If you’re like me, your cravings can change on a dime.
One minute you’re craving the most delicious sandwich in the world, and the next it’s minestrone soup.
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But what sandwich goes with minestrone soup?
The best sandwich to serve with minestrone soup is a grilled cheese sandwich. It’s simple and delicious, but it also adds a nice texture contrast to the hearty minestrone soup. The cheese melts perfectly on the bread, while the bread soaks up some of the broth from the soup.
In this article, I’ve compiled a list of 12 sandwiches that go perfectly with minestrone soup—and are sure to satisfy whatever craving you’re having today.
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What Sandwich Goes with Minestrone Soup?
The best sandwich to serve with minestrone soup is a grilled cheese sandwich, as it has the simplest possible ingredients and is easy to prepare.
Sandwich bread can be any kind of bread you like, but it should be thin enough that you can grill it without compromising its structural integrity.
Grilled cheese sandwiches are traditionally made with white bread, but any type will do.
The cheese should be cheddar or another firm cheese that melts well, so that it doesn’t get too melty before your guests have had a chance to enjoy their soup.
The vegetable component of this sandwich is optional—you can use fresh or canned vegetables, or omit them altogether if they’re not your thing. You can also add other meats if desired (ham works especially well).
For even more ideas, keep scrolling!
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When you’re hankering for a sandwich, it can feel like you have a lot of options.
That’s why I love to keep this BLT on hand.
It’s easy to make, has only three ingredients, and goes perfectly with minestrone soup.
- 4 slices of bread
- 4 slices of bacon
- 2 tomatoes
- Toast the bread until it’s crispy on both sides and then cut each piece in half diagonally.
- Fry the bacon in a pan over medium heat until it’s crispy and then place it on top of one side of the bread slice. Make sure you leave enough room for tomatoes!
- Slice your tomatoes into thick slices and place them on top of the other side of your bread slice so that their juices soak into the bread below (this will give you extra flavor).
- Top with another piece of toast—you’ve got yourself a BLT!
This sandwich is perfect for when you’re craving something hearty, but still want to keep it light.
It’s got chicken parmesan and marinara sauce on a French roll, so you know it’s going to be delicious, but it’s also got a side of lettuce and tomato for some crunch and color.
It’s just the right amount of everything!
If you love a good Philly cheesesteak, but don’t have the time (or energy) to make one yourself, this recipe is for you.
It’s quick and easy, but still tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen.
- Start by cutting a piece of French bread in half and then buttering both sides with margarine.
- Then, add thinly sliced beef to one side, top it with chopped bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and cheese (I recommend American), and place the other piece of bread on top.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
This recipe is easy enough for even the most inexperienced cook to master, but delicious enough for everyone to enjoy!
This sandwich has all the best flavors of Italy in one sandwich.
The bread is crunchy and toasted, and the meats are juicy and flavorful.
If you want to make this your own, feel free to add some pepperoni or salami for a little extra kick (or just because it looks so good).
- 2 slices of bread
- 1/2 cup prepared minestrone soup (see recipe below)
- 4 ounces deli roast beef or turkey, sliced very thin and then cut into strips
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (you can use more if you’d like)
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise (you can use more if you’d like)
- Heat your oven to 400 degrees F.
- Spread the mayonnaise on one side of each slice of bread, then put them in a baking dish and bake for about 5 minutes, or until the bread is lightly browned and crisp.
- Spread the soup over the bottom half of each piece of bread, then top with the roast beef or turkey and sprinkle some cheese over top before closing up your sandwich and eating!
The best part about this sandwich is the balance of flavors and textures.
The salty corned beef contrasts nicely with the sweetness of the sauerkraut, while the Swiss cheese and rye bread add a creamy finish.
If you’re looking for a tasty meal on-the-go, this is an easy recipe to whip up in less than 10 minutes!
This Cuban Sandwich recipe is a great way to use up leftover roast pork, and it’s sure to satisfy whatever craving you’re having.
- Slice the roast pork into thin slices and place them in a bowl.
