If you’re anything like me you hate wasting good food! It just doesn’t sit right with me especially after I’ve spent time and love cooking up a delicious roast. That’s why I’ve collected this list of 25 Mouthwatering Leftover Pork Roast Recipes!

Never let that meat sit in the refrigerator uneaten until it’s too late again! These meals are all super easy to whip up, full of flavor, and always a hit at the dinner table. Take a quick scroll and you’ll see how many different ways to utilize this flavorful ingredient into a whole new meal! 

Leftover pork roast is too delicious to not eat! You spent all that time cooking a delicious roast for it to go unused.

Try making Pulled Pork Fries for example with crispy potatoes and cheese. If you’re looking for a full dinner meal try the cornbread casserole, mac and cheese casserole, chili or pot pies. That’s right, there’s something for everyone on this list. Whether you need a quick snack or lunch on the go, like pork and cheese quesadillas or loaded nachos– or a crowd pleasing main course like an egg noodle pasta bake – you will undoubtedly be inspired by our collection of ideas. 

1. Nicole’s Leftover Pork Roast Ragù

Nicole’s Leftover Pork Roast Ragù is excellent for utilizing that leftover pork in a way that’s still super delicious. With ingredients like egg pasta fettuccine, onions, garlic, prosciutto or bacon, red wine, and more – what’s not to love? The flavor combination of salty pork, acidic tomatoes, tender noodles, veggies, herbs, and spices really hit the spot! It’s sure to be a hit with the whole family too. You can also prepare it for a quick lunch when you’re on the go. 

2. Pulled Pork Fries

Looking for leftover pork roast recipes that are ready in a flash and taste like heaven? Pulled pork French fries hit the spot. The best part is that it’s so super quick and easy! All you have to do is layer the frozen French Fries with pulled pork, BBQ sauce, onions and cheese. I love adding some sour cream on top for an extra kick. This snack or lunch is perfect for cheese lovers too! With parsley, shredded cheese, avocado, jalapeños, and more.

3. Sweet & Sour Shredded Pork

If you love that Asian cuisine flair this Sweet & Sour Shredded Pork will truly knock your socks off. No need to go buy take out when you have this easy recipe at your fingertips! Featuring cubed leftover roast pork and onions. For the onions you can use white, yellow, red, or even shallots! Grab a variety of colored bell peppers to make your results really pop. You will also need pineapples, soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, and a few other items. 

4. Pulled Pork Cornbread Casserole

The combination of pulled pork and cornbread come together beautifully in this casserole recipe. This dish really hits the spot when you want something flavorful and comforting. Just imagine a sweet cornbread crust smothered in pulled pork, BBQ sauce and cheese! The best part is that it’s ready and on the table in under an hour. Featuring ingredients like cheddar cheese, milk, pulled pork, BBQ sauce, Jiffy cornbread mix, and creamed corn!

5. Leftover Pulled Pork Macaroni & Cheese Casserole 

Leftover pork roast recipes with cheese pasta are always a crowd pleaser at parties, big family dinners, and more. That’s why you have to try this Leftover Pulled Pork Macaroni & Cheese Casserole with simple pantry staples like box macaroni and cheese and Italian breadcrumbs. It’s crispy on the top and savory on the inside. This comfort meal is packed with classic comfort food flavors that are sure to hit the spot! It’s ready in a flash and even tastes good cold if you don’t feel like heating up the leftovers the next day. 

6. Easy BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos

Having a game day party or BBQ? Maybe just a simple movie night with the family? Either way this recipe for BBQ pulled pork nachos will have everyone asking for more. Featuring pulled pork, sliced onion, jalapeños, melted cheddar, and mozzarella cheese, BBQ sauce and ranch dressing your taste buds will be bursting. Don’t forget some fresh crispy Tortilla Chips- Tostitos scoops are best for holding all the goodies. 

7. Pork Tenderloin Burrito Bowl

Try this burrito bowl using leftover pork tenderloin roast! It has everything you could possibly want in a bowl. It’s hearty, wholesome, and mouthwatering. 1 lb of cooked pork will help you make 4 comforting portions. Refresh the meat and other fixins with taco seasoning, avocado oil, BBQ sauce, chicken stock, and onion. Fill up the rest of the bowl with 2 cups of cooked white or brown rice. 

