BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza

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This BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza is a delicious way to use leftover pulled pork and makes a quick and easy family dinner. Store bought pizza dough is topped with pulled pork, BBQ sauce, onions, jalapeno peppers, poblano peppers, queso and cheddar cheese this barbecue pizza is sure to be family favorite.

I enjoy cooking, but that doesn’t mean I want to spend hours in the kitchen making meals. I like to have quick and easy dinners most nights and save my more involved recipes for weekends. Pizza is a always a quick dinner, especially if you use store bought pizza dough.

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BBQ pulled pork pizza - topped with pulled pork and peppers and cheese

This recipe for BBQ pizza can be ready in less than half an hour, and it is a nice change from boring pizza. After all pizza doesn’t always have to mean tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese!

Using up Leftover Pulled Pork

My family and I love pulled pork which we usually make by smoking a huge pork butt on our smoker for about 16 hours or by making Instant Pot pulled pork much more quickly. Either way make a lot of food, which means I have lots of pulled pork.

So I make many different meals with leftover pulled pork. Even if we have company over there is always leftover pulled pork! And as much as we love pulled pork we don’t want to eat it every day for a week. Pizza is a great way to disguise leftover pulled pork and make it seem like a totally different meal.

half of a barbecue pizza with pulled pork

Even if you don’t have a smoker pulled pork is super easy to make in the slow cooker or Instant Pot. Pork butts are cheap so it is a great dinner to make and use in many different ways. You can also just buy cooked pulled pork in the refrigerator section of most grocery stores.

Toppings for BBQ Pizza

I topped this pizza off with chopped red onion, one jalapeno pepper and one poblano pepper. The peppers add a little bit of spice to the pizza without making it super spicy. If your family likes things a little more bland a red or green pepper would work just as well.

For cheese I used both cheddar cheese and queso fresco. Queso fresco is light and fresh and melts well. I didn’t want to put a lot of strong tasting cheese on the pizza and overwhelm the pork. I wanted the pork and BBQ sauce to be the stars of this recipe.

ingredients for pulled pork pizza

How to Make BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza

This recipe uses a couple quick and easy shortcuts, like using store bought pizza dough and store bought BBQ sauce. You could make your pizza dough from scratch, but I rarely do.

I find that store bought pizza dough usually is easier to shape and stretch. But if you are more of a purist than I am you could make your own dough. You could also buy a pre-made pizza shell or make this recipe on flatbread or naan.

But however you get your pizza dough, once you have it spread out on a pizza pan or cookie sheet the rest of the recipe is easy to assemble! First I spread the entire crust with BBQ sauce, using the back of a spoon to get it evenly distributed.

pizza dough with BBQ sauce covering it
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Then I broke the pulled pork up into small pieces and spread it out all over the pizza crust. I used about 1 cup of pulled pork, but you could use more if you like.

pizza covered with pulled pork

Next I sprinkled the pizza with the red onion and the jalapeno and poblano peppers. To make the barbecue pizza look fancier I sliced the pepper into rings instead of just chopping them. That is is the kind of small detail that makes the pizza look more like an artisan pizza. It doesn’t affect the taste any, but it does make for a nice presentation!

Adding the jalapeno and poblano peppers to the pulled pork pizza

Finally I sprinkled the cheese over the whole pizza and added a little bit of cilantro. Then I followed the instructions that came with my pizza dough to bake my BBQ pizza.

sprinkling cheese over the pulled pork pizza

Easy Pulled Pork Pizza

This barbecue pulled pork pizza is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Whether it is a lazy summer evening or a busy school night you can have a tasty and interesting home cooked meal on the table in less than 30 minutes. The BBQ sauce gives the pizza a tangy and sweet taste and the pork adds smokey flavor. This is a pizza that kids and adults will both enjoy.

piece of pulled pork pizza
BBQ pulled pork pizza - topped with pulled pork and peppers and cheese
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BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza

Published By Anne
This BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza is a delicious way to use leftover pulled pork and makes a quick and easy family dinner.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings: 4
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  • 1 refrigerated pizza crust 1 pound
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup leftover pulled pork
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup queso fresco
  • 2 Tablespoons cilantro


  • Preheat the oven to 500 F.
  • Slice the onion, jalapeno and poblano.
    1/4 cup red onion, 1 jalapeno pepper, 1 poblano pepper
  • Sprinkle a pizza pan or cookie sheet with cornmeal.
  • Gently stretch or roll the pizza dough to fill the pizza pan.
    1 refrigerated pizza crust
  • Top the pizza with the BBQ sauce, spreading it evenly all the way to the edges.
    1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • Top the pizza with the pulled pork, red onion, poblano pepper pieces and jalapeno pieces.
    1 cup leftover pulled pork
  • Sprinkle the pizza with cheddar cheese and then crumble the queso over the top.
    1/2 cup cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup queso fresco
  • Sprinkle some chopped cilantro leaves.
    2 Tablespoons cilantro
  • Bake at 500 F for 15 minutes until the pizza crust is golden brown. Or follow the baking instructions from your package of pizza dough.
  • Let the pizza rest for 5 minutes before slicing and enjoying.


You could use BBQ chicken instead of pulled pork.

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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 636kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 1587mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 24g

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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Hi, I’m Anne!

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