Pulled pork is such a great main course or party food option, requiring only a few ingredients and minimal effort. But what do you serve alongside this savory sandwich? Read on for 33 ideas about what to serve with pulled pork!
Original post: May 2021 | Updated: August 2022
Don’t you love recipes that come together so effortlessly that you may as well have waved a magic wand? Pulled pork is one of those recipes. Head to the store, pick out a delectable-looking 3ish-pound pork roast, along with an onion, a can of beef broth and bbq sauce.
Now drive home, throw all of the above into your slow cooker and turn it on. That’s it. Walk away and when you come back, a steaming hot dinner is ready to serve guests or your hungry family.
This is the perfect party or dinner food for summer or any time of the year. It is super easy to make and it’s just so savory and delish. Read on for ideas about what to serve alongside this savory summer staple!
Check out my favorite bbq pulled pork recipe! This is such an easy crock pot recipe, requiring only 4 ingredients and minimal effort. It turns out juicy, flavorful and totally delicious every single time.
FAQ About Pulled Pork
It is not a necessity to bring pork to room temperature before cooking it. However! If you allow it to sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes, it will cook more evenly and the end product will be juicier and more flavorful. Consider adding this step into your recipe for an even yummier meal!
Pulled pork is best frozen after it has been cooked, shredded and cooled. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 months.
The ideal internal temperature for pulled pork is 205 degrees F.
The best cut of meat to use for pulled pork is the boneless pork shoulder, which could be labeled as such or also Boston butt (or just “pork butt”) or picnic roast.
Best Ways To Serve Pulled Pork
Pulled Pork Sandwiches – Spoon into hamburger buns or slices of bread to create the perfect bbq pulled pork sandwich. Don’t forget the barbecue sauce, pickles or relish!
Pork tacos – Pull out flour or corn tortillas and pile pork inside, creating the perfect easy taco. Top with sour cream, red onions, cilantro, lime juice, hot sauce and mozzarella cheese.
Pork nachos – Place tortilla chips in a single layer, followed by a layer of pulled pork and topped with toppings of your choice such as sharp cheddar cheese, jalapeno slices, guacamole and taco sauce.
Solo – No casing required! One of the best qualities about this recipe is its delicious flavor, so you can easily eat pulled pork solo or on top of a pile of mashed potatoes or cooked noodles. This is a great option if you’re looking for a gluten free way to enjoy this yummy dish.
What To Serve With Pulled Pork
Below is a great selection of dishes that would be perfect pulled pork sides!
- Fresh vegetables
- Fruit salad
- Baked potatoes, sweet potatoes or loaded baked potato rounds
- Green salad
- Cornbread or corn fritters
- Potato chips
- French fries
- Potato salad
- Baked beans
- Rolls or biscuits
- Onion rings
- Pasta salad or macaroni salad
- Sweet corn or Mexican street corn
- Black bean salad
- Honey butter biscuits
- Regular or spicy collard greens
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