Let’s talk pork. If you’re feeling stuck in a chicken rut, it’s time to switch things up with the other white meat. We’ve rounded up 21 pork recipes that are so good, they’ll have you rethinking your dinner choices. From juicy chops to savory stir-fries, these dishes are about to bring some serious flavor to your table. Give pork a chance to shine with these easy pork recipes you’re guaranteed to fall in love with.

Creamy Pork Chops. Photo credit: Dishes Delish.
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Slow Cooker Pork Ragu

Slow Cooker Pork Ragu. Photo credit: The Gracious Pantry.

Slow cooker pork ragu is the epitome of comfort. It’s a hearty, warming dish that shows off pork’s rich flavors in a way that chicken just can’t match.
Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Pork Ragu

Simple Skillet Pork Chops

Bone in pork chop sliced in a skillet with garlic cloves.
Simple Skillet Pork Chops. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Simple skillet pork chops are a testament to pork’s effortless charm. Just butter, garlic, and a skillet, and you get a moist, tender chop that rivals any chicken dish.
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Sweet & Spicy Pork Ramen Stir Fry

Pork ramen stir fry in a blue cast iron skillet with chop sticks.
Sweet & Spicy Pork Ramen Stir Fry. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Sweet and spicy pork ramen stir fry is a 20-minute wonder. Filled with vegetables, it’s a healthy, easy dinner that’s way more exciting than your typical chicken fare.
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Sticky Honey Soy Pork Chops

Pork chop glazed with sticky honey soy sauce and sliced on a plate with salad.
Sticky Honey Soy Pork Chops. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Sticky honey soy pork chops are a quick, flavorful dinner option. Marinate in the morning, cook in 20 minutes at night, and you’ve got a pork dish that’s sure to impress.
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Glazed Pork Chops and Apples

Tea glazed pork chops with sauteeed apples on top and sage garnish.
Glazed Pork Chops and Apples. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Glazed pork chops and apples, with a sweet pumpkin tea glaze, show pork’s sweet side. This dish pairs beautifully with poached apple slices for a cozy, autumn-inspired meal.
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BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos

BBQ pulled pork nachos on a plate.
BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

BBQ pulled pork nachos are a crowd-pleaser with a pork twist. Layered with cheddar, pickled red onions, and cilantro, or loaded with black beans, corn, and tomatoes for a hearty meal. A tasty way to show off pork’s fun side.
Get the Recipe: BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos

Instant Pot Coconut Pork

Instant Pot coconut pulled pork served with turmeric rice in a bowl.
Instant Pot Coconut Pork. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Instant Pot coconut pork is a game changer for pork lovers. Cooked with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom, it’s aromatic and tender. Perfect over turmeric ginger rice with dried fruit and almonds, it’s a dish that’ll make you forget about chicken.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Coconut Pork

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pulled Pork

Slow cooker balsamic pulled pork over polenta with avocado crema in a white bowl.
Slow Cooker Balsamic Pulled Pork. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Slow cooker balsamic pulled pork is comfort food redefined. Served over cheesy polenta and topped with avocado crema, it’s a juicy, hearty dish that elevates pork to new heights.
Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Balsamic Pulled Pork

Pork and Beans

Pork and Beans. Photo credit: Lavender & Macarons.

Homemade pork and beans is a quick, satisfying dish. Tender pork shoulder, crispy bacon, and soft navy beans come together in just 35 minutes, showcasing pork’s versatility and heartiness.
Get the Recipe: Pork and Beans

Baked Skillet Gnocchi

Gnocchi with ground pork, tomatoes, mozzarella and spinach in a cast iron skillet.
Baked Skillet Gnocchi. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Baked skillet gnocchi with ground pork, tomatoes, spinach, and melted mozzarella is comfort food at its finest. It’s a one-skillet meal that showcases pork’s versatility beyond the usual cuts.
Get the Recipe: Baked Skillet Gnocchi

Pork Cordon Bleu

Pork Cordon Bleu. Photo credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival.

Pork cordon bleu, a twist on the chicken classic, reveals pork’s tender and juicy side. It’s a dish that proves pork can be just as elegant and enjoyable as any poultry dish.
Get the Recipe: Pork Cordon Bleu

Grilled Pork Chops with Grapes & Fennel

Grilled pork chops sliced on a plate with grapes and fennel.
Grilled Pork Chops with Grapes & Fennel. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Grilled pork chops with grapes and fennel salad is an elegant, grill-only meal. It’s a simple yet sophisticated way to enjoy pork, proving it’s not just about chops and roasts.
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Pork Tostadas

Pork Tostadas. Photo credit: Dishes Delish.

Pork tostadas use leftover pulled pork in a creative way. This easy, delicious recipe is a fantastic way to give pork the spotlight in a fun and tasty dish.
Get the Recipe: Pork Tostadas

Creamy Pork Chops

Creamy Pork Chops. Photo credit: Dishes Delish.

Creamy pork chops are all about moisture and flavor. The use of a rich sour cream sauce enhances the pork, offering a mouthwatering alternative to your usual chicken dish.
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Pretzel Crusted Pork Chops

Pretzel crusted pork chop on a plate with broccoli and sweet potato.
Pretzel Crusted Pork Chops. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Pretzel crusted pork chops with maple dijon sauce bring a playful twist to your meal. Baked to perfection, they’re a healthy, protein-rich dish that’ll make you rethink pork’s potential.
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Stuffed Delicata Squash

Stuffed delicata squash boats with cranberries and pork on a baking sheet.
Stuffed Delicata Squash. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Stuffed delicata squash filled with a savory mix of ground pork, cranberries, apples, leeks, and fennel. It’s a seasonal dish that highlights pork’s ability to pair well with sweet and savory flavors.
Get the Recipe: Stuffed Delicata Squash

Mexican Pulled Pork Sliders

Mexican pulled pork sliders on a white plate.
Mexican Pulled Pork Sliders. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Mexican pulled pork sliders offer a delicious twist on a classic. Using green salsa in a slow cooker, they’re an effortless way to enjoy pork in a fun, handheld form.
Get the Recipe: Mexican Pulled Pork Sliders

Pork and Cabbage Stir Fry

Ground pork and purple cabbage stir fry in a white pan.
Pork and Cabbage Stir Fry. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Pork and cabbage stir fry is a quick, easy recipe that brings ground pork to life. With cabbage and mushrooms in a tasty sauce, it’s a meal that proves pork can be the star of any stir fry.
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Ground Pork Stir Fry

Ground Pork Stir Fry. Photo credit: My Everyday Table.

This easy ground pork stir fry is a 20-minute meal that’s loaded with flavor. Topped with a savory peanut sauce, it’s a one-bowl wonder that proves pork can be the hero of any stir fry.
Get the Recipe: Ground Pork Stir Fry

Sheet Pan Pork Chop Dinner

Pork chops with purple cabbage and apples on a baking sheet.
Sheet Pan Pork Chop Dinner. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Sheet pan pork chop dinner is your busy weeknight savior. Juicy pork chops with red cabbage, potatoes, and apples, all in one pan. Easy prep, easy cleanup, and a flavor-packed meal that highlights pork’s versatility.
Get the Recipe: Sheet Pan Pork Chop Dinner

Harissa Grilled Pork Chops

Grilled pork chop on a plate with peach and tomato salad.
Harissa Grilled Pork Chops. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Spice up your pork routine with harissa grilled pork chops. Paired with a ripe peach and tomato salad, this simple, spicy meal puts pork front and center in your summer barbecues.
Get the Recipe: Harissa Grilled Pork Chops

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Gina Matsoukas is an AP syndicated writer. She is the founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

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