What To Serve With Pulled Pork

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Wondering what to serve with pulled pork? Look no further, here’s 17 great side dishes and more to pair with your smoked pulled pork!

So, you’ve decided to throw a barbecue and you’re serving up some delicious smoked pulled pork. As a pulled pork fan, I am on board with this menu!

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But what side dishes will you be serving to compliment your main dish?

If you’re struggling to pick the perfect accompanying dishes, you’re in luck because there are so many delicious side dishes that taste fantastic with pulled pork.

I’ve curated some healthy pulled pork side dishes, some classic sides, some salad recipes, and some yummy dessert ideas too!

So, what are you waiting for?!

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Best Coleslaw Recipe
Can you really serve pulled pork without coleslaw? The BBQ gods might smite you!
This easy to make coleslaw has a deliciously tangy homemade sauce that pairs so well with sweet and smoky pork.
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Dill Pickle Chopped Salad
This copycat recipe is an amazing dupe of my favorite pre-made salad. It's got tons of lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, and sliced radishes, all wrapped in a creamy dill pickle dressing and topped with crispy croutons.
Once you try it, you'll be hooked!
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Fennel & Apple Salad
Fennel and apple are such perfect companions for pork, that this salad is a total contender for best pulled pork side dish.
It's crunchy, slightly sweet, and tangy, so basically, everything you need for bbq pork!
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Creamy cucumber dill salad in a white bowl.
Creamy Cucumber Dill Salad
This creamy cucumber salad is the perfect side dish for BBQ pulled pork. A zingy, creamy sauce made with sour cream, vinegar, and fresh dill coats the sliced cucumbers and red onion with a flavor blanket!
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The Best Potato Salad Recipe
Is it a BBQ cookout without potato salad?
No. It's not.
Seriously! You gotta make some potato salad too!
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Island-Approved Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
This super simple pasta salad recipe is heavy on the sauce and slightly sweet, making it a perfect pork companion! It's creamy nature helps to temper some of the heavy meat flavor.
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Quick + Crunchy Old Fashioned Fermented Dill Pickles
Ok. they're not technically a side dish, but you're missing out if you're not adding pickles to your spread when serving pulled pork sandwiches!
The crunch, the dill, the sourness all pair so well with pulled pork!
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Cornbread is a bit of an addiction in this house. Warm out of the oven and spread with soft butter on the plate beside your pulled pork? Oh my gosh!
This recipe made with maple syrup and calls for a 30 minute rest before being baked in a screaming hot cast iron skillet for a light and fluffy cornbread with a crust you just can't beat!
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Air fryer baked potato topped with sour cream and green onions.
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
Baked potatoes might seem like a strange pairing for pulled pork, but, have you ever made yourself a fully loaded baked potato stuffed with saucy bbq pulled pork, smoky cheese and topped with slaw?
I bet you're going to now!
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Baked Sweet Potato
Not feeling the baked potato? What about a baked sweet potato!
They're sweet, soft, and fluffy on the inside with a crisp baked potato skin on the outside. These sweet potatoes can be baked in the oven or microwave for an easy side dish.
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Smoked Corn On The Cob
Can't get enough of that smoky flavor? Try this awesome smoked corn on the cob recipe.
The husks are pulled back and the corn is brushed with BBQ butter before being recovered and smoked till delicious!
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Rodney Scott’s BBQ Collard Greens Recipe
Can't forget the southern barbecue staple, collard greens! These tender greens are sauteed with onions and garlic in lard before being tossed with cooked pulled pork and BBQ sauce.
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Baked Beans With Bacon
Humble baked beans are such a great side for pulled pork, no one wants to admit it, but baked beans are probably their favorite dish. This recipe is full of flavor, from the salty bacon, to the sweet onion and brown sugar.
You'll love it.
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Smoked gouda mac and cheese in a skillet.
Skillet Homemade Mac and Cheese
I don't want to live in a world where pulled pork is served without mac and cheese. This oven baked mac and cheese recipe is made with 3 different kinds of cheese, and one of them is smoked gouda. HELLO!
Trust me, you need it.
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Crispy Potato Wedges with Lemon Aioli Recipe
I guarantee no one will say no to these crispy wedges. They're tossed in a seasoned parmesan coating before being roasted to perfection.
Psst. This same process will work if they're cut into french fries. Or if you feel like sweet potato fries!
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Sourdough Brownies
After a meal like that, you deserve a delicious treat! Sourdough brownies are a rich, fudgy indulgence. This brownie recipe is made with browned buttter, 2 kinds of chocolate and sourdough discard for the best brownie you'll ever have.
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Hand holding a drippy sous vide ice cream cone.
Sous Vide Ice Cream
Can't have warm brownies without vanilla ice cream! This sous vide vanilla ice cream recipe is blow your mind delicious, and beyond easy. This recipe skips all the normal French custard based ice cream drudgery like tempering eggs and sieving the ice cream base. A quick whisk, pour, sous vide, chill, freeze is all you need to have incredible ice cream.
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