Not sure what to serve with pork chops?
I’ve got 25 of the best side dishes that will make your meal complete.
Pork chops are a delicious and hearty dish, but they need tasty sides to be truly unforgettable.
That’s why I’ve gathered up 25 recipes that blend sweet, savory, and creamy flavors so you can turn your dinner into a tantalizing event!
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The great thing about these side dishes is that they’re all simple to prepare.
Plus, some of them can even be prepped ahead of time – giving you more quality time with family and friends while dinner cooks away in the oven or sizzles on the stovetop.
From roasted Brussels sprouts, hasselback potatoes and broccoli cheese casserole, to bacon-wrapped asparagus (yes!), fresh herb salads and cheesy mashed potatoes – this list offers something for everyone who loves the juiciness of pork chops.
Let’s get cooking!
Why Consider Serving Side Dishes with Pork Chops?
- Variety: Serving side dishes with pork chops can add variety to the meal, allowing you to explore different flavors and textures. For example, a simple green salad or roasted vegetables can provide a light contrast to the richness of the pork chop.
- Balance: Side dishes can also help balance out the meal by providing additional nutrients that may be lacking in the main dish. For instance, if your pork chop is served with mashed potatoes, adding steamed broccoli or asparagus will increase your intake of vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C and iron.
- Completeness: Finally, serving side dishes with pork chops helps make sure that all of your dietary needs are met in one meal – protein from the meat plus carbohydrates from starches like potatoes or grains such as quinoa for energy; fruits and vegetables for fiber; dairy products for calcium; etc.. This ensures that you get all of the essential nutrients needed for good health without having to prepare multiple courses separately.
What To Serve With Pork Chops? 25 Best Side Dishes
Pork chops are a delicious and easy-to-prepare meal.
But, what should you serve with them?
Here are 25 side dishes that will perfectly complement your pork chop dish – from salads to rice dishes, potatoes, and beyond!
1. Fried Apples
It’s time to get your Pigs in a Blanket going with some fried apples!
There is something magical about the combination of tender, juicy pork chops and sweet, tart apples.
It’ll take your meal from ordinary to extraordinary.
Plus, it’s surprisingly easy to make – just heat up some butter or oil in a pan and let those apples simmer until they are golden brown and caramelized around the edges.
Add a pinch of salt for an extra delicious kick!
Make sure not to overcook your apples though; you want them just soft enough that you can sink your teeth into them but still retaining their firm texture.
Serve alongside those hot-off-the-pan pork chops and you’ve got yourself one lip smacking dish worth trying out this evening!
If you’re looking for a meal that’s both tasty AND wholesome, then pork chops and cranberry pecan salad with feta cheese are the perfect pair!
Start by grilling up those succulent pork chops in no time.
Now it’s time to add some flair to your plate with this gorgeous salad.
Crisp greens, plump cranberries, crunchy pecans…they all come together in deliciously balanced harmony guaranteeing real flavor explosions in every bite.
Just mix up all the ingredients (including oodles of feta cheese) and chuck them onto your plate – voila!
Not only is this side dish incredibly healthy, but it also looks amazing too!
It’s bright colours will have folks vying to take a photo before digging in, plus it pairs perfectly with the juicy pork chops.
So hit the grocery store and get cooking – there’ll be second helpings on the horizon!
Vegetable fried rice and pork chops, now that’s what I call a party in your mouth!
This simply perfect pairing of proteins and carbs will fill you up in no time.
Start off by sautéing garlic, peppers and onions then add some flavorful seasonings like soy sauce, sesame oil and chili flakes – the possibilities are endless.
Toss in plenty of colorful veggies for an added boost of nutrition, then stir-fry everything together so all the flavors blend nicely – tastes like heaven on a plate.
And don’t forget to top it off with scrambled eggs for some extra protein power that’ll make your meal complete.
Trust me when I say this flavor-packed dish is sure to become one of your new favorite go-to meals on those busy nights.
If you’re looking for something more than just the same old boring side dish, look no further.
Honey butter roasted carrots are here to save the day!
These sweet and savory morsels of goodness create an irresistible combination that’ll leave you wanting more.
Buttery, sweet honey combined with carrots cooked until they’re soft on the inside and crispy on the outside is a match made in heaven!
The best part is these can be prepared in mere minutes, so your pork chop feast won’t take all day to make.
To give it an extra kick of flavor, top off your carrots with a sprinkle of herbs or grated Parmesan cheese. Nobody ever said delicious couldn’t also be quick and easy 🤩
5. Dinner Rolls
Serve up some fluffy, homemade dinner rolls with your savory pork chops for a meal to remember!
Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these warm little bites of heaven are sure to be a hit.
Not only do they taste delicious as is, but you don’t need much in terms of toppings or dressings either. A dab of butter will do just fine.
Tired of plain? Get creative – try drizzling them with honey or adding syrup. That’s what I call finger-lickin’ good!
But if you’re looking for something more substantial, think about pairing them with some hearty green beans or slaw. Head-to-head crunchy vs flavorful – it’ll be an epic battle!
So don’t hesitate, grab those pork chops and get ready for one unforgettable feast!
Let cornbread be the savior of meal prep!
The perfect sidekick to pork chops, it’s crunchy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside and absolutely impossible to resist.
Plus, it takes just a few minutes to whip up before chowing down.
Deliciousness doesn’t get much easier than this.
Pack your batter with sweet jalapenos or smoky bacon for an extra kick.
Or keep it simple with just honey and butter – nobody will complain there either!
But however you choose to serve your cornbread, everyone at your dinner table will thank you for their delicious treat!
7. Corn Pudding
Take your pork chops out of this world with a creamy and delicious corn pudding on the side.
This classic Southern side dish provides an abundance of flavor that’ll pair perfectly with any savory meat.
Combine some cream, eggs and spices then simmer the mixture until thick like mashed potatoes — easy enough, right?
You can even get creative by throwing in some extra ingredients like cheese, diced vegetables or jalapeños for a kick!
It doesn’t matter what combination you choose; every bite will be bursting with buttery goodness.
So don’t settle for just another boring dinner – bring color to your table with flavorful corn pudding and make dinnertime something special!
When it comes to finding the perfect side for a delicious pork chop dinner, look no further than scalloped potatoes – creamy, cheesy, and totally drool-worthy.
Just mix up some potatoes with creamy sauce and cheese and bake them in the oven until bubbly gold perfection.
They’ve got that certain something that works like magic alongside juicy pork chops – especially when paired with a glass of your favorite red wine.
Unleash your inner master chef by customizing your own buttery scalloped potatoes recipe – everything from garlicky cream sauce to crumbled bacon bits can make all the difference!
The end results?
A flavorful main dish served alongside decadent potatoes – truly there’s nothing better than this classic combo…unless you add dessert of course 😉
This delectable treat could not be more perfect.
Not only are they easy (and fun!) to prepare, but they also balance out the savory flavor of the pork perfectly.
A sprinkle of sea salt and some cayenne pepper will bring out their sweetness and kick your taste buds into overdrive.
And with all that extra goodness cooking away in buttery goodness on top of your juicy pork chops, it’s hard not to smile when eating this delightful meal.
So don’t hesitate to satisfy your craving for something scrumptious – add sweet potato fries to your plate and dig in!
10. Deviled Eggs
These bite-sized treats are practically bursting with flavor and creamy goodness that’ll have everyone asking for seconds.
Plus they only require a few simple ingredients so feel free to get creative!
By now I’m sure you know the basics: boil, peel and mash – but don’t be afraid to experiment with different seasonings and mix-ins.
From spicy sriracha or tangy mustard, these tasty morsels can handle it all.
And if you really want to show off don’t forget about presentation either!
A sprinkle of paprika here, some colorful herbs there, those devilish eggs will make any dish dazzle!
No matter how you make them, one thing is certain – when set alongside those succulent pork chops this classic combo won’t let anyone down.
11. Mac and Cheese
It’s time to get cheesy and dig in!
Mac and cheese is the perfect accompaniment when you’re cooking pork chops.
The richness of the creamy, gooey cheese complements the savory flavor of those succulent pork chops like no other side dish can.
Plus, these days so many variations are available that it’s hard to choose just one.
You can opt for a classic American style Mac, or try more exotic flavors like Cheddar Bacon Jalapeño Mac – however you roll, your taste buds will be happy campers!
And don’t forget about all the toppings either – add some crunch by sprinkling crushed up breakfast cereal on top, then drizzle with hot sauce if you’re feeling brave 🔥
You won’t regret it 👌
When it comes to pairings, pork chops just can’t be beat when teamed up with a savory bowl of French onion soup.
This classic dialog between flavors is like a tender hug for your taste buds.
The sweet and tangy onions mixed with complex beef stock create a flavor combination that has stood the test of time – it’s sure to satisfy any appetite.
And let’s not forget about the cheese!
Think crunchy croutons or gooey melted Swiss atop each little steaming spoonful.
You really can’t go wrong no matter which way you choose to enjoy it.
Try both and find out what fits your fancy!
