Barbecue pulled pork is a classic, crowd-pleasing dish that’s just perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a backyard BBQ party or craving some delicious comfort food, pulled pork is always a hit. And while the pulled pork itself may steal the show, it’s important not to forget about all of the tasty sides that complement the main dish.

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Delicious Sides for BBQ Pulled Pork

BBQ pulled pork just isn’t eaten enough, in my opinion! It’s a fabulous main course meat that we should all start making more of. It’s not just for sandwiches anymore, and here are the best sides to serve with this delicious pork. 

Why You’ll Love These Sides

  • Versatile: These sides can be served with BBQ pulled pork in multiple ways, whether it’s as a topping, side dish, or even mixed into the pork itself.
  • Complementary Flavors: The flavors of these dishes pair perfectly with BBQ pulled pork. They’ll balance out the dish for a well-rounded meal.
  • Easy to Make: These side dishes are simple and quick to make, so you can spend more time enjoying and less time in the kitchen.
  • Crowd-Pleasing: Whether it’s a family meal or a party with friends, these sides will be a hit with everyone.
  • Affordable: Most of these side dishes use budget-friendly ingredients, making them perfect for feeding a crowd without breaking the bank.

Bread Recipes To Serve With BBQ Pulled Pork

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Buttermilk Quick Bread with Cheddar Cheese and Pancetta
This buttermilk quick bread has it all! It’s savory, moist, bursting with flavor, ready in just about an hour in the oven, and incredibly versatile. The aroma fills my house every time I bake it.
Check out this recipe!
2. Sourdough Potato Chunk Bread
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Sourdough Potato Chunk Bread With Potato Pieces
Savor the delicious blend of soft potato chunks in this warm crusty bread! It is perfect alongside your favorite soup or as a delightful addition to any charcuterie board. Sourdough Potato Chunk Bread is the perfect thing to make BBQ pulled pork sandwiches too!
Check out this recipe!
3. Cornbread Waffles _
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Cornbread Waffles
Looking for something unique to serve with BBQ pulled pork? Indulge in the delightful texture of these Cornbread Waffles! The perfect blend of crispy exterior with a soft, slightly crumbly interior.
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4. Cornbread Casserole
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Cornbread Casserole
Try this easy Jiffy Cornbread Casserole! It's creamy, sweet, and super corny. Prep takes just 5 minutes, making it a perfect side dish for holidays or dinner.
Check out this recipe!
5. 30 Minutes Bread Rolls _
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30 Minutes Bread Rolls
Make these quick dinner rolls in only 30 minutes! They're super soft, tender, and keep their shape perfectly. Smother them in butter, garlic, and lots of pulled pork!
Check out this recipe!
6. Sourdough Grilled Cheese
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Sourdough Grilled Cheese
The answer to “what to serve with BBQ pulled pork” is definitely Sourdough Grilled Cheese! This recipe with three cheeses is not just for kids; it's a tasty treat for adults too. Use high-quality cheeses and our simple cooking method to make a satisfying meal that'll warm your belly and soul!
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Filling Side Dishes 

7. Potato Salad
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Potato Salad
Potato salad is the perfect American side dish for any occasion all year long! This recipe is delicious too! Featuring hard-boiled eggs, a mayo-relish-mustard dressing, and tender potatoes! Top it off with crisp celery, green onions, and paprika!
Check out this recipe!
8. Patatas Bravas
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Patatas Bravas
Have you heard of patatas bravas? This classic Spanish tapas will instantly become your new favorite side dish to serve with BBQ pulled pork! They’re delicious, versatile, and made with simple ingredients!
Check out this recipe!
9. Mucver Turkish Zucchini Fritters
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Mucver Turkish Zucchini Fritters
Vegetable fritters are a yummy dish enjoyed in different places. In Turkey, they have a popular kind called mucver, made with zucchini. You can make this tasty recipe easily with just a few ingredients and not much fuss.
Check out this recipe!
10. Coleslaw Pasta Salad
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Coleslaw Pasta Salad
Coleslaw Pasta Salad is a must-try for a BBQ or potluck. The combination of coleslaw and pasta salad is next-level delicious. This recipe features cucumbers, celery, green bell pepper, and fresh sauce and spices.
Check out this recipe!
11. Velveeta Chicken Casserole Recipe
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Velveeta Chicken Casserole Recipe
Serve this Velveeta Chicken Casserole Recipe with BBQ pulled pork! It’s easy to make with ingredients you probably already have in the fridge and pantry! The flavors combine in a heavenly way!
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12. Roasted Turnip Garlic Mash
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Roasted Turnip Garlic Mash
This mash is super tasty! I cooked turnips and garlic in the oven until they're golden and sweet. Mashed turnips are a fantastic keto side dish—just like mashed potatoes, but low-carb!
Check out this recipe!


