35+ Easy Ground Pork Recipes (That Are So Delicious!)

Have a package of ground pork to use up? Here are 35+ recipes with ground pork to try out. From noodle recipes, to soups, appetizers and more. They’re all super flavorful and tasty!

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Ground pork is such a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes – from saucy noodle dishes, to soups, lettuce wraps and more!

Here are 35+ simple ground pork recipes.

PS – Most of these recipes will work with ground chicken, turkey, pork, or lean ground beef too!

What to Make with Ground Pork

Pad kee mao in skillet.
Pad Kee Mao is a traditional Thai dish with ground pork, wide rice noodles and plenty of fresh basil. These pork drunken noodles are doused in a sauce typical of thai cuisine which is perfectly balanced with heat, tanginess and sweetness.
Pad Kee Mao
Overhead shot of tan tan noodles in bowl with black chopsticks.
Tantanmen Ramen (aka Tan Tan Noodles or Dan Dan Noodles) combines delicious ramen noodles and ground pork with a spicy, creamy broth that's seasoned with chili oil, peanut butter and sesame paste.
Tantanmen Ramen
Piece of lasagna in serving dish.
This show-stopping Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce is layered with a slow-simmered meat sauce and homemade bechamel sauce. It’s a creamy, close-to-authentic Italian lasagna you’ll never forget!
Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce
Hands holding bowl of pasta topped with slow cooker bolognese.
This Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce would make my Nana Lamancuso proud. It’s silky and luscious with super tender meat and so much flavor. Crockpot bolognese is where it’s at! 
Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce
Looking for an alternative to boring salad? Try these Vietnamese Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Jungle Mango Salad + Green Cashew Sauce.
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
We love burgers, and we love banh mi. Therefore it was only a matter of time before this banh mi burger recipe—a positively irresistible hybrid of the two—was born.
Get the RECIPE from The Modern Proper
A delicious meat sauce with some greens tossed in and stirred with thick udon noodles (or noodles of choice)
Get the RECIPE from Olive & Mango
30 Minute Sticky Thai Meatballs with Sesame Noodles…perfect for busy weeknights when you’re looking for something exciting, but easy too.
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
Fresh and super flavorful, these Vietnamese-inspired pork and rice bowls are flavored with fresh lemongrass and a savory sauce.
Get the RECIPE from Inquiring Chef
Sausage balls are a classic American appetizer that are especially popular around the holidays. My Cajun twist on the recipe can’t be beat!
Get the RECIPE from Salt & Lavender
These pork meatballs are sweet with a teriyaki glaze with a small kick of heat (fully adjustable for even your pickiest eater) served up with roasted broccoli.
Get the RECIPE from The Modern Proper
Taiwanese Braised Minced Pork Recipe | Table for Two® by Julie Chiou
Ro Zao or also known as Taiwanese braised minced pork is a traditional Taiwanese dish that reminds me of childhood and is the ultimate comfort food for me!
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30 minute better than takeout Szechuan Noodles with Sesame Chili Oil. When you’re craving Chinese inspired noodles, but don’t want to wait for take out.
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These easy ground pork tacos are a quick family-friendly meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights! Ready in under half an hour.
Get the RECIPE from Salt & Lavender
Family recipe for homemade Pork Shumai (Chinese siu mai, or steamed dumplings filled with pork & shiitake mushrooms). The best easy dim sum!
Get the RECIPE from Plays Well with Butter
This ground pork chili recipe will be your new favorite chili recipe! It is so full of delicious flavor. You are going to adore it!
Get the RECIPE from Dear Crissy
Looking to BBQ something a little different? Try these pork sliders with grilled pineapple. These little guys are a crowd-pleasing treat!
Get the RECIPE from Salt and Lavender
This Teriyaki Ground Pork Stir Fry is a quick and easy way to get a delicious dinner on the table. Juicy pork, homemade teriyaki sauce.
Get the RECIPE from Lemons and Zest
Hawaiian-style chow fun recipe with veggies, pork, Spam, & wide-cut rice noodles. Quick & easy, craveable, comforting stir fried noodles!
Get the RECIPE from Plays well with Butter
Quick and easy, creamy mushroom and ground pork stroganoff recipe, with egg noodles! An aromatic dish with garlic and fresh herbs!
Get the RECIPE from Tatyana’s Everyday Food
If you want dinner on the table fast, this inexpensive and delicious Asian-inspired ground pork stir fry recipe is a total winner! It’s ready in 30 minutes.
Get the RECIPE from Salt & Lavender
This Thai Ground Pork and Spicy Green Beans is a sweet and spicy dinner that everyone will love! Ready in under 30 minutes.
Get the RECIPE from Sidewalk Shoes
These pork lettuce wraps are served with coconut rice in cups of butter lettuce topped with slightly spicy ground pork and diced mango.
Get the RECIPE from Cooking with Cocktail Rings
Easy Korean-inspired ground pork stir fry made with mince pork and pantry ingredients. Exciting, satisfying, 15-min Gochujang Pork Rice Bowls!
Get the RECIPE from The Subversive Table
This version of larb, a meat salad made with pork is based on a Southeast Asian filled with herbs, fish sauce and shallots
Get the RECIPE from Cooking with Cocktail Rings
This Creamy Garlic Pork and Spinach dish is a simple, quick and easy one-pot meal. It’s comforting, delicious, AIP, paleo and Whole30 compliant.
Get the RECIPE from Heal Me Delicious
This easy egg roll in a bowl recipe is a quick and healthy alternative to fried egg rolls! This fantastic Asian inspired meal is ready in under 30 minutes,
Get the RECIPE from Salt & Lavender
Pork Giniling, in itself, is rich, savory and soothing with its mix of vegetables and thick stew. Such a dish utilizes the likes of potatoes and carrots for some added texture.
Get the RECIPE from Panlasandgpinoy.com
Garlic, ginger, chili, fish sauce and brown sugar is all you need to make this incredible Vietnamese pork mince recipe! Super quick pork stir fry.
Get the RECIPE from Recipe Tin Eats
This Chinese takeout inspired Ground Pork Fried Rice is super fast to throw together for lunch or dinner. A great use for leftover rice.
Get the RECIPE from Meg’s Everyday Indulgence
{Szechuan-Style} Easy Pork Stir Fry Recipe
This quick and easy Pork Stir Fry with Asparagus recipe is loaded with flavor, only requiring a handful of ingredients, and on the table in 25 minutes!
Get the RECIPE from Bellyfull
Ground Pork Taco Bowls are the perfect pantry meal that can be made with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. They are budget friendly and the whole family will love them!
Get the RECIPE from My Diary of Us
Sriracha Hoisin Ground Pork Bowls are here to shake up your lunch meal prep game. Trade in your broiled chicken and steamed broccoli for this more flavorful and interesting (freezable) lunch.
Get the RECIPE from Meal Plan Addict
This Taiwanese Braised Minced Pork over rice, or rou zao fan, is a simplified version of Lu Rou Fan, using ground pork instead of pork belly.
Get the RECIPE from The Woks of Life
Korean ground pork bulgogi recipe is the easiest meal you will make all week, and it’s sure to earn a place in your weeknight dinner rotation!
Get the RECIPE from Ready Set Eta

