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    The 30 BEST Sides for Pulled Pork Sandwiches

    It’s hard to beat a pulled pork sandwich, isn’t it? They’re great on their own, and even better with a perfectly paired side dish.

    We’ve compiled this list of the best Sides for Pulled Pork Sandwiches, so you always know what to have alongside them.

    You’ll find the usual suspects like fries and coleslaw, as well as a ton of new ideas you may not have thought of.

    Go through all of these sides, and you’ll never wonder “what to serve with pulled pork sandwiches?” again!

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    The Best Sides for Pulled Pork Sandwiches:

    1. Macaroni Salad

    We’re starting our list of things to serve with pulled pork sandwiches with one of our favorites: Macaroni salad!

    This version is extra creamy and extra tangy. Make a big batch, and enjoy the leftovers for days!

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    2. Coleslaw

    There are a lot of Coleslaw recipes out there, but this is the best hands down! Just a quick chop and mix is all it takes to make this iconic side dish.

    This Classic Coleslaw is essential for all your upcoming cookouts and potlucks. It’s creamy and crunchy, and goes with all of your summertime favorites.

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    3. Rainbow Pasta Salad

    Every get together and potluck star… Pasta salad. Make it prettier by adding all kinds of different colors.

    Quick, easy, and very colorful, it goes great with pulled pork sandwiches.

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    4. Sweet Potato Fries

    You’re just going to love these sweet potato fries! They’re baked, not fried, for less grease and less mess.

    If you need a finger-food side, definitely give these fries a try!

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    5. Steak Fries

    These easy baked Steak Fries are a breeze to make, and go with just about anything. They may be the perfect side dish for pulled pork sandwiches.

    You’ll love these tasty potato wedges, which are perfectly seasoned, then baked to crispy perfection.

    Skip the oil and the mess, our homemade steak fries are here to make your life easier, and healthier!

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    6. Corn Casserole

    This easy 5 ingredient Corn Casserole is a great southern style side dish, and takes next to no effort. Seriously, just mix up the ingredients, then stick it in the oven.

    The sweet corn flavors go great with pulled pork sandwiches.

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    7. 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.

    This flavorful salad is sure to become one of your favorites!

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    8. 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!

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    9. Mexican Street Corn Salad

    Are you a fan of elote? Mexican Street Corn Salad, AKA Elote Salad, is an easy and tasty side dish, bursting with flavors.

    It’s another one of our favorite accompaniments to pulled pork sandwiches.

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    10. Caesar Salad

    Perhaps the most famous and popular salad on the planet, Caesar is so simple, yet so tasty. All you need is lettuce, croutons, parm cheese, and an awesome dressing. We have it for you!

    It has a nice crunch, and gives your meal some great freshness.

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    11. 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.

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    12. Water Melon Salad

    This gorgeous water melon ball salad is sure to be a hit. It’s flavors are heightened by feta cheese, pistachios and a lemon honey vinaigrette.

    This cool and refreshing salad is a perfect contrast to that savory goodness.

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    13. Fried Green Tomatoes

    More than just a movie, fried green tomatoes are a famous Southern appetizer or side dish.

    This recipe shows you how to make them nice and crispy every time!

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    14. Squash Casserole

    This squash casserole is a popular southern side dish that will go great with your pulled pork sandwich.

    Mildly flavored sweet squash folded into a creamy, cheesy sauce and topped with buttery cracker topping. People will be going for seconds and thirds!

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    15. 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.

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    16. Green Bean Almondine

    This dish not only makes your humble green beans fancy, but it’s absolutely delicious and elegant in its simplicity.

    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.

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    17. Maque Choux

    Give your corn a Louisiana style makeover with this Cajun Maque Choux! Corn is sautéed in bacon grease with Cajun or Creole seasoning, along with other flavor enhancers.

    This recipe is perfect for summer, when corn season is at its peak.

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    18. Wedge Salad

    How about this classic wedge salad. Fresh, crispy and delicious.

    Topped with cool and cream blue cheese dressing, it’s the perfect salad to have alongside your pulled pork sandwich.

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    19. Latkes

    These potato latkes are light, delicate and well seasoned. The grated potatoes and onions fry up with lacy, golden brown, crisp edges that fan outwards. 

    They’re like fries taken to the next level!

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    20. Creamed Corn

    Here’s another great corn based side dish for pulled pork sandwiches…

    After you try this easy Creamed Corn recipe, you will never, ever go back to canned. Made with fresh corn (though you can use frozen), it’s so creamy and full of flavor.

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    21. Cheese Grits

    Cheese Grits… the ultimate Southern side dish! This creamy and comforting corn-based delight is a staple in the south.

    This one deserves a spot in every cook’s repertoire.

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    22. Cowboy Caviar

    Cowboy Caviar can act as an salad or dip. It’s as simple as chopping all the veggies and mixing with beans all drizzled in a tasty, zingy chili lime dressing.

    Made with simple, healthy ingredients like cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, avocado, sweet corn, and beans, it makes up a giant bowl, making it perfect for all your BBQ parties.

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    23. Tater Tots

    Tater tots are one of the most perfect side for pulled pork sandwiches. This air fryer version will give you tater tots that taste just like deep fried, but they are way healthier.

    And all this happens in just 15 minutes. Win, win!

    Get the Recipe @ 40aprons

    24. Mac and Cheese

    This mac and cheese is super rich and cheesy. 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 pork sandwich.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    25. Bacon Avocado Potato Salad

    The bacon/avocado combo of this potato salad will fill your taste buds with delicious, creamy flavor.

    It’s very well dressed and the addition of the eggs and avocados combine to make a burst of salty, crispy, tangy, and crunchy flavors.

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    26. Potato Chips

    Perhaps the most popular side for just about any sandwich, potato chips are surprisingly easy to make at home.

    If you need something really crunchy, there’s no better option.

    Get the Recipe @ servedfromscratch

    27. Pink Lemonade

    If you want something cool and refreshing to pair with your sandwich, pink lemonade is a sure win!

    There are different additives to give it the color, but this recipe uses cranberry juice to keep it natural.

    Get the Recipe @ acouplecooks

    28. Baked Beans

    These baked beans are are the best you’ll ever eat!

    Don’t buy a can of baked beans, they are so easy to make your very own kitchen.

    Get the Recipe @ thechunkychef

    29. Onion Rings

    These onion rings are easy and only take a few ingredients. They make a great pulled pork side dish side dish for people who eat onions.

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    30. Pickles

    We’re wrapping up our list of sides for pulled pork sandwiches with something simple, yet perfect.

    You can never go wrong with a cool, crisp pickle next to any sandwich. Try this easy recipe, and see how much better homemade is!

    Get the Recipe @ themediterraneandish

    So there you go, thirty great sides for pulled pork sandwiches. Which one will you try first?

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    30 BEST Sides for Pulled Pork Sandwiches

    If you're wondering what to serve with pulled pork sandwiches, here are 30 great sides from classic fries and slaw, to some new unique ideas. We love this easy corn casserole:


    • 15oz corn kernels, drained
    • 15oz creamed corn (or 2 cups homemade creamed corn)
    • 8.5oz Jiffy corn muffin mix
    • 1 stick butter, melted
    • 1 cup sour cream


    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. Combine all ingredients until well mixed, then transfer to a greased 2qt baking dish.
    3. Bake 50-55 minutes, or until golden brown.

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