Do you have leftover pork loin? The best way to stretch your food budget is to get every ounce out of your leftovers. These leftover pork tenderloin recipe ideas will kick-start your motivation and creativity for your next leftover pork dinner.
If you need inspiration or if you have basic questions about how to prepare your leftover pork, then I have all of the information you are looking for in one convenient place.
There is a little cafe in Mammoth that serves enchilada skillets for breakfast during the summer months. If you want to try an enchilada skillet for breakfast try topping yours with a fried egg for an extra boost of protein.
For skillet, enchiladas use your favorite canned enchilada sauce. The red enchiladas sauce and cheddar cheese blend together with shredded pork and fresh eggs in this awesome breakfast dish.
I recommend serving this dish with a dollop of sour cream and freshly sliced avocados.
Everyone loves fried rice and I love saving money on expensive Chinese takeout dinners. You know I love to sneak extra vegetables into every dish, so for this one, I added a bag of frozen peas.
I recommend keeping a few bags of frozen peas on hand because you can add them to almost any dish for an extra boost of healthy nutrients. The more you serve greens the more greens your family will eat.
The flavors in this fried rice dish come from the acid in apple cider vinegar and the saltiness of soy sauce. A dash of nuttiness from the sesame seed oil and the end result is a bowl of well-rounded fried rice.
If you want to jazz up your rice and take this dish to the next level try adding a dash of ginger powder.
Serve this rice with a simple miso and tofu soup for a delightful Asian-inspired dinner.
I worked in a Chinese restaurant for one week before I was let go for not speaking Mandarin. Yes–true and funny story!
While I was employed at the Chinese restaurant the chefs informed me that all American children like sweet and sour pork– I think they might be right!
My kids loved this sweet and sour pork recipe and I am willing to bet that yours will too!
The pineapple in the sweet and sour pork sauce is the star of the show in this meal. I topped mine with chopped mint and I served this dish with a side of simple and comforting white rice to make it a complete meal.
Out of all the pork dishes that I tried for this assignment, this one was my husband’s favorite.
My husband loves kimchi and I love Korean-style pork. If you like kimchi then you can try doing a quick pickle on any onion, cucumber, or carrots that you have laying around. If you are not familiar with kimchi – it is a simple pickled cabbage dish that brings a bright pop of acidic flavors to any dish.
The extra pickled veggies will give this recipe the boost you are looking for.
If you want to add creaminess to your tacos try sliced avocados or a chipotle cream sauce. Adding a chipotle cream sauce will bring these fusion Korean-style tacos to life with a pop of Latin spice.
I love fajita bowls but I never thought to use leftover pork loin until I made this recipe.
The flavors in this dish come from smokey cumin with cooked peppers and onions.
To make this one extra family-friendly I served it with chips and guacamole. Anyone looking to skip the calories can skip the extras–but if you are like me and typing to please a diverse dinner crowd– then guacamole is an easy boost to any Latin-inspired meals.
If you are a Catalina dressing and french onion soup mix type of chef then you will love this recipe.
My husband really enjoyed this (probably because it reminded him of his mother’s cooking). I am more of a scratch-cooking type of person– but I do have to say the flavors are on point and you really can’t beat the ease of partially homemade style cooking.
The flavors in this casserole come from pulled pork, cream of chicken & mushroom soup, Cheez Whiz, Rotel tomatoes, hot sauce, Worcestershire, chips, and cheese.
Anything with cheese in the name is usually good. I loved this meal. Everyone in my family loves cheese so it was no surprise that everyone loved cheesy pork chop casserole.
Next time, I would elevate this dish by adding heaps of broccoli. The flavors in this dish are coming from the cajun seasoning.
If you don’t like cajun seasoning then you can try swapping in a dried ranch dressing mix in place of the cajun spices.
Taco soup is amazing and this recipe was great! Taco soup is a fantastic and easy meal.
As per usual, I served this soup with fresh corn tortillas and topped with slices of avocado, fresh white onion, and chopped cilantro.
Something about fresh avocado on hot soup is absolutely delightful.
The flavors in this soup are coming from a mix of taco seasoning and ranch seasoning. Both the seasoning packets called for contain a lot of salt. Add slowly and taste as you go so you don’t over-season this soup.
If you are like me, potatoes always seem to be around and in need of use.
Potato soup is very filling, but that didn’t stop me from serving this with crusty sourdough bread from my local bakery.
Soup and fresh bread are a classic lunch combination and this recipe will remind you why our ancestors have always eaten this way!
The flavors in this soup are coming from Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, and pepper. If you are feeling adventurous try using herbs de Provence in place of Italian seasoning. The lavender in herbs de Provence brings a delightful elegance to soups.
