29 Delicious Sides for Pulled Pork

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A huge, delicious list of sides for pulled pork, from crisp salads to creamy coleslaw, tender potatoes to baked beans–and everything in between!

Whether you’re serving pulled pork plain in an irresistible pile or inside a sandwich, you’ll need something to serve alongside it. We have you covered with these delicious sides for pulled pork!

From refreshing salads to creamy coleslaw to grilled veggies, from tender potatoes to baked beans to colorful succotash, this list of recipes answers the question: What to serve with pulled pork?! Read on for the answer!

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Coleslaw in a yellow dish.


Colorful red and green cabbage and crunchy carrots are tossed with a tangy and creamy dressing for a side that goes perfectly with pulled pork. Most of the prep work can be done ahead of time, too!

Grilled corn on the cob stacked on a blue plate.

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Tender corn on the cob is so easy to make on the grill! This buttery veggie is definitely one of the best sides for pulled pork. 

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Grilled Pineapple

Slices of pineapple are grilled until warm and caramelized, then drizzled with honey and sprinkled with fresh mint for a juicy, sweet side dish that’s a great contrast to pulled pork. 

A bowl of fresh cabbage slaw topped with herbs and spices, accompanied by a black fork, rests on a white background.
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Apple Slaw

Crisp and refreshing apple slaw is the perfect contrast to savory pulled pork. With cabbage, Granny Smith apples, green onions, and parsley in a mustard-apple cider vinegar sauce, it’s tangy, tart, sweet, and fresh.

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Skillet Cornbread

Cornbread is an excellent companion for pulled pork! Buttery and a little sweet with a tender crumb, this skillet cornbread is super easy to prep and cook. 

A bowl of corn salad

Grilled Corn Salad

This colorful salad is sure to brighten up your plate of pulled pork. With fresh kernels of corn, grape tomatoes, diced cucumber, creamy avocado, fresh herbs, and jalapeno, it’s full of summer flavors and crunchy textures. The honey-lime dressing seals the deal! 

A close-up view reveals a skillet filled with baked beans drenched in thick tomato sauce, stirred by a wooden spoon, exhibiting a glossy and textured appearance.
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Southern Baked Beans

Saucy and smoky baked beans are an excellent side for pulled pork! Made simply with canned beans and bacon, it comes together easily, too. 

Grilled potatoes in foil garnished with rosemary sprigs

Grilled Potatoes

With tender red potatoes cooked until tender and fluffy inside and golden outside, these rosemary potatoes go great with pulled pork! Best of all, they’re super simple to make. 

A white oval dish presents vibrant broccoli, shredded purple cabbage, carrots, topped with chopped nuts and sesame seeds.
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Broccoli Slaw

This slaw makes it easy to eat your veggies! With broccoli, cabbage, apples, carrots, and red onions in a creamy sauce, it’s the perfect answer to the question of what to serve with pulled pork. 

A bowl of cucumber tomato salad with red onion slices, chopped dill and black pepper accents, is situated on a wooden table with whole tomatoes and a glass bottle in the background.
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Cucumber Salad

Classic cucumber-tomato salad is an excellent side for pulled pork. With crunchy cucumber, juicy tomatoes, and strips of red onion, this refreshing salad is a great counterpoint to the savory pork flavors. 

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Potato Salad

Classic potato salad belongs on the plate with pulled pork for sure! This tender, creamy potato salad can (and should!) be made ahead of time, making it a convenient and easy side for pulled pork. 

A white bowl contains a salad of purple cabbage, sliced orange bell peppers, garnished with cilantro leaves and accompanied by lime wedges.
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Red Cabbage Slaw

A refreshing and colorful slaw made with red cabbage dotted with juicy mango, this fresh salad might just steal the show. The jalapeno adds a touch of heat, and the citrus dressing brightens the whole affair. This one’s an especially excellent side for pulled pork! 

A white ceramic bowl contains elbow macaroni pasta salad mixed with diced vegetables and herbs, accompanied by a fork.
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Macaroni Salad

Classic creamy macaroni salad is a great companion to pulled pork. The tender pasta tossed with veggies, all in a creamy and tangy dressing, is simple, delicious, and easy to make ahead of time!

A skillet holds garnished potato wedges atop a blue-striped cloth.
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Steak Fries

Thick potato wedges are cooked in a skillet until they’re perfectly golden on the outside and fluffy inside. Hearty and delicious, they’re perfect with pulled pork! 

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Grilled Green Beans

Grilled green beans are so snackable, you can eat them like French fries! These simple grilled green beans are tossed with olive oil, salt, and pepper, then grilled on high heat until charred and tender. 

