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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Pork Recipes for National Pork Month

Celebrate national pork month with a plethora of pork recipes!  This collection of delicious pork recipes is sure to have your mouth watering. The only question is what to make first!

skillet with bacon and eggs smiley face and bacon = pork saying

     It's national pork month and I think that is something to be celebrated! So here is a collection of recipe that feature one of my favorite kinds of meat.  There are recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring different cuts and techniques!

     Pork is one of our favorite meats. It is so versatile and finds itself in all kinds of dishes.  Of course bacon has a special place in our hearts.

   So does pulled pork, I love eating that on sandwiches and repurposing the leftovers into all kinds of things.  Some of my most popular ways to use pulled pork leftovers are creamy bbq pulled pork spaghetti, my bbq pulled pork rice skillet, cheesy pulled pork dip and creamy cheesy pulled pork enchiladas. Just typing about them makes me hungry!

    Then there is bacon. Mmmmmmmmm, bacon makes everything better! I feature it in all sorts of recipes everything from wilted lettuce salad with warm bacon dressing to German style potato salad.  I also put it on pizza, in pasta, around jalapenos and pork loins too! I put it in dips, cheese balls and MiMi even put it in ice cream!


Celebrate national pork month with a plethora of pork recipes!


Breakfast Recipes Featuring Pork:

smothered breakfast burger with bacon gravy on english muffin

This smothered breakfast burger is part breakfast, part dinner.  Really, you could enjoy it any time of day.  It is a half sausage, half beef patty topped with creamy bacon gravy and served on an english muffin. Toss a fried egg on it and it really blurs the line between breakfast and dinner!

flaky breakfast hand pie with cheese, eggs and ham

Flaky breakfast hand pies filled with eggs, cheese and ham are a perfectly easy breakfast that still make a statement.

pan of breakfast burritos smothered with sausage gravy

Breakfast burritos are good on their own, but smother those babies with sausage gravy and you are really in for a treat. Smothered breakfast burritos are a hearty way to start your day and are great for brinner as well!

Side Dishes Featuring Pork: 

pan of smothered green beans dotted with bacon

Smothered green beans are made in a sweet and savory sauce and loaded with plenty of bacon.  These have been an instant hit with everyone I've made them for!

bowl full of pumpkin and pepper jack macaroni and cheese with crumbled bacon on top

The combination may sound a bit odd, but let me tell you this pumpkin and pepper jack macaroni and cheese is so good. It has just a little spice and the pumpkin gives it a creamy earthiness, not to mention color. The bacon really ties it all together with some smokey notes as well!

plate of cheesy potatoes with bacon with a pork chop and corn

Cheese, potatoes and bacon are a match made in heaven, of that much I am certain! This cheesy potato and bacon side dish is different than your typical funeral potatoes... and better! We love serving it with BBQ.

Dinner Recipes Featuring Pork: 

maple balsamic pork tenderloin cooked on top of green beans and with potatoes on a sheet pan

Pork tenderloin is a lean, delicious and tender cut of meat.  Marinate it in maple syrup and balsamic vinegar for a special treat.  It is cooked on top of green beans and with little potatoes to make this pork tenderloin sheet pan supper. The result is simple enough for a weeknight dinner but nice enough for company!

Pork chops, cheesy potatoes and a crunchy topping are baked together to make one absolutely delicious family friendly meal. All you need is a vegetable and dinner is done!

bowl of simplified fried rice with egg roll and drizzle of sriracha

Pork fried rice is a delicious dinner on its own or base for stir fry if you'd rather.  This version is simplified to make it easy. It might not be traditional, but it is definitely delicious!

plate with pork chops, scalloped potatoes and asparagus

Maw-Maw's pork chops and scalloped potatoes cooks the meat and the potatoes in one dish.  This old school recipe is delicious and genius.  The pork helps to give the potatoes extra flavor and you only have one dirty pan when you're done!

Celebrate national pork month with a plethora of pork recipes!  This collection of delicious pork recipes is sure to have your mouth watering. The only question is what to make first!


  1. Thanks for all all of these recipes! What a fun idea!

    1. I love all of this porky inspiration, don't you? Thnaks, Karen!

  2. Thanks for hosting, Carlee! I'm excited to check out some of these delicious recipes!

    1. There are some great ones! Thanks for partying with us!

  3. There are some great pork recipes here. We don't eat a lot of pork, but it is nice to have a variety of recipes for when we do. Thank you for doing this link party.

    1. We go through phases and we're in a pork heavy phase right now!

  4. Hi Carlee, bacon! I love bacon and like to use it a lot for flavour in soups. I'm going to have to come back and browse through these recipes. I'm always on the lookout for a good winter recipe.


    1. Bacon does add a lot of flavor to so many things!


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