I LOVE using leftovers, and this BBQ pulled pork pizza uses leftover slow cooked pulled pork to create one awesome and flavorful meal!
The photos and recipe for this BBQ pulled pork pizza have been updated as of May 13th, 2017!
A couple of weeks ago I jumped onto the pulled pork bandwagon. I know, a little late, but at least I got around to it!
The thing is, the pork shoulder I used was quite heavy and resulted in a ton of pulled pork! Even with three adults and one child eating it (plus a serving I sent over to my mother-in-law) I still had a lot of leftovers. What was I to do?!
Well, we can thank the leftovers for this awesome BBQ pulled pork pizza that bestows us today. How great is it that you can use up leftovers and come out with another full-sized meal?!
Pulled pork sandwiches one night, BBQ pulled pork pizza the next. As you can guess, we had leftover pizza for a couple of days, haha. And the best part? I still had a bit more pulled pork leftover so I made a crazy appetizer! Win-win!
I used my homemade pizza dough recipe, but for people looking for a fast weeknight recipe, go ahead and use store-bought dough. Making the pulled pork ahead of time in the slow cooker really saves you time here, and I am telling you, you will have enough pulled pork to last you all week for lunch and dinner.
BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza
It is so fun to play around with this recipe, and if your pulled pork is super flavorful, you can just forego the pizza sauce!
- 1 batch of homemade pizza dough or store-bought
- Leftover pulled pork (1 ½ - 2 cups)
- ½ cup pizza sauce
- 1 ½ cups grated cheddar or mozzarella cheese
- 1 red pepper, sliced thin
- 1 portobello mushroom, sliced thin
- ½ pint cherry tomatoes
- Bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce!
- Chopped chives for garnish if desired!
- Preheat oven to 475F.
- Roll out pizza dough and place onto pizza pan. Spread out pizza sauce. Pour the leftover pulled pork on top and spread out the best you can (I find heating the pork helps big time!)
- Add mushrooms, peppers, and tomatoes. Sprinkle with cheese. Drizzle pizza with BBQ sauce.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and crust is browned. Remove and allow to cool slightly before cutting (trust me, wait!!) Garnish!
Get creative with the pizza toppings (this time around I skipped the mushrooms and peppers, but last time I forgot about tomatoes!)
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1504Total Fat: 79gSaturated Fat: 40gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 277mgSodium: 3684mgCarbohydrates: 115gFiber: 16gSugar: 65gProtein: 91g
My sister is not a fan of pork, so I will have to give pulled chicken a try since my brother and her swear by it. My daughter is easy going so she was fine eating pulled pork on the plate no problem (and now that I think of it, she really enjoyed this pizza but insisted on taking off the red pepper...) I love when leftovers from a previously large meal are used to make another large meal! Time-saving and no waste to be seen.
Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah
Wow, now it's my turn to ask - can I move in?! This sounds AMAZING! I've never seen it anywhere else before, either. So unique! Pinning 😀
Haha, can you imagine what our kitchens (and stomachs) would look like after we cooked for one another?!
Julie @ Tastes of Lizzy T
This looks so savory and delicious!
It was a great way to use up leftovers 🙂
We have homemade pizza almost every week around here so I can't wait to try this one!
We are the same here! I love looking for new pizza topping ideas.
Justine | Cooking and Beer
Pulled pork and pizza...now that is a magical combination!
Thanks, Justine 🙂
Dee Dee Eberle
The next time my husband makes a smoked pork shoulder (which happen regularly around here), we are SO making this! Great way to change up a batch of leftovers!
I am so excited to hear that, Dee Dee! I love re-purposing leftovers because sometimes they are just too plain.
Yum! This pizza looks amazing!! I love bbq chicken pizza!
My sister is a big fan of BBQ chicken pizza, so my next idea is pulled BBQ chicken pizza 🙂
Michelle @ The Complete Savorist
Well hello pizza! Come to me.
There was soooo much of it, we could have easily shared!
Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
Genius!! This looks like perfection!
I think my husband would have to agree with you 🙂
Meg @ With Salt and Wit
Oh man...pulled pork is big around our house! And it is one of my husbands favorite pizza toppers so you have a winner here!
So happy you agree, Meg!
This pizza is AMAZING! We do pulled chicken mainly but thats because I never know which kind of pork to buy!
I would do pulled chicken if chicken breasts were not so expensive here!
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)
We just made pulled pork last weekend and had a ton of leftovers. I'm so doing this next time I make it!
I highly recommend it, Jaren, because you can only eat so much of one meal before you get sick of it!