BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza

Re-purpose leftover BBQ pulled pork to make a delicious BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza topped with some of my favorite things like BBQ sauce, fresh pineapple, and BACON! Along with the usual onions and lots of melty cheese, this pulled pork pizza recipe is a new and exciting use for leftover pulled pork!
BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza - pulling a slice of pizza with cheese stretching

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Leftover Pulled Pork is so Versatile!

We LOVE pulled pork y'all! Not only because it tastes so so good. There are many reasons to love pulled pork! BBQ pulled pork is super easy to make in the slow cooker with just a few ingredients, and because you use a Boston Butt Roast, you make a whole bunch of pulled pork for not a lot of cash. It's true! Pulled pork is relatively cheap to make.

I will slow cook a 3-4 lb Boston Butt on the weekend and mix in my favorite BBQ sauce for Slow Cooker BBQ pulled pork sandwiches. It's an easy dinner recipe when I serve with my recipe for the Best Coleslaw Ever. Then the pulled pork leftovers I store in the fridge to use throughout the week for quick and easy dinners. It's meal planning made easy!
BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza - sliced pizza

BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza

One of those quick and easy dinners is my BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza recipe. Using leftover pulled pork and pre-made pizza dough makes quick work of this homemade pizza. This BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza recipe will be a family fave and a must-make recipe when you have leftover pulled pork.

My recipe for BBQ pulled pork pizza is like a Hawaiian pizza with bacon and pineapple, but instead of using tomato sauce, we're using BBQ sauce!

This pizza is so flavorful! The BBQ pulled pork, pineapple, and bacon work so well together. It's a little bit tangy and a little bit sweet, but a WHOLE LOT DELICIOUS! I could go on and on about how good this BBQ pulled pork pizza is, but we're wasting time talking when you could be eating this deliciousness!

How to Make BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza

  1. First and foremost, make my Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork recipe (click on link in ingredient list for recipe) so you can have leftovers to make this BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza and other delicious recipes during the busy week.
  2. Another shortcut I take is to use pre-made pizza dough. I get my dough from the Publix bakery because it's AH-MAZING, but many pizza places will sell you pizza dough or you can make it homemade.
  3. I like a thicker crust, so I spray my 16" pizza tray with cooking spray and spread the dough out onto the pizza tray about an hour or two before I want to make the BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza. This step is not necessary is you are fine with a thinner crust.
  4. When ready to make dinner, pre-heat the oven to 400°F and cook up 2-3 slices of thick cut, applewood smoked bacon in a skillet. Cook the bacon to the crispiness you like it. 
  5. Use a fork to prick the pizza dough all over avoiding the crust area on the outside edge of the pizza. Use a pastry brush to brush a little bit of the bacon grease on the pizza dough. Don't look shocked! You heard me right! Brush that pizza dough, lightly, with bacon grease and then bake it in the oven until very lightly browned, about 8-10 minutes.
  6. While the dough is in the oven is a good time to get the toppings ready. For this BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza recipe you will need 1/4 cup Sweet Baby Ray's Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce (or your favorite BBQ sauce), 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion, 1/2 cup fresh pineapple, diced, 1 cup Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork, 2-3 thick cut applewood smoked bacon, cooked and diced, and 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese. As well as a tablespoon or two of fresh cilantro for garnish.
  7. When the pizza dough is lightly toasted, remove it from the oven and spread 1/4 cup BBQ sauce onto the pizza dough, leaving a little bit of crust area plain. The BBQ sauce will be spread thinly on the dough. We don't want the BBQ flavor to overpower the pizza.
  8. Evenly top the pizza with 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onions, 1/2 cup diced pineapple, 1 cup pulled pork, 2-3 slices prepared bacon, diced, and 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese.
  9. Place the pizza in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes until the cheese is nicely melted.
  10. Garnish the BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza with freshly chopped cilantro and enjoy!
BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza - full pizza before slicing

What cut of pork should I use to make BBQ Pulled Pork?

Leftover BBQ Pulled Pork is perfect for meal planning during the week. Use a 3-4 pound Boston Butt roast to slow cook on the weekend and have leftovers for several different recipes throughout the week. Boston Butt roast, also called Pork Shoulder roast, is an inexpensive cut. Typically, I can pick up a Boston Butt roast for about $1.99 per pound, however, if I get it from a warehouse store like Sam's Club, it's as low as $1.68 per pound in my area (prices will vary by location). That's cheap eating, y'all!

When I pick up a Boston Butt roast from the warehouse store it is a larger size, around 8 pounds. I just cut it in half and freeze the halves separately until ready to use. There is a bone in there, but it's fairly easy to cut the roast in half so the bone is in one half and the other half is boneless. It's totally worth a little effort for the cost savings (imo)!
BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza - pulling a slice of pizza up with cheese stretching


More Leftover Pulled Pork Recipes


With plenty of pork in the freezer, you'll want lots of different recipes so you aren't just eating pulled pork sandwiches all the time. There's nothing wrong with pulled pork sandwiches. We LOVE them, but we don't normally like to eat the same thing several nights in a row, so, in addition to this pulled pork pizza recipe, here are more delicious recipe ideas for using leftover pulled pork:
BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza close of up sliced pizza ready to eat

More homemade pizza recipes


Pizza is a family favorite. Almost every time I make something new, Don says "You know what would be good? This on a pizza!" So as you can imagine, I make lots of different pizza recipes at home. Here are just a few of the homemade pizza recipes we enjoy most:

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BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza

Re-purpose leftover BBQ pulled pork to make a delicious BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza topped with some of my favorite things like BBQ sauce, fresh pineapple, and BACON!
prep time: 15 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 35 mins

ingredients:


  • 16 oz Pizza Dough
  • 2-3 slices thick cut, applewood smoked bacon
  • 1/4 cup BBQ Sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray's Sweet & Spicy)
  • 1/2 cup Red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1 cup Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Freshly chopped cilantro for garnish

instructions


  1. Spray a 16" pizza tray with cooking spray and spread the pizza dough out onto the pizza tray to fit the tray (see note #1)
  2. When ready to bake the pizza, pre-heat the oven to 400°F. 
  3.  Cook 2-3 slices of thick cut, applewood smoked bacon in a skillet to your desired crispness. Reserve bacon fat.
  4. Use a fork to prick the pizza dough all over avoiding the crust area on the outside edge of the pizza. Use a pastry brush to brush a little bit of the bacon fat on the pizza dough. Bake the pizza dough in the oven until very lightly browned, about 8-10 minutes.
  5. When the pizza dough is lightly toasted, remove it from the oven and spread 1/4 cup BBQ sauce onto the pizza dough, leaving a little bit of crust area plain. This will be a thin layer of BBQ sauce.
  6. Evenly top the pizza with 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion, 1/2 cup diced pineapple, 1 cup pulled pork, diced bacon, and 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes more until the cheese is melted.
  8. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and enjoy!

NOTES:

1. I prefer a thicker crust, so I allow the dough to rise at least an hour before baking
calories
442
fat (grams)
24.5
sat. fat (grams)
7.2
carbs (grams)
41.2
protein (grams)
14.4
sugar (grams)
12
Fiber
2.2
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