Ground Pork is the often overlooked protein option that could take your weeknight dinners to the next level of deliciousness. If you are looking to change up your menu but are falling short on ideas, we have gathered the perfect recipes using ground pork all in one place.
Ground pork is a great option for feeding a family because it is easy to use, budget-friendly, and can be used to make a wide variety of flavorful dishes. Need proof? Check out this great list of ideas and find your new easy, healthy, and fast ground pork recipe.
1. Vietnamese Caramelised Pork Bowls
These pork bowls are exotically inspired but a cinch to make with only 5 ingredients that you likely already have on hand. Chili, Garlic, Ginger, Sugar, and Fish Sauce pack a flavor that is easy to make and impossible to resist.
The secret to this recipe? Carmelizing the pork to give it a beautiful golden brown color and a flavor that will make you a ground pork fan for life.
Even with the carmelizing time, this delicious start to our list goes from prep to plate in less than 10 minutes.
2. Breakfast Sausage Patties
Want to have great health but eat sausage too? Then you have to try these Breakfast sausage patties. They have all of the flavors of traditional sausage but use fresh ground pork instead of processed and preservative packed store-bought sausage.
Not only will you find a great basic pork sausage recipe here, but also several easy variations that give you a series of ground pork sausage recipes for any occasion or personal taste.
Another great thing about these patties is that you can mix up the meat and seasonings, shape the patties, and then freeze them for easy heating and eating later!
3. Jiffy Ground Pork Skillet
Tasty ground pork meets fresh vegetables and cozy pasta in this skillet meal that really is ready in a jiffy.
This is one of those recipes for ground pork that even your pickiest eater will devour. The familiar comfort of penne pasta eases those who are new to using ground pork into a delicious dinner that comes together in under thirty minutes.
The vegetables in this dish can easily be switched out for personal favorites or cheap in-season buys to keep your weeknight rotations feeling fresh.
4. Creamy Pasta With Meatballs
Meatballs aren’t just for beef anymore! In this recipe, ground pork is matched with sauteed garlic and onion then hand-rolled into mouth-watering meatballs.
This recipe uses a nice flat noodle that is easy to twirl and trades out a marinara sauce for a rich creamy sauce that is a cinch to make as your meatballs cook.
Goodbye same old pasta, hello new family favorite!
5. Dr. Pepper Pork Tater Tot Casserole
This Tater Tot Casserole isn’t the same casserole your mother fed you growing up. It has all the best parts of a traditional tater tot casserole but kicks the flavor up a notch by using tasty ground pork and you guessed it, Dr. Pepper!
Not only is this recipe sure to have your family asking how you got such great flavor, but it will also please your guests with its easy ability to feed a crowd.
All of the ingredients are budget-friendly which means you can make this casserole and still buy your favorite desserts to round out your meal.
6. Potato Sausage Casserole
When you can make a casserole using ingredients that you already have on hand, everybody wins. That’s why you will love this casserole made with ground pork sausage, potatoes, and plenty of cheese.
This recipe uses Yukon Gold potatoes but works great with any potato you have in your kitchen. You can also build this casserole up to feed any size family simply by adding a few more potatoes to the mix.
If you don’t like onions, feel free to leave them out. Want a casserole with a little spice? Change out traditional ground pork sausage for a spicy variety!
Versatility and knowing you can make a casserole that rivals your grandma’s time-tested classic are reason enough to whip this up tonight.
7. Pork Bacon Apple Pasta Bake
Ground pork, bacon, apples, and pasta all together in one dish? Yes, you read that right!
Pork and apples have a long history of pairing together and were the inspiration for this dish that ticks all the boxes of an amazing dinner.
Apple cider adds a subtle sweetness to the base of the pasta sauce while the bacon serves as a key to adding in comforting smoky flavors to bring the dish together in a grand finale of great tastes.
As if we needed another reason to give this dish a try, it can all be made in one pot. That’s a weeknight win for any busy cook.
8. Easy Asian Pork Tacos
The food scene in any great neighborhood is serving up fantastic fusion dishes left and right. Now you can create a great Asian-Mexican fused meal right at home. Don’t worry, you can come back and thank us later.
