24 Leftover Pork Tenderloin Recipes
Jan 09, 2023
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Anyone who likes to cook pork tenderloin knows how easy it is to make too much. That’s why this list of some of the best leftover pork tenderloin recipes is a true lifesaver – and a time saver! Some of these recipes are as quick as 10 minutes, while others take the time to simmer in fresh spices for a dish that’s completely new.
Creative ways to use pork tenderloin leftovers
We sometimes get stuck in the same habits with our leftover meat. Let these recipes inspire you to make something new with something old! Some of these dishes look so delicious that you might look forward to them even more so than yesterday’s main course.
You have plenty of leftover pork tenderloin recipes to choose from: a saucy and savory noodle bake, sweet and sour fried rice, crispy fried sandwich, egg rolls, deconstructed egg rolls… There’s no shortage of opportunity for your pork tenderloin leftovers!
This bake features soft, bouncy egg noodles coated in a cheesy sauce flavored with sweet corn, onions, and peppers.
It tastes great with leftover meat regardless of its initial preparation — glazed and spicy, crisped and panfried, or roasted in the oven. No matter what, the final result will be mouthwatering and a dish the whole family will love!
A quick fry will revive any leftover meat in an appetizing way. This particular hand-breaded pork sandwich recipe is made with a saltine breading and topped with your classic condiments, pickles, and whatever else you have laying around! It’s so simple, it’s brilliant, and everyone at the table is sure to enjoy.
Leftover pork tenderloin recipes don’t often include buttered noodles – but this recipe proves that they should! This stroganoff is made with a mushroom, lemon, and pepper cream sauce and only takes 15 minutes to throw together. A fantastic comfort food for a rainy or chilly day!
An Asian-inspired plate that’s packed with flavor thanks to the sweet and sour sauce. This recipe is pantry-friendly with classic ingredients and a handful of veggies, like bell peppers, to round things out. It also offers gluten-free options for those with dietary restrictions.
It’s juicy and moist, yet with an addicting crunch when you bite down! And much quicker than take-out.
Lettuce wraps are great for adding crunch, freshness, and color to bland, boring leftovers.
Sriracha pineapple pork is the pinnacle of sweet and spicy, with a unique tanginess that you’ll only find in that pork-pinapple combination. Great for dinner or lunch, it’s even quicker with leftover meat because you can skip the marinade time.
Who doesn’t love pork tacos? Brighten up your pork tenderloin leftovers with a sweet and spicy corn salsa and smooth crema, all wrapped up in a soft, charred tortilla!
It doesn’t get much easier than quesadillas.
You already have the leftover meat! Throw it on a tortilla with gooey melted cheese, stir fried veggies, and meaty mushrooms, and viola – a filling, flavorful pork quesadilla that took less than 30 minutes to prepare.
If you have any leftover rice, you can use it alongside your pork tenderloin leftovers in one of the easiest leftover pork tenderloin recipes of all time.
Rice, frozen veggies, and pork – that’s all you need! So simple, yet so delicious and satisfying.
Some of our favorite leftover pork tenderloin recipes reimagine classic meals. This pork noodle soup is like your childhood chicken noodle… but with pork!
It’s perfect for preparing in bulk and for using ingredients floating around in your pantry. You can make it with egg noodles, gluten-free noodles, or any pasta you have laying around.
10. Pork Pot Pie
Another nostalgic taste given a new flavor! Leftover meat is packed into puff pastry with veggies and a rich, creamy broth. Customizable, quick, and comforting to the last drop.
11. Pork Egg Rolls
Of all of these leftover pork tenderloin recipes, this one does the best at masking the fact that you’re actually using leftovers – even with day-old meat, the crunch and savory flavor is delectable. Those who enjoy the simmering spicy flavors in Cantonese cooking will adore these egg rolls!
One of the fastest leftover pork tenderloin recipes. You only need 10 minutes!
This noodle dish is a masterful mix of sugar and spice – brown sugar, chili garlic sauce, and plenty of ramen for a stomach-filling meal.
Pork and potato soup is designed for leftovers, dairy free, and Whole30 compliant. And yet it’s still wonderfully thick, with a creamy texture and loads of ingredients. It’s also incredibly inexpensive to throw together!
14. Bahn Mi Sandwich
Throwing leftovers on some bread is truly one of the most fool-proof methods for leftover pork tenderloin recipes.
But this bahn mi recipe takes it a step further – it’s served on a baguette. Then, the meat is given a sweet teriyaki flavor and coated in a sriracha mayonnaise for an extra kick.
If you have all of the ingredients for those eggroll leftover pork tenderloin recipes except for the eggroll wrappers, then this one’s for you!
You still have the juicy cabbage and meat, tangy sweet sauce, and stir fried veggies. You’ll just throw it all in a bowl and enjoy it freestyle!
Similar to a noodle bake, skillet pork pasta is a one-dish way to enjoy your leftovers. Simmered with garlic, tomatoes, and red pepper flakes, the meat is revived and rehydrated. Served with noodles and melted cheddar, it’s absolutely soul-soothing.
The crunch of sesame seeds and zesty orange flair sets this orange teriyaki dish apart from other leftover pork tenderloin recipes. And the sticky sauce coats the pork and rice for a spoonful of flavor that you won’t be able to resist.
Pork is paired with mushrooms, all flavored with bright and cream Dijon mustard and simmered in a creamy wine broth. Serve with egg noodles or simply plate with any rice or other sides you have laying around. It’s moist, tender, and takes only 30 minutes to make!
19. Pork Sliders
We’re happy to add these spectacular sliders to our list of sandwich leftover pork tenderloin recipes! A bit of BBQ sauce adds moisture back to leftover meat, and a quick bake in the oven develops a nice, sticky BBQ crust. Throw it all on a bun and enjoy!
This recipe is made with ground pork, but you can easily use chopped leftover pork tenderloin. These egg rolls feature a warm ginger flavor and unusual broccoli slaw. They’re great for a taste of something new!
Doubly satisfying with soft, creamy white beans and invigorating green enchilada sauce. There’s no shortage of spices here! Whether it’s game day or a cold night, this spicy chili verde can be bulked with any leftover meat and enjoyed by all ages.
Creamy, delicious pasta and pork is a filling meal that is sure to satisfy. Use leftover tenderloin or carnitas to put together this dish.
23. Pork Enchiladas
Use your leftovers to make these flavorful enchiladas. These enchiladas are made with corn tortillas, pork, black beans, and store bought or your own enchilada sauce. Try topping with sour cream, diced green onions or cilantro.
This versatile recipe is easy to make. Use your favorite veggies and pork to go with ramen noodles that are tossed in a soy sauce based sauce.
More pork recipes
- Pork tenderloin recipes
- Thin pork chops
- Pork marinade
- Pork belly recipes
- Leftover pulled pork recipes
Did you try any of these delicious recipes? Let me know in the comments.
Leftover Pork Tenderloin Recipes
- 2 cups leftover pork tenderloin
- Let your leftover pork tenderloin cool to room temperature before storing.
- You can shred, dice, or slice the pork tenderloin before packaging. Place leftovers in an airtight container or zip top bag.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Use leftover pork tenderloin for one of these delicious recipes.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.