What to Serve With Pulled Pork (48+ Delicious Sides for Pulled Pork)

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Everyone loves pulled pork! It’s affordable and easy to feed a crowd. It will melt in your mouth when it’s cooked low and slow. But any great smoked meat needs a tasty side to round it out.

I have covered all your bases for sides: cornbread, crispy potatoes, potato salad, zesty coleslaw, and baked beans, to name a few! With over 48 delicious sides in your pulled pork recipes, you’ll never run out of tasty sides to pair with it#


You can’t surpass the classic cornbread as the perfect side dish for your pulled pork. It’s easy to make with simple ingredients, and you can experiment with different flavor combinations to make it your own.

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Smoked Baked Beans

Why not double up on the great smoky flavors? This delicious smoked baked beans recipe can cook away on the smoker next to your pulled pork.

Add barbecue sauce, bacon, and the smoky grill to make this the ultimate baked beans recipe. Add brown sugar for sweetness or apple cider vinegar for a great tangy taste.

Find the recipe here: Smoked Baked Beans


Smoked Macaroni and Cheese

There won’t be a person at your table who doesn’t love mac and cheese. This is extra special though, we add a panko crumb and smoke it.

Recipe: Smoked Mac and Cheese

Smoked Sweet Potatoes

A easy side when you need something simple yet yummy! Try my famous smoked sweet potatoes for yourself!

Recipe: Smoked Sweet Potatoes

 Easy Coleslaw

A favorite, classic recipe perfect for pulled pork, this version can be made with pre-shredded cabbage mix or includes instructions for shredding your own!

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Smoked Mashed Potatoes

Recipe: Smoked Mashed Potatoes

Soul Food Potato Salad

Creamy southern potato salad is the perfect partner for pulled pork! And you can even make this tangy family recipe ahead of time

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Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad Recipe

Embrace the warmth of roasted butternut squash, roasted grapes, quinoa, and cranberries in this healthy, fiber and protein-packed addition to any pulled pork main dish.

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Watermelon Salad with Feta Cheese

This Watermelon Salad with Feta and Basil is incredibly delicious and so easy to prepare. The sweetness of the fruit is countered by the salty, savory ingredients – it’s full of fresh flavor!

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Smoked Carrots in Brown Butter

Take the humble carrots and smoke it! You won’t believe how carrots are smoked! All you need is some butter and seasoning, and you will have an epic side!

Recipe: Smoked Carrots

Smoked Broccoli

Recipe: Smoked Broccoli

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

This Dill Pickle Pasta Salad, with its tangy, creamy, and crunchy texture, makes an exceptional side dish for pulled pork. Its bold flavors perfectly complement the pork’s rich, smoky taste, offering a delightful contrast.

Quick and easy to prepare with simple ingredients, this salad is a pickle lover’s dream and an ideal addition to any meal featuring pulled pork. It enhances both the flavor and the experience.

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Bacon Mac and Cheese

Recipe: Bacon Mac and Cheese


Garlic and Rosemary Potatoes

These simple garlic potatoes are a very easy side dish recipe to serve with pulled pork. The ingredients are simple, and the potatoes taste so good. They will be loved by kids and grownups.

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Mango Salad

With just four ingredients, this mango salad is the perfect summer recipe when you want something light for your pulled pork. Easy to make and delicious. Serve it as an app or w/chip

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Baked Beans

With layers of flavor, tender beans, slightly sweet and incredibly easy to make, I’m confident this baked beans recipe will quickly become the star of the sides at your next cookout!

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Lemon Orzo Pasta Salad

Orzo Pasta Salad is a perfect warm-weather salad combining orzo pasta, fresh veggies, garbanzo beans, feta cheese, and a light lemon dressing. It makes a delicious side dish to any meal—plus it’s beautiful!

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Crispy Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

Crispy parmesan Brussels sprouts combine tender, roasted Brussels sprouts with salty parmesan cheese and spices. This easy side dish is restaurant-worthy and perfect for pulled pork. You’ll want to double this recipe, for sure!

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Easy Fruit Salad

This fruit salad, featuring fresh, ripe fruits and a light orange juice dressing, is the perfect side dish to complement your pulled pork. It’s ready in under 20 minutes, contains no added sugars, and balances the savory flavors of the pork beautifully.

Follow my tips and tricks to create the best fruit salad. It will add a refreshing touch to your meal and is ideal for any gathering where pulled pork is the star.

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Southern Instant Pot Collard Greens

Southern-style greens could not be quicker or easier to prepare than in the Instant Pot! These collard greens cook up perfectly tender (never mushy) and feature a bold and tangy seasoning you won’t be able to get enough of. These are a huge time-saver.

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Tangy Potato Salad

This Tangy Potato Salad recipe is an easy side dish for your summer dinners, and goes especially well with pulled pork!

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Beet Slaw

This Carrot, Cabbage, and Beet slaw is a delicious side dish for pulled pork. It’s sweet, savory, crunchy, and refreshing.

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Air Fryer Parmesan Potatoes

Crispy, cheesy Air Fryer Parmesan Potatoes make a delicious addition to any meal. They are quick and easy to make and will become a go-to side dish.


Greek Salad

Serving pulled pork with Greek salad creates a delightful fusion of flavors. The fresh, crisp vegetables of the Greek salad—tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and bell peppers—combined with briny olives and tangy feta cheese- contrast the rich, savory pulled pork.

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Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Perfect for pulled pork, this rich and creamy creamed corn is a delicious buttery side dish that requires no prep time and is easily made in a crock pot. The perfect side dish to complete your meal.

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Cauliflower Mac And Cheese Recipe With Bacon & Jalapeños

Your family is bound to love this loaded cauliflower mac and cheese recipe! It’s packed with bacon and cheese, and you could even add in rotisserie chicken for more protein! It’s such a creamy comfort food that is light enough to enjoy year round!

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Caramelized Pearl Onions

These caramelized pearl onions with bacon are the perfect sidekick for your pulled pork. A splash of bourbon adds a smoky flavor that kicks them up a notch. Plus, you can whip them up ahead of time and just warm them before serving.

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Macho Salad

A loaded restaurant-worthy salad with cornbread croutons, avocados, dates and more is a delicious side dish for any meal!!

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Fried Cabbage with Bacon

Bacon Fried Cabbage is packed with flavor and easy to make. Tender cabbage is quick fried with plenty of savory bacon and a dash of garlic for an easy side dish that tastes great with pulled pork.

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Crispy Diced Potatoes Hash Browns With Bacon

These are potato galore and is the perfect side dish to serve with pulled pork. The ingredients are simple and the dish comes together effortlessly.

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Need a Pulled Pork Recipe?

Are you still, looking for the perfect pulled pork recipe? Mine is tried and tested. Just ensure you check the internal temperature of the pulled pork and reach at least 200°F before pulling it from the smoker.


Pulled pork is such a great dish—versatile and tasty! It’s perfect for lunches or main meals. Any of these side dishes will bring new life to the smoky succulence of pulled pork, so take your pick!

Smoke On!


Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

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