10 Leftover Pulled Pork Recipes

Do you have any leftover pulled pork from a barbeque in your freezer or fridge?

The pork that you spent so much time and work cooking to perfection may be used in this delectable and simple leftover pulled pork dish.

With these top leftover pulled pork recipes, you can make a quick snack, supper, and school lunch in a matter of minutes.

Here are the Best Recipes for Using that Delicious Leftover Pulled Pork

Smoked Barbecue Pulled Pork Loaded Nachos

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This is among the easiest ways to utilize some of that leftover barbecue pulled pork with some simple ingredients and a wide variety of toppings you can choose from.


  • 5-oz pulled pork
  • 1 bag of corn chips
  • 1/3 cup of guacamole
  • 1/3 cup of sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce, store-bought or homemade
  • 1 tablespoon of chives (finely chopped)
  • Shredded cheese of your choice
  • Toppings of your choice, such as sliced jalapenos, pickled red onion, tomatoes, bell pepper, corn, beans, or others

Steps for preparing the nachos:

  • Take out the frozen pulled pork and let it thaw overnight
  • Place the sealed bag of pork into a pot of boiling water for 5 minutes
  • Heat up the oven or hooded grill to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Place the corn chips on a plate, and cover them with shredded cheese
  • Lay the pulled pork on top and then cover it with shredded cheese too
  • Place them in an oven or grill for about 10 minutes until the cheese melts
  • Take it out and add some guacamole and sour cream on top, plus the chopped chives
  • Add the pre-warmed toppings of your choice

Leftover Smoked Barbecue Pulled Pork Tacos

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This is another Mexican-inspired easy recipe for using that leftover pulled pork which you can experiment with and add any toppings that you prefer.


  • 2 cups of leftover smoked pulled pork
  • Some BBQ sauce of your choice
  • Corn tortillas – 10-12 pcs.
  • Coleslaw
  • Avocado sliced
  • Red onion sliced
  • Jalapeno slices (optional)
  • Hot sauce
  • Sour cream
  • Cilantro

Steps for preparing the tacos:

  • Defrost the pulled pork overnight
  • Reheat it in a hot pan with some cooking oil
  • Turn the heat off and add a few spoons of BBQ sauce and water to help keep it moist
  • Start filling your tacos with the pulled pork and the ingredients from above, or with others that you prefer

Leftover Barbecue Pulled Pork Pizza

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If you love pizza and have leftover pulled pork, then this recipe is perfect for you and will be appreciated by everyone else at home.


  • Ready-made dough or homemade pizza dough
  • ½ cup marinara sauce
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of cornmeal
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup pulled pork
  • ¼ red onion sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of cilantro diced
  • Some fresh arugula

Steps for preparing the pizza:

  • Preheat your oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Spread the pizza dough on the pan
  • Mix a bowl of the marinara and BBC sauce and spread it on top of the dough
  • Scatter the shredded cheese on top
  • Spread the pulled pork and the sliced onions on top
  • Bake the pizza for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese becomes bubbly and brown
  • Sprinkle the ready pizza with the cilantro and arugula

Leftover Pulled Pork Stuffed Potato Skins


This is the perfect snack to prepare for the family or friends with delicious potatoes and some of your leftover pulled pork.


  • 8 potatoes (small)
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons of butter (melted)
  • ½ pound of leftover pulled pork
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup BBQ sauce of your choice
  • 1/3 cup of sour cream
  • 3 green onions – chopped

Steps for preparing the potatoes with pulled pork:

  • Cut the potatoes in half and coat them with olive oil and sprinkle some kosher salt on them
  • Place them with the cut sides down on a baking sheet lined with parchment
  • Bake the potatoes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes until they are cooked through
  • Let them cool down and use a spoon to scoop out the potato flesh leaving ¼-1/3 inches of skin
  • Increase the heat to 475 degrees
  • Brush the insides with the melted butter and cook them with cut side up for 10 minutes
  • After taking them out of the oven, carefully fill them with the pulled pork and the cheddar
  • Return them into the oven to melt the cheese for 5 minutes
  • Drizzle some BBQ sauce on top, add the sour cream and sprinkle with green onions

Cuban Sandwich with Leftover Pulled Pork

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This is a perfect quick snack or dinner option when you don’t feel like prepping and cooking elaborate meals.


  • Leftover pulled pork – defrosted
  • A Cuban baguette or a hoagie roll
  • 1-2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 slices of baked ham
  • 2 slices of Swiss or other cheese
  • Pickles
  • Yellow mustard

Steps for making a pulled pork Cuban sandwich:

  • Slice the bread in half and butter the cut sides
  • Heat a pan over medium heat and heat up the pulled pork and the ham slices in the skillet
  • Remove the meat and place the bread with the cut and buttered side down
  • Press the bread down with a heavy skillet and let it brown for about 1 minute
  • Add some more butter to the top sides of the bread and flip them over
  • Start layering the pork, ham, pickles, and cheese on one half, and yellow mustard on the other
  • Put the two halves together, and press the sandwich again with a heavy skillet for about a minute

Mac and Cheese with Leftover Pulled Pork


Mac and Cheese is the ultimate American comfort food, and one of the few ingredients which can make it even better is pulled pork.


