Are you wondering what to serve with pork burgers?
Whether you are grilling pork burgers for a cookout or making them indoors on the stove, I’ve got you covered with 17 of the best side dishes.
From potato salad and coleslaw to roasted vegetables and grilled fruit, there is sure to be something on this list that you’ll love.
So go ahead and give one (or more!) of these side dishes a try the next time you make pork burgers!
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What to Serve with Pork Burgers? 17 Best Side Dishes
I love burgers – and I always love trying new combinations of flavors.
When it comes to pork burgers, there are a lot of different sides that can complement the flavors of the burger.
From traditional sides like fries and onion rings to more unique sides like roasted potatoes and grilled vegetables, there are a number of great options to choose from.
Here are 17 of the best side dishes for pork burgers:
1. Roasted Veggies
Remember to eat your veggies!
This side dish is a great way to sneak in some extra veggies.
I like to use whatever seasonal produce I can find, but my favorites are roasted Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and red onions.
They get nice and crispy in the oven, and they’re the perfect accompaniment to a juicy burger.
Pro Tip: If you’re looking for a little something extra, try tossing your roasted veggies with some balsamic vinegar before serving.
2. Garden Salad
If simplicity is what you’re after, a garden salad is a perfect side to any burger.
I like to keep things interesting by switching up my salad greens.
Kale, arugula, and spinach are all great options that add a little extra flavor and nutrition.
I also like to top my salad with some chopped nuts or seeds for a little crunch.
Pro Tip: For a quick and easy dressing, mix together equal parts olive oil and vinegar.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
3. Mashed Potatoes
What can be easier or more delicious than mashed potatoes?
They are the perfect side to any burger because they are hearty, filling, and can be easily customized.
For example, I like to add garlic and chives to my mashed potatoes, but you could also add cheese, bacon, or even a dollop of sour cream.
Pro Tip: If you want to lighten things up a bit, try using cauliflower instead of potatoes.
It’s just as versatile and delicious, but with a fraction of the calories.
4. Mexican Corn Off the Cob (Mexican Street Corn Salad)
If you like Mexican corn on the cob, you’ll love this Mexican corn salad! It’s got all of the same flavors, but it’s much easier to eat.
Plus, it’s a great side dish to bring to a cookout or potluck.
This salad is best served cold or at room temperature, so it’s perfect for summertime.
Pro Tip: For a little extra flavor, add some chopped cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice before serving.
5. Roasted Zucchini
Raw zucchini doesn’t pack much of a flavor punch, but give it a quick roast in the oven and you’ve got a whole new vegetable.
Roasting brings out the natural sweetness of zucchini, and it pairs perfectly with any burger (or really, any main dish).
I like to keep things simple by just roasting my zucchini with some olive oil, salt and pepper.
Pro Tip: If you want to take your roasted zucchini up a notch, try adding some Parmesan cheese or red pepper flakes to the mix.
6. Steamed Broccoli with Cheese
Why not serve some broccoli on the side of your next pork burger?
It’s a great way to get in some extra veggies, and it’s delicious when topped with cheese.
If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding some spices to the broccoli before steaming it.
A little bit of garlic or chili powder can take this dish to the next level.
Pro Tip: For an even cheesier broccoli, top it with shredded cheddar cheese instead of grated cheese.
7. Fried Rice
If you want to make sure nobody goes home hungry, serve up a big batch of this delicious fried rice.
It’s got all of the classic ingredients like eggs, carrots, and peas, but it also has that added crunch from the chopped-up bacon.
And who doesn’t love bacon?
This dish is so good, you might even be tempted to skip the burger altogether.
Pro Tip: For a vegetarian version, swap out the bacon for diced-up mushrooms.
Great for summer (and really any time of year), this coleslaw is the perfect balance of creamy and tangy.
The mayo dressing is lightened up with some Greek yogurt, and gets a little sweetness from honey.
I like to keep things simple with just cabbage and carrots, but you could easily add in some red onion or green apple for more flavor and crunch.
Pro Tip: For a vegan option, swap out the mayo for avocado.
9. Baked Beans
Super simple, super tasty, and super versatile.
