What to have with pork chops? Wondering what side dish goes well with pork chops for dinner? I’ve compiled a list of 16 side dishes, from baked potatoes to roasted rainbow carrots to asparagus and sauteed spinach.
These side dishes are easy to make, packed with flavors, and can be served with pork meat. These side dishes will make you feel good.
Pork chops, however cooked is a classic comfort food that can be enjoyed by all. This cut of meat is versatile and can be cooked in various ways, from pan-frying to baking to roasting, grilling, or air frying.
Pork like any other type of meat, if eaten in moderation is healthy and makes a good source of protein and iron. An excellent choice for dinner.
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You will love this roundup of 16 side dishes of what to have with pork chops
Pork chops are so versatile and go well with many side dishes! these mouth-watering side dishes go well with your tender and juicy meat. They are easy and quick to make, and they will make your weeknight dinners or Sunday roast dinners extra special.
Baked sweet potato slices
Sweet potato is a highly nutritious vegetable that is loaded with vitamins and minerals and is also a great source of fiber. These baked sweet potatoes are a delicious and healthy side dish that can be served with pork chops. All you need is a handful of simple ingredients to make this amazing side dish. Sweet, tender, and slightly caramelized around the edges!
Air fried asparagus
Asparagus is another nutritious and flavorful vegetable that pairs well with pork chops. This air fried asparagus is made with simple everyday ingredients. It is ready in 8 minutes.
Beetroot and feta salad
This beetroot and feta salad is a delicious and nutritious side dish that is surprisingly easy and quick to make. It is nutrient-packed and contains a great combination of sweet, salty, and tangy flavors your pork chops would love.
Roasted root vegetables
Roasted vegetables are another classic side dish that goes well with any meat. They are healthy, flavorful, and easy to make. For this simple recipe, I used only sweet potatoes, parsnips and carrots. That said you can use any root vegetables you like to make these roasted veggies yours.
Ricotta mashed potatoes
This classic side dish is always a crowd-pleaser. Mashed potatoes are smooth and creamy, and they help to balance out the richness of the meat you pair it with.
Roasted rainbow carrots
This colorful side dish is the perfect way to brighten up any plate. These carrots are roasted to perfection, and they have a mild sweetness that compliments the meat so well.
This is an easy and healthy way to add a bit of greenery to your meal. The spinach is buttery, savory, and full of flavor.
Homemade Dinner rolls
You will love these homemade dinner rolls with your pork chops dinner. Make this ahead of time so they are ready for you when your meal is ready to be served.
A classic side dish that goes with any meal, this coleslaw is sweet, creamy, tangy, and delicious.
Crispy roast potatoes
These oven-roasted potatoes are crispy and golden brown on the outside and fluffy on the inside. While this is not a quick recipe, it is very easy to put together and worth every time spent on it. You can also make it in the air fryer if have one or use frozen roasted potatoes in the air fryer for a quicker process.
Apple and cucumber salad
This salad is a light and refreshing side dish. The apple compliments the pork and the cucumber adds a crunchy cool contrast to the whole meal.
These marinated tomatoes are sweet and juicy, making them the perfect accompaniment for this meat.
No drippings gravy
While this may not necessarily be a side, a good gravy makes your dish come together. You can also make gravy from the drippings of the pork chops, which is a win-win in my books. You may also love this mushroom gravy.
Brussels sprouts and bacon
The Brussels sprouts are sweet and crispy thanks to the touch of honey and the saltiness from the bacon brings the whole dish together.
These healthy scalloped potatoes are creamy, cheesy, and flavorful, making it the perfect side to serve with your meat.
Air fried mushrooms and onions
This simple dish is loaded with flavor and packs a punch of nutrition. The mushrooms add an earthy flavor that pairs well with the pork. This side dish is ready under 10 minutes!
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16 Side Dishes To Have With Pork Chops
- 2 pounds potatoes
- 250 g ricotta cheese at room temperature
- 4 garlic cloves peeled
- 4 cups low sodium chicken stock top up with water
- ½ cup whole milk
- 100 g unsalted butter
- Salt and black pepper to serve
- fresh thyme to serve
- Boil the potatoes: peel and cut the potatoes into similar big chunk sizes and wash them under clean running water. This is important so that the potatoes cook evenly.2 pounds potatoes
- Place the potatoes in a large pot, add garlic cloves, then cover with low sodium chicken stock and water and season with salt. Place on medium-high heat and bring to a boil until the potatoes are fork-tender. Drain in a colander, return them to the pot then set aside.4 garlic cloves, Salt
- To a microwavable safe jug, add butter and milk and microwave for one minute or until the butter is melted into the milk. Using a potato masher or ricer, mash the potatoes until smooth and lump free.½ cup whole milk, 100 g unsalted butter
- Stir in the butter and milk mixture into the mashed potato until smooth. Lastly, gently fold the softened ricotta cheese with the mash. Taste for salt and adjust accordingly.250 g ricotta cheese
- Transfer into a serving bowl, drizzle with melted butter for extra richness, and season with some black pepper, and garnish with fresh thyme leaves. Serve and enjoy.
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And there you have it, a delicious selection of side dishes of what to serve with pork chops! Your dinner will surely be a hit if you make one or even more of these side dishes.
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