This delicious Leftover Pork Roast Soup is loaded with pulled pork, corn, white beans and kale. It's quick, easy and ready in 20 minutes!
So last week, I made an awesome Crock-Pot rosemary garlic pork roast, which I shared here on the blog. We've been having pork roast at least once a month, which means lots of leftover pork -- Yum! Usually, I'll make pork sliders and pork carnitas with the leftover meat, and sometimes, we'll just eat pork along with roasted veggies.
But I was really craving soup the other day, and even though I had planned on making the carnitas, I decided to change the menu and make pulled pork soup, instead. Normally, I would have made chicken soup, but since we had plenty of cooked pork, that's what I went with.
I know it sounds a little strange, but it's really delicious and so easy. Since the meat is already seasoned with plenty of garlic, onions and rosemary, this soup comes together in just a few minutes. Just add a few other ingredients, and your dinner is ready to eat!
To make the soup more like a meal, I roasted some corn in the pot before adding the pork and the broth. You could skip this step, but it really adds some extra flavor. Then, I threw in some white beans and kale.
And for a little extra freshness, I added a touch of lime juice and some fresh cilantro. These two are completely optional. You don't have to add these, but they really do add an extra pop of flavor.
Seriously, this soup is so packed with good stuff that you definitely won't be hungry after dinner. And, it's naturally gluten free.
How to Make Leftover Pork Roast Soup
Leftover Pork Roast Soup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup frozen or canned corn
- 2 cups pulled pork, from a pork roast, with onions and garlic
- 2 32-oz cartons low sodium, organic chicken broth
- 1 16-oz can great Northern beans or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 3 cups chopped fresh kale
- Sea salt and pepper, to taste
- In a large pot or Dutch oven, add the olive oil, and heat the corn until just slightly golden brown
- Stir in the pork
- Add the chicken broth, cover and bring to a boil
- Reduce heat to medium, add the beans and kale, and cook until kale is just tender
- Serve with fresh limes and fresh cilantro, if desired
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
I'm happy to say that my family loved this leftover pork roast soup, and it really hit the spot on a cold, rainy evening. It's a delicious way to use up leftovers!
I was looking for a recipe to use the leftover pork....This was perfect! My husband and I loved it. I'm on Weight Watchers and I determined that it was only 2 points per cup. Yay! It was filling, delicious and healthy!!! Thanks!
Thanks for the wonderful review. Glad you liked the soup!
I LOVE this recipe! I also chopped up left over meatballs that I had and added it, and it was so tender and delicious!!! This recipe is in my regularly used recipes.
I'm so happy to hear this, Megan. Thank you!
I made this subbing kidney beans for Navy beans. Added cellery and egg noodles. Thanks
I’m going to try this because I have leftover roast pork! I never purchase containers of watery soup stock, though! I use msgfree dry soup broth from Bulk Barn! And my soup always includes carrots, celery & onions for extra nutrition! The beans & corn sound like appealing additions!
I hope you like it, Lynda! I'll have to look for that broth next time.
Frank Weir says
Brilliant idea and just what I was looking for since its a cold Michigan winter day. Thanks so much...excited to look over your other recipes.
Thank you so much, Frank! So happy you like it! 🙂
Thanks for the recipe this soup is A1 very tasty and filling, I used spinach and add a dash of cayenne as I’m from southeast TX
I'm so happy to hear this, Mary. So happy you like it! 🙂
Daniel stoltzfus says
Made it tonight! Wife is working. She is real delighted when she comes home and doesn't have to cook! I had pork in the crock pot and didn't know what else to put in. Googled what to add to pork and here I am. It is delicious! May even get a date night to boot!
That's wonderful, Daniel! I'm so glad you both enjoyed it!:)
Miz Helen says
What a great recipe to use the left over pork roast, this looks delicious! Hope you are enjoying your day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
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Sharon @What The Fork says
Now we have no excuse to throw out any leftover pork that we don't eat! I'm in love with this recipe!
I can’t imagine throwing out healthy food! Turn it into pulled pork sandwiches, or fajitas!
Laura | Petite Allergy Treats says
What a great way to stretch leftovers to another easy meal! Perfect for cooler weather too!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
Love the roasted corn in this, and all the greens! This looks like such a filling meal - and warming on these cold, rainy days!
Exactly! I'm kind of over the rain already!
Amanda | The Chunky Chef says
I'm a huge fan of using leftovers in new and creative ways, and this definitely fits the bill!
I have to get creative with leftovers so that my kids will keep eating them! 🙂
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
Loving this idea for leftover pork! I wish I had a big bowl of this soup right now!
Thanks, Anna. I'm a huge soup lover, so I love to try new things!
Erin @ The Speckled Palate says
I love, love, love that you transformed last week's pork roast into this soup. And what a delicious soup it is. I'm super excited to try this because it sounds so comforting and perfect for this time of year.
Thanks, Erin. I love soup when it's cold out!
This soup looks so delicious! And it's quick to make!
It's super quick! Thanks so much, Erin. 🙂