22 Perfect Pork Recipes

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From pork tenderloin to pork chops, from shredded pork to ground pork — the options are endless! These 22 Pork Recipes are perfect for an easy weeknight meal when you must get something on the dinner table that will please the whole family. Fill everyone's belly with any of these top pork recipes we pulled together for you!

1. Pan-Seared Pork Chops

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Pan-Seared Pork Chops are a date-night classic. The lean meat is made rich with a sauce of butter, garlic, and thyme. The basting technique used is a staple at high-end restaurants, so you can bring that professional taste home for your special someone. Pair Pan-Seared Pork Chops with sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes for a truly beautiful candlelit dinner. Let your evening sparkle with joy!

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2. Lemon Pork Sheet-Pan Dinner

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Enjoying a healthy, hearty meal doesn't have to be flavorless or time-consuming. Lemon Pork Sheet-Pan Dinner has it all! The salty pork chops, sugar-sweet potatoes, and earthy Brussels sprouts are smothered in a savory, sweet dijon-lemon sauce–say hello to flavor! They're conveniently roasted on a single sheet pan in under 30-minutes–time saved, check! See? Making Lemon Pork Sheet-Pan is all around deliciously satisfying!

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3. Pulled Pork Sandwiches

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This particular Pulled Pork Sandwiches recipe is one of those comforting recipes you just need to have stashed in your recipe book. These sandwiches are filled with tender, mouthwatering pork that is seasoned to perfection with salt, pepper, brown sugar (!), paprika, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. This pork cooks itself in the slow cooker, and it is juicy in only a matter of hours. Pulled Pork Sandwiches are hearty, savory and saucy, and they are so delicious, you’ll want to make them again and again!

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4. Date Night Pork Chops

Date Night Pork Chops

He has a hearty laugh and he fills you with comfort. Now, let Date Night Pork Chops seal the deal. Thick, bone-in pork chops are slowly and lavishly cooked in a creamy, earthy, mushroom-and-onion-infused sauce for an unforgettable leading meal role any date night would love. When you are looking for something special, Date Night Pork Chops will kindly provide just what you've been searching for. It's a date!

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5. Tacos Al Pastor

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Tacos Al Pastor are actually a unique fusion of Mexican and Lebanese cuisines, and are essentially shawarma tacos. The pork is juicy and marinated in a bright and spicy sauce that must be tasted to be believed. Served alongside caramelized and charred pineapples, Tacos Al Pastor is a refreshing and hearty dish that will make you fall in love with tacos all over again!

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6. Pistachio Pork Tenderloin

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You'll go absolutely nuts for this Pistachio Pork Tenderloin! Each juicy slice is coated with a nutty, herby crust that just goes so well together. And "lettuce" not forget about the fresh and crispy escarole salad we love to serve with it! It has a tangy dressing that tastes amazing with the apple slices sprinkled on top. Add a baked potato and you've got yourself a feast. Taste Pistachio Pork Tenderloin for yourself and see what it's all cracked up to be!

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7. Georgia's Finest Pulled Pork Cornbread Casserole

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You might think it's a requirement for food to be covered in peaches when it's inspired by the Peach State. While peaches are tasty, Georgia's Finest Pulled Pork Cornbread Casserole is a must-try, too! You'll be ecstatic to slide your fork into some Southern classic sweet and fluffy cornbread that's topped with tender, juicy pork smothered in your favorite tangy and smokey barbeque sauce. Georgia's Finest Pork Cornbread Casserole might be a mouthful to say, but you'll be happy to be eating mouthfuls of its filling, savory goodness!

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8. Talk-of-the-Town Pulled Pork

Talk-of-the-Town Pulled Pork

Everyone is talking about it, and it's easy to see why! Talk-of-the-Town Pulled Pork is delicious, plain and simple! The pork is tender and savory, infused with sweet and smoky brown sugar and spicy chili powder, then is slow-cooked in cola for a fantastic malty burst of flavor! It's so tender and juicy it basically melts in your mouth! Mmmm, once you have Talk-of-the-Town Pulled Pork, you'll feel the need to spread the word about it!

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9. Crispy Pork Stir Fry

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Fresh is always best. Why fret about delivery times or bother worrying that your Asian-inspired favorites will arrive cold, when you can have this Crispy Pork Stir Fry flying hot out of your kitchen in no time? Kick those little white boxes to the curb with freshly made white rice, crispy, succulent pork, and a tender and sweet snow pea veggie mixture that is superbly seasoned just how you want it. Crispy Pork Stir Fry saves you time and stress... after all, no need to wait around wondering when your food is going to arrive with this meal in the queue!

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10. Apple Pork Chops

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The more mild, almost sweet flavor of pork surprisingly pairs well with the tart sweetness of fresh apples. Apple Pork Chops pair the two together on one plate, marrying the flavors into a sweet and savory blend. Slathered over top with tangy, rich, herby pan sauce, Apple Pork Chops are filling and fanciful with fun flavors for a fantastic dinner. You’ll be licking your lips as you set this main course on the table.

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11. Creamy Paprika Pork

Creamy Paprika Pork

Creamy Paprika Pork is the fanciest dish that is such a breeze to make, you're sure to be amazed you've never tried it before! The pork is tender, almost melt-in-your-mouth tender in fact, because it's braised in a simple yet delicious savory cream sauce. That cream sauce is infused with the sweet, smoky flavor of paprika, which complements the succulent pork amazingly. Piled atop rice or egg noodles, Creamy Paprika Pork is a lick-your-plate-clean kind of dish!

