Tonight, you have two choices: You could make that same old chicken and rice, or you could shake things up with one of these 39 delicious new pork recipes. Try the road less traveled. It’s way more fun.

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Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

The definition of “set it and forget it.”

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Plus Ate Six

Tuscan Pork Ragu

Spaghetti and meatballs just got a huge makeover.

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Erin McDowell

Herb-Crusted Pork Cutlets

No deep fryer necessary.

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Foodie Crush

30-Minute Pork Scallopini with Lemons and Capers

This gorgeousness could be yours in just half an hour.

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Slow-Cooker Pork Carnitas

Make every night Taco Tuesday.

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Cooking For Keeps

Beer and Balsamic Braised Pork Cavatappi

This combo sounds weird, but it totally works.

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Erin McDowell

Pork Tenderloin with Honey-Lime Glaze

No time to marinate? Try glazing.

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Gimme Some Oven

20-Minute Moo Shu Pork

Even faster than takeout.

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Erin McDowell

Pork Dumplings

Serve 'em with a side of ponzu sauce.

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The Kittchen

Goat Cheese, Butternut Squash and Sage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Whip this one out when you really want to impress your guests.

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My Sequined Life

Loaded BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos

…And whip this one out on movie night.

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Brooklyn Homemaker

Cherry and Wild Rice Stuffed Pork Loin Roast

Comfort food doesn’t get much heartier than this.

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Healing Family Eats

Pork Medallions with Sage and Cream

Perfect for a cold winter night.

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Sprinkles and Sprouts

Pork Stroganoff with Buttered Noodles

Move over, beef.

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Grandbaby Cakes

Maple Peach Pork Chops

Equal parts sweet and savory.

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The Recipe Critic

Slow-Cooker Honey Lime Ginger Pork

This dish practically makes itself.

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Recipe Tin Eats

Cubano Sandwich

Don’t skimp on the pickles.

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Café Delites

Sticky Chinese Barbecue Pork Belly

#porkgoals.

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Seasons and Suppers

Pork Loin with Wine and Herb Gravy

Because everything’s better with Chardonnay.

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Iowa Girl Eats

Hawaiian Pulled Pork Skillet Nachos

Whip up a pan of these babies and pretend you’re on vacation.

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Fashionable Foods

The Best Pork Lettuce Wraps

No carbs, no problem.

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Oh Sweet Basil

Pulled Pork Pizza

Pizza night just got fancy.

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Cooksmarts

Pulled Pork Cobb Salad

Is it possible to have a crush on a salad?

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Gimme Some Oven

Crispy Slow-Cooker Carnitas

Your ten closest friends called. They’re coming over for dinner. No sweat—just make these.

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Wishes and Dishes

Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Meatballs

Best party appetizer ever.

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Simply Delicious

Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese

We’ve never seen anything more beautiful.

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Low Carb Maven

Pork Teriyaki Fried Rice

Low carb, huge flavor.

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Damn Delicious

One-Pan Ranch Pork Chops and Veggies

Yay, there’s only one dish to do.

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Iowa Girl Eats

Potsticker Noodle Bowls

Simple and satisfying.

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Katie at the Kitchen Door

Thai Pork Sliders with Pickled Cucumbers

They’re small, so you hereby have our permission to eat five.

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From a Chef’s Kitchen

Pecan-Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Shh, the secret ingredient is bourbon.

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Grace and Good Eats

Buffalo Style Mozzarella Pork Chops

Like pizza, but way better.

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Damn Delicious

Slow-Cooker Lo Mein

Just pop the ingredients in the pot, then go watch Netflix.

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Valentina’s Corner

Pork with Feta and Mushrooms

Zesty and bursting with flavor.

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Half Baked Harvest

Fig-Glazed Pork with Cherry Tomatoes and Polenta

File this one away for the holidays.

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The Magical Slow Cooker

Pork Verde Enchiladas

Serve 'em with lots of guac.

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2Teaspoons

Pulled Pork Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs

Scrambled eggs? Yawn.

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Café Delites

Chipotle Lime Carnitas Salad

Um, we’re packing our lunch more often.

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Jelly Toast

Maple and Sage Breakfast Pork Burger

OK, this is a happy meal.

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