How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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Ground pork ramen in bowl with chopsticks.

Ground Pork Ramen

Here are 35+ easy ground pork recipes to try out. From noodle recipes, to soups, appetizers and more. They’re all super flavorful and tasty! Try this Tantanmen Ramen (aka Tan Tan Noodles or Dan Dan Noodles). Ramen noodles and ground pork combine with a spicy, creamy broth that's seasoned with chili oil, peanut butter and sesame paste.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 Tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons grated fresh garlic (about 8 cloves)
  • 6 green onions (sliced)
  • cup black bean sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons hot chili oil (optional (omit for less heat))
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce (or tamari)
  • ¼ cup tahini sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons chili paste (optional (omit for less heat))
  • 7 cups bone broth (or low sodium chicken stock)
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 4 3-ounce packages ramen noodles (cooked (sauce packets discarded))

To garnish:


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil (for the ramen).
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add ginger & garlic and cook until light golden, about 3 minutes. 
  • Add green onions, black bean sauce, sesame oil and chili oil, cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add broth, peanut butter, tamari, tahini and chili paste. Stir to combine, reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook the ground pork over medium-high heat until cooked through. Add ½ cup of the broth mixture to the ground pork to season.
  • Cook the noodles according to package directions and drain. Place the noodles in a bowl and top with spinach, broth and ground pork. Garnish with green onions, eggs, cilantro and radish sprouts.
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Calories: 564kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 1521mg | Potassium: 617mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1285IU | Vitamin C: 8.8mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3.2mg

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