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What to Serve with Neck Bones? 10 BEST Side Dishes

Neck bones might just be the secret star of comfort food. Seriously, they pack a ton of flavor. We’ve all been there, standing in the kitchen, neck bones ready to go, and then… what next? It’s like, sure, you could just make them.

But what about turning it into a feast? We need sides, and not just any sides. The best ones. Remember that summer BBQ at Aunt Jen’s? She threw down some sides that made even the simplest dishes sing. That’s our goal.

We aim to recreate that magic. No fluff or filler here. Just the good stuff, straight-up delicious side dishes to elevate those neck bones to legendary status.

Why Consider Serving Side Dishes with Neck Bones?

Neck bones are pressure-cooked to create tender chunks of the most delicious meats.

The results are so tender you require no knife to cut through them.

While it is undoubtedly mouth-watering, it gets boring to be feasted on its own, so having a side dish is essential to bring balance and marry the meal.

It’s a sentimental dish that radiates comfort, being the salivating meal to introduce to your dinner table every once in a while.

We’ve compiled the 10 best pairing Neck Bones side dishes guaranteed to gather laurels around your dinner table.

What to Serve with Neck Bones? 10 BEST Side Dishes

While there may be several bones to work around this dish, the delicious results are worth it.

It’s a classic on the menu around any soul food joint or household.

To know what would be the perfect side for this dish, have a look at the mouth-watering list that we’ve compiled.

1. Burgundy Mushrooms

There is a special nostalgic feeling about a side of button mushrooms that come with Neck Bones.

Showing off their beautiful color and rich flavor, Burgundy Mushrooms are sure to make an entry every time you serve Neck Bones as your dinner from here on.

They make a lovely addition to your dinner menus and are perfect for serving alongside any poultry and beef.

The only catch here is; they should be prepared a day ahead, but hey, good things take time, and burgundy mushrooms are all worth it.

2. Black Eyed Peas

Black-Eyed Peas, a.k.a. Hoppin’ John, is a comforting and soul-warming side treat.

Served along with Neck Bones, they’re smokey, have a kick of spice, and offer pure joy with their fantastic flavor.

It is also served on New Year’s Day because this dish is considered to bring good luck.

People love anything with beans, and making this a side in its simplest rusticity with simple ingredients like onions, salt, oil, and a few spices of your choice will make all your problems run away like a charm.

3. Sauerkraut

What do you think about making when life gives you cabbage? You make sauerkraut.

While this side dish is not the national dish of Germany, it’s a side dish that’s most associated with German cuisine in other parts of the world.

Its crunchy bite and pleasantly sour taste make it the perfect topping for a round of Neck Bones.

It’s also straightforward to make, as you depend on the cabbage bacteria to aid its fermentation process.

And the best part about making a single batch? You can eat it for months.

4. Benihana Fried Rice

Anyone who has been to the celeb-vouched Benihana restaurant knows their starring dish is the Fried Rice, and while Benihana takes the crown as the king of all fried rice, don’t let that tag prevent you from cooking this delicious Japanese side at home.

A few common elements in your kitchen cabinets are all you need to make this special side dish at home.

Want to know the Benihana Fried Rice secret? It’s the Benihana garlic butter.

Turn into a Teppanyaki culinarian with this simple side dish as you have people wowing around the dinner table.

5. Arancini Balls

When we say the Italians are geniuses at food, we wholeheartedly mean it.

Gooey, cheesy rice deep fried into a beautiful golden crunchy crumb, these Arancini Balls are eye-rollingly amazing.

Arancini Balls make a quick and scrumptious side dish that’s simple in itself, making it a great side to complete your Neck Bones.

Rated 10/10 by all age groups and picky eaters even, these are one of the sides you must make in huge batches; they’re known as a side that magically disappears before reaching your dinner table.

6. Pastry Wrapped Asparagus

Asparagus wrapped in puff pastry is not an expected side you hear about, yet the possibilities are endless in the world of pastries.

Cheesy, pastry-wrapped asparagus is one of the many puff pastries that’s served as a side, and being an effortless side to make, the crowds sure worship them.

While asparagus is a debated veggie, with people either loving it or hating it, this side dish has people changing their minds after just one bite of this delectable puff pastry.

They’re elegant enough to serve as a side at a brunch party and uncomplicated enough to serve at your dinner table in just under 30 minutes.

7. Chicken Souvlaki Salad

When has a salad side ever failed you? Never.

Similarly, the Greek-inspired Chicken Souvlaki Salad is one side dish that’ll make your dinner a winner.

This salad reminds you of a beautiful colorful flower-filled garden because of all the freshness, color, and flavors that come in a bowl, making it a perfect pair to serve with your neck bones.

The duo has proven to be enjoyable and sufficing without that awful feeling you may sometimes have after eating hearty meals.

8. Sheet Pan Meatballs with Broccoli

Sheet pan meatballs are synonymous with heaven, and when you include Broccoli in the pan as well, everyone loves to love this side dish.

They’re easy to prep, with no frying horror, resulting in crispy delicious excellence, making them the most effortless choice for direct-off-the-pan side treats.

Super juicy and intensely flavored, serving these alongside your Neck Bones will have your guests swooning and raising praise over this delectable combo.

9. Caprese Stuffed Garlic Butter Portobello

Garlic butter mushrooms are perhaps one of man’s greatest inventions.

But have you tried marrying them with a classic Caprese flavor and Caprese-filled Portobello Mushrooms?

You should, because it’s the best of both worlds.

While the garlic butter is optional, we suggest throwing the word optional out of your mind because the flavor hybrid is insane.

These are so sufficing and perfect to have as a side dish and are known as a great low-carb side for any dinner you are hosting.

Every bite is flavourful and targets to impress all your guests; there is no room for disappointment here.

10. Garlic Thyme Fondant Potatoes

If there’s a side dish look that could kill, count Garlic Thyme Fondant Potatoes as the assassin.

Fondant potatoes are potatoes skinned and slashed into stout cylinders, browned in oil, then seared with stock and butter, resulting in a side dish that’s nearly creamy in the center while being brown and crispy on its exterior.

While it’s true that they’re a little ‘cheffy,’ making these as a side for your Neck Bones will have everyone’s eyes widening at your outstanding culinary skills.

Besides, when have potatoes ever done you wrong?


The main dish is only as delectable as the side dishes you serve.

Neck bones make the most excellent comforting meal, pork or beef.

These 10 sensational sides will steal the show on your dinner table.

While Neck Bones may have a permanent place on your occasional dinner menu and special holidays, tossing a new side dish into the mix now and then will complete your meal.

We’ve made sure you have plenty to choose from, from potatoes to baked veggies and rich salads.

These handfuls of show-stoppers will make sure you earn praise around your dinner table, so go ahead and try these side dinner winners.

What to Serve with Neck Bones? 10 BEST Side Dishes

Looking to enhance your neck bones dish? Look no further! We've compiled a list of the 10 best side dishes that will wonderfully complement the savory flavors of neck bones.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Servings 4 Servings


  • 1. Burgundy Mushrooms
  • 2. Black Eyed Peas
  • 3. Sauerkraut
  • 4. Benihana Fried Rice
  • 5. Arancini Balls
  • 6. Pastry Wrapped Asparagus
  • 7. Chicken Souvlaki Salad
  • 8. Sheet Pan Meatballs with Broccoli
  • 9. Caprese Stuffed Garlic Butter Portobello
  • 10. Garlic Thyme Fondant Potatoes


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