23 Sides For Pork Chops

Sweet, savory, or spicy, there are sides for pork chops to please everyone. And while we’re all about simplicity in the kitchen, we believe that a delicious pork chop deserves an equally delicious sidekick. So if you’re looking to take your pork chops up a notch (or five), look no further than these five stellar sides.

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Pork chop recipes are a dime a dozen on the internet. But what goes best with a juicy chop? Check out our favorite recipes, by category, below for the best sides for pork chops.

Potato Side Dishes for Pork Chop

From boiled sweet potatoes mashed into perfection to roasted potatoes with just the right amount of salt, potatoes are where it’s at when choosing a side for pork chops.


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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a classic side dish for pork chops. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make garlic mashed potatoes that are extra delicious.

They’re perfect for a cozy winter meal. Is there anything better than dipping a juicy piece of meat into creamy mashed spuds?

Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Quick and easy recipe for the best garlic mashed potatoes. Makes a lot and will serve a crowd.
Check out this recipe
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roasted potatoes as a side for pork chops

Roasted Potatoes

I’m always looking for easy yet tasty side dishes that I can whip up quickly. Recently, I discovered that roasted potatoes make a perfect accompaniment to pork chops.

The best part is that this dish is simple enough for even novice cooks to prepare. Don’t be afraid to go heavy on that garlic powder, it’s the key to success.

Easy Roasted Potatoes
Baked at a high temp in the oven on a single sheet pan. Use any kind of potatoes you want with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Check out this recipe
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mashed sweet potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed sweet potatoes are a delicious and easy-to-make side dish. For this recipe, they use brown sugar for a bit of sweetness.

These mashed spuds pair well with pork chops but would also be great with chicken or ham.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Maple syrup or brown sugar is what elevates these spuds. Perfect as a pork side dish all year round.
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Corn Side Dishes for Pork Chops

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Corn Pudding

Is there anything better than a delicious, tender pork chop with crispy skin? I think not. But what to serve as a side dish?

Corn pudding is the perfect accompaniment. It’s easy to make and goes great with pork. Make it with sweet corn to add a sweet and savory aspect to your meal.

Corn Pudding
Corn pudding with plenty of cheddar cheese on top. Make it in a skillet for an extra crispy crust.
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Cornbread

Juicy pork chops create delicious gravy to sop up with hearty bread.

And sweet cornbread is perfect for soaking up delicious pan juices from the pork chops. Cornbread is also really easy to make, so it’s perfect for a weeknight meal.

Cornbread
Cornbread is great. But add actual corn kernels and you get a piece of heaven you didn't know existed.
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homemade creamed corn

Creamed Corn

Pork chops are a classic dish that can be dressed up with different sides. One of my favorites is creamed corn. The sweetness of the corn pairs well with the savory pork chops, and it’s a quick and easy side dish to make.

Plus, it’s perfect for any occasion – whether you’re cooking for a small group or a large crowd.

Creamed Corn
Creamed corn is an old standby in many homes. Make it from scratch, and you'll never go back to the canned stuff. Canned who?
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Pasta Side Dishes for Pork Chops

Choose your favorite pork chop recipe and pair it with a creamy pasta side dish. From mac and cheese (two different ways!) to garlicky pasta, here are the two top staples for pork sides.

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Chick-fil-A Mac and Cheese

Do you love Chick-fil-A’s mac and cheese but not a fan of the chain?

Well, now you can make it at home! This recipe is easy to follow and will leave you with a delicious and cheesy dish. Give it a try!

Chick-fil-A Mac and Cheese
Five different kinds of cheese make this Copycat Chick-fil-A Mac and Cheese Recipe the perfect dish to satisfy your mac and cheese craving.
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Crockpot Mac n Cheese

Creamy Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

Homemade mac and cheese is classic comfort food, but it can be time-consuming to make. This crock pot version is the perfect solution – it’s easy to prepare, and the crock pot does all the work for you!

