Pork chops are a classic main dish that can be prepared in a variety of ways, from grilled to baked to pan-fried. But what about the perfect side dish to go with them?
Pork chops can be a bit bland on their own, but with the right side dish, you can transform this simple protein into a delicious meal.
Here are five delicious and easy recipes that will perfectly complement your pork chops and make for a satisfying meal.
“For this canned black-eyed peas recipe, you’ll only need a few ingredients. I think the best part is the bacon, of course. In addition to bacon, there is onion and of course, jalapeno. You don’t need a lot to doctor up canned black-eyed peas.”
“Miso mushroom brown rice casserole makes the perfect side dish for any meal. An oven-baked rice dish that’s packed with tons of flavour and goes with a variety of dishes.”
“These Honey Roasted Parsnips and Carrots are a tasty and easily prepared side dish. This is a recipe that is simple enough to prepare for a weeknight meal but is sufficiently elegant for a special occasion such as Christmas. The carrots and parsnips are smothered in a glaze of honey, mustard and rosemary for the most delicious flavour.”
“Crispy Smashed Potatoes served with melted herb butter are one of the most heavenly potato recipes. These are pure comfort food and a beautiful side dish for family dinners, romantic date nights, holidays, or dinner parties.”
“These Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are ideal as an easily prepared starter, a side dish, or a light, meat-free meal. Portobello mushrooms are filled with a flavoursome mixture of spinach and crumbled feta, then topped with slices of fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and chilli. They are quickly prepared from ingredients that are readily available in most supermarkets.”
“If you’re looking for a mashed potatoes recipe to cook in your pressure cooker, then try Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes. With only a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time, you’ll have a creamy, flavorful mashed potatoes dish in no time at all.”
“Quick and easy way how to cook frozen asparagus in the air fryer in just 15 minutes. It is healthy, easy to make and it is keto-friendly. You can cook it directly from frozen and experiment with spices. Serve as is, with a squeeze of lemon or grated parmesan.”
“Perfect for any potluck, this Cold Green Bean Salad is marinated in a tangy homemade salad dressing. With the addition of cherry tomatoes and parmesan before serving, this is one flavorful side salad!”
“These Easy Green Beans with Bacon & Brown Sugar (Step-by-Step Video) are sweet, savoury & delicious. The green beans are baked with a sweet soy sauce and crispy salty bacon that makes for a perfect combination and this recipe is absolutely a crowd-pleaser!”
“These super crispy Oven Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes are perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. It is super easy to prepare and only requires a few simple ingredients to make. Just cut ’em in half, drizzle with some fresh olive oil, and bake! and Voila!”
“This sweet potato casserole is just like the one found at your local Cracker Barrel restaurant. If you’re a fan, you’ll love this copycat recipe that you can make at home. A tasty casserole is perfect for holiday dinners, potlucks or any occasion that calls for a delicious side dish. Made with fresh sweet potatoes, brown sugar, and a crunchy pecan topping, this recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.”
“These roasted zucchini and potatoes are the perfect side dish for chicken, fish or plant-based dinner recipes. This an easy recipe and the best healthy comfort food, and perfect for your Thanksgiving, Christmas dinner or holiday celebrations. A vegan, gluten-free and low histamine recipe.”
“Flavorful and balanced balsamic roasted beets. The earthen flavours of this red root vegetable with balsamic vinegar are a perfect combination. They are sure to awaken your love for this humble healthy veggie!
“Air fryer butternut squash – a basic yet flavourful dish to cook with 6 ingredients. A vegan, gluten-free and easy butternut squash recipe to make with little effort. A fabulous side dish to go with a main meal.”
“This Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti comes together in no time and makes a great side dish! Add in some chicken or shrimp and make it a tasty meal option! Don’t you just love a quick side dish? I know I sure do! Especially when I am focused on the main dish and want something simple and easy to add as a side.”
“Bake up an authentic batch of Italian focaccia bread with this step-by-step guide. Learn all the best insider tips and tricks for delicious focaccia from a former Italian culinary student.”
” Potatoes and onions? It may sound like a simple idea, but it is a classic combination of function and flavour that will please your family whenever it is served. These crispy fried potatoes and onions can make your plate look warm and inviting and can help to clean up any leftover sauce on your plate.”
“For a healthy upgrade to regular French fries, try this recipe for homemade, oven-baked sweet potato fries!”
“Golden brown and crispy, these Air Fryer Parmesan Potatoes are easy to make with some melted butter, freshly grated parmesan cheese and a few simple seasonings. It’s a crowd-pleasing side dish that goes perfectly with seafood, chicken, beef or pork!”
“Risotto ai Funghi, also known as mushroom risotto, is a rich, creamy, and delicious dish that is both comforting and filling. This hearty dish is made with mushrooms, arborio rice, and other tasty flavours, resulting in an earthy and savoury flavour.”