The trick to bringing Asian flare to taco time is by flavoring ground pork with easy-to-find Asian staples such as soy sauce and hoisin sauce.
Easy homemade cabbage slaw adds fresh zest to the top of your taco and makes for a light and healthy topping. Drizzle on a touch of spicy mayo and you have all the makings of a high-end street taco directly in your kitchen.
9. Pork Fried Rice
What do fried rice and ground pork have in common? They are both full of flavor and extremely versatile. That’s why everything about this recipe just makes sense.
For the best ground pork fried rice, use cooked rice that is cold or even leftover from another meal. Rice that has been sitting in the fridge for a day has had a chance to get rid of excess moisture which gives a nice fry on your rice instead of rice that is sticky or gummy.
10. Keto Pork Stir Fry
If you are following a Keto diet and looking for a quick meal packed with protein, this Keto Pork Stir Fry is perfect for you. This meal has 20 grams of protein that comes together in less than 30 minutes.
By leaving out bottled sauces and additives, and using flavorful pork, chilis, and onions this stir fry only contains 3 net carbs and is also gluten-free. Don’t let that fool you, this recipe is short on carbs but full of flavor.
Not Keto? Not a problem! This recipe is delicious no matter what your meal plan style is.
11. Pork Egg Roll In A Bowl
Want to enjoy an eggroll without the carbs? A deconstructed eggroll in a bowl made with ground pork is the recipe you’ve been needing.
This recipe is great served the day it is made or works as part of a meal prep plan as the flavors merge and become even more memorable over a day or two together.
All the ingredients of a classic eggroll – soy sauce, garlic, onion, and coleslaw – are stir-fried together with ground pork and served up warm for a fast meal that needs only one skillet. Store the leftovers in an airtight container and you have a ready-to-go lunch for work the next day.
12. Baked Meatballs Parmesan
Ground pork makes for delicious meatballs, and these baked meatballs are no exception. They are food the entire family will love and can be made ahead and frozen for an easy dinner down the road.
The key to a perfectly tender meatball is in your hands! Using your hands to carefully roll these pork and parmesan packed meatballs helps them have a great shape and prevents the meatballs from being overworked.
Another tip is to not overcook your meatballs. These meatballs only need to be cooked to 160 degrees, cooking any meatball too long can make it tough and dry. Pull the meatballs out at the right time and enjoy a taste of Italy.
13. Ultimate Meatloaf
A list of the best recipes with ground pork wouldn’t be complete without including a great meatloaf. Flavorful ground pork and beef pair perfectly together to cover a full range of flavors in this recipe.
Have you ever struggled to keep your meatloaf from falling apart? Two tips in this recipe are sure to solve all your problems.
The first is to use just the right amount of eggs to mix-in ratio and the other is just a few minutes of wait time after cooking to let the juices evenly distribute their flavor and binding powers through the loaf.
14. Sweet and Sour Cabbage Pork
Do you love sweet and sour sauce, but want to ditch artificial colors and flavors? If so, then you will want to try this recipe out right away.
This recipe features a homemade sweet and sour sauce that uses ingredients you are likely to already have at home. If you love the sauce, it is easy to double and store.
The cabbage in this dish cooks down but remains crunchy and tender, providing a large serving of vegetables along the way.
15. Teriyaki Pork Sloppy Joes
Sloppy Joes are the wonderfully quick and enjoyably messy sandwich that makes the perfect center of a family meal.
The fact that you can cook this from start to finish in a few minutes or toss this recipe in the slow cooker in the morning for a ready-to-eat meal that night is a great bonus.
The sweet teriyaki sauce makes this sloppy joe stand out from the crowd. The important part of this recipe is not to overcook the sauce. We want the sauce to just start to thicken before being removed from the heat. This keeps preserves the “sloppy” in the sloppy joe.
16. Corn Chimichurri Pork Tacos
It’s hard to beat a one-skillet meal on a busy evening. That’s why we can’t resist these corn chimichurri pork tacos.
This recipe takes a classic Chimichurri sauce of parsley, garlic, oregano, olive oil, and red wine vinegar and adds in tasty ground pork, bright charred corn, and shallots to turn the tables on your typical Taco Tuesday.
You can choose any type of tortilla that suits your fancy and the added bonus is that the entire recipe is gluten-free.
