43 Easy Pork Recipes to Make for Dinner Tonight
Ready to mix up your dinner routine? If chicken is the lean meat you usually turn to, allow me to suggest shaking things up with pork. Already making pork chops a regular in your dinner lineup? We’ve got some fresh inspiration you’re going to love.
No matter the cut you start with, be it juicy chops, lean tenderloins, loin roast, or a hearty pork shoulder, pork recipes are a reliable dinner staple to keep in your meal plan. Pork is easy to prepare, won’t break your budget, and, best of all, endlessly adaptable. From slow cooker pork dinners to easy-as-can-be pork chops, these 43 recipes have all the dinner inspiration you need.
Pork in the Slow Cooker
If you’ve got a hefty pork butt or pork shoulder, go ahead and grab your slow cooker. It’s a natural friend to these large, tough cuts and makes easy work of turning them into a stew or pulled pork. Pork loin roasts and certain cuts of pork chops are also great picks for slow cooking.
Saucy Pork Recipes
You know what makes juicy pork chops and tenderloin even better? Dragging each bite of meat through a puddle of sauce. Each of these recipes treat you to a saucy and totally irresistible pork dinner. And as for a side dish, you cannot go wrong with rice, egg noodles, or a crusty chunk of bread to mop up every last drop of sauce.
Easy Pork Chop Recipes
Part of the reason pork chops are such a popular weeknight dinner pick is this lean cut is incredibly quick cooking and easy to get on the table. We love them because they’re downright delicious, with a mild flavor that allows them to team up with a huge array of ingredients and sides.
Pork Loin Roast and Pork Tenderloin
Even though they have similar names, pork loin and pork tenderloin are totally different cuts that benefit from different cooking methods. Tenderloin is a small cut (usually a pound to pound-and-a-half) and is best quickly cooked over fairly high heat, while loin roast (usually three to five pounds) lends itself well to slow-roasting.