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Southern BBQ Pizza with Pulled Pork

Southern BBQ Pizza with Pulled Pork is a fantastic way to use up leftover pulled pork that you’ve cooked in your crock pot or smoker.

Southern BBQ Pizza with pulled pork.

I’ve kept this pizza fairly simple, using store-bought bbq sauce for the pizza sauce, some leftover pulled pork, bacon, red onion, a sliced roma tomato, cheddar and mozzarella cheese, and cilantro and green onion sprinkled on top.

Southern BBQ Pizza with Pulled Pork.

If you use store-bought pizza dough or a homemade pizza dough you prepared in advance, this pizza becomes a quick and easy weeknight meal.

Southern BBQ Pizza with Pulled Pork

My daughter has me hooked on eating pizza with bbq sauce. I love the tangy sweetness of it. Since you can now order bbq sauce as the sauce for any Papa John’s pizza, I hardly eat pizza with tomato sauce anymore.

Southern BBQ Pizza with Pulled Pork


Southern BBQ Pizza with Pulled Pork

Puled pork is one of my favorite foods to cook because it is easy to make a large amount and the leftovers can be turned into a completely different meal so that you don’t feel like you are eating leftovers at all. If your family is anything like mine, you know leftovers can be a hard sell.

Southern BBQ Pizza with Pulled Pork

I’ve put suggested amounts of ingredients, but you don’t have to be precise with them. You know how much sauce, toppings, and cheese you like and it is best just to go with that.

Southern BBQ Pizza with Pulled Pork

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Southern BBQ Pizza with pulled pork.

Southern BBQ Pizza with Pulled Pork

Southern BBQ Pizza with Pulled Pork has a tangy bbq sauce, red onion, bacon, and roma tomatoes. Great way to use leftover pulled pork.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
TOTAL: 25 minutes


  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce, or more or less depending on your sauce preferences
  • 1 cup pulled pork
  • 2-3 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, Monterey jack, or a combination)
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  • Place a baking stone in the oven and heat oven to 500 degrees (or as high as it will go). If you don't have a pizza stone, just assemble the pizza on a greased baking sheet.
  • Divide dough in half and one piece at a time, stretch or roll the dough.
  • Place dough on a pizza paddle that has been lightly coated with cornmeal or flour. Shake the paddle to make sure the pizza is not clinging to it.
  • Spoon desired amount of bbq sauce on pizza dough.
  • Top with pulled pork, bacon, red onion, roma tomato, and cheese. Note: If your pulled pork does not have sauce on it, you may want to mix a little in with it.
  • Sprinkle with green onion and cilantro. (Or you can do this just after the pizza is baked.)
  • Transfer to pizza stone or place baking sheet in oven. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  • Repeat with second piece of dough.


I find it's best to allow pizza dough to come to room temperature before attempting to stretch it. If you are having trouble stretching it, let it rest for 5 minutes and then resume.


Calories: 543kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Southern

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13 thoughts on “Southern BBQ Pizza with Pulled Pork”

  1. Rhonda Mesnick

    This was the best tasting pizza, I couldn’t stop eating it! I had a little bit of mozzarella and cheddar which I used directly on the crust. I then spread on red onion, tomatoes, bacon and shredded pork. I squeezed out the bbq sauce across the top then grated romano over the top. Baked on pizza stone 14 minutes. Marvelous!

  2. Lea Andersen

    This made me speechless! So much for this pizza, and to think that it is made up of left overs makes me excited! It is perfect since I have ordered a whole peking duck from
    mott32 hong kong and I want to reinvent it for good. And this will be perfect, making this for snack time ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Mary @chattavore

    Um, YUM. I love pulled pork for the same reasons that you do…I can recreate it into SO many things! Plus it’s just so darn delicious. We have a restaurant here in Chattanooga called Taco Mamacita that serves all sorts of creatively topped tacos and one (aptly called “The Memphis”) has pulled pork and chopped pickles. Now I am craving this pizza with chopped pickles added…

  4. I love all your creative pizzas, Christin! This looks crazy delicious! Love the bbq sauce and pulled pork!

  5. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    Oh, man. BBQ pizzas are seriously heaven on earth! I never want regular pizza sauce either! It’s BBQ aaaaall the way. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have a feeling my family would be in pizza heaven if I made this for them! Assuming I shared. LOL

  6. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Oh I’m loving the pulled pork on here, Christin! You make the best pizzas!

  7. Joshua Hampton

    This pizza looks so good. I love pulled pork and the idea of bbq sauce on pizza is wonderful indeed.

  8. Annie @ The Garlic Diaries

    This pizza looks amazing! BBQ pizza is one of my faves. I love that it’s a great way to get rid of leftover pulled pork!

  9. Pizza is a great way to disguise leftovers! As much as we love pulled pork, this will be well received I’m sure. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel

    Wow, this looks AMAZING!! I love all the delicious toppings and I especially love that your added bacon! ๐Ÿ˜€

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