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12. Stuffed Pork Loin

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This is just one of those dishes that is sure to wow everyone. It's a Stuffed Pork Loin, after all. It's juicy, tender, savory, and just a tad sweet. Each bite is indeed stuffed with melty, nutty Gruyère and caramelized onions cooked in beef broth for an extra succulent flavor. The holidays might be months away, but Stuffed Pork Loin tastes like today is a holiday, and a holiday worth celebrating, too! You'll want to stuff yourself full of slice after slice of this!

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13. Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops

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You've had sweet pork chops. You’ve had spicy pork chops. But what about the best of both worlds — Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops. This baked pork chop recipe is the perfect easy meal for a busy weeknight. The chops are ready in just 30 minutes and only require a few steps to get plated. The coating on the pork is indeed perfectly balanced with spicy but not scorching sriracha and floral honey, so you get exactly what you’re looking to taste. Pair Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops with mashed potatoes or mac and cheese for a delicious meal.

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14. Pan-Fried Pork Buns

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The Year of the Tiger calls for a dish with tigerish taste! Pan-Fried Pork Buns are filled with savory, meaty pork goodness accented by fragrant soy sauce and sesame oil. Enveloped in a crispy and toothsome dough, Pan-Fried Pork Buns are a celebration in and of themselves. The vinegar dipping sauce adds just that much more tang and savory flavors to the mix, making them truly irresistible. A tiger can't change its stripes, and these buns can't be anything but delicious!

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15. Pop's Go-To Pork Sandwich

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Leave it to Pop to know how to get an amazing sandwich in your hands so you can get moving on your day! Pop's Go-To Pork Sandwich is a distinctly Southern style, savory, and crispy meal served atop a fluffy kaiser roll. The pork is coated in tangy mustard, breaded in buttery cracker crumbs, and fried to its ideal juiciness before being topped with your favorite sandwich add-ons. Best of all, Pop's Go-To Pork Sandwich is hot and ready in just 20 minutes, so you can keep up with your schedule but now with the biggest smile on your face.

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16. Con Artist Carnitas

Con Artist Carnitas

The big con behind Con Artist Carnitas? That they are so, so, so easy to make! So easy, in fact, that it seems impossible they could result in something this delicious! But here we are, with juicy, tender, savory pork slow-cooked until it's melt-in-your-mouth tender and delicately seasoned with bay leaves and the fruity, citrus, refreshing pine spice of juniper berries. Mmmm, Con Artist Carnitas are about to pull off a big score, and your taste buds will reap all the rewards!

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17. Farmhouse Pie

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Farm life is the best life. From the laid-back living to the hard-working harvest days, it's truly an underrated lifestyle. Another perk that comes with living in these parts is all the cozy comfort food like Farmhouse Pie! This hearty pile of pork and potatoes is just what every farmer needs after a long day's work. Oh, and those apples tossed in bring the sweetest, most satisfying flavor combination creating a perfect ending to a perfect day. Gather your crew and enjoy some of the finest things in life... like living out in the sticks and enjoying this Farmhouse Pie!

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18. Supper Club Stuffed Pork Chops

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Supper clubs elevate American cuisine to a higher class of flavor, and you can taste the difference with the Supper Club Stuffed Pork Chops. Each savory chop is literally stuffed with a crunchy, nutty, and herbaceous filling with apples and melty Gouda. Each chop is then braised in a creamy mushroom soup mixture for maximum tenderness to infuse each bite with an even more savory flavor. Supper Club Stuffed Pork Chops are perfect when served alongside roasted potatoes to help mop up the fantastic sauce so you don't miss a drop. You certainly won't want to!

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19. Pancetta-Wrapped Pork Roast

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Grab a drink and put your pinky up, Pancetta-Wrapped Pork Roast will make you feel like the royalty that you are! The tender, rosy roast receives the VIP treatment by getting generously seasoned with a garlicky rosemary and thyme rub. As if that wasn't enough flavor, the meat is literally covered in MORE meat! Drapes of rich pancetta are wrapped around the roast to add even more depth and prestige. Roasted in a drawn bath of salty chicken broth and dry white wine, your taste buds will crown Pancetta-Wrapped Pork Roast the best dish in all the land!

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20. Unstuffed Egg Roll

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It's like a classic egg roll from your favorite Chinese restaurant in reverse! The Unstuffed Egg Roll is a delicious mix of pork, veggies, garlic, and soy sauce, stir-fried into a hot and hearty wonder that's perfect for laying over rice. Unstuffed Egg Roll is easy and speedy to make and doesn't require frying, so clean-up is even easier. This is an amazing, aromatic, and attractive meal you'll make whenever you're tempted to order out; after all, why would you order out when you can make the best dish at home?

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21. Pork Schnitzel

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Pork Schnitzel is a unique, delicious, and entirely underrated way to enjoy pork. Pork cutlets are dipped in egg and delectable breadcrumbs, and cooked in the skillet to golden perfection! Serve this meaty dish over homemade spaetzle or mashed potatoes for a yummy and satisfying dinner. This Pork Schnitzel is savory and hearty, and it only takes 45 minutes to make!

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22. Chicken Fried Chops

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Chicken Fried Chops manage the seemingly impossible: the roasted flavors and crisp jacket of a pan-fried pork chop with juicy, cut-it-with-a-fork tenderness. Seasoned with earthy and slightly sour spices, browned to perfection, and slow-cooked in meaty cream of chicken soup, these chops invite you to savor every last bite. There's nothing quite so satisfying as coming home after a long day to find Chicken Fried Chops awaiting you, already hot and ready to serve. Pair with mashed potatoes and gravy and you have a magnificent meal!

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