Pork Recipes

Whether slow-cooked for melt-in-the-mouth tenderness or quick and lean for midweek meals, we've got the pork recipes you need. Our pork recipes include, ideas for pork tenderloin, pork roast, chorizo, proscuitto, and other cured pork products, plus how to cook tender and juicy pork chops.

Staff Picks

Baked Ziti with Sausage and Bechamel

There's a reason baked ziti is such a standby family supper. It's comforting, filling, and all-round delicious. In our ultimate version, the pasta is stirred into a sausage-studded tomato sauce, then layered, like lasagna, between nutmeg-scented béchamel sauce and Parmigiano-Reggiano and mozzarella cheeses. 

Meatball Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
The ultimate; meatballs, made with ground pork and ground beef, are simmered in a quick tomato sauce, then topped with mozzarella and broiled.

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Baked French Toast

Is this the ultimate brunch centerpiece? We think so! It's a flavor cross of the world's best breakfast sandwich and a classic egg-and-cheese strata—and you can prep it up to a day in advance. Next morning, slide the whole shebang into the oven and watch it puff up dramatically into a sliceable feast.

Sausage-and-Kale Stuffed Shells

Who doesn't love a baked pasta casserole? Who doesn't love a make-ahead dinner? Here spicy pork sausage and hearty kale come together with creamy cheese for a crowd-pleasing freezer meal. For those who can't wait, the stuffed shells can be baked immediately and enjoyed the day they're made.

Bacon, Egg, and Toast Cups

Rating: 3.5 stars 1406
Upgrade the classic American breakfast from basic to impressive in a few simple steps.

Classic Meatloaf

Rating: 3.5 stars 705
Good meatloaf is about as comforting as comfort food gets. Thankfully, meatloaf doesn't have to be complex to be good. It just needs to be tender (from breadcrumbs soaked in milk and gentle handling) and flavorful (from onion, garlic, and ketchup).

Split Pea Soup with Ham

Rating: 3.5 stars 671
You'll turn to this split pea soup with ham all winter long—especially when you need to warm up! Use leftover ham to make split pea soup prep even easier.

Bacon-Cheese Quiche

Rating: 3 stars 984
This versatile dish goes from brunch buffet to dinner table in a snap and is great with a leafy green salad. The flaky crust and custard filling make it a perfect vehicle for a variety of mix-ins. Baking the crust before adding the filling, known as blind baking, ensures it won't get soggy. Our favorite pie dough recipe is Basic Pie Crust.

Slow-Cooked Baked Beans

Rating: 3.5 stars 139
Coated in a glistening sweet-and-spicy sauce, navy beans cook to a creamy consistency while still holding their shape. A bit of bacon lends a rich smokiness to the dish.

Simple Homemade Sausage Patties

Rating: 3 stars 368
Assembling pork sausages is a snap and, as always, if you use best-quality ingredients, it's hard to beat homemade.From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).

Denver Omelet Cups

Rating: 4 stars 41
In place of ham steak, you can use crumbled sausage or diced turkey breast.

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Rating: 3.5 stars 878
Sauteed apples and onion combine with pork chops for a tastiness that never disappoints.

Inspiration and Ideas

How to Cook Bone-In Pork Loin
Bound to become an instant classic at your dinner table, here's how to make a perfect bone-in pork loin, step-by-step.
Speedy Baked Ziti

This quick baked ziti is a weeknight winner dinner. Everything bakes in the same skillet that is used to make the quick sausage ragu, which translates to much less time and effort (and one fewer dish to clean).