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30 Ways To Use Leftover Pulled Pork

So you made pulled pork or have leftovers from a restaurant. Now what? This post has 30 recipes for that leftover pulled pork! I have breakfast and brunch, appetizers, nachos, pizza, soup, main dishes, and sides included.

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Pulled pork is also a great way to stretch your grocery budget. While a big chunk of pork can be expensive because of its size, it yields a lot of meat, which can be used for so many different things. Pulled pork also freezes very well. Bone-in pork shoulder runs about $1.59 per pound at my local grocery store. That’s about $15 for 9.5 lb. A bone-in pork butt will lose about 40% of its weight after it’s cooked and shredded (according to to a post from Barbecue Bible). With a serving of about a third to half pound per person, my 9.5 lb. cut of pork yielded enough for 12 or more servings (see Pulled Pork BBQ: Smoked Pork Butt Using A Charcoal Grill). That’s $1.25 per serving (not counting the other ingredients needed). If you’re on a tight budget, cooking up a pork shoulder and freezing the meat for later use is a great way to save money. If you’re cooking for one, you could get 12 meals out of this. For a family of 4, you could make 3 meals.

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Breakfast & Brunch

Leftover Breakfast Hash {One Pan}
This Leftover Breakfast Hash is an easy way to put leftover meats and veggies to good use. It’s made in one skillet and if your leftover meat is compliant, it can also be paleo or Whole 30. Use sweet potato or regular potato, and whatever greens you have on hand, like kale or spinach.
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Sweet Potato Pulled Pork Hash {One Pan}
Use leftover pulled pork to make this sweet potato pulled pork hash.
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Cast iron skillet with sweet potatoes fried egg and pulled pork
Easy Huevos Rancheros
Make Huevos Rancheros for breakfast or brunch with leftover pulled pork.
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Breakfast hash in a cast iron skilled with eggs avocado and tomato


Pulled Pork Tomato Melt Appetizer
An easy pulled pork tomato melt recipe that’s simple to prepare and tastes amazing. It’s a great way to use up and re-purpose leftover seasoned shredded pork.
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Tomatoes stuffed with pulled pork and topped with melted cheese
Hot Caramelized Onion Kalua Pig Dip
Inspired by a trip to Hawaii, this hot Caramelized Onion Kalua Pig Dip is the best party dip! If you love homemade onion dip, you’re going to love this healthier appetizer.
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Cheesy BBQ Shredded Pork Cups
Easy to make Cheesy BBQ Shredded Pork Cups. Made with just 5 ingredients of puff pastry, pulled pork, cheese, coleslaw and bbq sauce!
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Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs
A delicious, Southern deviled egg recipe with pimento cheese and garnished with pulled pork!
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Plate of deviled eggs topped with pulled pork
Leftover Pulled Pork Flautas
Fried till crispy golden perfection, these flavorful pork flautas are satisfying finger food for any occasion.
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BBQ Pulled Pork and Pineapple Taquitos
Crispy and crunchy taquitos filled with BBQ pulled pork, pineapple, red onion, cilantro, and melty pepper jack cheese are a fast favorite for any party!
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Easy Blueberry Goat Cheese Appetizer
This easy blueberry goat cheese appetizer uses goat cheese, pulled pork and pastry shells to make this simple, fast and delicious appetizer.
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BBQ Potato Nachos
The ultimate appetizer or game day food – these BBQ Potato Nachos are seasoned thinly sliced potatoes piled high with cheese, pulled pork and more!
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Pulled Pork Nachos with Pepper Jack Cheese
The ultimate Pulled Pork Nachos start with a delicious slow cooked pulled pork tenderloin, topped with pepper jack cheese, avocado, jalapenos & more!
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Oven Roasted Pulled Pork Nachos
These oven roasted pulled pork nachos are full of flavor from pulled pork, cheese, & veggies.
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BBQ Nachos
BBQ Nachos, baked nachos with BBQ pulled pork and homemade pickled onions. Loaded with cheese, these nachos are perfect for parties and game day!
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Pork Carnitas Nachos with Homemade Queso
These pork carnitas nachos are a great sheet pan dinner or party appetizer. The nachos are topped with homemade queso and chipotle cream sauce for the perfect finish!
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Pork carnitas nachos on a sheet pan