When it comes to side dishes, you can never go wrong with a warm bowl of soup!
And roasted butternut squash soup is definitely no exception.
The creamy texture of this classic dish pairs perfectly with the succulent taste of pork chops and takes the meal up a notch.
Simmering the squash in vegetable or chicken broth gives it an even richer flavor, and adding some lemon juice will add a vibrant zest that can’t be beat.
And my favorite touch?
A sprinkle of oregano for an extra dose of deliciousness.
So go ahead and make your taste buds jump for joy by combining two timeless favorites into one tasty treat – perfect for any occasion!
Pork chops and Brussels sprouts.
It’s the classic combination you didn’t know you needed!
Not only are both dishes incredibly delicious, but they taste even better when paired together.
Take your roasted Brussels sprouts game up a notch by drizzling on some olive oil and adding a dash of seasoning – they’ll emerge from the oven wiht a crunchy outer layer and soft center that will leave you wanting more.
And don’t forget to pair them with those succulent pork chops for the ultimate flavor explosion in your mouth.
Bonus points if you add some butter to really make them shine!
Don’t believe me?
Just give ’em a try and see for yourself – it’ll be an unforgettable experience that’s sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters 🤩
15. Baked Beans
Ah, pork chops and baked beans, a match made in comfort food heaven.
This classic pairing adds the perfect balance of smoky and sweet to your plate.
Baked beans are an economical choice that provide both flavor and texture to your meal. And depending on what kind you choose, they can also help boost your protein intake for the day.
Swap out the canned stuff with homemade if you’re feeling extra ambitious – time to bring out your inner chef! Or get creative with spices like cumin or smoked paprika to really kick things up a notch.
Plus, just think of all that scrumptious sauce left at the bottom of the bowl 🤤
No matter what kind of chops you eat, pork or otherwise, coleslaw is the ultimate side dish for any meal.
Crunchy and creamy, slaw adds a unique texture to your plate that’s simple but oh so satisfying.
Freshly shredded cabbage and carrots are sweetened with Mayonnaise and brightened up with a squeeze of lemon juice or a few squirts of vinegar – your tastebuds will thank you!
Make it extra special by adding some diced apples or pieces of red pepper for just the right amount of sweetness and crunch.
Or get creative with other combinations such as feta cheese, walnuts, raisins and even pineapple chunks — whatever floats your boat!
Ooh la la!, with coleslaw on hand you can really tingle those taste buds in all the right places
Forget about all the plain veggies, folks!
It’s time for a super comforting side dish that’ll have people coming back for seconds – mac and cheese!
This combo is like peanut butter and jelly; it just works.
But let’s not forget an important ingredient – cheddar cheese – because no mac ‘n’ cheese would be complete without it.
And of course, elbow pasta so you can enjoy every cheesy bite from start to finish.
Then bake it off in the oven to golden perfection.
Serve with pork chops and voila! Dinner is served!
The magical mix of ooey gooey cheesiness and melt-in-your-mouth pork chops will keep ’em coming back for more. Bon appetite y’all ❤️
If you love pork chops, hold on to your hats, because they’re about to become even more enjoyable with a side of green bean casserole.
Think creamy, cheesy sauce and crunchy french-fried onions meeting up in an epic combination that brings out the flavor of those juicy chops like never before.
Green bean casseroles can easily be made ahead of time – perfect for workday lunches or lazy Sunday dinners – so it’s a win-win situation all around.
To get started, start by sautéing the chopped onion and garlic in butter until fragrant and add in some cream of mushroom soup to give it extra oomph.
Then al dente those green beans and throw it all together into an oven-safe dish. Cover with cheese and bake till bubbly!
What’s not to love?
This delectable combo is sure to satisfy even the heartiest appetite!
This classic dish never goes out of style, and it’s the perfect accompaniment to your savory pork chops.
Start by boiling your potatoes until they’re tender.
Then get ready for an explosion of flavor by mashing in plenty of garlic and butter – yummm!
Once everything is mashed up nice and smooth, add a generous splash of cream for good measure (because why not?), then season to perfection.
You’ll know when it’s just right; trust me on this one!
The aroma alone will make your mouth water like Niagara Falls.
And don’t forget those crispy little roasted bits around the edges – oh boy – heavenly!
Cue the fanfare and introduce the star of the show – potato wedges!
These tasty munchkins are what dreams are made of, crispy on the outside with a soft, fluffy center.
The perfect accompaniment for your pork chops and it doesn’t require slaving away in front of a hot stove either.
Slice those potatoes into wedges, drizzle with oil and seasonings to taste then pop them in the oven until they’re golden-brown perfection.
