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Leftover Pork Loin Recipes

Tons leftover pork loin recipes are here! Easy high protein dinner ideas using any leftovers that have been shredded or diced. Most popular being Shredded Pork for Tamales but there are so many others made in Instant Pot, slow cooker and on the stove for you.

leftover pork loin

Leftover pork recipes can be easily transformed into a variety of other delicious dishes in the following nights. A high protein versatile ingredient for creating new meals so there is no waste. We have easy recipes with this cut, leftover pork tenderloin, Boston butt or any other variety really. They all work! (affiliate links present)

Leftover Pork Tenderloin Recipes

Shredded pork or diced into small bite size pieces that is pre-cooked (any cut) can be repurposed into numerous dishes, allowing you to enjoy different flavors and cuisines while minimizing food waste. Feel free to get creative what you have on hand to create casseroles, Instant Pot Pork Stew, or even throw it into tortillas for taco Tuesday!

What I make depends on when I want to eat it. If I am hosting a brunch I will dice it up and use it instead of ground sausage to make our Breakfast Casserole Bisquick here!! Adds protein and a heartiness to this egg dish, everyone loves it.

Leftover Pork Loin Recipes

What to do With Leftover Pulled Pork

Ok so literally the easiest thing is to reheat until warmed and use a sauce like we did with our Instant Pot Pork Tacos. Since it is already cooked for this you could just set to saute, add all seasonings and toss together. Use small tortillas with a drizzle of your favorite sauce or salsa and bam, dinner is done.

  1. Easy Pork Fried Rice can use diced up slices or shreds of your loin. Sauté with cooked rice, vegetables, and soy sauce for a quick and satisfying meal.
  2. Make Pork and Vegetable Stir-Fry works great if you cut the meat into bite-sized pieces and stir-fry it with a mix of fresh or frozen vegetables. Add a flavorful stir-fry sauce for a quick and nutritious meal.
  3. This is How to Make Pulled Pork Sliders or pork sandwiches with your choice of bread or rolls. You can add condiments like mustard, mayo, or barbecue sauce, along with lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles.
  4. Pork Salad is an easy and healthy option. Combine it with greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and your favorite dressing for a light and healthy meal.
  5. Air Fryer Quesadillas are a kid fave by placing slices of pork and shredded cheese between tortillas. Heat them in a skillet until the cheese is melted and crispy.

Ok so you may wonder, what to make with leftover pulled pork since it is already shredded. NO problem. We have tons of others but let’s talk about the easiest of them all. In a bowl you can just smother in bbq sauce and warm in the microwave. OR heat on saute function of your pressure cooker this same way.

Of course this is easy to serve in bread but can be served over egg noodles or made into rice bowls too with an Asian twist if you use teriyaki sauce instead. Steam broccoli and add that on top, SO SO easy!!

Leftover Pork Tenderloin Recipes

Leftover Pork Ideas

If you didn’t shred to begin with and you have a large piece you can dice instead. Then you just need a tasty sauce to toss them with to warm together to make Pork Bites!!

  1. Pork and Noodle Soup in the Crockpot combines with broth, noodles, and vegetables of your choice for a comforting meal.
  2. Stir-fry with cooked noodles and your favorite stir-fry vegetables. Add soy sauce and other seasonings for flavor in less than 20 minutes topped with green onions.
  3. Make a pork casserole by layering sliced meat with cooked rice, vegetables, and a creamy sauce. Top it with cheese and bake until bubbly and golden.
  4. Loin Tostadas by topping crispy corn tortillas with refried beans, sliced pork, lettuce, diced tomatoes, cheese, and your favorite toppings.
  5. Use this as a filling wrapped in masa and then steamed until cooked. I talk all about How Long do Tamales Take to Cook here in a variety of different ways.

Diced up our Bisquick Pot Pie is a great way to use any meat inside + frozen veggies. You just whip up the “crust” and pour over the top. So easy to make in about 30 minutes flat your family will love. I mean any leftover meat works with this one for a quick and easy meal that is super cheap for sure.

What to do With Leftover Pulled Pork

Recipes with Leftover Pork

Sometimes what I will do is dice, warm in a skillet with shredded cabbage, red onion and carrots with a bit of hoisin sauce. Then cook as Air Fryer Egg Rolls Not Frozen so the outsides get nice and crispy

  1. Make a delicious breakfast by incorporating into a fluffy omelette with cheese and your choice of veggies topped with sour cream and salsa.
  2. Dice and sauté it with diced potatoes, onions, and bell peppers for a tasty breakfast or brunch hash. That is right, this isn’t just for corned beef in March y’all.
  3. When it comes to leftover pulled pork recipes, think of your favorite dish with any protein and substitute this. You may actually find that you like it better!

One thing we found we liked quite a bit was substituting ground beef for these diced bits in our 5 ingredient chili recipe!! A surprise for us as I never thought to swap it out all of these years until recently.

Let’s take chicken alfredo with a cream sauce for example. Great with this instead!! Seriously, think outside of the box and you can make your favorite dishes with food that is left over from the night before and save yourself some serious money + time.

Recipes with Leftover Pork

Leftover Frozen Pork

So next time you make Crockpot Frozen Pork Loin or have a bowl left from a restaurant you visited, think about making one of these.

What can I do with leftover tough pork?

I like to add it into a sort of stew or chili with a thick sauce in my slow cooker. Cooked low and slow with a gravy of sorts will soften it to become tender again. An easy way to use leftovers in a whole new way so you don’t waste food.

What can I make with leftover frozen pork?

If you froze leftover shredded pork from the other night and don’t want to defrost it ahead of time I suggest throwing it into your slow cooker to make our 5 ingredient chili!! Recipe directions are below and whether it is frozen or freshly made the cook time doesn’t change!

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Leftover Pork Loin Recipes

Course Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, leftover pork, recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings 5
Calories 92kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Add all ingredients into your slow cooker, stir together. Can add a pinch of red pepper flakes if you want it spicy. Cover and cook for 6 hours on low (can leave for longer if need be).
  • We like to serve this over fluffy cooked white rice with cheese on top of that.
Nutrition Facts
Leftover Pork Loin Recipes
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.5g1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 18mg1%
Potassium 516mg15%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 291IU6%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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