15 best pork recipes

Pork is surely the most versatile cut of meat. From crispy bacon to juicy and tender roasts, here's the best of the best.

15 best pork recipes

Photo: Jodi Pudge

Maple-Bacon Sweet Potatoes

This superfood gets a sweet, salty, crunchy boost with the addition of crispy bacon pieces and a drizzzle of maple syrup. Get the recipe: Maple-Bacon Sweet Potatoes

sweet potato in foil with bacon and sour creamPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Chinese Dan Dan Noodles

We LOVE these noodles: super tasty, super simple. Your family will definitely be begging for this dinner on repeat. Get the recipe: Chinese Dan Dan Noodles

bowl of noodles with ground pork, shredded carrot, green onion and peanutsPhoto: Jodi Pudge


Spaghetti and Meatballs with a Secret

The secret isn’t that these plump meatballs are made from ground pork, it’s that they’re jam-packed with grated veggies like eggplant and zucchini. Get the recipe: Spaghetti and Meatballs with a Secret

Two bowls of spaghetti and meatballsPhoto: Erik Putz

Pasta Carbonara

Take it back to the basics: Eggs, cream, spaghetti, bacon, Parm and fresh black pepper. Why wouldn’t you make it? Get the recipe: Pasta Carbonara

pan with spaghetti, creamy egg sauce, bacon and parmesan cheesePhoto: Erik Putz

Pork Lettuce Wraps

Ground pork is a friend of yours. It cooks up in a hurry and is juicy every time. Kids will love stuffing and rolling these wraps. Get the recipe: Pork Lettuce Wraps

Iceberg lettuce stuffed with ground pork and veggies


Pulled Pork with Ginger-Bourbon Sauce

Pulled pork obviously made the list. Tender shreds of pork thickly coated in a sticky-sweet sauce is where it’s at. Get the recipe: Pulled Pork with Ginger-Bourbon Sauce

saucy pulled pork piled high on a bun with coleslawPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Slow Cooker Ribs

Who doesn’t love a good rib fest? Coat these babies in your favourite BBQ sauce. Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Ribs

slow cooker ribs recipe and salad on a platePhoto: Maya Visnyei

Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder

Pork shoulder is a a marbled cut that always yeilds tender and juicy results. Make sure you have some creamy mashed potatoes to ladle up. Get the recipe: Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder

table spread with roasted pork shoulder, snow peas, mashed sweet potato and butter


Pork Chops with Chutney Glaze

Kick those chops up a notch with a brushing of sweet and tangy chutney. Get the recipe: Pork Chops with Chutney Glaze

two glazed pork chops on a white platePhoto: Jodi Pudge

Breakfast Pizza

Welcome to the party. Your two favourite meals, breakfast and pizza (yes, pizza is a meal), are getting hitched. Get the recipe: Breakfast Pizza

pizza with bacon and fried egg on topPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Greek Pork Kebabs

These juicy kebabs are perfect for dunking! You could also remove the stick and tuck the meat inside a warm pita with Greek salad fixings. Get the recipe: Greek Pork Kebabs


skewers with marinated and grilled porkPhoto: Jodi Pudge


Orange Stir-Fried Pork

Forget takeout, this sataisfying dish goes from wok to table in 30 minutes. Get the recipe: Orange Stir-Fried Pork

Wok with marinated pork, red peppers, snow peas and green onionPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Tandoori Pork Tenderloin

With an Indian-inspired yogurt marinade, the pork tenderloin stays flavourful and juicy, without being too spicy. Pile it high on the best squishy buns your local bakery has to offer. Get the recipe: Tandoori Pork Tenderloin

slices of marinated pork on top of buns with a peach and tomato chutneyPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Foil Packets of Sausage, Peppers and Potatoes

Swaddle ingredients in foil and throw them on the grill. Easiest. Dinner. Ever. Get the recipe: Foil Packets of Sausage, Peppers and Potatoes

bowl of grilled sausage, potatoes and peppersPhoto: Jodi Pudge


Weeknight Mango-Glazed Ham

A ham is a low-effort, big-impact dinner. Throw some glaze on a small store-bought ham for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Ham sandwiches for lunch tomorrow! Get the recipe: Weeknight Mango-Glazed Ham

plate of ham with glaze

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This article was originally published on Jun 22, 2019

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