8. Chile Verde Quesadilla

Craving leftover pork roast recipes with Chile Verde? Make these restaurant quality quesadillas! Just grab some flour tortillas and stuff them up with your pork, Chile Verde and Monterey Jack cheese. Then just fry them up to perfection and serve with a side of your favorite dipping sauce like sour cream, salsa, guacamole, nacho cheese, ranch dressing, and more. They’re excellent for a taco bar or an easy weeknight snack. You can even pack them in a to-go lunch or grub on one while you’re out the door! 

9. Pulled Pork Chili

Pulled Pork Chili is a hearty and tasty recipe that combines the smoky tenderness of leftover pulled pork with traditional chili. Making it nice, tender, and super moist. These mouthwatering flavors and textures are sure to satisfy your cravings any day of the week. Just combine the pork with beans and a medley of vegetables like onions, garlic, and bell peppers. Bring it all together with spices like chili powder, cumin, paprika, and oregano! 

10. Pulled Pork Taco Soup

Leftover Pulled Pork Taco Soup is a delicious and filling soup when you just want something to warm your belly! It’s a fantastic way to  repurpose any leftover pulled pork you have in the refrigerator so it does not go to waste. The base is savory and aromatic with a tasty blend of spices and herbs. I love to garnish my bowl of soup with freshly chopped cilantro, diced avocado, shredded cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and a squeeze of lime juice! 

11. Leftover Pork Roast Pot Pie

Serve up leftover pork roast recipes like this pot pie! Nothing beats the crispy flaky pot pie crust and warm savory filling. When your fork bursts through the crust and combines with the meat filling you will immediately start salivating. The entire meal takes 20 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to cook resulting in 6 portions! Key ingredients include butter, chopped onion, flour, sage, chicken stock, frozen mixed vegetables, shredded Pork Verde, a prepared pie shell, and raw puff pastry biscuits or layer of pie crust

12. Creamy BBQ Pulled Pork Pasta

Creamy BBQ leftover Pulled Pork Pasta is absolutely delectable! This satisfying dish is a mouthwatering creation! For best results use al dente pasta, such as penne or fusilli. The pasta absorbs the sauce and melds seamlessly with the tender meat. It’s a pasta recipe that’s sure to be memorable with creamy, sweet, tangy and meaty flavors mixed together in one easy dinner or lunch. 

13. Pulled Pork Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s pie is a classic comfort meal for a good reason! Now let’s amp up the traditional version by using our leftover pork roast. It tastes so amazing when you use skin on mashed potatoes too. Use fresh or frozen vegetables but follow the proper instructions for each ingredient as the cooking time is a little different. I love using a frozen medley of broccoli, carrots, and corn. This Pulled Pork Shepherd’s Pie is ready in 40 minutes making it ideal for busy families. 

14. Cajun Pulled Pork and Grits

Looking for leftover pork roast recipes with a real Southern flair? Try this Cajun Pulled Pork and Grits featuring Cajun seasoning and quick-cooking grits. You will also need unsalted butter, chopped bell pepper, chopped onion, chopped garlic cloves, pulled pork, tomato paste, chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, scallions, and parsley. Each bite is a true testimony to real Southern Cuisine! 

15. Creamy Pulled Pork Enchiladas

Who doesn’t love creamy enchiladas smothered in sauce and stuffed with amazing savory fixins? I certainly couldn’t turn it down! If that sounds appealing to you check out this recipe for Creamy Pulled Pork Enchiladas! The recipe is a mix of BBQ and Tex-Mex resulting in something unexplainably mouthwatering! Just wrap the fillings up in flour tortillas, arrange them in your casserole dish, smother with creamy sauce then bake to perfection. 

16. Pulled Pork Quesadilla

Pulled Pork Quesadillas are the best way to use your leftover pork roast! This is my go to recipe when planning a BBQ, pool party, dinner party, game day gathering, and basically anything social! Key ingredients include butter, olive oil, yellow onion, brown sugar, flour tortillas, pork, BBQ sauce, salt, and pepper. You will also need Pepper Jack Cheese but Sharp cheddar, Monterey, and Muenster cheese work too. It just depends on your flavor preferences. 

