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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Corn Side Dishes for Pork Chops
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Veggie Side Dishes for Pork Chops
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 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?
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 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.
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.
Have questions or suggestions? Leave them in the comments below. Until next time: Stay salty, and sweet 😉