This Creamy Pulled Pork Spaghetti is a great way to rework your leftover pulled pork! It is a hearty one pan dinner that is sure to be a hit with your family.
Turn leftover pulled pork into a completely different meal with this fun creamy bbq pulled pork spaghetti. It comes together quickly and is the perfect combination of creamy, sweet, tangy and meaty. It is a great way to switch it up and get dinner on the table!
Here I go again with another recipe for using up left over pulled pork. It is just handy to have a variety of things to do with what is left. I mean if you are smoking some pork butt you might as well do two right.
Or in my brother’s eyes, if you are doing two you might as well do four. He’ll bring one to share with the guys at work and have a family dinner.
He keeps some and the rest seems to find it’s way to my fridge. He’s never heard me complain about it. Not even once!
After the wild success of the creamy pulled pork enchiladas, I thought it would be fun to do a different spin on the delicious bit of leftover pork. I always have pasta on hand, so spaghetti seemed like a perfect option.
A quick rummage through the pantry and fridge and a delicious dinner was born! My husband really liked it and my brother thought it was pretty cool. I think he was tempted to come reclaim some of his leftovers!
We’ve made this multiple times now and it’s a hit every time. It is a nice mix of creamy and BBQ. It is quick, easy and delicious too!
Plus it is fun to slurp up noodles and these have an unexpected flavor combination which makes them extra fun!
We originally made this in a nice big 12″ cast iron skillet. Recently I’ve been making it in my 3 quart braiser and that makes cleanup a breeze. If you don’t have a big oven safe skillet, you could definitely bake it off in a 9×13″ pan or casserole.
Tips for using leftover pulled pork
- Store small amounts in plastic bags in the freezer to pull out for dinners later
- Small amounts of pulled pork can be stretched making this spaghetti, pulled pork rice or other meals that can feed the family without having a ton of meat.
- A little pulled pork can quickly and easily be turned into a taco or quesadilla as well.
Variations on BBQ Spaghetti
- Use any shape of pasta you have on hand, they would all be fun and delicious.
- Use your favorite BBQ sauce, as it is a main flavoring to the dish.
- Feel free to stir in veggies like corn, chopped bell peppers, even jalapenos would be delicious!
I love re-purposing leftovers. My husband thinks it is one of my super powers! Besides enchiladas and spaghetti, I’ve also shared recipes for a fun cheesy hot pulled pork dip, nachos and an enchilada verde style soup! What are your favorite ways to use leftover pulled pork?
- 12 oz spaghetti noodles, cooked al dente according to directions
- 3 cups pulled pork (or whatever amount you have)
- 2/3 cup your favorite BBQ sauce
- 12 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar, cojack etc.)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease pan. I used a 12-inch cast iron skillet, but you could easily adapt and bake it in a 9×13 pan.
- In skillet over low heat, stir together pulled pork, BBQ sauce, tomatoes and cream cheese. Stir until cream cheese is melty and incorporated. Stir in cooked spaghetti and green onions until combined. Spread evenly in pan and then top with shredded cheese.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and casserole is heated through.
- Serve with desired toppings.
This recipe also works well with leftover BBQ chicken.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 405Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 1100mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 3gSugar: 24gProtein: 21g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.