Try adding herbs like oregano or rosemary for extra flavor. Sprinkle some Parmesan or cheddar cheese if you’re feeling fancy too!
Nothing lifts up that savory pork quite like these crunchy slices of heaven do.
This classic combination will be sure to bring smiles all around your dinner table – just don’t forget extra napkins!
21. Caesar Salad
Hey there, move over boring side salads, because Caesar Salad is here to save the day!
When it comes to pork chops, nothing beats the classic combination of crisp lettuce and tangy dressing.
That creamy flavor that everyone loves but can’t quite put their finger on?
That’s croutons and parmesan cheese – a heavenly match made in food heaven.
Plus, freshness isn’t optional; go for it with ingredients like leafy romaine lettuce or crunchy radicchio.
Whether you’re grilling outside or having a cozy meal indoors, this side dish always adds pizzazz to any plate.
So why not give it a try tonight? 🤤😋
Mushrooms don’t get enough love, and they’re about to take center stage with this savory side dish.
Sure, pork chops are delicious on their own, but nothing compares to the umami taste of juicy sautéed mushrooms.
Combine garlic, butter and parsley together in a skillet, add in your favorite kind of mushrooms – mushroom lovers rejoice!
– and let the flavors mingle until they reach that picture-perfect golden brown color.
What you’ll get is an earthy flavor that’s out of this world.
Plus, if you want something extra special – what about adding some white wine?
Now we’re really cooking!
So make sure to leave room for these tasty gems on your plate (and maybe come back for seconds).
When it comes to side dishes, asparagus is king!
This slim, succulent veggie adds crunch and flavor to any dinner plate.
Not sure how to cook ’em?
Not a problem – toss some olive oil on those spears and roast ’em in the oven until they’re perfectly crisp and lightly browned.
Top them off with a sprinkle of salt, pepper and your favorite herbs for an extra punch of flavor.
And don’t forget to squeeze some lemon juice on top – trust me, you won’t regret it!
You can even wrap them in bacon if that’s your thing (Hey why not?)
No matter what way you go about cooking ’em up, asparagus will be sure to complement those juicy pork chops like two peas in a pod!
Pork chops and apples are a match made in heaven, so why not take it up a notch with cinnamon-baked apples as your side dish?
These sweet and succulent fruits will give your basic pork chops an extra zing of flavor, without overpowering the taste.
Let’s get started – just peel the skin off the apple, cut into thin slices and sprinkle with some sugarcane or brown sugar.
Then let the oven do its magic while you relax.
A golden caramelized treat that is sure to be a hit!
The juicy crunchy consistency along with the sweet aroma will transport you straight to 6th Ave Bakery.
Biscuits and pork chops are like two peas in a pod, an iconic combination made in heaven.
And with just the right touch of homemade goodness, your taste buds will be singing for joy!
Whether you prefer fluffy buttermilk or crispy garlic cheddar, a batch of warm ‘n’ buttery biscuits makes for one puuurfect side dish.
Plus, there’s never any leftovers – so don’t forget to make enough for seconds!
Preparing these tender morsels can be tricky business; they require patience and the perfect blend of ingredients.
But have no fear, because if you follow a few simple steps – voilà! Your kitchen will soon smell like fresh-baked deliciousness.
So what are you waiting for?
Grab that flour, get whiskin’, and let those sweet aromas draw your family to the table in true Southern style.
In conclusion, pork chops are a delicious and versatile dish that can be served with a variety of sides.
From fried apples to French onion soup, there are plenty of options to choose from.
The best side dishes to serve with pork chops are fried apples, cranberry pecan salad, vegetable fried rice, glazed carrots, dinner rolls, cornbread, corn pudding, scalloped potatoes, sweet potato fries, deviled eggs, mac and cheese, and French onion soup.
These sides are all flavorful and easy to prepare, and will make sure that your pork chop dinner is one to remember.
With these 25 side dishes, you’ll never run out of ideas for what to serve with pork chops.
25 Best Sides for Pork Chops
- Fried Apples
- Cranberry Pecan Salad With Feta Cheese
- Vegetable Fried Rice
- Honey Butter Roasted Carrots
- Dinner Rolls
- Corn Pudding
- Scalloped Potatoes
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Deviled Eggs
- Mac and Cheese
- French Onion Soup
- Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Baked Beans
- Baked Macaroni and Cheese
- Green Bean Casserole
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Baked Potato Wedges
- Caesar Salad
- Sautéed Mushrooms
- Roasted Asparagus
- Cinnamon Baked Apples
- Homemade Biscuits
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