Pair it with a delicious sandwich, however, and you have a hearty meal that's perfect for an evening under the stars. Here are 10 soup and sandwich pairing you might just have to try at home too.
Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese1 of 11
Yes, the most classic soup and sandwich combo is camping-friendly. Be sure to cover your cheese sandwich with a pan, pot lid or tin foil to melt the cheese to gooey perfection.
Lentil Soup and Ham Panini2 of 11
Lentils and ham pair perfectly, but this time keep your ham out of the soup and make a hot ham sandwich, instead. Heat it right over the fire to get a smoky flavor on the bread and finish it with grilled onions and peppers.
Chunky Vegetable Soup and Turkey Cheddar3 of 11
You can't forget to eat your vegetables at the campsite, and this soup and sandwich pair makes it easier than ever to do. Add apple slices to your turkey cheddar sandwich and dip it in the soup so you can get a little of each food group in one delicious bite.
Split Pea and Tuna Salad4 of 11
Creamy split pea soup makes this combo the perfect comfort meal for the campsite. Warm your tuna salad sandwich with provolone cheese and you'll be going back for seconds.
Minestrone and Chicken Salad5 of 11
Chicken salad is easy to make at the campsite with a mayo, black pepper, celery onions and a can of shredded chicken. Pack it into a pita for the perfect balance of meat, bread and veggies.
Thai Coconut and Vegetable Hummus6 of 11
This light soup and sandwich pairing is perfect for vegetarians who won't settle for bland campfire meals. Not to mention it's a great meat-free alternative to the tomato soup and grilled cheese pairing. Make your veggie sandwich hearty by adding tomato, sprouts, cucumber, green pepper, marinated mushrooms and red onion.
Chicken Noodle and BLT7 of 11
Bacon and chicken always go well together, but you don't have to put them in the soup bowl together to make the meal delicious. If you just can't resist, sprinkle smoky bacon bits into the soup for a burst of flavor.
Corn Chowder and Grilled Chicken8 of 11
This soup and sandwich combo is perfect for campsite cooking. Add more flavor to your canned chowder with grilled corn on the cob kernels, and cook your chicken over the fire before putting it on bread.
French Onion and Roast Beef9 of 11
You won't be able to leave this European pairing at the campsite. Grill your roast beef sandwich on the fire pit grate and melt Swiss cheese on top of your soup to truly experience this traditional combo.
Black Bean Soup and Carne Asada10 of 11
Carne asada is not a typical item you'll find in a campsite cooler, but it's worth taking with you. This Mexican soup and sandwich combo transports you south of the border and you don't even have to leave your camp chair.