What To Serve With Pork Shoulder

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Serving Pork Shoulder at your next cookout and looking for some sides? Here are 35+ Side Dish ideas that you can serve that’ll make everyone come back for more. Make sure to clear some space in your list of sides, because these are the best!

Smoked Pork Butt

Smoked pulled pork is my go-to choice for feeding a crowd because although it requires some planning and lots of time (like, a LONG time), it’s super hands-off and easy-peasy, plus it’s a relatively inexpensive cut of meat. But as delicious as this pork is, you know it’s all about the sides at a cookout, so here are some ideas!

If you’re making your pork shoulders indoors, either in the crockpot or in the oven, I have some side dish ideas for that as well. Some of these will be more fall/winter choices (like oven-roasted veggies), so keep scrolling to find your perfect accompaniments!

What To Serve With Pork Shoulder (35+ Side Dishes)

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Spoonful of Macaroni and Cheese
Macaroni and Cheese
Nothing better than Macaroni and Cheese! Get this simple, classic, cheesy recipe for Macaroni and Cheese featuring three cheeses and a crispy, salty topping.
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scoop of instant pot mac and cheese
Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
Amazingly delicious Instant Pot Mac and Cheese, made completely from scratch with NO Velveeta all in 20 minutes!
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macaroni salad in a serving bowl
Macaroni Salad
This simple Macaroni Salad Recipe is delicious and can be made in 15 minutes! It’s the perfect creamy, crunchy, fresh and cold summer salad.
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Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad
Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad
This Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad is the perfect way to use up those fresh summer ears of corn! Fresh vegetables and pasta are tossed in a Mexican chili lime sauce and served chilled.
Check out this recipe
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italian pasta salad
Italian Pasta Salad Recipe
This Italian Pasta salad recipe has it all! Tender pasta, salty pepperoni, cubed mozzarella, lots of diced veggies and a homemade olive oil and garlic dressing. The longer it sits the better it tastes! Perfect for potlucks, BBQs or simple side dish.
Check out this recipe
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classic coleslaw in a bowl
Classic Coleslaw Recipe
This Coleslaw Recipe is a classic, from scratch recipe that will make you never buy store-bought coleslaw dressing again! Here's how you can prepare this perfect summer side dish.
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top view of Cucumber Salad in jar
Cucumber Salad
My Cucumber Salad recipe is cool, crunchy, refreshing, and easy to throw together on a hot summer day! Great for BBQ's or potlucks. 
Check out this recipe
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iceberg wedge salad on plate
Wedge Salad
A Wedge Salad with low fat blue cheese dressing and copious toppings is the perfect side that goes with almost any dinner.
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cucumber tomato salad
Cucumber Tomato Salad
Light, refreshing with a slight zing this is my Cucumber Tomato Salad recipe! It's a classic that is perfect as a side dish or as a snack.
Check out this recipe
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Potato salad in a white bowl
Creamy Potato Salad Recipe (No Eggs!)
Cooked potatoes, onions, and celery all tossed in a vinegary mayonnaise dressing. This is a creamy potato salad recipe minus the eggs!
Check out this recipe
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deviled egg potato salad in bowl
Deviled Egg Potato Salad
Deviled Eggs and Potato Salad are combined into this ultimate Deviled Egg Potato Salad recipe! Perfect as a spring or summer side dish.
Check out this recipe
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Kale Salad
Kale Salad
This Kale Salad is healthy and super easy to toss together! Use ingredients you already have and you’ll make a delicious salad in no time!
Check out this recipe
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watermelon caprese salad
Watermelon Caprese Salad
Juicy watermelon is paired with fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and drizzled with balsamic glaze in this refreshing Watermelon Caprese Salad.
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Ambrosia Salad in bowl
Ambrosia Salad Recipe (with Sour Cream)
If you want a salad that tastes just like dessert, Ambrosia Salad is the ticket! Made with fresh pineapple, mandarin oranges, maraschino cherries, coconut, and mini marshmallows and stirred together with a sour cream/whipped cream dressing.
Check out this recipe
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A bowl of fruit salad with berries and mint.
Fruit Salad Recipe
This Fruit Salad Recipe is filled with delicious fresh fruit and topped with a lemony vanilla simple syrup as a dressing. Enjoy!
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Mexican Street Corn
Mexican Street Corn Recipe
This Mexican Street Corn Recipe is a delicious treat of Mexican Cuisine that you need in your life, like now. Trust me, it may sound a little strange but it is SO good.
