What to Eat With Sourdough Bread

Mmm, I love sourdough bread. It has just the right amount of sour flavor and a glorious texture that pairs well with many other food items. But what are the best things to eat with sourdough bread?

Sourdough is a versatile bread that can be eaten with many other food items. Slather it with butter, peanut butter, and jelly, or just jelly. Eat with any kind of soup, sandwich toppings, or dips. Make it into croutons and add to your salad. 

Hi! My name is Michelle, and I bake sourdough in my Dutch oven regularly. It’s my family’s favorite type of bread, and we can’t get enough of it. Today, I will share the absolute best things to eat with sourdough bread – you know, so you can shake up your routine a bit.

Want to know what to eat with sourdough bread? Read on!

9 Best Things to Eat With Sourdough Bread

Want to munch on sourdough but not sure what to eat it with? Here are my top nine best things to pair with sourdough bread. (You’re going to love these, folks!)

1. Butter

OK, OK – I know this isn’t the most exciting option on this list, but it’s a classic – and personally, my ultimate favorite way to eat sourdough bread.

All you need to do is toast a few slices of sourdough bread in your toaster.

When it’s nice, crunchy, and warm, slather some butter on top and allow it to melt.

Take a bite and be sent to “toast heaven.”

2. Peanut Butter and Jelly

Are you looking for a quick lunch to fill your and your kids’ bellies?

Then I highly recommend using sourdough to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!

The unique flavor and texture of sourdough bread allow for a whole new take on the traditional pb&j, and everyone’s bound to love it.

Tip: I like to heat my sourdough pb&j sandwiches in the microwave for 10 to 20 seconds. It’s so yummy!

3. Any Kind of Soup

Soup and sourdough are a match made in heaven. 

Is it because they both start with the same three letters, S, O, and U?

Probably not.

Regardless, the next time you make a batch of soup – whether it’s chicken noodle or chicken tortilla – use your sourdough bread as a dipper.

You won’t regret it.

4. Any Kind of Sandwich Toppings

To be honest, if I sat here and mentioned all of the yummy sandwich toppings you could pair with sourdough bread, we’d be here all day long.

Basically, any sandwich is going to taste incredible with sourdough.

So, whether you’re whipping up a classic bacon and egg breakfast sandwich or going with the trademark chicken salad recipe for lunch, you can use sourdough bread as your base.

Again, the flavor and texture of this fantastic bread make sandwiches taste that much better.

5. Spaghetti

If you’re anything like me, then you have to have a slice of bread to go with your spaghetti. 

In fact, most of the time, I ditch my fork and use my piece of bread as the vessel for consuming my spaghetti.

Well, sourdough is one of my favorite types of bread to eat with spaghetti.

Sometimes I leave the sourdough as-is, and it’s delicious. However, if you really want to kick things up a notch, transform your slices of sourdough into garlic bread by slathering it with butter and garlic and baking or air frying for a few minutes.

6. Bruschetta

Need an appetizer to go with that batch of spaghetti?

Look no further than bruschetta!

Bruschetta is a delightfully refreshing appetizer that will make your belly happy. It’s a scrumptious combination of olive oil, tomatoes, fresh basil, parmesan cheese, and garlic – sometimes, it may also contain balsamic vinegar.

These ingredients are mixed and placed atop a slice of toasted bread.

See where I’m going with this?

Use sourdough bread as your base bread, and you won’t be disappointed.

7. Any Type of Dip

Some people are “certified dippers.” I.e., they love to make dips.

Are you one of these people?

Then you need to try this new idea – dipping sourdough bread into your dips.

It works for all types of dips, from French onion to spinach artichoke.

Sourdough can even work with dessert dips, like S’mores. It’s surprisingly delicious!

8. Any Type of Salad

Hi, my name is Michelle, and I eat sourdough salad.

OK, that sounds kind of ridiculous.

What I mean to say is that I toast my sourdough bread and turn it into croutons. 

Then, I use them in all my favorite salads, including Caesar and southwest kinds.

Give it a try ASAP!

9. Jam/Jelly

Bread can be somewhat heavy – including sourdough.

If you want to “lighten up” your slice a bit, I highly recommend spreading fresh jam or jelly all over your sourdough bread.

The combination is perfect. Again, it’s all thanks to sourdough’s glorious and unique sour flavor. It simply pairs beautifully with the light and refreshing taste of jellies and jams. Strawberry and raspberry are my top two picks for sourdough.

Tip: I also like adding fresh fruit to the jam/jelly. This ups the flavor and the nutrient content.


Is anyone else hungry after reading that yummy list? I know I am! But before you go and create a concoction using a slice of sourdough bread, I recommend taking a look at these frequently asked questions.

Do you toast sourdough bread?

You don’t have to toast sourdough bread if you don’t want to. However, personally, I almost always toast my sourdough bread. I love the way that this type of bread crisps up. 

Is sourdough bread a healthy food choice?

Sourdough bread is a relatively healthy food choice. It is far more nutritious than other types of bread loaves on the market. This is mainly because sourdough bread has a low glycemic index that won’t raise blood sugar levels.

Should I warm up sourdough bread?

Whether you warm your sourdough bread or not is a personal choice. I personally prefer my sourdough bread toasted or warmed up. However, it’s not necessary and can be eaten as-is.

Who’s Hungry for Some Sourdough Bread?

When it comes to eating sourdough bread, there are endless possibilities. Use it as a base for a plethora of sandwich options, or use it to dip into your favorite soups and dip mixtures. You can also keep things simple and top it with butter or jam.

What is your favorite thing to eat with sourdough bread? Do you have any ideas to add to this list? Comment below!

About Michelle
I have been a lover of sweets since day one. This led me on a self-taught baking journey starting at the age of 13. It's been over 10 years since the start of my baking adventures, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. Now, people rave about my delectable treats, whether it’s a chocolate cake or a strawberry crepe.

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