Looking for what to eat with pulled pork besides coleslaw? Whether you are searching for dishes for pulled pork sandwiches or a main meal, you will find sides, salads and vegetables, along with many BBQ pork leftover ideas all right here!
Pulled pork or pulled chicken makes the ideal entertaining dish year round. It’s affordable, makes a large quantity, and freezer-friendly. The combination of sweet and savory BBQ flavor makes it the perfect side dish to serve with mac and cheese, cornbread, or a combination of smokey barbecue meats.
Find infinite possibilities and pairings for what to eat with pulled pork all in this complete resource. Whether you are looking for parties, potlucks, or family meals, there are plenty of easy sides to choose from!
pulled pork side dishes
Whether you serving a pulled pork sandwich or as a BBQ pork as a main dish, there are many options besides the standard coleslaw. To keep the entire meal effortless, pair with a couple of these delicious side dish suggestions below.
- Steamed corn
- Baked beans
- Corn on the cob
- Potato salad
- Mac and cheese
- Pasta salad
- French fries
- Garlic toast
- Macaroni salad
- Onion rings
- Green beans
- Roasted potatoes
- Sweet potatoes
- Grilled veggies
- Fruit salad
- Potato chips
- Collard greens
What else to have with pulled pork
Coleslaw is a standard accompaniment because the cabbage adds a bit of crunch to the tender pork. Of course, don’t forget the barbecue sauce! Choose from sweet & tangy, mustard, spicy, or vinegar based sauces.
If you are still looking for what goes with pork, below are some of my favorite sides to serve with it!
ways to use up leftover pulled pork
Now that you know what to have with pulled pork, chances are there’s going to be leftovers! Leftover pork is very freezer-friendly (see storing and freezing tips below), but there are plenty of ways to repurpose it into other meals!
- Pork Tacos
- Pork Nachos
- Pork chili
- Lettuce wraps
- Cuban sandwiches
- Use on a salad and top with BBQ ranch
- Top on grit cakes with cheddar cheese melted on top
- Smothered fries
storing, freezing, and reheating tips
Because pork holds and freezes so well, it makes the perfect make-ahead party food. No flavor or texture is compromised once it is thawed!
Once it has cooled completely, store in an airtight container up to 4 days in the refrigerator. Typically I store the barbecue sauce separately and combine when ready to serve.
To freeze, do the same as above, but add any extra juices or rendered fat to the pork so it doesn’t dry out. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
Pork is best reheated in a 250ºF oven, covered securely with a lid or aluminum foil, until it reaches and internal temp or 165ºF. If there are not a lot of leftover juices to keep the pork moist when as it reheats, add a bit of water, broth, beer, or apple juice.
how much pork to make per person
Typically one pound of raw pork results in about half a pound of pulled pork. For regular size buns, estimate about 1/2 cup per sandwich. If you’d rather serve smaller slider buns, estimate 1/4 cup per sandwich.
more side dishes to serve with BBQ pulled pork
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