Top 10 Sides for Pulled Pork

Want some great options of sides for pulled pork? Here’s our favourite Top 10 sides for pulled pork to give you plenty of ideas about what to serve with pulled pork.

Think of these side dishes as classic and a little bit creative too. Have fun with them.

Top 10 Sides for Pulled Pork

Don’t have leftover pulled pork? Have a look at our article ‘Pulled Pork in the Smoker Recipe in 5 Easy Steps.’

Unsure about times and temperatures for pulled pork? You might like to read our internal temp for pulled pork guide.

1 Sides for Pulled Pork – Elote (Mexican Street Corn)

While corn on the cob is a classic side for pulled pork you should really try this deliciously different take on it.

Elote is a traditional Mexican street food staple and it’s fully flavoursome.

The corn on the cob is charred on the grills and then covered in knockout Mexican flavours of lime juice, mayonnaise or sour cream, spices, chilli, cilantro (coriander) and a soft crumbly white cheese called cotija.

This side is especially good if you are planning to serve your pulled pork in tacos, but it is still a really great option for what to serve with pulled pork whatever way you serve it.

Sides for Pulled Pork - Elote of Mexican Street Corn
Sides for Pulled Pork – Elote or Mexican Street Corn

2 What to Serve with Pulled Pork – Apple Coleslaw

Coleslaw is always a classic side for pork, but having apple (a perfect pairing for pork) in the slaw takes the flavours up a notch.

It’s always good to have crunch and texture in any meal and this is definitely the case with pork too.

Crunchy tart apples, carrots, cabbage can be served in buns with your pulled pork or as a straightforward side on your plate.

Sides for Pulled Pork Recipes - Apple Coleslaw
Sides for Pulled Pork – Apple Coleslaw

3 Easy Homemade Pico de Gallo – A Great Pulled Pork Side

Pico de Gallo is another great option as a pulled pork side dish.

This flavoursome Mexican staple (similar to salsa) is very easy to make and requires no cook.

It’s also wonderfully crunchy, herby, and slightly spicy.

Put it in tacos, burritos, or quesadillas along with your pork or simply serve it alongside your meat.

By the way if you need a recipe for Pork Carnitas (Mexican pulled pork) you can find one here:

Pork Carnitas (Mexican Pulled Pork) Recipe
Sides for Pulled Pork - Easy Pico De Gallo Recipe
Sides for Pulled Pork – Easy Homemade Pico de Gallo Recipe

4 Korean BBQ Baked Beans

Barbecue beans are a classic BBQ side dish but this recipe is a slightly different take on that to take you in a more interesting direction.

The addition of the great flavours of Korean BBQ make these otherwise quite ordinary beans something special.

You really have to try it at least once!

Pulled Pork Sides - Korean BBQ Beans
Korean BBQ Baked Beans

Smoked Mac and Cheese with Bacon

Mac and Cheese are a perfect and classic pairing for pulled pork, but have you tried smoking it in your smoker?

Smoking the mac and cheese along with the depth of flavour that you get from bacon could be a gamechanger for you.

A delicious,smoky, cheesy, creamy side dish that could become a family favourite.

You can obviously add your pulled pork to the mac and cheese for a full dinner in itself, or keep it as a side dish. It’s entirely up to you!

Smoked Mac and Cheese with Bacon – A Perfect Pairing for Pulled pork.

6 Smoked Cheesy Potatoes

Imagine tasty potatoes mixed with onion, bacon, mozzarella and served with sour cream and chives. Take it a step further and infuse it with smoke flavour and a delicious dry rub.

You get the idea.

Another brilliant side dish for pulled pork.

Pulled Pork Sides – Smoked Cheesy Potato Recipe

7 Loaded Baked Potato Salad

While we’re on the subject of potatoes, potato salad is a classic pairing with pulled pork.

This potato salad has been upgraded by making it into to a loaded baked potato salad, complete with bacon, cheese, the tang of apple cider vinegar and all the flavour of baked potato rather than just ordinary boiled potato.

8 Easy Sourdough Dinner Rolls For Pulled Pork

Dinner rolls are an obvious pairing with pulled pork, but for something more interesting try making your own sourdough crusty dinner rolls.

This recipe is a no-knead and no added yeast making it easy and rewarding, as well as a no-brainer.

You’ll need to have bought or made an existing sourdough starter for this.

Sides for Pulled Pork - Easy Homemade Sourdough Dinner Rolls
What to Serve with Pulled Pork – Easy Sourdough Homemade Dinner Rolls

9 Italian Pasta Ragu Recipe with Pulled Pork

For a delicious slow cooked red wine and tomato based ragu try this recipe.

You can serve it alongside your pulled pork as a side dish or you add pulled pork to the ragu itself for an all in one meal in itself.

This comforting dinner is perfect for colder nights!

10 Sides for Pulled Pork Caribbean Rice and Beans

Rice is a natural and classic pairing for pulled pork, but this Caribbean rice flavoured with coconut milk, scotch bonnet chillies and fruity Caribbean flavours will make for a real change to just plain ordinary rice.

Again you can serve it alongside your pulled pork or add them together. Have fun with it and do what suits your own tastes and your guests.

It’s a side dish that is guaranteed to spice up your pulled pork!

If you enjoyed this article you might also like our article on our top 10 leftover recipes for pulled pork.

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