My pulled pork sides will make your summertime entertaining so easy. I’ve got 30 deliciously easy pulled pork side dishes that can feed a crowd – affordably, too. There are fresh and easy salad recipes, cheesy potatoes and more. Pulled pork sandwiches have met their match!

A white bowl filled with pasta salad containing tortellini, cubed cheese, cherry tomatoes, diced cucumbers, red onions, and bell peppers—perfect as one of your pulled pork sides. A gold fork rests on the side.
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Pulled pork is an iconic summertime potluck, picnic and BBQ dish because it’s so tasty, inexpensive and feeds a crowd. It’s perfect for parties and entertaining of all kinds because it’s filling, delicious and affordable.

However, even if you’ve got your main dish covered, it can be a struggle to come up with fresh, delicious side dishes. That’s what we’re here for, with this delicious collection of the best pulled pork sides. We’re making your summertime entertaining so easy!

However, while the pulled pork takes a long time to cook correctly, you’ll want your side dishes to be fast and easy. Many of these side dishes can feed a crowd, but be sure to use the sliding bar to adjust ingredients for more servings if necessary. We’ve made it so easy!



  • Check in with your guests about restrictions and allergies so you can accommodate.
  • Serve a few vegetarian sides to cover a variety of lifestyles, no matter the entrees!
  • Choose one item from each category for a fabulous array of pulled pork sides. I like to do a couple healthier side dishes, and a couple indulgent ones. This makes for a great mix to please everyone!

30 Easy Pulled Pork Sides

Here we go – let’s do this! Each recipe link will take you to a post with a printable recipe card, making it so easy to plan your menu.


Seven Layer Salad

My classic 7 layer salad has been so popular over the years, and you’ll remember why with every crunchy bite!

Seven Layer Salad

This Seven Layer Salad is full of vivid, bold color and bright flavors. There’s a reason this classic 7 layer salad has been so popular over the years, and you’ll remember it with every crunchy bite!  Read More

25 mins

Pasta Salads

Spaghetti Salad

Tossed in a savory homemade Italian dressing, its a fresh take on a tomato and cucumber salad.

Spaghetti Salad

Spaghetti Salad is a fresh, simple savory side dish or lunch for summer and beyond! This crowd pleasing recipe is packed with flavor and perfect for picnics, parties and potlucks!  Read More

20 mins


Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes work beautifully with pork! They are healthy, savory and so easy to customize to every individual’s tastes.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

These quick and easy grilled sweet potatoes in foil make an excellent side dish for all your favorite barbeque entrees! They are healthy, savory and so easy to customize to every individual’s tastes. Read More

1 hr 3 mins

Corn Side Dishes

In the summer, we get to call corn a vegetable, even if it’s *technically* not one. I hope that works for you, because it works great for me!

Street Corn Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad

This Mexican street corn salad is an incredible summer side dish. Also called equites, this salad captures all the traditional flavors of street corn in a way that’s even easier to serve!  Read More

12 mins

BBQ Baked Beans with Bacon

Sweet and savory baked beans are one of the best pulled pork sides – and they are inexpensive, too.

a cast iron skillet with bbq beans and a wooden sppon
BBQ Baked Bean Casserole via The Cookie Rookie

Baked Apples

This is another side dish that works beautifully with the flavors of smokey barbecue.

Baked Apple Slices

Easy Baked Apple Slices are an incredible four ingredient dessert, side dish, or breakfast. This Baked Apple Slices recipe is a delicious way to enjoy your apple-picking bounty.  Read More

30 mins

Vegetable Sides

Grilled Green Beans

Sweet, savory and so easy to customize!

Grilled Green Beans

Meet your new favorite healthy summer side dish! These grilled green beans are perfectly crisp, yet tender and charred just the right amount. They are the best accompaniment to any of your favorite grilled or baked entrees.  Read More

13 mins

Handheld Sides

When you’re hosting a BBQ or picnic, handhelds make serving so easy! Make these ahead and save the silverware for another time.

What do you think? Are you planning any barbecues to celebrate the start of summer? I’d love to hear from you!

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