10 Healthy Sides for Pork Chops

10 Healthy Sides for Pork Chops

These 10 Healthy Sides for Pork Chops are all low calorie, high nutrition, and easy to make!

The pork chop side recipes range from oven and skillet recipes, to BBQ and Instant Pot side dishes. We’ve even included pork chop recipes that are fast and easy, with some under 50 calories!

10 Healthy Sides for Pork Chops

When trying to figure out what to serve with pork chops, this article will supply you with lots of healthy side dish ideas.

We will even include the two sides the photo above (like the Ranch Baked Potato Wedges) and great pork side dishes to fit into any diet.

The 10 Healthy Sides for Pork Chops below are low calorie, and easy to make… click on the top 10 links, or scroll through for more information on all the healthy side dishes for pork chops…

10 Healthy Sides for Pork Chops

Pork chops call for a different style of side dish than chicken or beef would.

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They do well with both savory and sweet sides. And with that said, below you will see both styles of side dishes for pork chops.

Here Are the 10 Pork Chop Sides You’ll Find Below:

  1. Homemade Applesauce
  2. Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe 
  3. Cranberry Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash
  4. Ranch Baked Potato Wedges
  5. Grilled Pineapple
  6. Oven Baked Radishes
  7. Spinach Salad with Apples and Cranberries
  8. Broccolini with Garlic and Lemon
  9. Garlic Sage Acorn Squash
  10. Grilled Asparagus

We have alternated sweet and savory in every other recipe. This will help you balance your pork chop dinner, and give you the opportunity to try new flavors with your pork chops.

We have lots of low calorie pork chop recipes on the site as well, so if you’re looking for a new healthy recipe, see the list below.

Try Our Healthy Pork Chop Recipes:

1. Homemade Applesauce

This Instant Pot apple sauce recipe is a fantastic pork chop side dish!

The “no sugar added” recipe is whipped up quickly and easily, while making your home smell amazing!

Low Calorie Homemade Apple Sauce Instant Pot Recipe - Healthy Sides for Pork Chops

This low calorie pork side recipe is just 80 calories, and is easy and fun to make! And as a bonus, this is a great make ahead or meal prep side dish.

Easy Apple Sauce Recipe {NO SUGAR ADDED}
This homemade apple sauce Instant Pot recipe is easy and fast… and it's an unsweetened apple sauce recipe!
Below, you will find 5 apple sauce recipes, the original, and 4 add-ins to make cinnamon apple sauce, berry apple sauce, sweetened apple sauce and cranberry apple sauce.
Try this easy apple sauce recipe for snacks, baking, to go over pork chops or Potato Latkes… It's great anyway you serve or use it!
Check out this recipe
Low Calorie Homemade Apple Sauce Instant Pot Recipe

2. Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe 

This garlic roasted broccoli recipe makes great vegetable sides for pork chops.

At just 63 calories, these sides for pork steaks are healthy. And with just 3 ingredients (not counting salt and pepper) this side recipe is also low cost and super easy!

Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe - Healthy Sides for Pork Chops

Try this oven baked side dish the next time you make baked pork chops! If you’re already got the oven on for the pork chops, might as well pop in the side dish too!

Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe {How to Bake Broccoli}
This low calorie recipe for oven roasted broccoli is easy and fast!
Learn how to bake broccoli to perfection with this easy to follow recipe. And learn how to make this recipe for garlic roasted broccoli low calories with the help of my secret ingredient… olive oil spray!
Check out this recipe
Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe

3. Cranberry Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash

Pork chop sides can be savory or sweet… or in the case of this recipe, both.

This low calorie stuffed butternut squash makes great baked side dishes for pork chops. With quinoa and chickpeas you’re adding a bit of protein. And with the ACV Maple Dressing, a punch of amazing flavor!

Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe

Don’t worry if you can’t find fresh cranberries! You can use frozen cranberries (look for them by the frozen berries) and enjoy these side dishes for pork chops anytime of the year!

