17 Ideas for Easy Leftover Pork Loin Recipes

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There are more than a dozen easy ways you can turn around leftover pork loin into a brand new mouthwatering dish.

You can dice it up along with some vegetables and throw it in the oven for a comforting casserole.

If you’re not in the mood for casserole you can slice it real thin, roll it in some egg wash and throw some breadcrumbs for a quick Pork Milanese.

Or you can simply chop it up, gather some mushrooms, cabbage and carrots, and make some homemade egg rolls.

And these are just a few of the many options you have at your disposal.

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17 Easy Recipes for Leftover Pork Loin

Tender Oven Roasted Pork and Sauerkraut

If this is the first time you’re hearing of oven roasted pork and sauerkraut, then you’ll be surprised at how amazing it actually is.

The recipe, as is, uses country style pork ribs but you can replace that with pork loin, as I’ve also done many times in the past.

I’ve purposefully added this dish to my blog since I noticed that only a handful of people knew how to properly roast sauerkraut and pork.

Instead of baking it straight in the oven, I first simmer the sauerkraut and meat over medium heat.

This breaks down the starches in the sauerkraut which essentially makes it more tender.

In terms of seasoning, I use a couple of bay leaves along with some cumin, black pepper and paprika.

Get the recipe: Oven Roasted Pork and Sauerkraut

Leftover Pork Casserole

Making a casserole is a classic way to use up leftover pork.

This casserole in particular is made with egg noodles, pork, peas, carrots and a creamy cheese sauce.

If you aren’t fond of peas or carrots, you can swap them with celery, onions or any other veggie you can think of.

Check the recipe at: Food Loving Family

Crispy Restaurant Style Pork Milanese

If you want to enjoy some restaurant quality food at home, then you’ll love this Milanese recipe.

It features a crispy breading made of panko breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese and flour.

Don’t mind the fact that it’s made with fresh pork.

You can easily use leftover pork loin as long as you cut it into thicker slices and cook it over a higher temperature.

This will help the breading cook faster and prevent the meat from drying out.

Check the recipe at: Tastefully Grace

Cheater Weeknight Ramen

Who doesn’t love ramen? This traditional Japanese dish offers you an easy way to turn your leftover pork loin into a comforting meal.

And if you’re a perfectionist like me, you’ll find this recipe ideal as it offers you a step-by-step guide on how to season the stock for the ramen, cook the noodles, and choose your toppings.

Check the recipe at: Crunch Time Kitchen

Cuban Sliders

A great way to take advantage of larger amounts of leftover pork is to make Cuban Sliders.

These traditional Caribbean sandwiches are loaded with ham, swiss cheese, pickles and a rich mayo sauce.

A single batch yields 12 sliders which is more than enough to feed a hungry crowd. If you’re feeling creative, you can try them out with some garlic parmesan sauce.

Check the recipe at: Lemon Tree Dwelling

Spicy Pork Noodles

These budget-friendly noodles are jam packed with flavor and extremely easy to make.

All that’s required on your part is to slice up your leftover pork and saute it along with some chili garlic sauce, soy sauce and brown sugar.

The entire recipe takes roughly 20 minutes to prepare which makes it ideal for busy weeknights.

Check the recipe at: I am Homesteader

Easy Pork Stroganoff

The easiest way to transform leftover pork is by incorporating it Into a stew.

And this simple Pork Stroganoff recipe does just that by mixing diced pork loin into a rich mushroom sauce.

If you’re extremely hungry, you can serve it over some egg noodles, rice or mashed potatoes.

Check the recipe at: Effortless Foodie

Leftover Pork Fried Rice

This Pork Fried Rice can be made entirely from scratch using nothing but leftover ingredients.

So if you have some unused rice, pork loin and veggies lying around your kitchen now is the time to put them to good use.

In terms of seasoning, you’ll need some soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds and spring onions.

Check the recipe at: Self-proclaimed Foodie

Pork Pot Pie

Pork pot pie is the embodiment of a comfort meal made using leftover pork.

