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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Creamy Pulled Pork Spaghetti


      Here I go again with another recipe for using up left over pulled pork.  It is just handy to have a variety of things to do with what is left.  I mean if you are smoking  some pork butt you might as well do two right.  Or in my brother's eyes, if you are doing two you might as well do four.  He'll bring one to share with the guys at work and have a family dinner.  He keeps some and the rest seems to find it's way to my fridge.  He's never heard me complain about it.  Not even once!



    After the wild success of the creamy pulled pork enchiladas, I thought it would be fun to do a different spin on the delicious bit of leftover pork.  I always have pasta on hand, so spaghetti seemed like a perfect option.  A quick rummage through the pantry and fridge and a delicious dinner was born!  Matt really liked it and my brother thought it was pretty cool.  I think he was tempted to come reclaim some of his leftovers!

   

Creamy Pulled Pork Spaghetti



Ingredients:

12-13 ounces spaghetti, cooked according to package directions (I used whole wheat spaghetti)
3-4 cups pulled pork
2/3 cup BBQ sauce
12 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
4 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Optional for serving:  additional BBQ sauce, green onions, jalapenos or even a bit of cilantro or sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Grease pan.  I used a 12" cast iron skillet, but you could easily adapt and bake it in a 9x13" pan.
  2. In skillet over low heat, stir together pulled pork, BBQ sauce, tomatoes and cream cheese.  Stir until cream cheese is melty and incorporated. Stir in cooked spaghetti and green onions until combined.  Spread evenly in pan and then top with cheddar cheese.
  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melty and casserole is heated through.
  4. Serve with desired toppings. 

36 comments:

  1. You're so brilliant, I have never thought to add pulled pork in with spaghetti but man does this sound delicious and another way to use up any pulled pork I have because I like to fix up a crock of it at least every couple weeks and I have so much leftover, I usually freeze it! This is a perfect, yummy new solution and hello cream cheese!!! HEAVEN!!!!

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    1. I am always sad when my freezer stash of pulled pork is gone! I love playing with it and coming up with new ways to serve it. Though it is hard to go wrong with just a pile of pulled pork or a sandwich, you only want to do that so many nights in a row. Thanks so much, Andrea! Have a lovely day!

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  2. I read the title of this dinner dish and said "uh oh Carlee. This is one I don't think I can get behind. " Curiosity got the best of me so I clicked on over to see the ingredients. My next thought after reading the recipe was "oh my gosh that sounds good." Great idea and now I need to move across the street from KC so some of this goodness finds its way to me. I just remembered that I have pulled pork in my freezer :-) YES

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    1. My freezer stash has been gone for a little while now... we need to talk him into doing more pulled pork!!

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  3. Pulled pork and chicken breast are two things I am always looking for new ways to serve. This would get devoured in my house. Thanks for sharing on Creative K KIds #TastyTuesdays

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    1. I have so much fun playing with both! I love the challenge of reworking leftovers to make new things. Thanks!

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  4. I love the idea of using pulled pork with pasta. Kudos!

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  5. My kiddos - and especially my husband - would love this!! What a great idea!

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    1. Thanks, Jamie! Pasta and pulled pork are two winners here, so combining the two seemed like a sure favorite!

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  6. Great twist on spaghetti!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Michelle

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  7. I loved pulled pork leftovers, there's just so many uses! It never goes to waste in my house. Even my hubby likes pulled pork leftovers, and that's saying something 😀 Both this and the enchiladas sound amazing!

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    1. They are definitely one of my favorite leftovers and it is amazing that your husband even eats them!

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  8. I love this concept! I've never thought to add pulled pork to pasta! I usually only have sandwiches, quesadilla's or something along those lines. I have to get a roast going so I can try it your way :)

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    1. We do a lot of sandwiches and quesadillas too. But I love making it into 1 pan skillet dinners with rice and beans and corn, or filling for enchiladas or baked chimichangas, I've tried a few pasta variations and this one is my favorite so far!

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  9. Hi Carlee, I would never think to make the pulled pork with spaghetti but everything tastes great with spaghetti! LOL. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!
    Enjoy the weekend.
    Julie

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    1. Spaghetti is wonderful like that, it goes with anything! Thanks, Julie and have a great weekend!

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  10. What an interesting idea. I'm sure it's awesome tasty. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Have a delicious weekend.

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    1. Thank you! It really is good! We enjoy mixing up our leftovers so we don't tire of them and this is a great way to switch it up!

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  11. I am reading this post and not had my dinner yet, this has made me so hungry!! Looks delicious. x #WAYWOW

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    1. Thank you so much! This would certainly leave you feeling satisfied!

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  12. What a great item to have in your freezer! Meat is always the most time consuming part, and you already have that done! Perfect. We use pork in enchiladas, tacos, soup, toss it in with pasta and olive oil and veggies. You can do so many things with it. But this is one that I never thought of, sounds and looks absolutely delish!

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    1. It's so handy to have for those nights when you just don't have time to start from scratch. I love making all kinds of crazy things with pulled pork and it is so easy to make in huge batches and freeze in smaller one meal portions!

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  13. Is it wrong that I want your Creamy Pulled Pork Spaghetti for breakfast? Looks so yummy!

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    1. No, it's totally acceptable as breakfast! I'll pull up a chair and help myself to a plate as well!

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  14. Your Creamy Pulled Pork Spaghetti will be a great hit here at the cottage! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. I hope it is! It is a tasty and filling way to have leftovers! Thanks, Miz Helen.

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  15. This looks just simple amazing!! Pinned!! YUM!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  16. Carlee, I just made pulled pork. Hello! I totally need to make this. Good thing I found this on Meal Plan Monday this week!

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    1. Talk about perfect timing! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  17. Seriously??? I was just staring at 2 quart bags of left over pulled pork in my freezer and thinking.. I need to use you, and I LOVE bbq sandwiches but... uggh.. I'll save you for another day. Now I think I"ll be pulling them back out for tomorrow night for dinner and not feel so "ugghish"! THanks for posting at country fair blog party! Always love your stuff!

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    1. Perfect timing!! I love having pulled pork in the freezer! I love making pizzas with it, or enchiladas! Though these skillet dinners are so easy and hearty. This spaghetti one was a fun change and the rice one is good too! I just love how versatile it is!!

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  18. I thought I had commented on this post earlier, because I had pinned the recipe already but I see that I didn't... Anyways, I love all of your pulled pork recipes and I'm planning on making this one this week! (I made your pulled pork enchiladas last week.) Stopping by from the Country Fair Blog Party!

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    1. I hope you love it, Val! I am glad you liked the enchiladas enough to make them again. I need to make some pulled pork just to have more leftovers!! Thank you!

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