Roasted Stuffed Butternut Squash {VEGAN RECIPE}
This vegan stuffed butternut squash recipe is vegan, and makes wonderful vegan holiday recipes!
This recipe for roasted butternut squash is easy enough for weeknight and weekend dinners, as a main dish, or a side dish.
At just 170 calories per serving (1/4 of a stuffed butternut squash) this healthy vegan recipe can be enjoyed without ruining your diet. In fact you can have seconds and thirds it's so healthy!
Check out this recipe
Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe

4. Ranch Baked Potato Wedges

This low calorie pork chop side dish is only 52 calories and requires only 3 ingredients!

This recipe is a great staple for easy sides with pork chops, pair the potatoes with asparagus, broccoli, or one of the other vegetable sides for pork chops below.

Ranch Seasoned Potato Wedges - Healthy Sides for Pork Chops

These potatoes get their wonderful coating from the buttermilk powdering the homemade ranch seasoning mix. Trust us on this, you will want to take the extra step to make your own seasoning!

Seasoned Ranch Potatoes {JUST 3 INGREDIENTS!}
These ranch seasoned potatoes wedges are just 52 calories per cup (1 large or 2 small potatoes per serving) and so easy to make!
Though we do call for homemade ranch seasoning (trust me on this, you probably already have all the ingredients!) you can use store-bought as well. In fact, higher in the article you'll find a store-bought salt free ranch that is all natural and super yummy.
These seasoned ranch potatoes are a fantastic side dish, and only require 3 ingredients!
Check out this recipe
Ranch Seasoned Potato Wedges

5. Grilled Pineapple

There’s a reason people bake hams with pineapple rings covering the top… Because pineapple and pork go great together!

The next time you’re looking for creative and yummy side dishes for grilled pork chops, try pineapple!

Healthy Recipe for Grilled Pineapple

If you have kids, and you’re looking for what goes with pork chops for dinner, try this family favorite side dish!

Caramelized Grilled Pineapple Recipe
This recipe for grilled pineapple is just 38 calories!
Making grilled caramelized pineapple recipes can be easy and healthy, if you have all of our low calorie cooking tips!
We swap out butter for olive oil spray (saving 100's of calories and lots of fat) and replace the sugar with all-natural zero calorie brown sugar (saving 100's of calories and lots of sugar)!
Check out this recipe
Healthy Recipe for Grilled Pineapple

6. Oven Baked Radishes

Get really creative with your next pork chop dinner, and make this roasted red radish side dish!

Peppery and crunchy, these potato like baked radishes make great sides for pork chops! And at only 31 calories, this vegetable side dish is a great option for those looking for healthy options.

Oven Baked Red Radish Recipe - Healthy Sides for Pork Chops

If you’re looking for what goes with baked pork chops, try out this fun, low cost, and low calorie side dish. It’s sure to wow your family and friends.

Ranch Flavored Roasted Radishes Recipe {Just 31 Calories}
This ranch flavored roasted radishes recipe is made with our famous Homemade Ranch Seasoning. But you can use garlic salt in place of the homemade seasoning to make this baked red radish recipe even easier.
At just 31 calories for 1 cup of oven roasted radishes, you can enjoy this low calorie recipe without guilt. Plus it's so flavorful, you won't even know you're eating healthy!
Check out this recipe
Oven Baked Red Radish Recipe

7. Spinach Salad with Apples and Cranberries

Our favorite side dish for fried pork chops has always been a crisp salad.

With the apples you’re also touching on a traditional pairing of apples and pork chops. And this crisp salad is the perfect light side dish to compliment a yummy fried pork chop.

Best Ever Spinach Salad Recipe

As noted above, these fried pork chop dinner sides compliment crunchy chops. They also make fantastic side dishes for BBQ pork steaks, especially our Caramelized BBQ Pork Chops.

Low Calorie Apple Spinach Salad Recipe
This is the best ever spinach salad recipe! It's only 157 calories for over 2 cups, and is vegan and gluten free!
Our Low Calorie Apple Spinach Salad Recipe makes a great side dish, lunch or dinner.
Try adding in some protein if you plan on enjoying this as a main course.
Check out this recipe
Best Ever Spinach Salad Recipe

8. Broccolini with Garlic and Lemon

No list of low calorie pork chop side dish ideas would be complete without an 89 calorie garlic lemon broccolini recipe… At least that’s what we believe.

