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27 Dishes to Serve with Pork Tenderloin

If you want to know what to serve with pork tenderloin, you’ll find some wonderfully delicious choices here. Pork tenderloin is delicious for a family meal, the church or neighborhood potluck, and special occasions.

pork tenderloin cooked 2 different ways

Roasted pork tenderloins take very little effort, so you have time to prepare some great sides to go with them. Of all the different cuts of meat, I think this is the one that gives you the most for your money. 

There are lots of reasons it’s so popular among home cooks. Another one is that pork tenderloin is mostly lean meat. Also, it’s the perfect main dish for an easy weeknight meal. And if you’re looking for low-fat options, this is a good one.

Pork Tenderloin Roasts

There are so many different ways to cook pork tenderloin. I enjoy this slow cooker pork tenderloin when I want to come home to a wonderful aroma and dinner that’s ready and waiting.

I also enjoy this air fryer pork tenderloin that is quick, easy, and absolutely perfect for those nights when you’re hungry. It also a classic dish that makes wonderful pork roast leftovers. I think this might be the best pork tenderloin recipe when you’re not in the mood for heavy sauces.

A versatile pork tenderloin is always good to have in the freezer. Next time you see them on sale at the grocery store, pick up several. It’s a great weeknight meal that’s filling and delicious. 

And the good news is that it’s a very economical cut of meat. Roast pork also makes great leftovers, so you can easily get another family dinner out of one or two pieces of meat.

What to Serve with Pork Tenderloin – Side Dishes

There are so many different side dishes that go with a juicy pork tenderloin. Whether you serve it already seasoned or offer a dipping sauce for people to help themselves, you can create a meal that the family will request often. 

The only problem is that there are so many good options you’ll have a hard time picking just a few.

bowl and plate of potato salad

1. Potato Salad 

A southern classic side dish, this potato salad recipe from my mama will certainly make you want to keep it in your file.

2 bowls of buttermilk garlic mashed potatoes with chives

2. Buttermilk Garlic Mashed Potatoes

If you love mashed potatoes, and you like garlic, you’ll love this delicious side dish. I definitely put a dent in my garlic powder supply when I have company coming because this is the ultimate in crowd pleasers.

bowl of cinnamon applesauce

3. Homemade Cinnamon Apple Sauce

This is an easy recipe for homemade applesauce. You just need a few ingredients, including some juicy, sweet apples and a few seasonings to have something that will send your senses into orbit. You’ll also love the fact that it’s just as good, if not better, the next day!

4. Potatoes Au Gratin 

These delicious potatoes au gratin with a buttery crumb topping from Julia’s Simply Southern will have everyone at the table reaching for more. The flavor is simply divine!

mac and cheese casserole

5. Mac and Cheese Casserole

I’ve heard more than once that this is the best mac and cheese casserole someone has ever had. There are many good reasons it’s such a popular side dish: It truly is delicious. 

honey roasted sweet potatoes on a baking sheet

6. Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

The natural sweetness of these roasted sweet potatoes is enhanced by the honey. This is such a delicious side dish to serve, and you’ll be amazed by their popularity. It goes well with a pork loin roast, pork shoulder, pork chops, chicken, and turkey.

Baked grits casserole on a plate

7. Cheesy Grits Casserole

Have you ever had grits? If so, you know how delicious and versatile they are. If not, your taste buds will thank you for bringing them yummy bites of this cheese grits casserole! It’s a simple dish that delivers more flavor than you can even imagine!

8. Rice Pilaf

If you like rice pilaf, try one of these delicious recipes from South Your Mouth. I love the fact that you have 3 different options for how to make it.

plate of butternut squash

9. Air Fryer Butternut Squash

We love the delightful flavor of butternut squash. You can make it more savory or sweeter. Sprinkle it with parmesan cheese or leave off the cheese. It’s good with brown sugar, soy sauce, or just salt and pepper. I even make butternut squash soup that’s always a bit hit at our house.

roasted Brussels sprouts, a great side dish for pork tenderloin

10. Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I love roasted Brussels sprouts because there’s something about the combination of olive oil, a few seasonings, and the roasting process that brings out so much deliciousness! These are the perfect side dish to go with grilled pork chops.

Plate of cheesy green beans

11. Cheesy Green Beans

Getting tired of the same old steamed green beans? One of the best tips I ever heard was to find a way to add cheese. These cheesy green beans are perfect for any family that has picky eaters, and they go with almost any main course.

