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The 17 best sides to serve with pulled pork for kids

Trying to serve your kids an at least semi-well rounded meal? Here are the best side dishes to serve with pulled pork for kids!

If your kids are much like mine, when I ask them what they want to eat, they will yell back either CHICKEN NUGGETS or MAC N CHEESE.

The basics are king around here.

We love making pulled pork in the slow cooker and the kids – even as babies without teeth – have always loved it. However, pulled pork is not a whole meal (usually).

I serve my 1 and 3 year old in these divided silicone plates so they get 1 “main dish” and 2 sides.

One of our sides is always cut up fruit: berries, sliced apples, sauteed apples, sliced banana, mandarin oranges, something like that.

The second side is what is up in the air. For breakfast, it’s a yogurt pouch. For lunch, it’s either goldfish or chex mix. For dinner, I try for more of a side dish.

But, if you are like me, when it’s time to make food your brain goes completely blank as to what to cook.

If you are wondering what to eat with pulled pork, there are loads of possibilities!

Below I am rounding up my best ideas of what to serve with pulled pork. I will round up a general list of ideas and then keep scrolling to links to actual recipes for some great ones!

The 17 best side dishes to serve with pulled pork for kids

What to serve with pulled pork for kids

Here are my general favorite sides with pulled pork.

  • Cut fruit
  • Pickles
  • Fries – my kids actually prefer sweet potato fries
  • Tots
  • Chex mix, pretzels, chips
  • Veggie sticks
  • Cheese stick or babybel cheese
  • Baked carrots
  • Green peas (I make frozen ones in the microwave, and add butter)
  • Potatoes any way – mashed potato, smashed, baked
  • Mac n cheese
  • Corn
  • Applesauce

If you are wondering what goes with pulled pork for adults, consider:

  • Cole slaw
  • Baked beans
  • Green salad
  • Green beans
  • Grain salad like cous cous, quinoa, etc
  • Broccoli
  • Sautéed spinach
  • Brussel sprouts

(And if your kids will eat those things, more power to you! Mine will not.)

These are great pulled pork sides for a party!

You can serve pulled pork by itself or as sandwiches, nachos or tacos. Lots of possibilities!

Here are some mouth watering recipes for pulled pork sides!

Best side dishes to serve with pulled pork for kids

Here are some great ideas for the best side dishes to serve with pulled pork for kids!

What’s your favorite pulled pork side dish?

Thanks for reading!

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