17. Ground Pork Burgers
Want to enjoy burgers for less than the current ground beef prices? Then you need to give these ground pork burgers a try today and enjoy leaving some extra money in your wallet.
These burgers aren’t just delicious and kid-friendly. They are also gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and low carb.
To give these burgers extra flavor the recipe calls for some fresh onion and spices that are tucked away on most pantry shelves.
Juicy burgers that fit many diets and leave money in your pocket are the perfect plan for your next family get-together.
18. Pork Stir Fry
When you see that this stir fry needs less than 10 ingredients and is on the table in under 30 minutes, you’ll know we are sticking to our promise of bringing you fantastically easy recipes.
Asian chefs have long known that pork and broccoli are a winning combination. The texture of pork fried with the distinctive crunch of broccoli is divine.
To make sure that this recipe comes together well, cut your broccoli florets into smaller than normal pieces to keep your frying time to a minimum and help the broccoli spread evenly through the other ingredients.
19. Loaded Ground Pork Nachos
Ground pork isn’t just for main dishes as is proved by these oven-baked nachos.
The ingredient list is kept simple with store-bought tortilla chips, select fresh veggies, ground pork, and mozzarella cheese. Even better is the fact that these nachos are easily customized to your tastes by substituting your own favorite toppings.
Brown your ground beef, layer your flavors, and pop the whole thing in the oven for 10 minutes to create the perfect savory treat.
Why not give these loaded ground pork nachos a try for your next game-day snack?
20. Gingery Pork Ramen
Did you think we were fibbing when we said these recipes were easy? If so, then give this one a try and you’ll see how serious we were. This recipe has easy-to-find ingredients and requires only 15 minutes of cook time. It’s really that easy.
This isn’t the ramen you remember from your broke college days either. The added ground pork and a bit of ginger take this ramen from college dorm to adult dinner table all on its own.
Fast, filling, and flavorful. That’s what you get with this recipe.
21. Cuban Picadillo
Comfort food never goes out of style and this Cuban Picadillo fits right in. This recipe using ground pork served over rice has traditional Cuban influences built-in through its use of Oregano, Cumin, Cinnamon, and Bay Leaves.
This recipe also uses a unique combination of raisins and green olives for added flavor.
If you are worried about a picky eater giving those olives some side-eye, the meat makes for a great taco before the olives and raisins are added in.
A recipe with multiple serving options is sure to keep every type of eater in your family happy.
22. Stir-Fried Green Beans With Pork
Charred green beans give this stir-fry great color and a flavor that makes it the perfect recipe to round out our list of easy recipes using ground pork.
The sauce used in this stir fry only has four ingredients: dark soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, Chinese cooking wine (substitutions available), and sugar. It is a sauce that is simple to make with big returns on flavor.
A tip on cooking with ginger and garlic at high heat: Chop your ingredients instead of grating or mincing to prevent them from sticking to the skillet and burning.
This is one recipe you will likely find yourself reaching for again and again when you want a quick pork meal with Asian flavors and a big helping of vegetables.
22 Easy Ground Pork Recipes
- 1. Vietnamese Caramelised Pork Bowls
- 2. Breakfast Sausage Patties
- 3. Jiffy Ground Pork Skillet
- 4. Creamy Pasta With Meatballs
- 5. Dr. Pepper Pork Tater Tot Casserole
- 6. Potato Sausage Casserole
- 7. Pork Bacon Apple Pasta Bake
- 8. Easy Asian Pork Tacos
- 9. Pork Fried Rice
- 10. Keto Pork Stir Fry
- 11. Pork Egg Roll In A Bowl
- 12. Baked Meatballs Parmesan
- 13. Ultimate Meatloaf
- 14. Sweet and Sour Cabbage Pork
- 15. Teriyaki Pork Sloppy Joes
- 16. Corn Chimichurri Pork Tacos
- 17. Ground Pork Burgers
- 18. Pork Stir Fry
- 19. Loaded Ground Pork Nachos
- 20. Gingery Pork Ramen
- 21. Cuban Picadillo
- 22. Stir-Fried Green Beans With Pork
- Choose your favorite dish!
- Prepare ingredients according to the recipe.
- Be ready in 30 minutes or less!