What to serve with pulled pork besides cole slaw?

I posted this question the other day but didn't get any responses :(. I'm trying to figure out what to serve with pulled pork besides cole slaw? All I can think of is baked beans or mac and cheese. Doesn't sound right. Other ideas? Thanks.

Jocelyn Grayson


Michelle D. March 13, 2020
Jiffy Cream corn casserole!
Dominique A. August 28, 2019
My kids decided yellow rice and sauteed cabbage and sausage with cornbread. Different yet very yummy. If you don't have sausages do fried cabbage or stem.
mstv January 7, 2018
Potato Salad
Lucia K. January 3, 2018
Delicious creamy mashed patotoes
Damien H. March 30, 2019
im cooking 6hr slow cooked shoulder pork with a side of creamy mashed potato
Lucia K. January 3, 2018
Delicious creamy mashed patotoes
William H. June 8, 2017
Hushpuppies and Cole Slaw!!
Nora August 26, 2016
Lots of great ideas but here in NC, if we went to that picnic, we'd be wondering, where's the slaw?
BerryBaby August 25, 2016
Pulled pork sandwiches NEED to have a juicy, big, cold, crispy, dill pickle on the side! For me, potato chips and they have to be kettle chips, thick and crunchy.
lynne August 25, 2016
hominy might be nice if you're looking for a starch. elotes or sweet corn is a must. a black bean salad could be nice too.
Michelle Y. September 22, 2015
Corn on the cob
WileyP August 26, 2015
Serve the pulled pork topped with the cole slaw on a potato roll, a bowl of hoppin' John, hush puppies and a big dill spear. What time should we be there?
angel August 26, 2015
im making pulled pork tonight and I am making salt potatoes and corn to go with it :) hope that helps
Melissa August 10, 2014
Corn pudding. Yum one of my favorite sides for any BBQ or fish fry.
JillFig May 30, 2014
I think a nice cheesy polenta or grits would be awesome!
Charon May 26, 2014
Fennel and orange slices with a splash of raspberry vinaigrette
Eliz. February 13, 2014
Other suggestions including the obvious: potato chips and beer. Fancier than a bag of really good store-bought chips? Domenica Marchetti's sea salt & rosemary sweet potato chips; recipe can be found online. Homemade onion naan. Sweet potato biscuits or rolls. Mustard greens. Young turnips sliced thin and stewed with their greens. Mashed rutabagas with lots of butter, black pepper and wrinkled bits of mushrooms cooked so long that they shrivel (James Beard-style). Scalloped potatoes. Union Square Cafe's hashed Brussels sprouts. Diane Kennedy's amazing, simple recipe for pork shoulder (Genius Recipe-class) is bright with orange, so consider lots of orange zest and orange juice in a salad dressing for a kale and avocado salad. Jicama and avocado salad with cilantro, red onion and lime. Thin wedges of raw kohlrabi and watermelon radish, maybe with a creamy dip that complements the pork.
lisabu February 13, 2014
Pickled red onions
Madeline S. January 20, 2014
Home made fried Onion Strings.
Madeline S. January 20, 2014
Home made french fries. Works well for me.
M.McAwesome January 17, 2014
Make it into tacos! And have Mexican or Cuban style side dishes. Chile Black beans and yellow rice come to mind.
Kristin January 16, 2014
Sweet potato
Fries !!!
pierino November 25, 2013
Come to think of it chilled Pepsi Cola isn't bad either.
BerryBaby August 25, 2016
When I drink soda, Pepsi has always been my drink of choice. I was a Pepsi Challenge Girl, back in day(!) where we would have Pepsi and another cola drink (blind taste test) for people to try. The point was for them taste both and tell me which they preferred. People would be very adamant about the cola soda and said that was the only soda they drank. Guess what? 99% of the time those people chose the Pepsi! Lots of people were surprised and said they were changing over to Pepsi! I had a blast!
yo November 25, 2013
Baked beans and potato salad
Shalini November 10, 2011
I'd say a nice fennel and orange salad to cut the richness of the pulled pork but agree with its sweet notes. And how about white beans, french-style, boiled the night before and finished with creme fraiche and celery? Kind of slaw-like, both of them, they don't only need to go with roast pork.
wtbryce November 10, 2011
Collards; beans; slaw are all you need.
ATG117 November 9, 2011
I'd second the cornbread suggestion. If you wanted to lighten things up a bit, what about a marinated salad. In the summer I might suggest tomatoes with thinly sliced red onions and parley marinated in a balsamic vinaigrette. But given that it's fall, I might go for some slightly blanched cauliflower and carrots and very thinly sliced red onions, also marinated in a tangy vinaigrette, topped with slivered almonds and chopped parsley.
garlic&lemon November 9, 2011
Jocelyng: Do you want a rich Southern meal? If so, these suggestions are great! But pulled pork is so delicious that it will go with a lighter meal as well. Big green salad, crusty bread or cornbread or tortillas, fruit and assorted veggies are delicious with it, too. I love cobbler or pie with it, but sorbet would be a great finish as well. No need to get locked in when choosing sides!
ChefJune November 9, 2011
Old Fashioned Mayo-based dressing Potato Salad, Bread and butter pickles, homemade buns for the pulled pork, if you like, and cobbler for dessert (made with whatever fruit is in season).
Jocelyn G. November 9, 2011
Thanks for all the suggestions. I never did get any e-mails with these responses, so I'm glad I kept the window open.
hobbybaker November 9, 2011
Carrots and radishes roasted with olive oil and thyme. A perfect fall side for just about anything! And if you don't like radishes (I most certainly do not), you just might like them roasted--delicious!
Elizabeth S. May 9, 2015
This is the way I think, fresh flavors to offset the overlooked (let's face it) greasy food.
Helen's A. November 9, 2011
Baked beans, macaroni & cheese, corn bread, collard greens, pickles, and several kinds of pie! Don't forget the sweet tea...
pierino November 9, 2011
Grits and gravy. Hush puppies for sure.
lastnightsdinner November 9, 2011
Pickles, beans, and potato salad are my top choices - oh, and cornbread, for sure.

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Blissful B. November 9, 2011
Potato Salad - Marinated Vegetables - Okra Pickles - Baked Beans - Sweet Potato Fries - Hush Puppies
inpatskitchen November 9, 2011
Paula Deen makes a good green beans with new potatoes recipe with bacon...very good and very southern

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Green beans and potatoes are always great choices. The potatoes could be either baked or french fried.
patti.bigsby November 9, 2011
How about Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes and Pears?
mrscorkhoarder November 9, 2011
Debra K. April 28, 2015
Brussels sprouts are great!
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