There is nothing like a delicious pulled pork roast to make your summer BBQ stand out - except of course pulled pork sides! We have scoured the internet to find 32 of the best pulled pork side dishes - everything from potato salads and corn on the cob to sauteed mushrooms and green apple coleslaw to help you serve up a few classic accompaniments to some adventurous and delicious newcomers.
No matter how you slice it, your pulled pork dinner is going to be a WHOLE LOTTA YUM with all of the dinner sides.
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Whether you grabbing for pork butt or pork shoulder (which, actually are both from the front shoulder), you know that a pulled pork dinner is going to be delicious.
Somedays we make our pulled pork into sandwiches, sliders, or wraps, and other days we are simply loading up a plate will BBQ pulled pork and a plethora of good sides including beans, coleslaw, and cornbread. Never again will you wonder what to serve with pulled pork!
Speaking of pulled pork sides, you are about to find 32 of the best side recipes for pulled pork right here in this post!
We have some of the classics, like those beans and coleslaw recipes we just mentions... but we also have some new and exciting options to help spark up your summer BBQ including a lemon arugula salad with pine nuts, Mexican cornbread with jalapenos, and Mediterranean roasted vegetables.
Oh, and if you are looking for some additional ways to prepare and serve pulled pork then look no further than our PERFECT Instant Pot Pulled Pork recipe as well as our pulled pork sliders on Hawaiian rolls. And for new inspo be sure to check out our post on the 21 best pulled pork recipes or 21 best leftover pulled pork recipes.
Pulled Pork Side Dishes
We have collected some of the best pulled pork side dishes for you all in one easy-to-access collection, from classic baked beans and corn on the cob to adventurous BBQ fare like garlic sauteed mushrooms and mango avocado salad. With so many delicious pulled pork sides, you may have to make pulled pork a little more often.
Warm Potato Salad (Mayo Free)
This German mustard potato salad is made with red potatoes, olive oil, white wine vinegar, and stone-ground mustard to make a mayo-free potato salad recipe in just 30-minutes!
It's a quick and easy pulled pork side dish that is perfect for an afternoon BBQ or when you simply need a potato salad that is ready in a hurry.
Healthy Coleslaw Recipe
Gluten-free and low carb, this healthy coleslaw recipe is the perfect choice for your summer BBQ! Shredded coleslaw mix is dressed in a combination of mayo, Greek yogurt, dijon mustard, and apple cider vinegar to make a classic pulled pork side dish healthier without sacrificing any of the classic flavors you love!
Corn on the Cob (in Milk)
Create the BEST corn on the cob for your pulled pork dinner when you make your corn in milk! The secret to the best corn on the cob is simply boiling your corn in milk to bring out the natural sweetness of your corn - both fresh and frozen.
A timeless pulled pork side dish, corn on the cob is always a great choice whether you are serving pork at home to your family or serving a crowd at your summer BBQ.
Bourbon Baked Beans (Pressure Cooker)
We are pressure cooking our baked bean in bourbon to help infuse the same flavor a whole day of cooking would, but in just a fraction of the time so you can get to enjoying your pulled pork and all of the delicious side dishes sooner!
Canned beans, bacon, Worchestershire sauce, brown sugar, maple syrup, and, of course, your favorite bourbon, are all going to combine to become a delicious pot of BBQ-baked beans - and they are going to be ready in just 35 minutes!
Baked Cauliflower Mac and Cheese (Keto, Low Carb, GF)
Serve up a low-carb alternative to a classic BBQ side dish when you pair your pulled pork with this baked cauliflower mac and cheese!
Parboiled cauliflower florets are going to combine with a homemade cheese sauce that combines both cheddar and Gruyere to make a gluten-free and keto mac and cheese that is ready to be a pulled pork side dish in just 40-minutes.
Air Fryer Frozen Biscuits
Ready in under 15-minutes, air fryer frozen biscuits are the super simple pulled pork side dish that everyone is sure to love (even the pickiest of eaters)! This dinner side dish recipe utilizes frozen biscuits so you can spend more time mingling with your guests and less time in the kitchen cooking for the crowd.
