15 Unforgettable Pork Dinners Pork Dinners

If you love pork, don’t skip this list of delicious pork dinners. The recipes themselves are easy to make with simple, all-natural ingredients, and the flavors are wonderful. Make these for yourself or for the family. Either way, there won’t be any complaints around the dinner table. Pack up leftovers for lunches the next day, or freeze some for future meals. from pork chops to pork loins, this list has you covered for delicious pork dinner ideas.

1. Pork Fajitas

Pork fajitas with colored pepper and onions, served with tortillas, salsa and sour cream.
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It’s never a bad time for some fajitas – especially when they’re made with juicy, savory pork. Serve these pork fajitas with warm tortillas, guacamole, corn salsa, and all the fixings for a fun family dinner. Use it to make wraps for lunch the next day or mix it with rice for an additional meal.

2. Pineapple Pork Kabobs

A closeup of Pineapple Pork Kabobs on a white platter.
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The pineapple pork kabobs are made of tender pieces of pork drenched in cilantro and pineapple juice and grilled to perfection. Throw in some pineapple chunks and a few bell peppers, and you’ve got one fantastic meal. Serve this as a main course with some rice and a salad, or mix it with quinoa for a delicious quinoa salad. Put it in a wrap with lettuce and sauce, or toss it with pasta to extend the meal.

3. Air Fried Pork Chops

A plate of green peas and a golden brown pork chop.
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If you have an air fryer, look no further than this air fried pork chops recipe for something to have for dinner tonight. Serve with your favorite veggies and maybe a baked potato or some rice. These are beyond delicious, and the leftovers are tasty too.

4. Pork Ragout

A white bowl filled with pork ragout. Serving spoons lay in the bowl.
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Pork Ragout is an amazing comfort meal. It’s great in any weather, hot or cold, and gives you a complete one-dish meal. Just add a green side salad to round out the meal. This packs well for a few days of lunches if you want to make it for meal prep,

5. Balsamic Pork Chops

A cooked Balsamic Pork Chop on a white plate, cut and ready to enjoy.
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In case you didn’t know, balsamic vinegar is a fabulous way to season pork. It’s a simple, healthy ingredient that adds a ton of flavor. These balsamic pork chops are a perfect example of that. Serve these with a baked potato and some steamed broccoli for a complete meal.

6. Pork And Beans

A white bowl filled with pork and beans.
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Love Pork And Beans? It’s definitely a comfort food type of meal, and this healthier version makes it even better. It’s easy to put together with simple ingredients and you don’t have to spend hours over the stovetop to make it either. This is great served with a green side salad or some cornbread.

7. Herb Crusted Pork Loin

Roast pork with herbs and vegetables on rustic wooden table.
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If you prefer a pork loin for dinner, this herb crusted pork loin might be just what you’re looking for. Crusted in delicious herbs and spices, this recipe is great served with mashed potatoes and veggies. If you want extras, try a green salad and some dinner rolls or garlic bread to go with it.

8. Roasted Garlic And Onion Pork Chops

An overhead view of a cast iron skillet filled with three browned pork chops, chunks of red onion and a whole head of garlic.
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This roasted garlic and onion pork chops recipe starts by cooking pork chops in an oven-safe skillet on the stovetop just long enough to brown them. Then, you pop everything into a preheated oven and let dinner finish itself. Serve this with a side of mashed, baked, or country potatoes and some veggies. Garlic bread would go great with this, too.

9. Caraway Seed Pork Chops

A pork chop on a white plat with a knife and fork, cut in half.
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We aren’t as familiar with caraway here in the States as people are in other countries. But this simple seed is amazing with pork chops. Try it out with this caraway seed pork chops recipe, and you’ll know what I mean. These go great with big chunks of potatoes and a side of vegetables.

10. Grilled Pork Chops

Grilled pork steaks in a grill pan with spices.
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Grilling for dinner? Don’t forget the chops. These grilled pork chops are simple and delicious and pair well with just about anything you care to serve them with. Potatoes, grilled veggies, rice, mashed potatoes, a green side salad, or dinner rolls all go exceptionally well with these.

11. Healthy Pulled Pork Sandwiches

A single pulled pork sandwich sits on a square, white plate on a white background.
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Pulled pork sandwiches are a delicious and simple option for dinner. Just pop everything for these pulled pork sandwiches into your slow cooker and let dinner cook itself. All you have to do is pull the bread or buns out of the bag, and dinner is served. Add your favorite sandwich toppings and dig in, then pack up the leftovers to enjoy for lunch all over again the next day.

12. Slow Cooker Pork Roast

A whole Slow Cooker Pork Roast with carrots on a white platter.
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If you need a dinner that will cook all day, this slow cooker pork roast is that dinner. Microwave a few potatoes at the last minute for baked potatoes, and dig in. If you have leftovers, they are great to chop up and add to a salad for lunch the next day, or make a delicious pork wrap with a few of the vegetables and some lettuce.

13. Asian Style Pork

Sliced pork on a black, slate platter.
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If you love Asian flavors, this Asian Style Pork is absolutely perfect for enjoying for dinner with some stir-fried veggies and egg-fried rice. It’s a versatile dish that can be used in many dishes if you have leftovers. Chop it into salad, use it in stir-fries, add it to soups, pretty much anything goes with this delicious recipe.

14. Pork Peach Arugula Salad With Peach Vinaigrette

Pork, Peach & Arugula Salad With Peach Vinaigrette on a white plate
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This pork, peach and arugula salad with peach vinaigrette screams warmer weather from the rooftops. It’s a delicious, hearty salad with fruity notes and flavors. It’s perfect for a lighter dinner, but you can add some rice to the salad for extra bulk. The peach vinaigrette is light and fruity and adds just the right balance of sweet and savory to this salad.

15. Healthy Pork Fried Rice

The finished Healthy Pork Fried Rice served in a white bowl with some chop sticks resting on the side of the bowl.
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This classic take-out dish is just as good made at home as it is ordered from a restaurant. Plus, this pork fried rice recipe doesn’t have all the MSG. So you won’t end up bloated or get headaches after enjoying it. It has plenty of delicious flavors, and you can enjoy it as a main meal or alongside other dishes.

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This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

Author: Tiffany McCauley

Title: Food and Travel Journalist

Expertise: Food, cooking, travel


Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist and an award-winning cookbook author and food blogger. She has been featured on MSN, Huffington Post, Country Living Magazine, HealthLine, Redbook, and many more. Her food specialty is healthy comfort food recipes.

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