What to serve with bbq pulled pork sandwiches – a list of easy vegetables, potatoes, and more side dishes that go good with bbq pulled pork sandwiches for that summer barbecue or for a busy weeknight!
If hosting a party or simply making a large batch of bbq pulled pork for sandwiches to eat on throughout the week, you’ll find a great list below of side dishes that pair nicely with them.
Then, you can also find a list of specific recipes that you can browse to pick out your favorites!
TIP: Keep the shredded pork butt in a slow cooker, crock pot or on “warm” in an Instant Pot, to keep things warm until serving.
Hamburgers buns are the most common, however, texas toast is a fantastic alternative, and feel free to use other types of bread such as a soft bun like brioche, garlic toast, and more!
The most common items to top a pulled pork sandwich with are bbq sauce, coleslaw, mayonnaise, and even melted cheese. However fun items such as red onions, lettuce leaves, fried onions, and more are also creative ways to add even more flavor to a delicious sandwich!
If you prefer to serve dipping sauces or condiments for guests to add to their sandwiches, the most popular condiments for pulled pork are bbq sauce, horseradish sauce, and mustard-based sauces.
Items to Serve with Pulled Pork Sandwiches
If serving bbq pulled pork for sandwiches, make sure to have the following on hand:
- hamburger buns or Texas toast
- napkins or paper towels
- delicious toppings (our favorites are mentioned above)
- your favorite bbq sauce (our favorite is Sweet Baby Rays)
- extra seasonings (such as salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder)
- side dishes that pair well (see below)
Side Dish Ideas for BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
When it comes to needing pulled pork sides, keeping the side dishes easy and especially those that can be made ahead of time are key. Pulled pork is a dish that can easily be served in bulk, so also keeping in mind side dishes that can be made in large portions, is very handy when it comes to menu planning!
Here’s a list of side dish ideas that go with pulled pork sandwiches:
- cucumber salads
- pasta salads
- green salad
- potato chips (especially bbq potato chips)
- rice pilaf
- potato wedges
- corn fritters
- french fries
- potato salad
- onion rings
- raw vegetables and dip
- cornbread (or cornbread salad)
- relish tray
- tortilla chips
- green beans
- fruit salad or fresh fruit
- fried zucchini
- sweet potatoes
- corn on the cob
- corn casserole
- creamy coleslaw
- collard greens
How to Use Leftover Pulled Pork
If you have leftover pulled pork, you can reheat and serve it as sandwiches again, or even make something like pork nachos or pork tacos for a really easy dinner or lunch the next day!
Side Dish Recipes
Now that you have a wonderful list of ideas, here are easy recipes that you can find helpful when you’ve figured out what you want to serve with the sandwiches!