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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Best Ways to Use Leftover Pulled Pork

Pulled pork is a fabulous economical way to feed a crowd, but there is almost always leftovers. Here are some great recipes to turn those leftovers into whole new meals!

collage of recipes using leftover pulled pork


      If you have found yourself with some leftover pulled pork and you want to do something besides make another sandwich, you are in the right place! I am sharing some fabulous recipes to make those leftovers exciting and delicious again. Come check out these great ideas. You'll want to start making leftovers on purpose!


      Pulled pork is a perfect party food. You can feed a large number of people without spending a ton of money and the work can be done ahead of time.

    I tend to make pulled pork indoors. I almost always make a whole pork butt when I do because it's the same amount of work to make a ton as a bit.

    My brother smokes pork butts and generally makes multiple when he does. Again, if you are going to fire it up and do it, you might as well maximize the results.

    So we find ourselves with a lot of leftovers. I tend to freeze it in quart sized freezer bags so it's easy to pull out and use later.

    If you do that, these recipe ideas can be whipped up easily on a busy night. So without further ado, here are some fabulous recipes to turn that pulled pork into something fun and fabulous!

pictures of recipes using leftover pulled pork and pasta

Pork and Pasta


Just take a look at these pulled pork stuffed shells from Caroline's Cooking. You would never know they were a clever way to use up leftovers by looking, would you? This is on my short list of things to make next!

Creamy BBQ pulled pork spaghetti is another great way to mix pork and pasta. This dish lets the bbq flavors shine through and is a fun dinner. Slurp away on those spaghetti noodles!

Maybe you are in the mood for more Asian flavors. That is where pulled pork noodle bowl from Grumpy's Honeybunch comes in. Can't you almost taste it already?

pictures of pulled pork pizza, rolls, fried rice and more using leftover pork

Rice, bread, pizza and more


I love turning leftovers into pizza.  Pulled pork pizza from Upstate Ramblings looks like a perfect way to stretch that last little bit of meat into a whole new meal.

BBQ pulled pork rolls look like cinnamon rolls, but they are stuffed with pork and cheese! I made them with frozen bread dough to keep it nice and easy, but you could easily swap in your favorite homemade dough if you prefer.

Pork fried rice made with leftover pulled pork by The Gunny Sack is another genius idea. Just add an egg roll and dinner is served!

If one pan skillet suppers are your thing, try this bbq pulled pork rice skillet.  It is easy to make and there is only one dish to clean up when you are done!

Maybe you don't really want to go crazy with the pork itself, you are just out of buns to serve it on. Why not put it on some cornmeal waffles like The Worktop did? I'm game!

southwest style recipes using leftover pulled pork

Southwestern Style Pork 

Nachos, glorious nachos! They are one of my (many) weaknesses.  Pulled pork, black beans and more make for a lovely snack or meal. Loaded pulled pork nachos are a great game day recipe as well!

Southwest pulled pork and potato bowls from Mashup Mom look full of flavor and texture. You get your veggies, meat and taters all in one fabulous bowl.

5 ingredient pulled pork quesadillas from My Kitchen Love look like a perfect lunch. Or dinner. Or snack. Just thinking of the melty cheese is making me hungry!

BBQ pulled pork enchiladas with creamy sour cream sauce is one of my absolute favorite ways to use pulled pork. It is cheesy, bbq-y, luscious and filling. You have to make some of these beauties for yourself!


Pulled pork is a fabulous economical way to feed a crowd, but there is almost always leftovers. Here are some great recipes to turn those leftovers into whole new meals!



2 comments:

  1. Love all these ideas - makes you want to make extra just to try them!

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  2. These all sound delicious, but I think my first stop would be the nachos!

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