“In this “dump and go” recipe, Instant Pot Baby Potatoes are steamed to perfection in the Instant Pot pressure cooker with herby butter.
Baby potatoes are tossed in delicious garlic and thyme butter making them a wonderful side dish.”
“Once fall comes my mindset instantly goes “pumpkin!” and these gluten-free pumpkin dinner rolls fit this craving. (honestly, though, who am I kidding… I eat pumpkin all year round!
This easy low-carb pumpkin recipe is savoury, hearty, and flavorful making it the perfect addition to a holiday meal.”
“Garlic Knots are so quick and easy to make in the air fryer. Made entirely from scratch, they are packed with flavours, thanks to the garlic and fresh grated Parmigiano cheese. With easy step-by-step instructions, you will have these perfect knots done in no time. ”
“These Potato Cakes are simple, tasty and versatile. This recipe uses grated raw potatoes, so there’s no need to boil the potatoes before you make the actual Potato Cakes. Too easy!”
“These Thai Brussel sprouts are crispy and flavorful with a salty and sweet sauce, crunchy peanuts, refreshing mint, and a hint of spice from red jalopeños. There’s an easy side dish to make over the stove in just 15 minutes!”
“It just wouldn’t be summer without an Old Fashioned Creamy Potato Salad. This is a new take on an old family favourite. I know everyone has their favourite potato salad for summer, but sometimes, it’s nice to check out something new!”
” Crispy garlic lemon herb potatoes are a delicious and flavorful side dish that is perfect for any meal. The potatoes are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and they are flavoured with a sauce made of a mixture of lemon and herbs, which gives them a bright and fresh taste.”
“Orzo Pasta with butter and herbs makes a quick and delicious side dish. This pasta is quick and easy to make and is finished with butter, herbs and parmesan cheese. This delicious orzo side dish can be ready in just 15 minutes!”
“This Garlic Parmesan Linguine recipe is on the insanely easy side, so it easily tops my list for dinner ideas. So easy that Nonnas everywhere might give me the stink eye and I’m okay with that.”
“If you have a smoker, here is a must-try comfort food recipe. This craveable Chipotle Smoked Mac and Cheese is easy to prepare, cheesy, and loaded with a smoky flavour! If you’re looking for a side dish to serve with your smoked brisket, grilled ribeyes, or smoked ribs, this Smoked Mac n Cheese recipe is it!”
“Classic Broccoli Salad is a quick and easy dish made with fresh broccoli, cheddar cheese, sunflower seeds, red onions, and a tangy dressing. This is tossed together in a large bowl and served cold as a side dish or appetizer at your next gathering.”
“This Instant Pot mushroom rice pilaf recipe is a flavorful side dish you can add to your rotation of weeknight dinner recipes! It’s easy, fast and can be served with many main dishes.”
“This quick and easy Stir Fry Vegetables Recipe is going to work your world. Easily adaptable to whatever veggies you have on hand, this light dish is a perfectly healthy dinner addition. Read on for the full recipe!”
“A delicious twist on the original taboule salad (tabouli) with juicy cherry tomatoes, cucumber, hemp seeds, and loads of fresh herbs. This gluten-free and wheat-free taboule will be a firm favourite!”
“Traditionally this intensely flavourful braised onion sauce from Bologna takes hours to make even though it has very few ingredients. However, Il friggione is worth the wait!”
“This coleslaw is perfect as a side dish, on a taco, as part of a biscuit sandwich with smokey bbq pulled pork, Baja Fish Taco Bowls, or even just as a topping/relish for a big salad! It’s so versatile.”
“Buttery, Fried Corn is a classic Southern side dish that’s a pure delight. It’s simple, made in minutes with fresh corn, and is destined to shoot to the top of the list of your favourite recipes after the first time you make it!”
“This Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Parmesan proves that broccoli CAN and SHOULD be the star of your dinner. The cheesy and zesty additions to this side dish mean there won’t be a single bite of leftovers.”
“Quinoa Pilaf is a flavorful, fast variation on rice pilaf. It applies the traditional preparation method for rice pilaf to high-protein gluten-free quinoa! An easy side dish that is seasoned with spices, butter toasted quinoa and cooked in homemade chicken broth. Rich, flavorful and healthy!”
“Make INSANELY delicious mushrooms with a handful of ingredients! These easy Miso Mushrooms (with Soy Sauce) are quickly sauteed until golden and smothered in delicious garlicky miso butter. It’s a flavour-bomb side dish that’ll satisfy vegetarians and carnivores – with minimal effort!”
Countless side dishes pair well with pork chops, but these five options are some of the easiest and most delicious. Whether you prefer roasted vegetables, creamy mashed potatoes, or a more complex stuffing, these side dishes will add flavour and depth to your pork chops and make your meal even more satisfying.