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Pair your pulled pork dinner with rich and creamy mashed potatoes made in the instant pot for a classic side that everyone is sure to love!
Pressure cooking your cubed potatoes allows you to perfectly cook your potato pieces, and using warm milk and butter helps your mashed potatoes whip up light and fluffy every time.
Easy Sauteed Mushrooms with Garlic Butter
These sautéed mushrooms are perfect with any pork dish! They’re sautéed until golden brown with garlic and butter! This simple and easy method of twice cooking the mushrooms is the best way to cook mushrooms because it guarantees that they're not soggy, but rather have a delicious meaty texture and a savory, concentrated umami flavor.
Sauteed mushrooms with garlic butter is a unique pulled pork side dish that is full of flavor yet ready in just 15 minutes!
Mango Avocado Salad (Whole30, Low Calorie)
This mango avocado salad is refreshing and sweet, perfect for a pulled pork side, especially when you or your guests are trying to stick to dairy-free, gluten-free, and Whole30 lifestyles.
Make your mango avocado salad in just 20-minutes when you combine onion, mango, avocado, English cucumber, and grape tomatoes. Top with freshly squeezed lemon juice, crushed garlic, and parsley, and serve with your favorite pulled pork recipe.
Honey Orange Glazed Carrots
These easy glazed carrots get a head start in the microwave to save on cooking time! The carrots are then finished in a pan with a simple honey orange glaze. You can make this entire dish in only about 20 minutes!
Typically served for holiday meals, feel free to keep up with tradition and a pulled pork holiday dinner, or surprise your guests with a sweet and savory carrot side.
Green Apple Coleslaw for Pulled Pork
A delicious green apple coleslaw that pairs perfectly with pulled pork and many other BBQ dishes.
Made with granny smith apples, cabbage, carrots, and a coleslaw dressing that includes mayo, mustard, cinnamon, and paprika, green apple coleslaw is bringing along extra crunch and some exciting new flavors to a classic BBQ pulled pork side in just 20 minutes.
Lemon Arugula Salad with Pine Nuts
This lemon arugula salad with pine nuts is an easy salad that is made with cherry tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, parmesan chees, and fresh arugula. Tosses with a lemony, olive oil dressing, this salad is ready to be a pulled pork side dish in just 15-minutes!
Air Fryer Frozen Crinkle French Fries
Air fryer french fries are a side dish perfect for all sorts of pork dishes, especially pulled pork or ribs. These come out hot, crispy, & delicious every time with this quick recipe!
Keep your pulled pork dinner simple when you serve up a side dish of these crispy and delicious air fryer french fries, ready in less than 15-minutes!
Best Mexican Jalapeno and Cheese Skillet Cornbread Recipe
Add some zip to your main dish by serving this Mexican Cornbread! This homemade recipe bakes up moist, cheesy, and scrumptious cornbread! The perfect dish to serve with pulled pork.
Made with self-rising cornmeal, cream corn, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and jalapenos, this Mexican cornbread bakes right in a skillet to cook up perfectly every time in just 45 minutes. Serve warm alongside your favorite pulled pork recipe and a vegetable side dish.
Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes With Brown Sugar Cinnamon Butter
Air Fryer sweet potatoes that are topped with brown sugar cinnamon butter that melts into the tender baked sweet potatoes. Sweet, creamy, and tender, made to perfection in just 40 minutes.
Super simple to make, air fryer sweet potatoes only need a few minutes of prep work to get them roasting and make the brown sugar cinnamon butter, leaving you plenty of time to ensure your pulled pork is ready to be served alongside these roasted sweet potatoes.
Watermelon Salad with Cucumber, Jicama & Blueberries
Perfect for a hot summer day, this easy watermelon salad is ready to cool you down with watermelon, cucumber, jicama, and blueberries dressed in a coconut lime dressing.