Check out this recipe
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Funeral Potatoes
Funeral Potatoes…everyone has a recipe for this popular casserole! Here is my creamy and oniony version!
Check out this recipe
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air fryer french fries on plate with ketchup
Air Fryer French Fries
Super easy, homemade, and absolutely delicious these Air Fryer French Fries are going to change your life. Don't forget the ketchup!
Check out this recipe
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air fryer sweet potato fries on plate with ketchup
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries are a quick and easy way to get crispy fries! Cooked to perfection then dipped in your favorite sauce, yum!
Check out this recipe
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Garlic Butter Fries
Garlic Fries
If you need a quick snack or appetizer, these Garlic Fries are a perfect choice! Fast and easy, plus so addicting! Perfect for parties too!
Check out this recipe
21
boston baked beans in a white bowl
Boston Baked Beans
Tangy yet sweet this Boston Baked Beans recipe can be made on the stovetop or in a crockpot. Don't like tang? I have alterations for that too!
Check out this recipe
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Classic deviled eggs
*EASY* Deviled Eggs
A classic Deviled Eggs Recipe, just in time for Easter! This is the quintessential appetizer for Spring that everyone seems to love. 
Check out this recipe
23
oven roasted brussel sprouts on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
This super easy Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe is a delicious vegetable side dish. Perfectly golden and tender in the middle.
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roasted green beans on baking tray
Roasted Green Beans
Roasted Green Beans are a quick and easy side dish to make that is packed full of flavor and nutrients! I could make this every night!
Check out this recipe
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Baked Asparagus
Roasted Asparagus
Simple and quick this Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe is the perfect vegetable side dish! Easily prepared while your main dish is cooking.
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cooked roasted root vegetables on platter with spoon
Roasted Root Vegetables
Roasted Root Vegetables are what I crave with the first hint of that crisp Autumn air. Move over salad…make room for earthy, hearty, caramelized deliciousness in the form of oven roasted root vegetables. Measurements do not have to be exact…this is more of a technique than an exact recipe.
Check out this recipe
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jalapeno artichoke dip on platter with veggies and crackers
Jalapeno Artichoke Dip Recipe
Jalapeno Artichoke Dip is creamy, tangy, zingy, spicy, salty, addictive. Basically, world peace in an appetizer. Enjoy with friends or alone!
Check out this recipe
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taco dip in casserole dish on tablescape
Taco Dip
Taco Dip is a super easy and oh so delicious appetizer that combines refried beans, a cream cheese and sour cream layer and all your favorite taco toppings. Serve with tortilla chips at your next party!
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pepperoni ranch chip dip
Pepperoni Ranch Chip Dip
Pepperoni Ranch Chip Dip is the perfect cheese-inspired appetizer for any party! It’s a hot, bubbly, pepperoni-ranch party in your mouth and it tastes amazing!
Check out this recipe
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Homemade BBQ Sauce in jar
Homemade BBQ Sauce
This homemade BBQ Sauce comes together in about 15-20 minutes using ingredients you probably already have on hand. Once they taste this amazing BBQ Sauce, your friends and family will be BEGGING for the recipe. Makes about 1 ½ pints of sauce.
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slider buns stacked on each other on a cutting board
Sliders Buns Recipe
These Homemade Mini Hamburger Buns can also be used as Slider Buns! Fill them with your favorite fillings and enjoy! Perfect for parties!
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dinner rolls in bowl
Dinner Rolls
These classic Dinner Rolls are sure to be the best sidekick to any holiday or family dinner. Soft, light and pillowy.
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pan of baked whole wheat rolls
Whole Wheat Rolls
These warm, pillowy soft  Whole Wheat Rolls are perfect for soup and for chillier days! Also delicious alone slathered with butter!
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Sweet Potato Rolls
Sweet Potato Rolls
Pillowy-soft, simple Sweet Potato Rolls that are perfect for any occasion. Use simple ingredients, knead together and bake. So perfect spread with lots of cinnamon honey butter.
Check out this recipe
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holding one crescent roll
Homemade Crescent Rolls (No Knead Recipe)
These Crescent Rolls are simple enough to make any weekday but fancy enough for any holiday. They are the easiest recipe and require ZERO KNEADING! It's a perfect, buttery roll that tastes simply amazing!
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So there you have it! Salads, dips, and bread this list has it all. So mix and match your favorites and get prepped for your next cookout!

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