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What to Serve with Pork Roast (23 Best Side Dishes)

The best side dishes to serve with pork roast include twice-baked potatoes, creamed corn, and coleslaw.

It also pairs extremely well with mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and broccoli rice casserole.

Homemade Sliced Pork Roast on a Wooden Board
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You can always go with the classics like scalloped potatoes or healthier, greener options, too.

These recipes are so delicious, your pork roast will take a back seat to the sides!

Let’s dive into what to serve with pork roast to make your family dinner the talk of the entire week!

1. Old-Fashioned Baked Macaroni and Cheese

When considering side dishes, mac and cheese is never the wrong answer. And this recipe for old-fashioned macaroni and cheese doesn’t reinvent the wheel. 

What makes it so extremely gooey is three different cheeses and an entire block of cream cheese!

2. Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes

Classic mashed potatoes are an option. Or jazz up spuds with these loaded twice-baked potatoes. With tons of cheese, bacon bits, and fresh green onions, they melt to perfection in the oven. 

The potatoes are decadently creamy and buttery and melt in your mouth. Be prepared to make quite a few, but they will go fast!

3. Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole

This cheesy broccoli rice casserole is a great way to sneak in your greens. It incorporates a cheese and rice base with tender broccoli pieces that infuse every bite. 

And the best part? It’s so easy to whip together, and the leftovers are even better the next day!

4. Garlic Sautéed Green Beans With Dijon Vinaigrette 

Looking for a healthy side that doesn’t taste healthy? Look no further than these garlic-sauteed green beans with Dijon vinaigrette!

Sauteeing green beans makes them nice and crispy, and they explode with fresh garlicky flavors. Toss them with a rich mustard vinaigrette and roasted almond, and watch them disappear. 

Even green bean skeptics will have a hard time resisting these beans.

5. Creamed Corn

Canned cream corn is fine, but it doesn’t hold a candle to this homemade creamed corn recipe. It’s undoubtedly worthy of a Sunday roasted pork dinner!

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It pairs canned corn with butter, cream cheese, and a dash of salt and pepper. 

It only takes five minutes to whip together and slowly simmers in the Crockpot all day. 

6. Greek Lemon Rice

If you think rice sides are boring, you’ve never tried this Greek lemon rice recipe! It’s so bright and lovely, you’ll never return to plain white rice ever again. 

And it’s so easy to prepare with a handful of pantry staples. 

It calls for lemon, butter, chicken stock, and turmeric. Whip up a fast, affordable side that goes great with roasted pork. 

7. Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Miso Butter

Roasted pork and sweet potatoes go together like peas and carrots. And this isn’t your average mashed sweet potato recipe. 

Adding miso butter to mashed sweet potatoes is a real game-changer. It brings a sweet, salty, toasted flavor that pairs well with sweet potatoes. 

8. Strawberry Arugula Salad With Lemon Poppyseed Dressing 

This strawberry arugula salad with lemon poppyseed dressing is a must-try. 

The arugula adds sharp, bitter, and peppery flavors that pair perfectly with the strawberries and lemon poppyseed dressing. 

Plus, it looks stunning on a serving platter. It’s simple, gorgeous, tasty, and so healthy!

9. Applesauce

Applesauce is such a great side dish for pork for a few reasons. First, the warming flavors of this applesauce recipe pair perfectly with pork. And it’s so easy to throw together in under an hour.  

Plus, pork is hard to digest, and applesauce helps digestion. Win-win!

10. Spicy Glazed Butternut Squash 

This spicy butternut squash feels like a carb-heavy side, but it’s 100 percent veggies! The spicy and sweet flavors complement roasted pork like a dream. 

It’s great when you want the carb-like texture of potatoes but want to keep things lighter and healthier. 

11. Cornbread Dressing

The sweetness from this cornbread stuffing is the ultimate compliment to roasted pork. It mixes the sweetness from cornbread with mushrooms, peppers, and onions. 

Using cornbread as a base makes an amazingly moist stuffing with a crispy, crunchy top. 

12. Healthy Coleslaw

So, what makes this coleslaw recipe so healthy? It doesn’t use one drop of mayo. You get all the crispy, crunchy bites from cabbage and carrots. But the mayo is swapped out for a sweet and spicy vinaigrette. 

The vinaigrette infuses maple syrup, cayenne pepper, and apple cider vinegar. This coleslaw is light, crisp, and exceptionally flavorful. Mayo who?

13. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

Cheesy and buttery scalloped potatoes are always the talk of the dinner table. And this recipe takes those flavors over the top. It incorporates Gruyere and cheddar cheese with white wine, butter, and plenty of cream. 

The caramelized onions add a sweetness that pairs well with this stunning side dish’s vibrant and decadent flavors. 

14. Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad with Rosemary Cider Vinaigrette

Where are all my Brussels sprouts fans? You have to try this roasted Brussels sprouts salad with rosemary cider vinaigrette. 

Even the name of this recipe is enough to make my mouth water. 

There’s so much in this tasty salad. It has pecans, pumpkin seeds, white cheddar, and apples. You might forget all about the roasted pork. 

15. Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce 

This baked beans in tomato sauce recipe is a budget-friendly side that tastes high-end. It pairs haricot beans with a rich tomato sauce infused with bright spices. 

But this dish’s secret ingredient is the black treacle. It adds such a deep sweetness to this recipe. 

16. Honey Maple Roasted Carrots 

These delicately sweet carrots are an excellent side dish that complements the meaty flavor of roasted pork. It earns its sweetness from honey and maple syrup.

There’s also a dash of coriander and cumin to balance the sweetness. This side dish is a must-have at the dinner table. 

17. Wild Rice Pilaf with Cranberries and Pecans

This fall-inspired rice dish is the perfect side for the holidays. It features tart cranberries, nutty pecans, and fresh spices to make your rice sing. 

It’s rich and flavorful, and every bite delivers an explosion of flavors. While it’s great for the holidays, it’s easy to whip up on a weeknight. 

18. Skillet Cinnamon Apples

Applesauce is a great side for pork roast, or you can try these tasty skillet cinnamon apples. 

You can whip together these amazingly buttery and flavorful apples in 10 minutes! They’re rich and buttery, with a hint of cinnamon and sweetness from brown sugar. 

19. One-Pot Sweet & Spiced Quinoa Lentil Salad

Look at all those vibrant colors in this one-pot sweet and spiced quinoa lentil salad! If you’re searching for a healthy side dish, look no further! This salad packs nutrition in every single bite. 

It incorporates nutty quinoa and lentils with nutritional powerhouses like dried berries, almonds, and parsley. It’s fresh, fragrant, and delicious. 

20. Steamed Asparagus

It doesn’t get much easier than this steamed asparagus recipe, but the flavors are out of this world. It combines fresh basil, lemon, and Parmesan cheese. That’s it!

Give it a quick steam, and let all those fresh ingredients simmer until wonderfully fragrant and tender. 

21. Cream Cheese Pasta

This recipe for cream cheese pasta tastes like a rich garlicky Alfredo. But it’s just easy as whipping together buttered noodles. 

It infuses a block of cream cheese with four cloves of garlic, Parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes. It’s decadently rich and creamy with just a hint of spice. It’s also perfect for kitchen newbies.

22. Southern Fried Cabbage with Bacon

If you want a side dish that will knock everyone’s sock off, you’ve come to the right place. This Southern fried cabbage with bacon recipe has it all. 

There’s a rich smokiness from the bacon accented with the sweetness of brown sugar and rich spices. The cabbage in this dish is so rich and buttery. And it has a gentle kiss of spice from red pepper flakes. 

23. Parmesan Polenta with Roasted Vegetables

This Parmesan polenta with roasted vegetables is an explosion of fresh flavors. 

It features bell peppers, zucchini, squash, onion, and cheery tomatoes in a cheesy Parmesan polenta. 

It’s so incredibly flavorful, it might steal the spotlight from your roasted pork!

What to Serve with Pork Roast (23 Best Side Dishes)

Serve pork roast with hearty sides like mac and cheese, cornbread dressing, and potatoes for a meal no one will forget!


  • Old Fashioned Baked Macaroni and Cheese

  • Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole

  • Garlic Sautéed Green Beans With Dijon Vinaigrette

  • Creamed Corn

  • Greek Lemon Rice

  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Miso Butter

  • Strawberry Arugula Salad With Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

  • Applesauce

  • Spicy Glazed Butternut Squash

  • Cornbread Dressing

  • Healthy Coleslaw

  • Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

  • Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad with Rosemary Cider Vinaigrette

  • Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce

  • Honey Maple Roasted Carrots

  • Wild Rice Pilaf with Cranberries and Pecans

  • Skillet Cinnamon Apples

  • One -Pot Sweet & Spiced Quinoa Lentil Salad

  • Steamed Asparagus

  • Cream Cheese Pasta

  • Parmesan Polenta with Roasted Vegetables


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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