This recipe is versatile – you can add your favorite ingredients, like ham or bacon.

Creamy Crock Pot Mac n Cheese
Creamy Crock Pot Mac n Cheese is the ultimate comfort food on a cold winters day. Perfect as a meal or a side dish for any occasion.
Check out this recipe
Crockpot Mac n Cheese
garlic butter pasta

Garlic Butter Pasta

If you love garlic butter pasta, you’ll love this easy recipe. It’s the perfect side dish for a juicy pork chop.

It’s also quick and easy to make. Best of all, it’s easy to reheat and tastes just as good the second day.

Garlic Butter Pasta
A quick & easy recipe for garlic butter pasta sauce. A versatile recipe good on any type of pasta.
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garlic butter pasta

Veggie Side Dishes for Pork Chops

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Chipotle Fajita Veggies

Do you love Chipotle as much as I do? If so, you’ll love this recipe for Chipotle fajita veggies. They are just like the ones at Chipotle but a lot healthier.

Cooking them low and slow is the key to getting that sweet caramelized flavor.

Chipotle Fajita Veggies
These Chipotle fajita veggies are a perfect side or addition to dozens of recipes. A copycat recipe that tastes just like you're at Chipotle.
Check out this recipe
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Crack Green Bean Casserole

Look no further than crack green bean casserole for a decadent side dish for your next pork chop dinner.

This recipe is simple to follow and tastes fantastic. Plus, it’s sure to be a hit with your friends and family.

Crack Green Bean Casserole
A mouth-watering casserole to please all eaters. This crack green bean recipe has bacon and fried onions, but can easily be made vegetarian.
Check out this recipe
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Green Bean Fries with Dipping Sauce

Green Bean Fries with Dipping Sauce

These crispy green bean fries are the best of both worlds—heavy on green veggies with the indulgent taste of french fries.

But beware, the spicy dipping sauce is a bit addictive! Once you make these, you’ll make them again and again.

Crispy Green Bean Fries
You're going to love this recipe for crispy green bean fries. The Spicy Sriracha Dipping Sauce is a perfect complement to this tasty appetizer.
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KFC coleslaw copycat recipe

Copycat KFC Coleslaw

Who doesn’t love KFC coleslaw? It’s also a perfect side dish for any pork chop you have planned.

This recipe is a copycat of the famous KFC coleslaw, and it’s just as delicious.

Copycat KFC Coleslaw
Here is my favorite copycat KFC coleslaw recipe. If you are a coleslaw snob like me you will love this recipe.
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Irish Colcannon

Irish Colcannon

Do you like potatoes? Do you like cabbage? How about bacon? If the answer to any of those questions is yes, then you’ll love Irish Colcannon!

This traditional Irish dish is made with potatoes, cabbage, and bacon, and it makes a delicious side dish for pork chops or other meats.

Irish Colcannon
Heartier and creamier than your typical mashed potatoes, Colcannon is the perfect pork chop side dish you didn't know you needed.
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Irish Colcannon
Balsamic & Garlic Mushrooms

Balsamic Vinegar Mushrooms

Balsamic vinegar mushrooms are the perfect side dish for your next pork chop dinner. They are easy to make and taste delicious.

Plus, they only require a few ingredients. The combination of the sweet balsamic vinegar and the umami of the mushrooms is hands down a palate pleaser.

Balsamic Vinegar Mushrooms
Balsamic Vinegar Mushrooms are both vegan and keto friendly. Perfect as a side for pork, fish, or chicken.
Check out this recipe
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Copycat Olive Garden Salad

Do you love the idea of eating a salad that tastes as if it came from your favorite restaurant but don’t want to spend the money?

This Olive Garden Salad is easy to make and perfect as a side dish for pork chops or any other type of protein. My wife also swears it tastes exactly like the real thing!