12. Homemade Dinner Rolls

These super soft and easy-to-make dinner rolls from Back to My Southern Roots are the perfect accompaniment to any pork tenderloin dinner.

bowl of balsamic glazed zucchini is delicious when you serve with pork tenderloin

13. Balsamic Glazed Zucchini

Here’s another way to add healthy vegetables to your side dish assortment. Zucchini is a super versatile veggie that finds its way to our table often.

And now that I’ve started making a balsamic glaze, this recipe has become one of my most popular. It’s especially good to serve with pork tenderloin.

bowl and plate of sautéed spinach and tomatoes

14. Sautéed Spinach and Tomatoes

When you want something nutritious, delicious, and colorful, make this sautéed spinach and tomatoes dish. It’s perfect for any family weeknight meal. But it’s also a great dish to serve during the holidays or any special occasion.

loaded potato casserole

15. Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

This yummy loaded baked potato casserole takes all of the different flavors you enjoy and delivers them in a single dish. It’s also a delicious meal for the family or to take to a potluck.

plate of air fryer carrots

16. Air Fryer Roasted Carrots

Carrots are naturally sweet. And when you roast them, their sweetness really comes out in force! If you have trouble getting anyone in the family to eat nutritious vegetables, make these roasted carrots. I cook them in my air fryer, but you can use the same recipe for the oven. Just add a little more cooking time, and that should be perfect!

watermelon cucumber salad

17. Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Juicy, satisfying, and absolutely delicious, this watermelon cucumber salad is a wonderful side dish. You can top it with feta cheese or whatever kind of cheese you like. The good news is that it’s perfect, no matter how you top it.

plate and bowl of broccoli slaw

18. Broccoli Slaw

Ever since I tasted my first broccoli slaw, I was hooked. Now it has become a staple on our table for any special meal. In fact, it’s so good and refreshing, I bring it to picnics and backyard potlucks. It’s a delicious way to enjoy a salad!

Desserts to Serve with Pork Tenderloin

We don’t always have dessert at our house, but I like to serve it for special occasions or when we have company. All of these desserts are easy to make.

peanut butter marshmallow bar on a plate
Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars

19. Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars

I’m a huge fan of peanut butter in all forms. So it’s no surprise that this is one of my favorite desserts. It’s also a fun after school snack.

lemon bars on a plate and in a pan
Lemon Bars

20. Lemon Bars

Everyone who has tasted these lemon bars loves them! They are quick, easy, and require very few ingredients. In fact, I start out with a cake mix (regular or gluten-free), so it’s super simple. Anyone can do it. 

plates or caramel crunch bars with chocolate

21. No Bake Caramel Crunch Bars

If you enjoy a blend of sweet and salty, these caramel crunch bars are for you. And there’s the bonus of chocolate drizzled over the top for even more delicious sweetness! Who needs a candy bar when they can have a caramel crunch bar?

bowl of pineapple dump cake with vanilla ice cream on top
Pineapple Dump Cake

22. Pineapple Dump Cake

In spite of the word “dump” being part of the name of this wonderful treat, it’s so good! I wanted to name it something else. But basically all you do is dump a bunch of stuff into a pan and bake it. So I suppose it is aptly named.

23. German Chocolate Bars

If you like German chocolate, you’ll love these delicious dessert bars from Out of the Box Baking! They’re the perfect sweet treat to serve anyone you want to impress. And they loved by both adults and kids!

oatmeal strawberry jam bars on a cooling rack

24. Oatmeal Strawberry Jam Bars

I started out making these for breakfast. But they’re so good, and they have just the right amount of sweetness to make them a fabulous dessert. Mmm! Delicious!

rolo pretzel turtles on a plate

25. Rolo Pretzel Turtles

Anyone who enjoys the traditional Turtles candy will love these Roll pretzel turtles. They easy to make and such a fun treat for the kids to help with!

butterscotch pecan coookies on a plate

26. Butterscotch Pecan Cookies

One of my favorite flavors that I enjoyed as a child was butterscotch. My grandparents always had butterscotch candies, and my great-grandmother used to make butterscotch cookies. I don’t have her recipe, but I remember the taste. And these are mighty close! Try them. The worst thing anyone can say is that can’t stop eating them.

plate of no bake cherry lime pie

27. Creamy No Bake Cherry Lime Pie

Bright, refreshing, colorful, sweet, and oh-so delicious, this pie is a great way to end any special meal. I love the balance of sweet and tart. And the colorful pie always brings smiles from the crowd!

serve pork tenderloin 2 different ways with a variety of side dishes

Perfect Companion for Any Pork Dish

I hope you find at least one dish to serve with pork tenderloin. All of the options above are perfect for your next dinner party or family meal.

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