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What to Serve with Pork Milanese

Here are 8 Dishes You Can Serve with Pork Milanese

By on September 12, 2022

Pork coated in breadcrumbs and fried until golden brown is the perfect weekend treat. But, what should you serve with pork Milanese to turn it into the perfect meal?

8 Dishes to Serve with Pork Milanese

Below we have included some salads, vegetables, potatoes, and even a sauce that all work perfectly alongside pork Milanese. We would recommend picking a green, a potato and then a sauce when dishing up your Milanese:

1. Green Salad

Whenever side dishes are discussed for any meat or fish, the go-to option has to be a green salad – especially when it’s fatty, fried foods that need something light and healthy served alongside it.


A green salad doesn’t have to be boring, however.

Salads can be elevated with a decent dressing. A handful of capers combined with Dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, olive oil and salt can turn a bowl of green leaves into a delicious salad.

2. Rocket and Parmesan Salad

Rocket and parmesan combined with a rich balsamic dressing is a popular salad combination that just works. You only really need 3 ingredients to knock it together too!


With pork Milanese being fatty and oily, having something salty, peppery and acidic served alongside it is the perfect accompaniment that can cut through all that fattiness.

Rocket and Parmesan Salad

3. Tomato Salad

If you want something a little more refreshing to serve alongside Milanese then a tomato salad, especially one spiked with Italian flavours, works perfectly.

Try roughly chopping tomatoes up and combining them with dried oregano, fresh basil, a grating of garlic and a pinch of salt for an easy tomato salad that works well with pork (or other meat) Milanese.

We Love This Recipe: Italian Tomato Salad

You could also serve pork Milanese with a caprese salad if you want to take tomato salad up a notch.

4. Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a go-to option for a potato side dish to serve alongside most meat dishes. There aren’t many meat dishes that are improved by the addition of a scoop of mash.

Milanese is already a relatively rich and unhealthy dish, so you may as well go the whole way and load the mashed potatoes up with plenty of butter and cream!

5. Garlicky Boiled Potatoes

Pork Milanese is an Italian dish and one ingredient that goes well with anything Italian is, of course, garlic. Adding a generous helping of garlic to potatoes is an easy way to provide a filling side with your Milanese.

Boil your favourite potatoes until cooked. While they’re boiling, grate in a raw garlic cloves to a bowl, then add a pinch of salt, a twist of black pepper and a drizzle of oil.

Once the potatoes are cooked, drain them, then tip them into the bowl with the garlic and oil. Toss to coat evenly.

6. Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

If you’d prefer your potato side to be a little more Italian-inspired, then rosemary roasted potatoes are the ideal pairing – they’re also easy!

Unlike traditional roasties, these don’t need to be peeled, par-boiled and roughed up. Instead, toss potato quarters in oil, salt, pepper, rosemary and garlic then spread in a single layer on a baking tray before roasting for around an hour, shaking the pan occasionally.

Rosemary Roast Potatoes

7. Coleslaw

If you’re serving Milanese up cold the following day as a picnic or lunch option, then a cold coleslaw works really well.

If you’re willing to move a little further outside the box, stack coleslaw, pork Milanese and a few pickles in a burger bun and enjoy!

8. Romesco Sauce

Breaded pork Milanese can be a little bit dry, especially if it’s not cooked perfectly. This is why you’ll probably want to serve it with a sauce.

Romesco sauce might hail from Spain, but it pairs perfectly with Italian pork Milanese. It’s rich with pepper and tomatoes and thickened with ground almonds and bread.

We Love This Recipe: Basic Romesco Sauce

Romesco is just one of the sauces you could use to moisten your Milanese. Lemon butter sauce, fresh tomato sauce, caper sauce, pesto or chimichurri would all work well with Milanese.

Romesco Sauce

Pork Milanese Accompaniments FAQs

Do you still have questions about what to serve alongside pork Milanese? Then these FAQs might help you out:

What Sauce Goes With Pork Milanese?

Fortunately, many sauces work well with pork Milanese. Tomato, romesco, chimichurri, pesto, lemon and caper sauces would all work well with pork Milanese.

Can You Serve Pork Milanese With Pasta?

Yes, pork Milanese can be served alongside a portion of spaghetti coated in a tomato-based sauce.

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