15 Veggies and Grains to Serve with Perfectly Cooked Pork Chops

15 Veggies and Grains to Serve with Perfectly Cooked Pork Chops

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Sheela Prakash
Dec 8, 2017

Like chicken breasts, pork chops are one of those easy, crowd-pleasing weeknight staples that should be on repeat. The best chops, in our opinion, are cooked up simply, with nothing but a quick brine and a sprinkle of salt and pepper, which means they can be paired with just about any side.

From roasted potatoes to sautéed greens to fluffy mint-infused rice, here are 15 of our favorites sides that we turn to every time we're making pork chops.

All Things Green

Meaty pork chops feel more like a well-rounded dinner when they are paired with a green vegetable. Whether that's something cooked like roasted Brussels sprouts or sauteéd spinach, or nothing but a crisp salad, any of these sides will balance out the plate.

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Comforting Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes

Pork chops and potatoes are commonly served together, and it's easy to understand why. Whether it's white spuds or sweet potatoes you crave, these recipes want to buddy up with your chops.

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Pasta and Grain Sides

Simple pasta and grain sides also pair well with pork chops. Instead of cooking up just a plain pot of rice, however, try something with a bit more spunk, like couscous infused with smoked paprika or barley flecked with sage.

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