- Add 1/4 cup of vinegar, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Mix well until all ingredients are combined.
- Lay out two pieces of bread on a plate, then spread mayonnaise on each slice (or skip this step if you don’t like mayo).
- Top one slice with lettuce and tomato slices; place some pickles on top of those; then add the sliced roast pork followed by more pickles before topping with the second piece of bread.
- Wrap it up tightly in plastic wrap so that everything stays together when you cut into it later!
This is a classic sandwich that’s always going to be popular, but it’s easy to make your own version with a few simple tweaks.
For example, you can add any veggies you want!
Maybe you’d like some crisp lettuce or julienned carrots to add crunch and color?
Or maybe you just want to keep things simple and go big on the egg!
The key here is using good quality mayonnaise and really fresh eggs.
That will make all the difference in this dish!
Ham and cheese sandwiches are a classic sandwich, but they don’t have to be boring.
Here are some tips on making them extra special:
- Choose your bread wisely. Bread is the foundation of any good sandwich, so choose something that’s soft and chewy enough to hold up under all the ingredients without getting soggy or falling apart. A baguette or ciabatta would work well here.
- Add some crunch! You can add texture to this sandwich by adding nuts (walnuts or cashews) or crisp vegetables like celery or bell peppers. They’ll add a nice contrast against the buttery bread and gooey cheese!
- Don’t forget about sauces! A simple Italian dressing will complement the flavors of this sandwich perfectly, but if you want something fancier check out our recipe for basil pesto sauce. It goes great over anything!
This sandwich is perfect with minestrone soup (or any soup, really), and it’s easy to make at home.
It’s also an easy way to get your kid to eat more veggies—just add some green stuff into their sandwich and they’ll never be able to tell it’s there!
Here’s how to make it:
- Start by making your tuna salad.
- Mix together one can of drained tuna, one diced celery stalk, and one chopped hard-boiled egg.
- Add mayonnaise to taste, salt and pepper.
- Stir in a little bit of dried mustard if desired.
- Put your bread in the oven to warm up while you make your soup.
- Toast each slice of bread on a grill or under the broiler until golden brown on both sides, then spread each slice with butter.
- Layer on some lettuce leaves and thinly sliced tomatoes (or another veggie) on one side of the sandwich, then add a generous scoop of tuna salad on top of the veggies and close it up!
Club Sandwiches are the perfect addition to a minestrone soup lunch.
They’re hearty and filling, but not too heavy, and they go perfectly with a nice bowl of minestrone.
All you need is some whole wheat bread, a couple slices of turkey breast or deli meat (or both!), and a few slices of cheese.
You can also add tomato, lettuce, and bacon if you want to get really decadent!
- Toast the bread in an oven or toaster oven until it’s golden brown on both sides.
- Then pile on your fillings, wrap it up in foil, and place in a hot oven for about five minutes until the cheese has melted and everything is warm all the way through.
Meatball subs are the perfect sandwich to pair with a bowl of minestrone soup.
Here’s how to make them:
- Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Then, cut the bread in half and spread a layer of mayonnaise on both slices.
- Place the meatballs on top of one piece of bread and then add marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese (or other cheese), and basil leaves to taste.
- Top with the other piece of bread, then put it all together into one sandwich!
- Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and enjoy!
This one is a classic. It’s easy to make, and it’s delicious.
There aren’t many things that go better with minestrone soup than roast beef and cheese!
You can use whatever kind of bread you like—I like sourdough or pumpernickel—but if you want to keep your sandwich super simple, grab a slice of rye bread and call it a day.
12 Sandwiches That Go with Minestrone Soup
- Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- Chicken Parmesan
- Philly Cheesesteak
- The Italian Sub
- Reuben Sandwich
- Cuban Sandwich
- Egg Salad Sandwiches
- Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
- Tuna Salad Sandwiches
- Club Sandwiches
- Meatball Subs
- Roast Beef Sandwich
- Pick your favorite sandwich from this list to serve with your soup.
- Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
- Be ready to munch in no time!