If you aren’t familiar, pork pot pie is a pastry that consists of a pie crust and a filling of stewed pork and vegetables.

It’s traditionally prepared with peas and carrots, but you can also add corn, bell peppers or celery.

Check the recipe at: Little Sprouts Learning

Spicy Pork-Hatch Chili Casserole

This Pork-Hatch Chili Casserole will satisfy your spicy food cravings and make you sweat while providing you with a decent protein intake.

It is packed with tons of hatch chili peppers, serrano peppers, jalapeno, tomatoes, pork loin, pasta noodles and cheddar.

If you want to give this casserole even more flavor than it already has, you can top it with some fresh basil.

Check the recipe at: Chili Pepper Madness

Sweet and Savory Pork Skewers

These pork kebabs are probably one of the laziest foods you can think of.

All you need to do is dice up your pork loin into cubes, skewer it along with some pineapple, onions and bell peppers, and toss it on the grill.

Bear in mind that you should reduce the grilling time in half to prevent overcooking the meat.

Check the recipe at: Diethood

Creamy Pork Casserole

There’s really no shortage of casserole ideas when it comes to leftover pork loin.

The key ingredient that sets this Creamy Pork Casserole from its competitors is the addition of butternut squash.

The squash enriches the taste of the sauce and adds an additional layer of flavor. So if you can get your hands on some squash, I highly recommend trying out this recipe.

Check the recipe at: Slimming Eats

Homemade Egg Rolls

With these Homemade Egg Rolls you’ll no longer need to order takeout or go to a Chinese restaurant.

They’re loaded with pork and vegetables which are wrapped in a crispy mouthwatering shell.

You can make them up to a day in advance and fry them just before serving.

Check the recipe at: Dinner at the Zoo

Leftover Pork Stir Fry

Whipping up a stir fry is never a bad idea when you have some leftover pork on your hands.

This one is made with generous amounts of carrots, broccoli, bell pepper and of course pork loin.

The vegetables and meat are also smothered in a rich sauce made from a variety of Asian condiments.

Check the recipe at: Simple Joy

Pork Medallions in Mushroom Gravy

Juicy, tender and full of bold flavors, these Pork Medallions will make you forget that you’re eating leftover pork.

They’re simmered in a rich mushroom sauce and seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder and paprika.

If you aren’t familiar with the term medallions, it simply means pork loin that’s cut into one inch slices.

Check the recipe at: Carl’s Bad Cravings

Hoisin Pork with Rice Noodles

These Pork Rice Noodles are packed with a variety of fresh veggies and come together in less than half an hour.

They’re seasoned with a few tablespoons of Hoisin sauce, peanut butter and some garlic.

It’s worth noting that even though this dish doesn’t take a lot of time to prepare you’ll need to marinade the meat overnight.

Which in my humble opinion isn’t such a big tradeoff for the flavor you’ll get.

Check the recipe at: Pinch of Yum

Pork Loin Carnitas

If you’re out of ideas, you can always make a batch of carnitas with your leftover pork.

Even though they are traditionally made with pulled pork, I’ve found that diced pork loin works equally well.

For this recipe in particular, you’ll also need to braise the pork in a mixture of fresh lime juice, orange juice and chipotle peppers.

Once done, you can load the meat into taco shells, burritos or use it for quesadillas.

Check the recipe at: Cook the Story

How long can you store leftover pork loin?

When stored in the refrigerator, leftover pork loin will stay good for up to 4 days according to the USDA.

If you notice any changes in the color, texture or smell of the meat before that point, you should toss it out.

Otherwise, you risk catching a bacterial infection which can lead to food poisoning and hospitalization.

You should also make sure to store the meat in a labeled airtight container. This will minimize the exposure to air and delay spoilage.

Wrap Up

I hope this list has convinced you that cooking with leftover pork loin is limited only by your imagination.

So as long as you’re willing to try out new ideas you’ll end up finding a recipe that suits your taste.

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