10 Best Side Dishes for Pork
Pork everything, please.
Pork is the perfect protein. Bold claim, we know. Hear us out. The unassuming pig gives us such marvels as pork tenderloin, pork chops, pork roast, pork ribs, pulled pork, ham, prosciutto, and BACON. We're not worthy.
Since pork comes in so many forms, choosing the perfect sides for pork depends in large part on the cut you're working with. For those who love a good multitasking recipe, here are 10 super-versatile sides that pair well with a number of pork dishes. The best part? You're not limited to this list.
"This is so easy, so good, and so versatile! I've used pork chops with and without bones, pork loin, and pork roast. You can sprinkle the brown sugar, salt, and pepper on the different layers or all at the end, as mentioned in the recipe. Play around with the brown sugar and spices to your taste," writes recipe creator ashbeth.
As if choosing just one rice dish to pair with pork isn't difficult enough, choosing a couple of pork dishes to pair with said rice dish kind of hurts. This simple rice pilaf from Chef John has a mild flavor that makes a great base for juicy mains like mushroom pork chops, stovetop barbeque ribs, and roasted pork loin.
Related: Explore our entire collection of pork recipes.