17. Leftover Pork Roast Stew with Hominy

You have to try Leftover pork roast stew with hominy! Pork and hominy together is out-of-this-word fantastic!  Turn your leftovers into a Southwestern posole-style meal in a flash. Anytime I have a pot of this stew in my fridge I swear I eat it morning, noon, and night. So ditch the sandwiches and casseroles and trade them in for a hearty flavorful soup with outstanding taste and texture. Each bite will burst in your mouth and leave you craving more. Try dipping some crust bread in the soup. It’s delicious. 

18. Leftover Pork Roast Casserole With Egg Noodles 

Serve up some leftover pork roast recipes baked to perfection in a casserole dish! Like this one with tender yet crispy egg noodles. Everyone will adore the combination of creamy noodles, cheese, pork, and vegetables all baked together. If you’re having a busy week this is the best recipe to have on hand. You can even pre make some of the ingredients then just pop it in the oven. It’s a great freezer friendly meal as well when you really need to plan in advance. 

19. 15 Minute Leftover Pork Chili Recipe

15 Minute Leftover Pork Chili Recipe really hits the spot when you want something easy, cozy, warm, and satisfying. For best results use Smithfield Boneless Pork Shoulder Blade Roast (previously cooked and shredded) Also 28 ounces diced fire-roasted tomatoes, 15 ounces whole kernel corn drained, 15 ounces seasoned black beans drained, 1 tablespoon chili powder, hot sauce to taste, and sliced green onions. 

20. Pork Fried Rice

If you love fried rice then this recipe is for you. The addition of leftover pork roast will have you in love with every bite. You can use basmati rice or long-grain rice, whichever you like best. Start by sautéing the pork, green onion, carrot, and broccoli in a skillet with butter. Then set that mixture aside as you scramble the eggs. Next you will transfer the pork mixture back into the skillet before stirring in the rice, peas, soy sauce, garlic powder, and ground ginger.

21. Saucy Pork & Noodle Bake For Leftover Pork

If you’re wondering what to do with leftover pork, wonder no longer because this Saucy Pork & Noodle Bake is to the rescue! It’s absolutely delicious, saucy, comforting, and always a huge hit with kids. Why will you love this casserole recipe? Well because it uses pork leftovers really well while keeping it moist and tender. Also because it uses mostly simple pantry staple ingredients so you can make it in a flash! Last but not least it’s a freezer safe dish you can store for longer periods of time. 

22. Cubano Pork Sandwiches

Serve up leftover pork roast recipes made into fantastic sandwiches! Cubano Pork Sandwiches are loved by everyone who has a taste! They taste like heaven when grilled like a panini! If you don’t have a panini maker it’s no problem. The easiest way to make one without a panini maker is with a heavy pan that has raised grill edges on it and a cast iron skillet. You can use a fresh fluffy bun or a whole loaf of sesame seed Italian bread – yum! 

23. Easy Philly Pork Sandwich

Sandwiches really do make the best leftover pork roast recipes because you get amazing flavors and textures. This recipe is ready in a flash with pork, cheese, sautéed spinach, and a homemade remoulade sauce! All you have to do is put 2 slices of provolone cheese on the bottom half of a sandwich roll. Layer with as much pork as you want then add a spoonful of sautéed spinach followed by the sauce. That’s all it takes and bam you have the best deli quality sandwich

24. Brunch Recipe: Eggs with Pork “Debris”

Meat debris is a term native to New Orleans! It refers to the saucy chunks made from bits of meat that fall into the bottom of a skillet while you’re cooking a roast. So I’m sure you can imagine how delicious this would be! Now combine it with leftover pork roast, poached eggs, sitting on top of a piece of crusty, buttered bread. It sounds like heaven to me! You can never have just one bite. Fair warning this dish is addictive! 

25. Leftover Pulled Pork Breakfast Hash with Eggs

Leftover pork roast recipes for breakfast are a wonderful start for any day of the week. This dish is no exception, with shredded pork that does not have any sauces on it and russet, waxy red, or yellow potatoes. Grab some regular old brown onions, red onions or even green onions – whichever you have on hand or like best. When picking a tomato go for big fat heirloom or grape tomatoes. Other key ingredients include garlic, spinach, cilantro, eggs, avocado, lime, Extra Virgin olive oil, hot sauce (optional), kosher salt and pepper.

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25 Mouthwatering Leftover Pork Roast Recipes 

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Don't let that leftover pork roast go to waste! This list of recipes has every delicious idea you can think of to repurpose it perfectly.
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