Refreshing, crunchy, and both sweet & tangy, this refreshing fruit salad is the perfect side dish or healthy dessert for your pulled pork BBQ this summer.
Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Cinnamon and Paprika
Baked sweet potato fries make for a healthy, delicious, and easy side dish for your pulled pork BBQ.
Seasoned with paprika, cinnamon, and coated in egg whites and oil to help the oven-baked sweet potato fries become as crispy as possible, they are a simple side dish for pulled pork that is ready in just 40 minutes.
Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes
While traditional methods have scalloped potatoes cooking for 1 hour or more, these instant pot scalloped potatoes are ready to be served with your pulled pork in just 25 minutes!
The secret to the quick cook is in utilizing a pressure cooker to cook the potatoes while you make a homemade white cheese sauce with either Gruyere or white cheddar. After combining, a quick broil adds the beautiful crust and your instant pot scalloped potatoes are ready to share the spotlight with your pulled pork.
Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables
Mediterranean roasted vegetable contains a visual cornucopia of both colors and flavors by combining zucchini, carrots, bell peppers, onion, squash, and cherry tomatoes with a seasoning of cloves, oregano, thyme, parsley, mint, and more to create a wonderfully robust vegetable side for your pulled pork dinner that need just 30 minutes in the oven.
Roasted Teriyaki Brussels Sprouts (Oil-Free)
Roasted teriyaki Brussel sprouts are the pulled pork side dish that is going to show you just why the Brussel sprout deserves a place at your table.
Seasoned with teriyaki sauce, maple syrup, lemon juice, and garlic powder, the Brussel sprouts are roasted until they caramelize, naturally releasing their own sweetness, and then topped with almond slices for a satisfying crunch that will pair well with your pulled pork dinner.
Asian Ramen Noodle Salad (All Natural)
Asian ramen noodle salad is a bright & flavorful dish that is loaded with veggies and has a satisfying crunch that pairs well with a pulled pork dinner.
Containing cabbage, uncooked ramen noodles, mandarin oranges, slivered almonds, and water chestnuts, this summer salad is dressed with a sweet-sour dressing that perfectly blends the whole dish together.
For best results, refrigerate for an hour or two before serving with your BBQ pulled pork.
Air Fryer Asparagus Recipe
Everyone's newest favorite recipe, air fryer asparagus is here to show us just how easy and flavorful asparagus can be to cook!
This air fryer recipe cooks in just 7 minutes and combines the wonderful flavors of asparagus, garlic, lemon, and parmesan. It's the perfect vegetable side dish for your pulled pork recipe.
Green Beans with Bacon and Onions
Green Beans with Bacon and Onions is an easy, delicious side dish that allows you to eat pork as both your main dish and a side dish!
Fresh green beans are parboiled before being cooked in the bacon grease alongside the onion to create a deliciously rich vegetable side dish that has all the notes of a classic BBQ side.
Vegetarian Rice Pilaf
Vegetarian rice pilaf is loaded with fruits and vegetables to make a mouthwatering side dish that pairs well with pulled pork.
Long grain white rice combines with onions, carrots, mushrooms, raisins, and almonds to make a 30-minute homemade rice dish that is bursting with flavor.
Italian Potato Salad (No Mayo, Eggless, Vegan) Homemade In The Kitchen
Italian Potato Salad without mayo is an eggless potato salad made with oil and vinegar. Serve it as a side dish for your pork! So delicious.
After simmering Russet potatoes until fork-tender, dress them with a mix of olive oil, vinegar, parsley, garlic, and salt. Add onions, stir to combine, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving this Italian Potato Salad at your pulled pork BBQ this summer.
Air fryer chips recipe
Chips are ALWAYS a winner with all things pork! These air fryer chips are super simple and so crispy, They are crispy yet fluffy inside with my two temperature method and best of all you need just two ingredients to make these British chips.
Slice, rinse, and dry your potato chips before coating them in flour, salt, and any additional seasons you may wish to add. Air fry for just 12 minutes and serve your homemade air fryer chips with pulled pork for a quick and easy side dish.