  • Elbow macaroni – 1 pound
  • Unsalted butter – 2 tablespoons
  • Flour – 2 tablespoons
  • Warm whole milk – 2 cups
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese – 4 cups
  • Leftover pulled pork
  • BBQ sauce (optional)

Step-by-step guide for preparing mac and cheese with pulled pork:

  • Boil the macaroni in salted boiling water in a casserole as per the instructions on the package
  • Remove from the stovetop when al dente and drain the macaroni
  • Heat up a pan over medium heat and add the butter until it melts
  • Whisk in the flour and the milk until they are smooth
  • Reduce the heat and continue whisking it slowly until it is creamy
  • Add the cheese and stir until it melts
  • Turn off the heat and pour the macaroni into the sauce
  • Pour everything into a pan and add the pulled pork with some more cheese
  • Bake it for 15 minutes
  • Drizzle some BBQ sauce on top if you want

Shepherd’s Pie with Leftover Pulled Pork


While this is not a real Shepherd’s pie, as this dish is traditionally made with lamb, this recipe is equally delicious and filling.


  • Leftover pulled pork – 5-6 cups
  • BBQ sauce – 2 cups
  • Frozen corn – 1 cup
  • Frozen peas – 1 cup
  • Potatoes – 3 to 4 lbs.
  • Butter – 2 tablespoons
  • Milk – ¼ cup
  • Grated cheddar cheese – 1 ½ cups

Steps for making Shepherd’s pie with leftover pulled pork:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Peel and half the potatoes and boil them until they are tender
  • Drain the potatoes, and add the milk and butter, mash them until they are creamy
  • Mix the pulled pork with the BBQ sauce and spread it evenly on the bottom of a lasagna pan
  • Sprinkle the pork with the corn and peas
  • Spread the mashed potatoes on top
  • Sprinkle everything with the cheese
  • Bake for 40-60 minutes

Here are some tips on how to reheat pulled pork

Penne Pasta with Leftover Pulled Pork

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You can use the leftover barbecued pulled pork to make the most delicious pasta sauce ever.


  • Penne pasta – 1 16-oz package
  • Leftover shredded pulled pork – 16-oz
  • Sweet red pepper chopped – 1 cup
  • Onion chopped – ¾ cup
  • Diced canned tomatoes – 1 can
  • Beef broth – ½ cup
  • Garlic cloves minced – 3 pcs.
  • Olive oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Butter – 1 tablespoon
  • Ground cumin – 1 teaspoon
  • Pepper – 1 teaspoon
  • Shredded cheddar cheese – 1 ¼ cups
  • Chopped green onions – ¼ cup
  • Salt – ¼ teaspoon

Step-by-step guide to preparing the pulled pork penne pasta:

  • Boil the penne pasta according to the directions until al dente
  • Sauté the red pepper with the onion in a heated skillet with added butter and oil
  • Add the garlic for 1 minute
  • Stir in the tomatoes, the broth, the pulled pork, cumin, pepper, and the salt
  • Drain the pasta and add it to the sauce in the skillet
  • Add the cheese and stir everything until they are blended
  • Sprinkle it with the chopped green onions and serve

Leftover Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese Sandwich


This mouthwatering combo is easy to prepare and will easily become one of your favorite ways to utilize the leftover barbecued pulled pork.


  • Half a cup of warmed leftover pulled pork
  • 2 slices of bread
  • A tablespoon of butter
  • ½ shredded or 2 slices of cheddar cheese
  • BBQ sauce
  • Coleslaw

Instructions for making delicious grilled cheese and pulled pork sandwiches:

  • Heat a skillet over medium heat
  • Butter the bread on one side and place a slice in the skillet with the buttered side down
  • Top it with ½ of the cheddar cheese
  • Mix the pulled pork mixed with BBQ sauce and coleslaw and the remaining cheese
  • Add the mixture on top of the bread in the pan
  • Top it with the other bread slice with the buttered side up

Related: Leftover Tri-Tip Cheese Steak Sandwich

Hash with Pulled Pork

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Hash is a great way to use up all leftover veggies from the fridge, so why not add some of the leftover pulled pork to it to make a delicious and money-saving dish?


  • Potatoes – 5 large ones boiled and diced
  • Eggs – 3 large ones
  • Red onion – 1 diced
  • Orange pepper – 1 diced
  • Red pepper – ¼ diced
  • Pulled pork – 1 cup
  • Cheddar cheese – 1 cup shredded
  • Garlic – 2 cloves diced
  • Paprika – 2 tablespoons
  • Pepper – 1 teaspoon
  • Cooking oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Jalapeno and scallions (optional)

Step-by-step instructions for preparing hash with pulled pork:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Heat up a large skillet over medium heat and add oil
  • Sauté the onion and the peppers for 3-5 minutes
  • Add the garlic and sauté for 3-5 minutes
  • Add the shredded leftover pulled pork and stir it in
  • Add the paprika, pepper, and salt and stir it well to blend it
  • Add the diced boiled potatoes and stir them in too
  • Let the potatoes crisp for 5-10 minutes
  • Make 3 “wells” with a ladle in the hash and sprinkle the hash with half of the cheddar cheese
  • Crack and add an egg to each of the wells. You can add some more pepper and salt if you want to, at this point
  • Place the skillet in the preheated oven and bake the hash for about 10 minutes, or until the eggs are ready according to your taste
  • Pull the skillet out of the oven and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top
  • You can garnish the hash with some scallions and jalapeno if you want
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

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