What goes with pork chops? We’re glad you asked!
Pork chops are pretty versatile, both in cooking methods and in the seasonings that go with them. So they also go well with a variety of side dishes.
That’s why we’ve compiled this list of great Sides for Pork Chops from GypsyPlate and around the internet.
Go through all of these great recipes, so you’ll always know what to serve with pork chops!
What to Serve with Pork Chops:
1. Mac and Cheese
One of the most popular items on our list of pork chop side dishes is this super rich and cheesy mac and cheese. Everyone needs a great mac and cheese recipe in their repertoire, and this is it!
You’re going to love the creamy cheesiness alongside your chops.
Sufferin’ succotash! This classic American side dish goes back centuries.
Lima beans on their own go great with pork chops. But with the addition of corn and some great flavor enhancers, succotash becomes a real star.
3. Lazy Sweet Potato Mash
This recipe is so easy to make, we call it lazy. Sometimes, it’s okay to be lazy, and if you need all the time you can get, then this one’s for you.
The sweet potato is simply cooked in the microwave and mashed up, to make a dish that’s easy and delicious.
Applesauce goes great with pork chops! This recipe uses only five ingredients: apples, water, sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon.
Unlike store-bought applesauce, it doesn’t have all the extra junk, and it tastes even better because it’s homemade!
5. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is the light and tasty side dish you need this summer. A simple mix of quinoa, a few veggies, some Mediterranean staples, and a zesty lemon dressing is all it takes.
It’s a perfect dish for those sultry grilling nights when you have some chicken or pork chops over the fire.
6. Green Bean Almondine
Green Beans Almondine!! Doesn’t it sound fancy? Vibrant French style green beans tossed with brown butter, toasty almonds (that’s where almondine comes from), shallots, garlic and a squeeze of lemon to brighten it in the end.
7. Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Creamy, buttery, fluffy mash! Everybody’s favorite something you grew up on… that made-’em-a-million-times, tried and tested family affair.
This time, try it with the slight little flavor twist of goat cheese. Yum level achieved!
8. Squash Casserole
Mildly flavored sweet squash folded into a creamy, cheesy sauce and topped with buttery cracker topping (and yes, Ritz is the best)… people will be going for seconds and thirds!
Easy and delicious, this is one of our favorite sides for pork chops.
9. Arroz con Gandules
This Arroz con Gandules recipe may be my new favorite rice dish!
Tender rice with pigeon peas, generously flavored with salted pork, sofrito, olives, tomato sauce and some great Latin seasonings. YUM!
10. Apple Walnut Sausage Stuffing
This apple walnut sausage stuffing is a super flavorful side dish, and is sure to become your household staple.
All of the flavors combine to make an ideal side for pork chops.
11. Dirty Rice
Dirty Rice is a famous dish in Creole and Cajun cuisines. White rice gets a “dirty” color from bits of meat and a generous dose of seasonings.
It’s a super delicious recipe that’s packed with flavor.
12. Habichuelas Guisadas (Puerto Rican Stewed Beans)
This Habichuelas Guisadas (Puerto Rican Stewed Beans) are the tastiest beans you will ever eat, seasoned with tomato, sofrito, sazon and adobo.
Once you try your beans the Puerto Rican way, you may never eat them any other way again…
13. Creamy Mushroom Gnocchi
This Creamy Mushroom Gnocchi is the perfect recipes for when you want something saucy and comforting. It’s a great meatless dinner idea, but also goes great with grilled pork chops!
14. Mexican Street Corn Salad
This Mexican Street Corn Salad is going to be the new star at all of your cookouts and potlucks. It goes great with tacos, grilled meats, and so much more.
15. Steakhouse Creamed Spinach
This gourmet Steakhouse Creamed Spinach is a classic dish and is real easy to make. It has perfect flavor and texture. It’s boldly flavored, perfectly cooked spinach served up in a rich, velvety sauce that you can quickly whip up in just one skillet.
16. Hasselback Herbed Garlic Butter Sweet Potatoes
These hasselback herbed garlic butter sweet potatoes have a complicated name, but they aren’t complicated to make.
They’re also super versatile, and pair well with pretty much any dish you can think to pair with it!
17. Balsamic Veggie Penne Pasta
Another great recipe is this balsamic veggie penne. It’s got tons of fresh veggies and a tasty balsamic sauce. Super healthy side dish recipe!
18. Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad with Pesto
Spring and summer demand colorful, light, refreshing salads. So here it is our Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad, but with major flavor bender… delicious basil pesto dressing.
19. Creamy Mushroom Risotto
Risotto is a famous Italian rice preparation. Many find it intimidating, but you’ll be amazed how easy it is when following this recipe. Packed full of mushrooms, it’s a great side dish.
20. Cuban Style Black Beans
Black beans are a Cuban staple, and accompany just about every meal, especially pork. This recipe shows you how to perfect you beans… Cuban style!
So there you go, twenty great sides for pork chops. Which one will you try first?
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- 6 medium sweet potatoes
- 1 cup milk
- 2 Tbsp butter
- Salt to taste
- Pierce sweet potato skins with a fork numerous times.
- Microwave sweet potatoes on high 2 minutes. Rotate. Repeat until sweet potatoes are soft, about 10 minutes total.
- Scoop insides on sweet potatoes into large saucepan. Add milk and butter. Mash until smooth.
- Add salt to taste.
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