Pork tenderloin stew? I would classify this one as chowder, but I am not here to split hairs.
I loved this soup for a ski day crock pot lunch. I am always looking for warm and hearty recipes that I can take with us to the ski hill as a money saver. This recipe was a ski day home run with everyone in the family.
I served this soup with crusty bread and creamy butter. I didn’t feel like I needed to add any extra vegetables to this recipe–it was balanced and nutrient-rich from the beginning.
The flavors in this recipe are coming from tarragon, cloves, pepper, and celery. This soup has a flavor profile and is complex and balanced.
I have so many girlfriends who cook with sour cream that I actually laugh when I see these sour cream recipes. I tried this one and I am so glad I did! I think I will have to start cooking with more sour cream.
I loved how creamy and easy this recipe was. The only thing missing from this recipe was something green.
I added fresh spinach to the sauce and cooked it down with the mushrooms and pork. The addition of something green elevated this dish for the whole family.
The flavors in this dish were simple and delightful. The pork cooks with Worcestershire sauce and sour cream.
I added fresh thyme to boost the flavor. Serve with mashed potatoes to soak up the pork and sour cream gravy.
Finally a leftover pork dish for breakfast. There is a little cafe in my town that serves up a variety of dishes that are all fantastic.
I am feeling inspired to start making hashes with leftover meats. This breakfast will fill you with the energy you need for a full day of adventures.
This recipe has a nice balance of salt from the pork and sweet from the fresh peas. As always I boosted this recipe with heaps of fresh bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms.
Next time I would add a few sprigs of dill for an herbaceous addition to this hearty meal.
Cuban sandwiches are super beloved– but they are also something you don’t see very often in my region. Any excuse to make something that my husband will love is an opportunity that I will jump on.
I do have to say that my kids don’t love pickles and mustard yet– so I would classify this recipe as better for the adults than the little kids in your lives.
If you want to add some veggies to this dish then serve it with kale chips or a mixed green salad.
The Cubano is a classic sandwich so make your additions on the side and let the simple classic flavor sing on their own. The flavors in this dish come from the combination of pickles, mustard, and melted cheese.
If jalapeno isn’t your thing, then you might find this recipe to be more accessible.
Garlic and honey pork bites are a family-friendly crowd-pleaser.
I served these as finger food with toothpicks on a game night. The kids and the grown-ups all devoured this dish.
Next time I would make this for dinner and pair it with white rice and top with freshly chopped cilantro. This is another Asian-inspired pork dish, but this sauce does not have the heat that the jalapeno dish had.
Wow! I really loved this meal. Anytime you add melted feta cheese and Mediterranean flavors then you have an instant hit in my book.
This recipe is a great way to infuse flavor and moisture into your leftover pork loin. You can easily serve this with pasta to be extra filling to serve it on its own for a protein and flavor-packed meal.
Tro-tip uses fresh oregano when cooking Mediterranean-style dishes the fresh oregano will bring a peppery and herbaceous bite to the meal.
White wine sauce is a classic style of cooking that so many people are just not in touch with anymore.
If you want to try making a white wine sauce but have no idea where to begin, then try this recipe.
This sauce can infuse flavor and moisture into even the toughest portion of leftover pork loin.
The sauce is a simple white wine sauce add minced garlic and freshly chopped herbs to kick this gravy an extra kick of flavor. As always when making a white wine sauce add salt and pepper to taste. If you want to add a little heat try adding red chili flakes.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long is Pork Loin Good For?
The USDA recommends using cooked pork within three to four days of first cooking if properly stored in a refrigerator. Store your pork at 40 °F or less.
Refrigeration slows but does not stop bacterial growth. USDA recommends using cooked leftover meats within three to four days.
How to Reheat Pork Loin Without Drying it Out?
Preheat the oven to 325°F.
Place pork in a baking dish with a splash of chicken, beef, or mushroom broth.
Brush pork with olive oil or softened butter, and cover with foil or a cooking lid.
Heat 25–30 minutes, or until heated to an internal temperature of 135°
How Reheat Leftover Pork in a Crockpot
Place your pulled pork in the Crock-Pot and drench it with pan dripping or your favorite broth.
Set your crockpot to low or warm for 2-3 hours, or until your meat thermometer shows you’ve reached the safety zone of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
How Reheat Leftover Pork in an AirFryer
Preheat the AirFryer to 350 degrees.
Slice the pork into small medallions.
Place the pork tenderloin in the air fryer and cook for 3-4 minutes, until heated thoroughly.
There is no way that you can get through this list without wanting to cook with leftover pork loin.
Whether you are looking for a light bite or a hearty and filling pasta dinner– there is guaranteed to be something here to satisfy your hunger and please your family.
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