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What to Serve with Pork Chops? 8 BEST Side Dishes

Pork chops are amazing, right? Juicy, flavorful, and super satisfying. But sometimes, they need a little company on the plate to really shine.

Side dishes can make or break the meal, and we’ve all had those moments staring into the fridge, totally clueless.

We get it—pork chops deserve great sidekicks! From creamy mashed potatoes to zingy salads, we’ve got your back. Sharing our favorites, keeping it fun and laid-back.

No fuss, just good eats. Ready to feast? Let’s get into our top picks for what to serve with those mouth-watering pork chops.

Top 8 Side Dishes for Pork Chops

Here are our top picks for delicious sides to serve with pork chops. But let’s be real, these dishes could also stand on their own as a meal.

Side DishIngredientsFlavorDifficultyTime
Roasted Garlic Mashed PotatoesPotatoes, garlic, butter, milk, salt, pepperCreamy, garlickyModerate45 mins
Sautéed Green Beans with AlmondsGreen beans, almonds, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepperCrunchy, nutty, savoryEasy20 mins
Baked Mac and CheesePasta, cheese, milk, butter, breadcrumbsCheesy, comfortingModerate1 hour
Creamy ColeslawCabbage, carrots, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepperTangy, creamy, crunchyEasy15 mins
Honey Glazed CarrotsCarrots, honey, butter, salt, pepperSweet, butteryEasy30 mins
Cheesy Broccoli CasseroleBroccoli, cheese, cream of mushroom soup, breadcrumbsCheesy, creamyModerate45 mins
Parmesan Roasted Brussels SproutsBrussels sprouts, Parmesan, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepperCrispy, savory, nuttyEasy30 mins
Herbed Rice PilafRice, chicken broth, herbs, onion, garlic, butterFlavorful, aromaticModerate45 mins

1 – Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Rich, creamy, and packed with flavor, our roasted garlic mashed potatoes steal the show.

We roast the garlic until it’s sweet and caramelized. Then, we mash it into buttery Yukon Gold potatoes for extra creaminess.

Expect a delicate balance of savory and sweet with every bite.

These potatoes aren’t just a side dish; they’re a highlight.

2 – Sautéed Green Beans with Almonds

These green beans are lightly sautéed, ensuring they stay crisp. We then toss in slivers of toasted almonds for that crunch. A sprinkle of sea salt and a dash of lemon juice elevate the flavors.

Green beans slashed with almond crunch bring great textures to the plate.

We love how simple yet elegant this side is.

3 – Baked Mac and Cheese

Creamy, cheesy goodness with a crispy top. We use a blend of sharp cheddar and Parmesan for depth.

Trust us, this combo is unbeatable. Personal tip: sprinkle some breadcrumbs for extra crunch.

Our Baked Mac and Cheese hits all the right notes—gooey, rich, and comforting. Perfect with pork chops or on its own.

4 – Creamy Coleslaw

Our creamy coleslaw is a crunchy, tangy delight that’s super easy to whip up. There’s a perfect balance of crisp cabbage and rich, creamy dressing. We use a bit of apple cider vinegar for that tangy kick.

It’s not your average slaw—it has a touch of sweetness and amazing texture. Perfect beside those juicy pork chops!

5 – Honey Glazed Carrots

Sweet and savory collide in these honey glazed carrots. We roast them until tender, then coat with honey and a hint of rosemary. The honey caramelizes, giving a sticky, flavorful finish.

The sweetness pairs perfectly with the earthy rosemary. It’s a simple side, yet it feels special. These carrots always steal the show.

6 – Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

This casserole is loaded with fresh broccoli, creamy cheese, and a breadcrumb topping. Expect bold cheddar flavor with a hint of Parmesan.

We mix the cheese sauce to get the creamy consistency just right. The broccoli stays tender-crisp.

It’s a comfort food classic. Great for adding a veggie punch to your meal.

7 – Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

We roast Brussels sprouts until they caramelize and get crispy edges. Tossed with Parmesan, the cheese melts and adds a savory, nutty flavor.

It’s simplicity at its finest. Crispy, cheesy, and oh-so-tasty.

This side dish brings a balance of textures and flavors. We love it for its ease and bold taste.

8 – Herbed Rice Pilaf

Our herbed rice pilaf bursts with flavor. We cook rice with fresh herbs like parsley, thyme, and basil.

The result is aromatic, fluffy rice that’s full of taste. The herbs make it savory, earthy, and refreshing.

It’s light, yet satisfying. Perfect beside your pork chops. It adds a fragrant, satisfying element to your meal.