Wondering What to Serve with Pulled Pork? We Have 31 Tasty Ideas
We dare you to name one con when it comes to pulled pork. Go ahead and try, but we’re pretty sure there’s not a single bad thing to say about the summer staple. Pulled pork is meaty, tangy, saucy, sweet-yet-spicy and can be paired with just about any BBQ side imaginable. Sure, it takes a while to make, but the wait is well worth the effort. Now that we’ve convinced you of what you’re cooking next, let us take things a step further: Next time you’re wondering what to serve with pulled pork, lean on this list of 31 delicious ideas.
3. Light and Tangy Coleslaw
Whether you’re serving it on the side or piling it high atop a pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw is an absolute must at any cookout. It’s crisp, refreshing and pairs with smoky meat like a charm.
4. Easy Pretzel Buns
Want to make a pulled pork sandwich instead of serving the meat solo? Turn to these impressive buns that your guests won’t believe are homemade.
10. Rodney Scott’s Pimento Cheese
The key to this award-winning pitmaster’s iconic cheese spread? Shredding the sharp cheddar by hand. It may seem like a pain at first, but pre-shredded cheese contains added ingredients that prevent clumping, so it’s the only way to get the smooth, creamy results you crave.
17. Kale and Brussels Sprout Caesar Slaw
We don’t blame you for thinking cabbage tastes a little…meh. Kale and sprouts have a much stronger earthy, vegetal taste that can hold its own against vegan Caesar dressing.
22. Baked Sweet Potato Fries
There’s really no need to brave a pot of spitting oil to get your fry on. These bake to crispy perfection in the oven in just over half an hour.
28. Salami, Artichoke and Ricotta Pasta Salad
The only bowties we want to see at our barbecue are these beauties, coated in balsamic-mustard vinaigrette.
31. Roasted Broccoli and Bacon Pasta Salad
This earthy, hearty dish, complete with lemony breadcrumbs and a bacon-infused mustard vinaigrette, demands a permanent spot in your summer rotation.