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30 Delicious Ways To Serve Leftover Pork Chops

We’ve recently updated this post from 22 ideas to 30 yummy ways to serve leftover pork chops! As we find more great ways of repurposing pork chops, we’ll be sure to come back and add them to the list too!

Do you ever struggle to come up with meal ideas?  I’m always on the hunt for great easy dinners for busy weeknights. I fully believe that a simple recipe can still be a delicious recipe!

We had a farmhand who worked with us for a few years in high school and then through college.  When here, I always made him lunch, supper, and snacks. 

One day, he made the comment to my husband, “Doesn’t Miranda ever make leftovers?”  My husband responded that it’s against the rules to feed our guests leftovers! 

However, that’s SO not true!  I just prefer to repurpose the leftovers into something new the next day.  So that way, we’re not doubling up the same meal all the time.  I really try to not let much food go to waste and this is a great way to manage that.  There are truly so many creative ways to reuse any meat you’ve made in different ways.

So today, I’m sharing a variety of ways to use leftover pork chops. Yes, you really can make a whole meal out of leftovers! Tender pork chops are super versatile!

30 Ways to use Leftover Pork Chops
30 ideas to repurpose your leftover pork chops

Leftover Pork Chops? No Problem!  Repurpose Them Into Something New

  • Chop Them Up And Make Pork Fried Rice – It’s a great way to use leftover rice too!
  • Cut Up And Add Them To Stir Fry
  • Fry Up In The Morning And Add To A Biscuit For A Breakfast Sandwich
  • Top With BBQ Sauce And Serve In A Tortilla With Shredded Lettuce And Cheese
  • Make Pork Egg Rolls
  • Leftover Pork Nachos – Chop Into Fine Pieces And Sprinkle Over Loaded Nachos
  • Add To An Omelet
  • Slice Up And Place In A Salad
  • Ramen Pork Chops:  Grab a package or two of ramen noodles.  Pan fry thinly sliced pork chops along with onions, garlic, and slivered colored peppers. Stir in the cooked ramen noodles.
  • Taco Pork Chops:  Warm the meat back up, add taco seasoning, and serve in tortilla shells.
  • Serve With White Rice & Soy Sauce
  • Shredded Pork Chop Sandwich: Shred the leftover pork chops and toss into BBQ sauce.  Top with coleslaw and serve on a kaiser roll.
  • Make Pork Chop Burrito Bowls:  Tacos-cube leftover pork chops, add a can of black beans + whatever spices you like (I usually do garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper, etc.). Sometimes I add green onions if I have them. Put in some corn tortillas with avocado or salsa/pico.
  • Pork Chop Sandwiches With Mustard
  • Tortilla Pork Chops:  Fry pork chop leftovers with chopped cabbage, can or fresh diced tomatoes, salt, and pepper. A side of refried beans and warm tortillas.
  • Hawaiian Style Tacos: Slice leftover meat thinly and add pineapple/mango salsa and cilantro to make tacos!  Serve with a side of cilantro rice.
  • Google “Pyttipanna”:  Cut up potatoes, cut up the pork chops. Chop and fry some onions, mix all together with salt and pepper, fry a few eggs, serve with pickled beets.
  • Sweet And Sour Pork
  • Scalloped Potatoes And Pork: Bake them in some scallop potatoes and serve.
  • Breakfast Sandwich:  Pork chop and scrambled egg sandwiches. Serve on a bun.
  • Egg Roll In A Bowl:  Dice them up and use in an egg roll in a bowl.
  • Pork Quesadillas
  • Make Pork Stroganoff: Fix some gravy, caramelized onion, egg noodles, and add leftover pork and a little bit of sour cream
22 Ways To Serve Leftover Pork Chops

What’s your favorite way to spice up leftover pork chops? Having leftover pork chops sitting around is the perfect excuse to get creative in the kitchen and cook up a new favorite for your family.

However, if you don’t have the extra time to come up with your own original recipe, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! If you want a full recipe to follow for your extra pork chops, why not try one of these leftover pork recipes?

Leftover Pork Chop Recipes

Need more ideas or want a recipe you can follow when repurposing your leftover pork chops? I've rounded out a list of my favorite leftover pork chop recipes. Don't let those leftover pork chops go to waste! Try one of these great meal ideas tonight!

Related Posts

  • If you’re a big fan of pork chops, you’ll want to check out this post with 50 pork chop recipes! You’re sure to find a few new delicious ones to try!
  • Don’t forget to make some dessert!  These 4 Minute Air Fryer Donuts always make for a great dessert option!  They are so quick and easy and always a hit!
  • Looking for a delicious side dish to go with your pork chops? This flavorful couscous recipe is easy to prepare and so flavorful!
  • Skillet green beans are another great veggie side perfect for pairing with pork chops.
  • Another side we love to pair with pork chops are baked potatoes cooked in the air fryer! The skin comes out so crispy and delicious in the air fryer!
22 Ways To Serve Leftover Pork Chops


Tuesday 13th of September 2022

I sauté garlic and onions and then add a can of cream of mushroom soup. Add in the leftover pork chop or left over fried pork anything and finally add asparagus spears!

Marisela Zuniga

Thursday 3rd of March 2022

These are some great ideas!


Saturday 26th of February 2022

I love using them in fried rice the day after.

Robert Missle

Saturday 26th of February 2022

Have a few boneless cooked pork chops and want to put them red sauce with crushed tomato and garlic maybe with pasta


Sunday 13th of June 2021

I like adding my BBQ pork to fried rice.