Leftover Pulled Pork Ideas are all the recipe inspiration you need to make your leftovers shine! Have you ever cooked a whole pork roast and felt like there was enough meat to feed an army? (It’s happened to all of us!!) These delicious recipes will help solve those “what’s for dinner?” questions and give you creative ways to finish off that juicy pulled pork that’s too good to toss.
Method, Pork Cut, & More
It’s pure bliss when roasting large cuts of meat and it starts to fall off the bone. That melt-in-your-mouth juiciness is hard to beat, and leftover pulled pork is one of my favorite ways to fill up our fridge.
Low and slow is the ultimate method to produce optimal results. Utilizing low temperatures on the oven, or better yet, breaking out the slow-cooker are your best options for cooking larger pieces of pork. Slow-cookers were made for times like these!
When it comes to slow cooking, the larger cuts of meat perform the best. Pork shoulders and pork butts tend to be the easiest to find in grocery stores without breaking the bank. From one pork shoulder we tend to easily get 8-10 large servings.
For a large family gathering, it’s perfect! But for just the two of us, it lasts us for the entire week.
Most recipes follow a pretty standard template – you don’t need to add much to get the flavor to shine. Pork shoulders naturally have a very fatty side that adds flavor and helps the entire cut of meat cook properly.
Use your favorite seasoning salt, a little acid (vinegar, soda, orange juice, etc.) and some liquid (broth or water) and that’s all you need! If you’re feeling fancy you can chop up an onion to throw in as well.
Finish it off under the broiler to soak up some of the excess liquid and crisp up some of. the ends. The simplicity of the recipe yet incredible flavor makes this dish one of our family favorites.
! Enjoy on a sandwich roll, taco shell, on a bed of noodles, and more! Next time you roast pork make sure to check out all of the delicious leftover pulled pork ideas below!
Leftover Pulled Pork essentials
Pulled Pork Sliders
Simple and easy to make with just a few ingredients, these pulled pork sliders are meant for sharing. Made with BBQ pulled pork, caramelized onions and creamy havarti cheese, they are perfect for game day!
Pulled Pork and Cheese Quesadilla
Pulled pork and cheese quesadilla is a brilliant lunch or dinner option, especially when you need to repurpose pulled pork, chicken or beef leftovers! Corn tortillas filled with pulled pork, cheese, herbs and green onions make a delicious, quick and satisfying treat.
Chorizo Stuffed Poblano Peppers are packed with a southwestern filling of rice, vegetables, and chillies for a simple and delicious meal. Swap in pulled pork for a delicious and hearty meal!
Asian Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Carrot, Zucchini and Radish Slaw
Simple to make pulled pork from the crock pot or slow cooker. Piled high onto slider buns and served with ranch coleslaw. These Pulled Pork Sliders with Ranch Coleslaw will be a hit at your next picnic, pool party, or summer gathering.
Pulled Pork Nachos
Pulled pork nachos are a crowd-pleaser! The tangy, acidic bite from the coleslaw and marinated onions packs a nice punch with the pulled pork. Make this for your next party appetizer, or as a Saturday night dinner.
Pulled Pork Dip
Pulled pork dip is the perfect mix of smoky pulled pork, velvety cream cheese, and tangy cheddar. This easy dip comes together in minutes! Serve this cheesy bbq dip as an appetizer or on game day!
Easy BBQ Pulled Pork Crescents
These Easy BBQ Pulled Pork Crescents are the perfect meal, snack or appetizer. Only four ingredients and 20 minutes are needed to have this meal on the table!
Keto BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza Recipe
If you are keeping it low carb, try making this delicious keto BBQ pulled pork pizza. Topped with bbq sauce, red onions, cilantro and blue cheese.
Pork Drunken Noodles
This easy recipe for Pork Drunken Noodles tastes just like your favorite take-out and takes less than 30 minutes to put together! This quick noodle dish will quickly become a weeknight favorite!
Salsa Verde Pork & Spinach Baked Taquitos
Use leftover carnitas (or any pulled pork) in this 30 minute craveable Salsa Verde Pork & Spinach Baked Taquitos recipe! So easy, and so much better than frozen.
Pulled Pork Loaded Baked Potatoes Recipe
Pulled Pork loaded baked potatoes are out of this world. They are hearty enough to be the main course and paired with a salad or slaw you have a delicious meal.
Pulled Pork Apple Salad
This salad is the perfect way to use your pulled pork in a healthy meal! Apples, cheddar, pickled onions and pork combine into one amazing meal.
Plenty of Pulled Pork
I think we all can relate to cooking a huge roast and having endless leftovers, and I hope these unique ideas helps you think of new ways to turn those leftovers into amazing meals. Share your favorite leftover pulled pork ideas below!
26 thoughts on “Leftover Pulled Pork Ideas”
Sounds amazing — my husband would like a lot of these!
These look so good! I really like the pork crescents.
This is such a great list! I love reusing leftovers in creative ways, so will 100% be using some of these ideas! Thanks!
Pulled pork is my favourite!! I can’t wait to try these.
Wow! Now I want to make pulled pork just so I can try the sliders and quesadillas! Great ideas to use up leftovers.
such great ideas for using left over pork!!
I haven’t had pulled pork in a while. But these sounds like some interesting ideas for recipes with pulled pork. Thank you for sharing these ideas! Happy New Year. I hope 2022 is good to you!
Lauren – http://www.bournemouthgirl.com
I am making all of these this year. Those poblanos are calling my name. Anything with pulled pork is #1 in my house!!
Literally salivating!!! Now I need to make some pulled pork so that I have leftovers and can make all of these recipes. Thanks for the round up!
these are great ways to use leftovers or just literally make these recipes every week!
Pulled pork is something I make a lot at home. I can’t wait to try the pulled pork in the peppers. My mouth is watering now just thinking about them. So many good choices in this round up.
Great ways to use leftover pulled pork. I am always looking for new ways to use pulled pork and these ideas are awesome.
Pulled pork is a staple in our house. I make it at least once a month. I am loving these suggestions on how to use leftovers. I’ve made nachos before, but can’t wait to try baked potatoes and adding it to pizza!
I have tried several of these with my leftover pork and it was good! But I haven’t tried a few of the other ones. Thank you for the suggestions!
These seem like good recipe ideas. Unfortunately I don’t eat pork but will be great for those who do eat it.
I loveee pulled pork. I made pulled pork burgers recently for some friends who came over and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. These are some great ideas too; the quesadillas and the pizza sound amazing!
Incredible ideas I love them all! Thanks for sharing the recipes
What a wonderful assortment of great recipes you suggest with pulled pork. i am always searching for ideas, this is fantastic. Thank you for sharing
Anything cooked in a slow cooker tastes amazing! If I had to pick one of these, it would have to be the quesidillas. They sound yum!
Love all these ideas for leftover pulled pork! such a great way to use up excess!
Some great ideas. can’t wait to try the pulled pork dip. Definitely on for game day!
Well this made me hungry! So delicious. Thanks for sharing.
I want one of those quesadillas now!
These all sound delicious! We make pulled pork often at our house!
These all look so good! I really need to try that quesadilla! Wow!
I just have some pulled pork left over from the other day so this roundup came in really handy. Let me try some of these ideas 🙂