also look really impressive on a table.
Plus, there’s no wrong way to do them!
You can get creative by adding multiple layers of different flavors or textures—and if your guests are feeling adventurous, they might even take home leftovers so they can experiment with their own variations later!
14. Ice Cream
This is a quick and easy dessert for any night when you want something sweet but don’t want to spend a lot of time or effort making it happen.
Just grab some ice cream from your local grocery store and serve it with some fresh fruit! It doesn’t get much simpler than this!
I’m not just talking about blueberry muffins or carrot muffins or banana nut muffins here—I’m talking about anything that can be made in a muffin tin!
It’s so easy to make your own muffins at home, and they’re always a welcome treat in my house (especially when they’re fresh out of the oven).
And if you use whole grains like oats or wheat flour in them, they’ll fill up your body with nutrition while also satisfying any sweet tooth cravings you might have after dinner.
Lemon Meringue Pie is another great option for pairing with the soup because the lemon taste complements the vegetable flavors so well.
Plus, it’s super easy to make!
The pie takes no time at all, and then all you have to do is bake it for 30 minutes while you enjoy your soup.
17. Fruit Salad
Fruit salad is another great option for dessert if you’re trying to get away from sweets—but still want something sweet!
It’s also a way to use up any fruit leftovers in your fridge, which makes it an easy one-stop solution if you’re not sure what else to do with them.
Cheesecake is another classic option for pairing with your next bowl of vegetable soup.
It’s easy to make, and all you need are a few simple ingredients from your local grocery store: cream cheese, sour cream, vanilla extract and eggs.
If you want to get fancy, top your cheesecake off with some fresh berries for a little color—and a lot of flavor!
Ice cream sundaes are one of my favorite ways to end a meal (and sometimes even start one!).
They’re easy to make, delicious, and can be as healthy or indulgent as you want them to be—and when you pair them with something as hearty as vegetable soup, you’ve got a meal that will fill you up without leaving you feeling really full or bloated—and that’s what I love about it!
19 Desserts that Go Well with Vegetable Soup
- Apple Crisp
- Banana Bread Pudding
- Carrot Cake
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate Pie
- Gingerbread Cookies
- Hot Fudge Sundaes
- Pumpkin Pie
- Rice Krispies Treats
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Sweet Potato Pie
- Trifle Bowls
- Ice Cream
- Lemon Meringue Pie
- Fruit Salad
- Ice cream sundaes
- Pick any dessert from this list to serve after eating your delicious soup.
- Prepare the rest of your dessert.
- Be ready to munch in no time!