This simple baked side dish is great with baked, fried, and sautéed pork chops.

Oven Roasted Broccolini with Garlic and Lemon - Healthy Sides for Pork Chops

If you can’t find, or don’t like broccolini, see above for a low calorie roasted broccoli recipe… or below for more vegetable side dishes for pork chops.

Roasted Broccolini Vegan Side Dish
This quick vegetarian side dish is easy and delicious.
And at just 89 calories, this oven roasted broccolini is a super healthy vegan side dish you can feel good about serving weekly.
If you can't find broccolini (or baby broccoli) you can use regular broccoli florets instead.
Check out this recipe
Oven Roasted Broccolini with Garlic and Lemon

9. Garlic Sage Acorn Squash

If you’re looking for what to serve with pork chops to elevate a meal, acorn squash roasted with garlic and sage will impress any guest at your table.

Playing off the sweet and savory combination that goes great with pork chops. This recipe goes great with pork chops, and is super healthy too!

Easy Recipe for Acorn Squash in the Oven

At just 91 calories, this recipe for pork side dishes vegetables is great for most diets. Try this side dish with baked pork chops, fried, grilled and even sautéed.

Oven Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe {LOW CALORIE}
This easy recipe for acorn squash is savory, delicious and just 91 calories!
We topped this oven roasted acorn squash recipe with garlic and sage, making a yummy vegan and gluten-free side dish that is healthy and easy to make.
Learn how to prepare an acorn squash, how to roast acorn squash and how to make roasted squash recipes low calorie with this wonderful recipe.
Check out this recipe
Easy Recipe for Acorn Squash in the Oven

10. Grilled Asparagus

This low calorie side dish is fantastic for all your grilling meals! These sides for grilled pork chops can be cooked alongside your favorite BBQ chop recipe.

Grilled pork chop sides can be made healthy, proven by this 27 calorie side dish recipe.

Perfect Asparagus on the Grill BBQ Asparagus Recipe - Healthy Sides for Pork Chops

We love this grilled pork chop side dish recipe in the summer. Summer sides for pork chops area great way to use up yummy seasonal (and often on sale) veggies like this asparagus.

Low Calorie BBQ Asparagus Recipe
This low calorie BBQ asparagus recipe is just 27 calories for a huge serving!
Along with the perfect asparagus on the grill recipe, we've supplied you with 3 of the best seasoning for asparagus blends to choose from… or you can just just salt and pepper, which is also delicious.
Learn how to cook asparagus on grill recipes with this easy to follow recipe card.
Check out this recipe
Perfect Asparagus on the Grill BBQ Asparagus Recipe

Recipe Roundup Card for the Best Pork Chop Sides:

We’ve collected all 10 of the best pork chop sides into the printable recipe card below.

You can click open each recipe to find their individual recipe cards.

Try Our 5 Healthy Pork Chop Recipes:

  1. Perfectly Grilled Pork Chops Recipe
  2. Oven Baked Pork Chops Recipes
  3. Instant Pot Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops
  4. Easy Crockpot Pork Chop Recipe
  5. The 5 Best Skillet Pork Chop Recipes
10 Healthy Sides for Pork Chops

The BEST 10 Pork Chop Sides

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These 10 healthy sides for pork chops are all low calorie and easy to make.
Included are baked and grilled pork chop sides. As well as fried, sautéed, and instant pot side dishes for pork chops.
Be sure to see above for our low calorie, healthy pork chop recipes!
5 from 28 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1 dinner side
Calories 50 kcal

Instructions
 

  • Pick 1-2 healthy pork chop sides.
  • Click on the links to retrieve the recipes… You can even print the recipe cards for each side dish!
  • Serve them alongside your favorite pork chop dishes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1mealCalories: 50kcal
Keyword Side Dish
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