A vibrant citrus salad has orange, grapefruit, and avocado slices adorned with mint leaves and pine nuts on a white plate.
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Citrus Salad with Fennel & Avocado

This colorful, sunshiney salad makes an excellent side dish! With orange and grapefruit segments, roasted fennel, creamy avocado, and shaved pecorino, it brings a variety of flavors to the plate. 

A plate of collard greens, seasoned with garlic and red pepper flakes, is displayed on a wooden board against a rustic background.
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Quick Sautéed Collard Greens

Greens are a great side for pork, and these sauteed collard greens are no exception! These fresh collards are cooked with onions and garlic, then finished with creole seasoning and crushed red pepper flakes.

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Waldorf Salad

The famous salad is a mix of fresh apples, celery, and raisins in a simply mayo-based dressing. When you’re wondering what to serve with pulled pork, this sweet, creamy, and crunchy salad is a great solution!

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Grilled Watermelon

Wedges of juicy watermelon are grilled and then topped with fresh corn, feta, avocado and basil for a simple summery side that is excellent with pulled pork!

A yellow skillet holds a colorful mix of cherry tomatoes, corn, and basil, garnished with herbs; it's held by one hand while another stirs with a wooden spoon, accompanied by side of bread and greens.
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This succotash recipe is full of vibrant colors and veggies, with sweet corn, hearty lima beans, and tomatoes. Onion and garlic are sauteed with the beans, tomatoes, and corn, then butter is added along with cooked bacon for a smoky yet fresh side that’s one of the best side dishes for pulled pork!

A bowl filled with rice, peas, herbs, nuts and garnished with basil, held by a cloth.
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Rice Pilaf

Tender jasmine rice and orzo join up with onions and celery in an herb-infused broth that makes this rice pilaf a flavorful pulled pork side dish. Add peas and almonds, or customize it however you like. 

A baked potato in a small aluminum tray is garnished with shredded cheese, bacon bits, sour cream, and green onions.
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Baked Potatoes

Fluffy baked potatoes are great with pulled pork! You can serve them alongside your pulled pork or stuff the potatoes with the pork. It’s delicious either way! 

A bowl brimming with homemade potato chips with a crispy golden texture, and speckled with salt and pepper, rests on a white surface.
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Air Fryer Potato Chips

Crispy and crunchy homemade potato chips made right in the air fryer! This healthier take on potato chips can be made up to a week before your camping trip or BBQ. Just store them in an airtight container.

A colorful array of grilled bell peppers, zucchini, corn on the cob, red onions, mushrooms and potatoes garnished with fresh basil sits on a light background with condiments nearby.
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Grilled Vegetables

No matter how you grill them, tender grilled veggies are an excellent side for pulled pork. Bell peppers, onions, summer squash, Brussels sprouts, corn, and more are tender and delicious grilled, and an excellent side for pulled pork!

A bowl with potato salad garnished with fresh herbs, accompanied by a spoon, rests on a wooden table.
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Egg Salad

One of the best sides for pulled pork is creamy egg salad. This recipe is a classic, featuring hard-boiled eggs with celery, onion, chives, dill, and a Dijon-mayo dressing. Yum!

A bowl filled with potato salad, topped with bacon bits and herbs, rests on a light grey surface, accompanied by a striped napkin and a wooden spoon.
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German Potato Salad

Tender potatoes, bacon, onion, and a vinegar dressing combine to make this classic potato salad. This tangy, smoky potato salad can be served warm or cold, and goes great with pulled pork! 

A fresh arugula salad with shaved parmesan and pine nuts is presented in a white bowl with wooden serving utensils.
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Arugula Salad

Fresh baby arugula tossed with shaved parmesan and crunchy pine nuts, then dressed with lemon vinaigrette. Yum! This peppery arugula salad is a great side for meat dishes like pulled pork. 

A skillet of creamy macaroni and cheese with a golden, crispy top rests on a wooden surface beside a striped napkin, housing a wooden spoon inside.
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Skillet Mac & Cheese

This creamy mac and cheese has not three, not four, but FIVE kinds of cheeses! It’s an epic and easy macaroni and cheese recipe that, with all its cheesy creaminess, is perfect with pulled pork. 

A glass jar on a wooden cutting board brims with vividly colored pickled red cabbage, punctuated by a fork.
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Pickled Red Cabbage

Serve this tangy red cabbage alongside pulled pork, or right on top! Thinly shredded red cabbage hangs out with vinegar, sugar, and salt until it’s pickled and perfect. It’s so simple and easy to make, too! 

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