LikeHotKeto Baked Zucchini Fries Panko Parmesan 2×3 C
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Zucchini Fries
It’s time to start making baked zucchini fries on the regular! You will quickly learn that they are golden and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. They’re also packed with flavor and a crunchy low-carb snack.
Check out this recipe!
14. Coriander _ Lime Cauliflower Rice
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Coriander & Lime Cauliflower Rice
If you’re making low-carb BBQ pulled pork you may want to serve up this Coriander & Lime Cauliflower Rice. Make sure not to overcook it, or it will get soggy! It’s best to sauté it quickly then set it aside! Also this recipe is not best for freezing, for best results eat it fresh!
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15. Sautéed Green Beans
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Sautéed Green Beans
I finally realized I wasn't cooking enough green beans in my house! That’s when I decided it was time to learn all the different ways to make them. This recipe for Sautéed Green Beans is by far my favorite and it’s perfect to serve with BBQ pulled pork.
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16. Grilled Vegetables
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Grilled Vegetables
Enjoy tasty grilled veggies this summer! It's super easy – make a big mix or choose 1-3 for a quick family dinner. The textures and flavors are unbelievably satisfying next to pulled pork.
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17. Baked Kohlrabi Fries _
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Baked Kohlrabi Fries
These Easy Baked Kohlrabi Fries are absolutely delicious! You have to try them drizzled with olive oil, tossed in slices, and roasted to perfection! Kohlrabis are vegetables also called the German Turnip.
Check out this recipe!
18. Mango Corn Salsa _
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Mango Corn Salsa
This mango corn salsa is super tasty and light, with sweet juicy mangoes. Use it as a yummy dip with tortilla chips, or put it on tacos, meat, or fish for a fresh touch. It's fast, easy, and done in 15 minutes!
Check out this recipe!
19. Roasted Sweet Potatoes
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Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Delicious Roasted Sweet Potatoes make a perfect side dish for any meal! You can also use them as a tasty base for taco bowls or with sausage gravy. Simple to make, and the caramelized edges, topped with butter and sea salt, are absolutely tasty!
Check out this recipe!
20. Smoked Corn On The Cob
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Smoked Corn On The Cob
Looking for the best vegetable side dish to serve with BBQ pulled pork? Smoked corn on the cob is tastier than any version you’ve ever had too! It’s crispy, juicy, and packed with flavor.
Check out this recipe!
21. Easy Broccoli Salad Recipe
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Easy Broccoli Salad Recipe
You will love this Creamy Broccoli Salad that’s full of cheese, bacon, red onion, and a zesty dressing. It’s a perfect side dish to serve with BBQ pulled pork. I like mixing the pork into the salad to make it more hearty and wholesome!
Check out this recipe!

Our Top Picks 

22. Southern Corn Cake
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Southern Corn Cake
Have you ever had Southern Corn Cake? If you haven't, now's the time to try it! This recipe is thick, dense, and simple to whip up! The moist and golden texture is complimented perfectly by the butter and honey.
Check out this recipe!
23. Rosemary Focaccia
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Rosemary Focaccia
Rosemary focaccia bread is the soft and fluffy side to serve with BBQ pulled pork that everyone will love! It’s warm on the inside and crusty on the outside with flakey salt and sprigs of rosemary!
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24. Baked Provel Macaroni _ Cheese
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Baked Provel Macaroni & Cheese
What’s your favorite way to make macaroni and cheese? This baked provel version is the best style I have ever had! The rich and creamy taste and texture bursts with flavor in your mouth. The best part is the golden crispy breadcrumb topping.
Check out this recipe!
25. Stovetop Mac _ Cheese
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Stovetop Mac & Cheese
Maybe you want to serve a more standard version of mac and cheese with your BBQ pulled pork? This stovetop mac and cheese is made in one pot too for easier clean up!
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26. Hatch Chili Mac _ Cheese
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Hatch Chili Mac & Cheese
We felt the need to add ONE more version of mac and cheese on the list. But that’s only because this one is truly unique. The addition of Hatch chile peppers and smoked cheddar takes this dish to the next level!
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27. Grilled Potatoes
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Grilled Potatoes
Simple side potatoes could be the answer to the question, “What should I serve with BBQ pulled pork!” That’s because sometimes a potato dish is all you need! It’s so versatile, too, you can grill it, bake it, sauté it.. the options are endless.
Check out this recipe!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Cut Of Meat Is Used For Making Pulled Pork? 

Pork shoulder (also known as pork butt or Boston butt) is the cut of meat used to make pulled pork. You can use bone-in or boneless, and it’s best to trim the excess fat. 

Now that you have various side dishes, don’t forget desserts to serve after your BBQ pulled pork feast. Some tasty suggestions include:

The possibilities are endless for creating a delicious and satisfying meal with BBQ pulled pork as the star. Have fun experimenting with different sides and desserts to find your perfect combination!

We hope you found an idea or two on this list of side dishes to serve with BBQ pulled pork! My mouth is watering just thinking about it! 

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