Cheesy Garlic Broccoli (3-Ingredients)
This cheesy garlic broccoli side dish is extra easy to make. With just 3 ingredients you can have the perfect side dish for your pulled pork!
Roast your broccoli florets, garlic, and cheddar cheese for 25-minutes to make a simple yet flavorful pulled pork vegetable side dish.
Maurice's Southern Gold Mustard BBQ Sauce Recipe (Copycat)
In the South, pork is revered, and in South Carolina, we've developed the perfect complement to pork - a mustard-based barbecue sauce. This sweet and tangy sauce is bold and balanced and is the perfect topping for everything from pulled pork to grill chops.
To make this mustard-based BBQ sauce, combine mustard, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, chili powder, hot sauce, Worchestershire sauce, and a few additional ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes to combine and then add to your pulled pork for a fantastic experience.
Walnut Sauce Pasta Recipe from Liguria
A traditional dish from Northern Italy, this walnut sauce pasta is a delicious side dish recipe for pulled pork.
Walnut sauce is made by combining bread that has been soaked in milk with softened walnuts, parmigiano cheese, pine nuts, and garlic in a food processor with a little bit of olive oil and the milk the bread soaked in. It takes just a few minutes to put together and is delicious served over pasta as an alternative to other white sauces.
Serve your walnut sauce pasta alongside pulled pork for a deliciously different pulled pork experience.
Super Cheesy Zucchini Casserole (Zucchini Gratin) • Low Carb with Jennifer
This baked zucchini casserole or Zucchini Au Gratin is beautiful slices of zucchini doused in a luscious Monterey jack cheese sauce. This is the perfect side dish for any dinner, including pulled pork.
Bake thinly-sliced zucchini ribbons in a traditional cheese sauce to create a low-carb Au Gratin that is ready in just an hour and perfect to pair with pulled pork.
Whole Baked Apple Arugula Salad
Apple and pork is a classic combination and that makes this whole baked apple arugula salad a perfect side dish for pulled pork.
Sweet and salty whole baked apples, that are stuffed with bacon and shallots, are served atop a bed of arugula and cabbage to give your salad side a fun and imaginative twist.
Garlic Butter Instant Pot Red Potatoes
Ready in less than 25 minutes, this dump and start garlic butter Instant Pot red potatoes is here to help you quickly whip up a delicious side for your pulled pork dinner.
Making this potato side dish for pulled pork is as easy as the name implies when you simply have to dump your potatoes, garlic, butter, and chicken stock into the pressure, cook, and release the pressure. Serve with all the fixings your pulled pork dinner can handle!
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More Pork Recipes
- Instant Pot pulled pork recipe
- Pulled pork sliders on Hawaiian rolls
- Kahula pork (Hawaiian pulled pork)
32 Sides for Pulled Pork (German Potato Salad and More!)
A warm German potato salad without mayo that makes the perfect BBQ side for pulled pork or other pork recipes. Be sure to check out all of our 32 side dishes for pulled pork in our post.
- 2 lb red potatoes, cut into 1" cubes
- 1 Tbsp+ salt
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoon stone-ground mustard
- 4 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
- Make the dressing by combining the olive oil, vinegar, and mustard in a bowl. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat on the stove. Cut the potatoes into 1" cubes.
- Add the potatoes and a tablespoon of salt to the boiling water. Bring the water back to a boil and cook for 8 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork-tender.
- Drain the potatoes and immediately toss them in the bowl with the vinegar, oil, and mustard. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Let the potato salad cool for a few minutes and then mix in the chopped fresh chives. Serve the salad warm or chill it in the fridge for several hours. Enjoy!
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 347Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 0mgSodium 174mgCarbohydrates 46gFiber 5gSugar 4gProtein 7g
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Thank you for including my walnut sauce pasta in this fabulous collection of pulled pork side dishes. I actually just discovered it! Have shared on my FB and Pinterest! All the best from Italy!