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34 Pork Recipes for Weeknights & Weekend Projects

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We talk about roast chicken allll the time as being the roast it, forget it, and have it for dinner weeknight meal of choice. The same goes for pasta. And, heck, even eggs. All the while, here's pork—not getting its due credit.

Pork is cheap, for the most part. Its tenderloin is arguably easier to handle than roast chicken. And (and!) pork can go two ways: super fast or super slow. Pork is here for your weeknight and weekend needs.

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Here are 34 pork recipes for whether you're looking for a speedier supper or something that's a bit more intensive:

I'm looking for a weeknight dinner

Lentil and Sausage Stew
Lentil and Sausage Stew
Shanghainese Lion's Head Meatballs
Shanghainese Lion's Head Meatballs
Joanne Chang's Hot and Sour Soup
Joanne Chang's Hot and Sour Soup
Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin
Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin
BEAT Breakfast Sandwich
BEAT Breakfast Sandwich
Roasted Sausage, Chard, and Cannellini Beans
Roasted Sausage, Chard, and Cannellini Beans
Roasted Sausage with Broccoli and Fennel
Roasted Sausage with Broccoli and Fennel
Chickpea, Spinach, and Chorizo Frittata

Chickpea, Spinach, and Chorizo Frittata by Hadyourtea?

Herb-Crusted Pork Chops with Balsamic Onions

Herb-Crusted Pork Chops with Balsamic Onions by Erin McDowell

Green Chile and Harissa Chili
Green Chile and Harissa Chili
Apple and Pork Breakfast Sausage
Apple and Pork Breakfast Sausage
Spaghetti Carbonara
Spaghetti Carbonara
Farro Risotto with Sausage, Mushroom, Peas, and a Poached Egg
Farro Risotto with Sausage, Mushroom, Peas, and a Poached Egg
One-Pan Maple Balsamic Pork Loin with Butternut Squash and Potatoes
One-Pan Maple Balsamic Pork Loin with Butternut Squash and Potatoes
Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Minced Pork and Black Bean
Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Minced Pork and Black Bean
Bucatini all'Amatriciana
Bucatini all'Amatriciana

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Pernil
Pernil
Bucatini Pasta with Pork Ragu
Bucatini Pasta with Pork Ragu
Spicy Sesame Pork Soup with Noodles
Spicy Sesame Pork Soup with Noodles
Alton Brown's Shrimp Gumbo
Alton Brown's Shrimp Gumbo
Lumpia (Filipino Egg Rolls)
Lumpia (Filipino Egg Rolls)
Pork Belly Carnitas
Pork Belly Carnitas
Mushi-Gyoza (Steamed Gyoza)

Mushi-Gyoza (Steamed Gyoza) by ourlastsupper

Matilda, Maple, and Garlic Pork Shoulder with Crispy Skin

Matilda, Maple, and Garlic Pork Shoulder with Crispy Skin by ENunn

Braised Pork in Lazy Cherry Ancho Mole
Braised Pork in Lazy Cherry Ancho Mole
Ian Knauer's Sticky Balsamic Ribs
Ian Knauer's Sticky Balsamic Ribs
Andy Ward & Jenny Rosenstrach's Pork Shoulder Ragu
Andy Ward & Jenny Rosenstrach's Pork Shoulder Ragu
Sweet and Savory Overnight Roast Pork
Sweet and Savory Overnight Roast Pork
Italian "Sausage" Sandwiches with Spicy Grilled Peppers and Fennel-Onion Mustard
Italian "Sausage" Sandwiches with Spicy Grilled Peppers and Fennel-Onion Mustard
Sichuan Dan-Dan Noodles
Sichuan Dan-Dan Noodles
Momofuku's Pork Buns
Momofuku's Pork Buns
Porchetta
Porchetta
Sausage and Chard Mini Galettes
Sausage and Chard Mini Galettes

Do you have a favorite pork recipe? Tell us about it in the comments!