25 Easy Sides for Pork Chops

Try one or more of these Easy Sides for Pork Chops if you’re looking for the perfect complement to those juicy chops! From pasta and breads to veggies and salads.

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There are just so many ways that you can enjoy pork chops, it makes it so easy when planning family dinners. It’s also helpful that pork has a milder flavor that kids seem to love!

All of these things make side dish possibilities next to endless! With this in mind, I created a list of 25 easy sides for pork chops to round out your meals.

These side dishes are perfect no matter how you like your pork. Air fryer pork chops, Instant Pot pork chops, crock pot pork chops, Smothered Pork Chops or these ultra juicy Oven-Baked Pork Chops – you name it. Try out your next pork dinner with one or more of the fabulous sides below!

What Tastes Good with Pork?

Pork is such a versatile meat, it pairs well with almost anything! There are a few flavors and foods that really fit the bill, though:

  • Potatoes. Mashed, roasted, fried, whichever way you spin it, potatoes are a common side for pork dishes.
  • Roasted Veggies. Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, and spinach are great to serve with pork dishes. Also root vegetables like carrots and parsnips.  
  • Grains. Rice makes a simple and easy side for pork that can be dressed up to your liking. 
  • Salads. Fresh green salads and pasta salads are perfect for serving with pork in the summer, and really all year round.
  • Fruit. Yes, fruit! Pork and a little sweetness go a long way in the flavor department. Particularly sweet-tart fruits like apples, pineapple, cranberries, mango and apricots.
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Buttered Noodles
Serve your pork chops over a bed of these simple noodles tossed in a delicious herb butter sauce. These noodles only take 20 minutes to make and you can change them up with all kinds of variations, from spices to veggies.
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Air Fryer Broccoli
Broccoli is a classic side dish and this version, made in the air fryer, is so easy! Made with parmesan cheese and garlic, this broccoli recipe is super flavorful and perfect next to some juicy pork chops.
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Garlic Parmesan Orzo Pasta
Nutty orzo pasta is tossed in a creamy sauce made with aromatic garlic and sharp parmesan in this easy one-pot recipe. The flavors perfectly compliment pork, and this side dish comes together quickly in only 20 minutes!
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Roasted Potatoes and Carrots
Creamer potatoes and tender carrots are roasted together on the same pan in this simple side dish recipe. Coated in a flavorful garlic butter, these potatoes and carrots are all kinds of delicious!
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Creamy Cheese Tortellini
Creamy, cheesy, and all around tasty, this rich cheese tortellini recipe is made with just 8 ingredients. Tender cooked tortellini is covered in a decadent cream sauce, perfect for serving alongside your favorite pork chop recipes.
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Roasted Green Beans
A simple and delicious recipe for crisp green beans seasoned and roasted to perfection. You won’t want to prepare your green beans any other way after serving these!
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Baked Potato Recipe
Achieve the perfect baked potato that’s soft and fluffy on the inside and satisfyingly crispy on the outside! Just 5 minutes of prep and then your oven does the rest.
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Garlic Bread
Is there any meal that doesn’t get better with a side of garlic bread? This easy recipe is made with slices of French bread that are brushed with homemade garlic butter and toasted to golden perfection.
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Hashbrown Casserole
A classic side dish, this easy casserole is made with hashbrowns baked in a creamy sauce and topped with melted cheesy and crunchy cornflakes. You’ll love pairing this cheesy side with pork chops!
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Roasted Vegetables
You can’t go wrong with roasted veggies – and this side dish is a colorful blend of delicious vegetables seasoned and then roasted until tender. It’s the perfect side for any meal, pork chops included.
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Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
Rice in the Instant Pot comes out perfectly every time! Follow this recipe for rice that’s perfectly soft and fluffy, ready to pair with just about any meal you can think of!
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German Potato Salad
An easy and flavorful potato salad that you can serve warm, or chilled! Tender red potatoes and crispy bacon are tossed in a savory dressing made with caramelized onions, apple cider vinegar, and bacon drippings. The smoky bacon flavors pair perfectly with pork!
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Honey Glazed Carrots
Sweet and savory at the same time, this easy carrot side dish is made with carrot slices sauteed in a glaze of honey, brown sugar, garlic, and butter. Simple, delicious, and healthy!
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Air Fryer Potato Wedges
These potato wedges cook up to the perfect golden crispiness in the air fryer! With a couple of simple seasonings, this is an easy, rustic side for your favorite pork chop recipes. Kid friendly, too!
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Easy Homemade Mac and Cheese
Mac and cheese and pork goes together like peanut butter and jelly, and this one-pot recipe for macaroni and cheese is perfect in every way. Only six ingredients, and hardly any clean up! Weeknight dinner, sorted.
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Easy Broccoli Salad
Everything about this creamy and crunchy broccoli salad just compliments pork chops so nicely: the crumbled bacon, the shredded cheddar, the sweet-tart cranberries and crunchy sunflower seeds. It’s an all-in-one side dish that you can make days ahead and dish up for easy family dinners.
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Lyonnaise Potatoes
A classic recipe for potatoes that are thinly sliced, parboiled, and then fried alongside onions. Lyonnaise potatoes are just the right amount of crispy and tender, and so full of flavor. Plus, they look and taste great next to a juicy pork chop.
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Homemade Creamed Corn
Homemade creamed corn is easy to make in just a few minutes! Frozen, canned, or fresh corn is cooked in a buttery, creamy sauce rounded out by seasonings and garlic. A simple yet classic side!
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Easy Instant Pot Risotto
Why not serve your pork chops over a bed of rich, creamy risotto? Make this homemade risotto in the Instant Pot for an easier version that’s just as flavorful as any. Seasoned with garlic and thyme, this side has all the luxury with less effort!
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Instant Pot Baked Beans
A combo of pork and beans is classic, and these easy Instant Pot BBQ baked beans have the maximum amount of smoky flavor! Skip the cans and make this quick and easy version in just 15 minutes!
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Creamy Ranch Bowtie Pasta Salad Recipe
Next time you have pork chops on the grill, whip up a batch of this easy pasta salad! Made with fresh summer veggies, ham, cheese, and creamy ranch dressing, it’s full of color and flavor.
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Homemade Coleslaw Recipe
A crunchy cabbage slaw is the best refreshing side dish next to all kinds of pork chop recipes, from BBQ and then some. This easy recipe for homemade rainbow coleslaw is easy to make with fresh ingredients tossed in a tangy coleslaw dressing.
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Easy Potato Salad Recipe
A classic potato salad recipe made with chunks of potatoes and chopped hard boiled eggs, covered in a creamy mayo dressing. A foolproof side that never disappoints!
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Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are the side dish everyone craves, and these are the most buttery and creamy mashed potatoes ever – with an extra zing of garlic! Cozy, garlicky, and ready in 30 minutes, this recipe sets a high bar for potato side dishes.
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Mom’s Homemade Buns
Soft, fluffy, comforting dinner rolls just like Mom would make! A nostalgic side that goes with just about any meal, these homemade buns are great next to pork chops and roast veggies.
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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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