BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza

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For a different option on pizza night, try making this easy BBQ pulled pork pizza at home!

How is your new year going so far? Hitting all your goals?

This year I’ve decided to focus on spending less frivolous money so that we can travel more while also putting extra on our mortgage. Going out to eat was a big category for our budget in 2019, so I’m working on cooking more at home again.

One thing I really love to do to save time and money is to make a big batch of something we can use in multiple meals. Roast chicken is a really great example of this, but we also like to do it with chili and pulled pork.

bbq pulled pork pizza with cut slice on a plate

I had plenty of leftover pork from when I made pork tamales in December, so I froze the remainder for more meals. This BBQ pulled pork pizza is one of our favorites for using leftover meat.

We started making this pizza because a few of our local restaurants offer a BBQ pizza option. While pizza itself isn’t extremely expensive, I know how much cheaper it can be to make at home. Plus, it’s so easy!

Ingredients for pulled pork pizza

Pizza dough – When making this pizza, I use homemade pizza dough. This is my favorite dough because it comes out perfectly every time.


You can also use premade pizza dough. Many grocery stores now carry the unbaked dough in the chilled or frozen section of the store, or you can get the baked crusts in the pasta aisle.

Pulled pork – Use leftover pulled pork, or you can buy pulled pork from the store to use in this recipe. If you’re using a pulled pork that has already been coated in a sauce, I recommend using the same sauce for the pizza.

Barbecue sauce – Because this is a BBQ pizza, you’ll be using barbecue sauce instead of a traditional pizza sauce. I also drizzle it on top before serving, but you can toss your pork in it instead or skip that extra sauce entirely if you prefer.

There are many different varieties of BBQ sauce, so I recommend whatever flavor you would normally use on meats. I personally prefer a more smoky flavor on this pizza, but if you like sweeter, you could try my homemade cherry BBQ sauce or peach barbecue sauce.

Shredded cheese – I use a mix of cheeses here, with half mozzarella and half sharp cheddar. The cheese is added in layers, both below and on top of the pork.

Red onions – Red onions also get added for sharpness and bite, though sometimes I like to add pickled onions on after cooking instead. The tang of the pickle is a great complement to any spice in the sauce.

Green onions and/or cilantro – Add a pop of color with chopped green onions (scallions) or some freshly chopped cilantro. Chopped fresh parsley works too!

unbaked bbq pulled pork pizza

How to make this recipe

First, preheat the oven to 450°F. If you are using a pizza stone, make sure it is in the oven and preheating along with the oven.

Roll out your pizza dough (and place on a pizza peel for cooking on a pizza stone) or press into your pizza pan.

Spread ½ cup of the barbecue sauce onto the dough, leaving a small uncovered border all around. Save the rest of the sauce for drizzling on later.

Sprinkle half the mozzarella and half the cheddar onto the sauce. Top with the pork, making sure the pieces are not too large. You may need to pull apart any bigger chunks of pork.

Scatter on the remaining cheese and sliced red onion.

Place the pan in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes, until the dough is golden brown and cheese is melted.

Serve with remaining barbecue sauce drizzled on top along with green onion or cilantro.

bbq pulled pork pizza overhead

Recipe variations

Try this recipe using pulled chicken or turkey! Or, use cooked chopped brisket instead.

Add some heat by mixing a few spoonfuls of chipotle in adobo into your barbecue sauce, or add hot sauce to taste.

Top the pizza with pickled jalapeños after cooking, or try caramelized onions in place of red onions.

slice of bbq pulled pork pizza on a plate

This makes one 14-inch pizza, which is enough for a family of four (provided you don’t have any teenagers!). Serve it with green salad and fruit on the side for a wonderful easy weeknight meal.

You can also add more pizzas to the lineup for a full feast! Try chicken bacon ranch pizza or carne asada pizza.

I’ve included the recipe for the pizza dough below as well!

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BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza

Skip the delivery and make this easy BBQ pulled pork pizza at home!
Author : Megan Myers
4.55 from 11 votes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 572 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ball pizza dough
  • 3/4 cup BBQ sauce, divided
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup pulled pork
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • Chopped green onion or cilantro to garnish

Instructions

  • Prepare pizza dough and let rise. Once risen, preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Take dough and roll/stretch to fit a large pizza pan. Spread on 1/2 cup of the BBQ sauce, reserving the remainder.
  • Scatter on half of the mozzarella and half of the cheddar, then add pulled pork. Top with remaining cheeses and red onion.
  • Bake pizza for about 15 minutes, until dough is browned and cheese is melted completely. Drizzle with remaining BBQ sauce and green onion or cilantro before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 gCalories: 572 kcalCarbohydrates: 47 gProtein: 31 gFat: 29 gSaturated Fat: 16 gCholesterol: 96 mgSodium: 1632 mgFiber: 2 gSugar: 29 g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate based on online calculators. Any nutritional information found on Stetted should be used as a general guideline only.

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Metal bowl of risen pizza bowl with a bowl of cheese next to it.

Homemade Pizza Dough

Homemade pizza dough is easy to make for family pizza night! With just a few ingredients, even beginner cooks can whip up this dough.
Author : Megan Myers
5 from 32 votes
Print Pin Recipe Review
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rise time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 117 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt

Instructions

  • Mix together flour, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl. Combine water and olive oil, then stir into dry ingredients. Mix together to create a shaggy dough, then mix in the salt.
  • Place onto a flour-covered counter and knead to form a round ball, adding just enough flour to prevent sticking.
  • Place dough ball into a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel. Let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Shape dough into pan of choice, top with your favorite ingredients, then bake at 450°F for 15-20 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 gCalories: 117 kcalCarbohydrates: 21 gProtein: 3 gFat: 2 gSaturated Fat: 0.3 gSodium: 293 mgPotassium: 42 mgFiber: 1 gSugar: 1 gIron: 1 mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate based on online calculators. Any nutritional information found on Stetted should be used as a general guideline only.

Tried this recipe?Leave a comment below!
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