Mediterranean Pulled Pork Pizza
Mediterranean Pulled Pork Pizza, with tomato, banana peppers, and loads of mozzarella and feta cheeses, is a perfect way to use up leftover pulled pork.
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Pizza with pulled pork, cheese, and banana peppers
BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza with Asparagus
Use leftover pulled pork to make this BBQ pulled pork pizza with asparagus in just 20 minutes for a delicious dinner!
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Pizza topped with pulled pork and asparagus
Pulled Pork BBQ Naan Flatbread
A quick and easy flatbread with tangy BBQ sauce is a great way to use leftover pulled pork. Naan bread makes a quick flatbread crust. Great as an appetizer or a meal, and ready in under 30 minutes.
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A small flatbread pizza topped with cheeses and pulled pork on a cutting board. In the background is a second flatbread on a cutting board.


Quick and Easy Mexican Pork Stew Recipe
This Mexican pork stew is so easy to make with leftover pulled pork! Salsa verde and cumin give it a southwestern kick, and fire-roasted tomatoes give it a wonderful depth of flavor. Best of all, you just dump everything in a pot and heat it up. So, it’s perfect for days when you don’t have the time or inclination to make a big meal.
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Paleo Brunswick Stew {Instant Pot}
Thick and comforting, this paleo Brunswick Stew will have you filling your belly with its tangy sweetness over and over!
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Pulled Pork Tortilla Soup
More like a chili than a soup, this hearty, smoky, mildly spicy soup can be made in the slow cooker or on the stovetop. It's a great way to use leftover pulled pork, even with BBQ sauce!
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Soup in a soup crock, with tomatoes, beans, and corn and topped with cheese, sour cream, and tortilla strips.

Main Dishes

Pulled Pork Quesadillas
A fun way to use leftover pulled pork, these quesadillas are filled with your favorite salsa and melty cheese. Great as a meal or appetizer!
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Quesadilla filled with pulled pork and cheddar cheese cut into 4 slices that are stacked on a cutting board. Behind the quesadilla slices is a small bowl of sour cream and a small pile of tortilla chips.
Leftover Pulled Pork Cuban Sandwich
Pulled pork Cuban sandwiches are a fantastic way to use up leftover pulled pork. Perfect meal for one or to feed the whole family.
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Pulled pork cuban sandwich on a plate
Freezer Friendly Pulled Pork Burrito Bowls
Pulled Pork Burrito Bowls are a great way to use leftover pulled pork. This is an easy, freezer friendly meal prep for one or the whole family. Freeze the base and add fresh toppings right before eating for a delicious hot lunch or dinner meal prep option.
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Pulled Pork Rice Teriyaki Bowl
Meet your new favorite rice bowl with perfect rice, pulled pork, and veggies.
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Bowl with pulled pork vegetables and a sauce on top
Carnitas Casserole Verde
Carnitas casserole verde is made with shredded pork, cream cheese and tomatillo sauce for an easy one dish meal sure to satisfy that Mexican craving. An easy weeknight meal!
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Casserole with one piece removed from casserole dish
Pulled Pork Tacos
These pulled pork tacos with Teriyaki sauce and taco toppings are a great way to use leftover pulled pork.
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Keto Mac and Cheese with Pulled Pork
A simple cauliflower pulled pork mac and cheese is sure to be a winning dinner. And, it’s a quick recipe that repurposes leftovers from a previous meal.
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Cauliflower with melted cheese and pulled pork
Pulled Pork Macaroni and Cheese
Bring this pulled pork mac and cheese to your next potluck or cookout! Rich and creamy mac and cheese with that summer superstar -pulled pork- make for a match made in heaven any time of the year!
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Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes {Whole 30, Gluten Free}
These twice baked potatoes are a great way to use leftover pulled pork. You can use sweet potatoes or russet potatoes.
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30 Ways To Use Leftover Pulled Pork

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