Baked beans are the perfect side dish to any burger, but they’re also great on their own, or as a base for other dishes.
I like to add them to omelettes, top them on salads, or even use them as a dip for chips.
Pro Tip: For a smoky flavor, add some liquid smoke to your baked beans.
You can also change up the type of bean you use, or add in some chopped bacon or sausage.
10. Mac N Cheese
Your kids are going to love this one – it’s like having macaroni and cheese as a side dish!
This recipe is super easy, and can be on the table in under 30 minutes.
I like to add a little bit of hot sauce to my serving, but you can leave that out if you’re making it for the kiddos.
Pro Tip: To change things up, try using different types of cheese.
Cheddar is classic, but pepper jack or gouda would be delicious as well.
11. Stuffed Peppers
If you don’t mind a little bit of extra work, stuffed peppers are the way to go.
You can stuff them with pretty much anything you want, but my favorite combination is ground beef, rice, and tomato sauce.
They’re hearty and filling, and they make a great side dish for any burger.
Pro Tip: If you want to change things up, try swapping out the ground beef for ground turkey or quinoa.
12. Corn Casserole
How about a big and warm bowl of corn casserole to go alongside your burger?
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This dish is creamy, cheesy and studded with whole corn kernels.
It’s the perfect balance of sweet and savory, and it’s so easy to make.
Just mix everything together in one bowl, pour it into a baking dish, and bake!
Pro Tip: For a fun twist, try adding some chopped jalapeños or green chilies to the casserole.
13. Roasted Carrots
Carrots might not taste like much on their own, but roasting them brings out all of their natural sweetness.
I like to toss mine with a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper before putting them in the oven.
They make the perfect side dish to any burger or sandwich because they add a pop of color and a touch of sweetness.
Pro Tip: For an extra flavorful kick, try adding a pinch of cumin or smoked paprika to your roasted carrots.
14. Baked Potatoes
Imagine looking down at a big baked potato, topped with all of your favorite burger toppings.
Crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, pickles, onions, cheese, bacon… the list goes on.
Baked potatoes are my go-to side dish when I’m craving a burger but don’t want to deal with the mess (or the guilt) of eating one.
Pro Tip: If you’re feeling extra indulgent, top your baked potato with some sour cream and chives.
15. Sweet Potato Fries
Your pork burger deserves better than regular old potato fries, it deserves sweet potato fries.
These guys are easy to make, and so much healthier for you than their white potato counterparts.
Simply slice up some sweet potatoes into fry-sized pieces, toss with olive oil and your favorite seasoning (I like to use a little smoked paprika, garlic powder and salt), and bake in a 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.
Pro Tip: If you’re feeling fancy, add a dipping sauce on the side.
A honey mustard or sriracha mayo would be delicious!
16. Caesar Salad
Your guests are going to be so impressed when you whip out this classic side dish.
It’s the perfect balance of creamy and tangy, and it goes great with pretty much anything.
Plus, it’s really easy to make!
Just toss some chopped romaine lettuce with a homemade Caesar dressing, top with croutons and Parmesan cheese, and voila!
Pro Tip: For a fun twist, swap out the croutons for roasted chickpeas.
17. Garlic Bread with Cheese
Super simple (and super delicious) garlic bread with cheese.
I like to use a baguette or a ciabatta, but any good quality bread will do.
- Slice it up, spread on some butter (or olive oil), sprinkle on some garlic powder, and top with shredded cheese.
- Pop it in the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Pro Tip: If you want to change things up, try adding some herbs like rosemary or thyme to the butter before spreading it on the bread.
What to Serve with Pork Burgers? (17 Best Side Dishes)
- Roasted Veggies
- Garden Salad
- Mashed Potatoes
- Mexican Corn Off the Cob (Mexican Street Corn Salad)
- Roasted Zucchini
- Steamed Broccoli with Cheese
- Fried Rice
- Baked Beans
- Mac N Cheese
- Stuffed Peppers
- Corn Casserole
- Roasted Carrots
- Baked Potatoes
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Caesar Salad
- Garlic Bread with Cheese
- Choose your favorite side dish from this list to serve with your pork burger.
- Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
- Enjoy in no time!