What To Serve With Pulled Pork: 21 Great Recipes

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We’re always on the look out for the perfect side dish for pulled pork that will elevate this main dish with flavor and texture. If you’re having pulled pork, we’ve got some great suggestions for sides to try.

These side dishes are great for summer, when pulled pork is often on the menu, whether it be at a barbecue or just as an easy weeknight meal. Since pulled pork is so versatile and can be used for sandwiches, salads, or served on its own, we’ve compiled some great ways to use pulled pork, where it be as a vessel for the delicious pork or as a side dish.

» You might be interested in the differences between Pork Shoulder and Pork Butt.

pork shoulder
pulled pork with bbq sauce

How to Make Pulled Pork

Making pulled pork is incredibly easy. All you need is a pork butt or shoulder and a crock pot or Instant Pot. In the Instant Pot, it takes just about an hour to deliver awesome pulled pork, so that’s my preferred method.

If you’re looking for a pulled pork recipe, try our Delicious and Authentic Carnitas and this Instant Pot Pulled Pork. Both are the ultimate recipe to make tender and flavorful pulled pork from a pork butt or shoulder roast. There are many ways to reheat leftover pulled pork without drying it out.

» Also try these BBQ Pulled Pork Egg Rolls and Pork Belly Tacos With Crunchy Slaw.

What to Pair With Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork Sweet Potatoes
These Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are a great way to turn that easy sweet potato into a full meal, similar to a stuffed baked potato, with all that sweet and savory goodness.
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Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Pulled Pork Gnocchi
This dish includes pulled pork, potato gnocchi, sage, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese.
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pulled pork gnocchi
Creamy & Spicy Chipotle Coleslaw
This creamy & spicy Chipotle Coleslaw will add some heat to your favorite summer side dish.
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Chipotle Coleslaw
Creamy Stovetop Mac & Cheese
This creamy stovetop macaroni and cheese is incredibly easy to make and turns out so creamy and cheesy.
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macaroni and cheese
Air Fryer Potato Wedges
These Air Fryer Potato Wedges are so easy to make in the air fryer and the result is a potato with a satisfying crispy exterior and fluffy interior.
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Air Fryer Potato Wedges
Corn & Black Bean Pasta Salad
This Corn & Black Bean Pasta Salad combines fusilli pasta with corn, black beans, bell pepper and cilantro for a Southwestern flair.
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corn and black bean pasta salad
The Best Crispy Roast Potatoes You’ll Ever Make
These crispy roast potatoes are the perfect combination of crunchy and fluffy.
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crispy roast potatoes
Broccoli Salad
This salad is packed with fresh broccoli, bacon, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds and cheese. It's a huge hit at barbecues and parties.
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broccoli salad
Instant Pot Baked Beans
These sweet yet savory baked beans are the perfect side dish any time of year, not just at your cookout or BBQ.
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baked beans in the Instant Pot
Classic Wedge Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
This classic wedge salad is a great accompaniment to any meal. It's refreshingly crispy and packed with flavor.
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classic wedge salad
Classic Mexican Street Corn (Elote)
A classic Mexican street food, this corn on the cob is charred on the grill, then slathered in mayo, and topped with tangy Cotija cheese, chili powder and cilantro. 
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mexican street corn
Crispy Buffalo Smashed Potatoes
Crispy buffalo smashed potatoes are an instant favorite! The smashed potatoes get crisped up perfectly in the oven, and then are topped with a tangy, spicy buffalo sauce.
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Buffalo Smashed Potatoes
Coleslaw Orzo Salad
A light twist on orzo salad. This Coleslaw Orzo Salad has a light & tasty citrus orange dressing and toasted almonds for crunch. An easy summer side dish!
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Coleslaw Orzo Salad
Tex-Mex Pasta Salad
This festive Tex-Mex Pasta Salad is a summer picnic side dish MUST, featuring a delicious homemade Jalapeno Lime Vinaigrette.
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Tex Mex Pasta Salad
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
Replace French fries at your next barbecue with these simple and healthy air fryer sweet potato fries.
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Sweet Potato Fries
Feta Corn Salad — A SUMMER favorite!
Feta Corn Salad is a refreshing and healthy side dish or main course. It’s utilizes fresh ingredients and tastes delicious!
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Feta Corn Salad
Watermelon, Arugula & Feta Salad
Serve this Watermelon, Arugula & Feta Salad at your next outdoor barbecue to keep things light and refreshing, in a low-carb way that everyone will love.
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watermelon arugula salad
Grilled Radishes With Garlic & Dill Butter
These Grilled Radishes are the new hot thing this grilling season and a great side dish for your cookout. Toss aside the potatoes and get these little gems on the grill. You’re going to love them!
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grilled radishes
Strawberry Spinach Salad
This is the perfect summer salad, with vibrant fruity strawberries, spinach, and tart vinaigrette.
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strawberry spinach salad
Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes
Air fryer baked sweet potatoes are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The combination of sweet and savory makes it a great side with your main course.
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sweet potatoes
Brussels Sprouts
Learn how to make the perfect air fryer brussels sprouts that are tender on the inside and incredibly crunchy on the outside.
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brussels sprouts

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Side Dishes to Serve with Pulled Pork

5 thoughts on “What To Serve With Pulled Pork: 21 Great Recipes

  1. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry says:

    These are some great suggestions for what to serve with pulled pork. We are big pulled pork lovers in our house and always struggle to think of what to serve on the side!

  2. Beth says:

    Such a delicious list of everything to compliment pulled pork. I can’t decide which to make first but the air fried carrots are calling my name.

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