Copycat Olive Garden Salad
This Copycat recipe for Olive Garden Salad tastes exactly like the real thing. Follow from the olives to onions to Pepperoncinis.
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Mediterranean Cucumber Salad

Grilling pork chops outside during the summer? But what to serve as a side dish? How about this yummy Mediterranean cucumber salad?

This salad is light, refreshing, and perfect for warm weather.

Mediterranean Cucumber Salad
Crispy fresh cucumber, sweet cherry tomatoes, and mint make this Mediterranean Cucumber Salad perfect for any meal.
Check out this recipe
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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Pan-frying pork chops on the stove during the cold winter months? Try this easy shaved Brussels sprout salad.

This salad is a perfect accompaniment to your main protein when these delicious little veggies are in season.

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad
Shaved Brussels sprout salad with red onion, pancetta, and balsamic vinegar. This recipe is savory, slightly sweet, and delicious.
Check out this recipe
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creamy cabbage soup

Creamy Cabbage Soup

A low-carb creamy cabbage soup that tastes like it’s filled with starchy potato but actually has very little. The Parmesan rinds in this recipe are the star, so don’t go skimping on them.

Once you make this recipe, you’ll make it again and again. Just like I have!

Creamy Cabbage Soup
Creamy cabbage soup that is gluten-free, keto, low calorie, and delicious. This recipe is simple to make and easy to adapt for all tastebuds.
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creamy cabbage soup

Air Fryer Side Dishes for Pork Chops

Pan-fried or grilled pork chops are fairly simple and quick to make. Not to mention delicious. So why waste 25 minutes, 30 minutes, or more making complicated side dishes for your pork chops?

That is where your air fryer comes in. In as little as 10 minutes, you can have a delicious side dish that goes splendidly with your pork. Check out a few of our faves below. Once you have an air fryer and some spray olive oil, the possibilities are endless!

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Air Fryer Green Beans

These air fryer green beans are so crispy and can be made with any seasoning you like.

They’re a perfect side dish for pork chops or any meat or fish. They’re so good we make them at least a few times a week in our home.

Air Fryer Green Beans
These tasty air fryer green beans are the perfect savory side dish to go with any meal. From start to finish, they take 12 minutes tops!
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close up of air fryer brussels sprouts

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

The key to getting over-the-top delicious Brussels sprouts is, hands down, high heat and a long-ish cooking time. That’s where an air fryer is the perfect kitchen hack for speeding up this time-consuming process.

You can’t find a better side dish for pork chops than crispy sprouts. Can you?

Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
Air fryer Brussels sprouts are crispy and golden brown and made in less than half the time of a traditional oven.
Check out this recipe
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frozen waffle fries air fryer with a side of ketchup

Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries

Waffle fries in your air fryer go perfectly with your pork chop dinner. They also reheat quickly and perfectly the next day.

You don’t even need to spray your air fryer basket. It doesn’t get easier than that!

Air Fryer Waffle Fries
Making frozen waffle fries in an air fryer is a healthier alternative to deep frying and faster than in the oven. But just as delicious!
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frozen waffle fries air fryer with a side of ketchup
air fryer frozen broccoli

Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli

When in doubt, one of the best options as a side dish for pork chops is air fryer broccoli. It’s a good old standby that almost everyone always enjoys.

With just a spray of olive oil and your own mix of seasoning, this dish is a hands-down no-fail recipe when made in an air fryer.

Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli
Crispy broccoli is always a fan fave. But made with frozen veggies in the air fryer it comes out in less than half the time.
Check out this recipe
air fryer frozen broccoli

We hope you’ve gotten some inspiration for sides for juicy pork chops with the above suggestions. Pork chops have incredible flavor and make a satisfying and filling meal. But prepared with the right side, create an incredible pork dish feast!

These side dishes for pork chops are just a few in a long list. Are you looking for more suggestions? Check out all of our side dish recipes.

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Have questions or suggestions? Leave them in the comments below. Until next time: Stay salty, and sweet 😉

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