Too much pulled pork leftovers? Eight quick ways to use your extras

Too much pulled pork leftovers? Five Eight quick ways to use your extras

Move over Turkey, time for some great ways to use your leftover pulled pork (or roasted pork).  These are my top eight quick and easy ways to turn that delicious pulled pork into something new and exciting.

## First off, the best smoked pulled pork Recipe

You can find the best pulled pork recipe here on Dish Ditty…

#8: Top your baked potato…

For a nice lunch or light dinner, split a baked potato, add butter, pulled pork, green onions and top with cheese and sour cream. YUM!

#7: Mix it into your potato or macaroni salad

That’s right, just add it into your favorite potato or macaroni salad.  Add some Old Bay Seasoning to give it an extra boost of flavor

#6: Make a Quesadilla

Use it instead of chicken in your quesadillas.

Pulled Pork Quesadilla

By author Dish Ditty Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 Flour Tortilla (Guererro is my favorite brand)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Mexican Shredded Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Pulled Pork
  • Pam Spray or Butter

Directions

Step 1
Quesadilla
In a large non-stick skillet, spray with Pam (or use butter, but pictured used Pam). First quickly heat up your pork in the pan so that it is hot when you add it to the quesadilla. Remove from the pan. Spray again with Pam and add the tortilla. Place the cheese over the tortilla and add the pork to half of the tortilla (as pictured). Cook until the cheese starts to melt. Fold over and cook, flipping as needed, until both sides of the tortilla are crispy and light brown. Serve with salsa, sour cream and avocados.

#5: Add it to your green salad

You can add it to your standard green salad, or try adding it to our Island Dreams Salad.

#4:Cook it with your Eggs for Breakfast

Scrambled eggs with pulled pork. Awesome!

Pulled Pork & Eggs

By author Dish Ditty Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Leftover Pulled Pork (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Yellow Onion (diced)
  • 1/4 cup Zucchini (diced)
  • 1/4 cup Green Bell Pepper (diced)
  • 2 tablespoons Butter or Oil (or spray Pam)
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Cheese
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • Salt & Pepper

Directions

Step 1
Beat eggs with milk and a couple dashes of salt & pepper. Set aside.
Step 2
Cook Veggies
In a skillet, heat half of the oil or butter and add onions, peppers and zucchini. Cook until onions are softened. Add the pulled pork and cook for 30 seconds or so t get the pork hot.
Step 3
Move to side of pan
Push the meat/vegetable mixture to one half of the pan and pour the eggs into the pan.
Step 4
Cook eggs
Cook over medium heat, pulling the eggs from bottom to top, until the eggs are mostly cooked.
Step 5
Add Cheese
Spread out the eggs and pork and add the cheese. Fold in half and cook until cheese is melted. Remove from pan and serve.

#3: Pulled Pork Pasta Toss Recipe for 2

Pulled Pork Pasta Toss

Serves 2
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
By author Dish Ditty
One of my top ways to use leftover pulled pork. The smokiness adds a fun twist to this pasta dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup cooked pork (leftover pulled or roasted)
  • 1 cup carrot (diced)
  • .25 cup green onions (minced)
  • 1 cup Prepared Pasta Sauce (can be from jar or scratch, red or white doesn't matter)
  • 2 servings of pasta

Directions

Step 1
In a medium sized skillet, heat olive oil and add carrots. Cook carrots for about 2 minutes and add in the Pork and green onions. Continue to cook for about 2 minutes for the pork to get hot. Add the pasta sauce and cook for a minute or two or until the sauce is bubbly. Toss in the pasta and cook for another minute, coating the pasta fully with the sauce. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

#2: Add it to your rice pilaf or fried rice

Use it in your fried rice or rice pilaf recipe like this recipe:

Pulled Pork Fried Rice

By author Dish Ditty Recipes

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tablespoons Oil
  • 1/2 cup Leftover Pulled Pork
  • 1 cup Mixed Vegetables
  • 1/4 cup Green Onions (chopped)
  • 2 cups Cooked Rice
  • 3 tablespoons Light Soy Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Seasoned Rice Vinegar

Directions

Step 1
Heat skillet with oil. Add pulled pork, frozen vegetables and green onions. Cook until hot and steamy. In a small bowl mix the soy sauce and rice wine vinegar together. Add the rice and the soy sauce mixture to the pan. Cook, stirring constantly until everything is mixed together and hot.

#1: Pulled Pork Chopped Salad

Leftover Pork Chopped Salad Recipe

Use your leftover pulled pork or roasted pork in this Leftover Pork Chopped Salad Recipe. A great use for excess pork.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked pork (leftover pulled or roasted, diced)
  • .25 cup onion (red, green or yellow, diced)
  • 1 celery stick (diced)
  • .5 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • .25 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • salt & pepper (to taste)

Directions

Step 1
Seriously? You need instructions? Mix it together and put it on a bed of lettuce or put it on some bread.

Yum!  This is my #1 way to serve leftover pulled pork.

Some ideas for the future to try: Pulled Pork Risotto, Pulled Pork Chow Mein, Shredded Maple Syrup Pork Candy

Pictures

Pulled Pork with Pasta

Pulled Pork with Pasta

Add to your Rice

Add to your Rice

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