Ground pork is a meat that I find is underused in cooking. Ground pork is considered the “other white meat” and is full of protein and nutrients. I am sharing my best gluten free ground pork recipes with you in hopes that you find some new favorites, and that you are inspired to try something new.

Four photos of ground pork recipes.

If you are looking for more meal ideas, you will want to check out my round-up of gluten free chicken recipes because you can never have enough easy gluten free dinner recipes to make.

These are easy ground pork recipes, and many are perfect for busy weeknights. 

Is pork high in calories?

Unfortunately, ground pork is higher in calories than other cuts of pork. One way to combat the extra calories is to drain off the grease after you cook it. See my note below about cooking ground pork on how to drain the grease safely.

How to brown ground meats?

Browning ground meat is easy. Add it to a cast-iron skillet or regular skillet and cook it on medium heat. Use a spatula to break apart the ground pork as it cooks so that it forms crumbles or chunks.

Ground pork doesn’t typically come in lean options, so after you brown your ground pork, drain the hot grease into a dish. (*NOTE: Do NOT pour the grease down the kitchen drain because it will harden along your kitchen pipes.)

Hands making a meatball with ground pork.

Where can you buy ground pork?

Most grocery stores sell ground pork in the same meat department section as ground beef and other meats. I also love Costco ground pork. You can buy it in three packs, so you always have ground pork on-hand for recipes.

How do you defrost ground meats?

Defrosting ground meat is easy. There are three ways I recommend defrosting:

  1. Place the package of frozen ground meat on a plate and let it defrost in the refrigerator for 2 days. This takes a little more time but is the easiest way to defrost ground pork.
  2. Put the meat in the package in the sink and let a slow drip (or teeny tiny stream) of cool water drop onto it. Let it sit under the drip for 15 minutes, and then check to see if it is softened enough to remove from the package and cook. 
  3. If you are in a  big hurry, add the frozen meat to a skillet and cook over medium heat, frequently turning the cooked sides off. This is fast for cooking the pork, but you won’t be able to make meatballs or meatloaf using this method.

How long do ground pork meals last fresh?

Store any ground pork leftovers in an airtight container. It should keep fresh for up to 4 days. You can also freeze meals with ground pork and freeze them in freezer-safe containers for up to 4 months.

Want more pork recipes? Try some of these:

The Best Ground Pork Recipes:

Ground Pork Fried Rice
Sandi Gaertner
This simple gluten free ground pork fried rice recipe makes a delicious meal or side dish.
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Ground Pork Pasta Sauce
Sandi Gaertner
A hearty, homemade ground pork pasta sauce your whole family will love.
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A plate full of zucchini noodles topped with the pork pasta sauce.
Ground Pork Chili Macaroni Soup
Sandi Gaertner
Easy ground pork chili macaroni soup
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Two white bowls filled with ground pork soup. They are garnished with sour cream and cilantro.
Gluten Free Lettuce Wraps
Sandi Gaertner
Easy gluten free Asian lettuce wraps that taste just like P.F. Chang's gluten free Asian lettuce wraps.
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Gluten Free Egg Roll In A Bowl
Sandi Gaertner
This is a quick and easy gluten free egg roll in a bowl recipe. Use any ground meat, even vegan meat to make this delicious dinner recipe. Dinner is ready in under 30 minutes!
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A close up of the egg roll in a bowl.
Hearty Ground Pork Chili Recipe
Sandi Gaertner
A delicious hearty ground pork chili recipe that makes the best family dinner. Naturally gluten free!
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Two bowls full of ground pork chili topped with cheese and scallions.
Instant Pot Ground Pork Vindaloo with Potatoes
This ground pork vindaloo is spicy, tangy and absolutely delicious! Think of this dish as spicy comfort food: the Indian version of meat and potatoes – with a bit of tang! This ground pork and potato vindaloo is the perfect weeknight recipe. It’s effortless to make in an instant pot. I actually have…
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Instant Pot Ground Pork Vindaloo with Potatoes
Sriracha Hoisin Ground Pork Bowls
Sriracha Hoisin Ground Pork Bowls are here to shake up your lunch meal prep game. Trade in your broiled chicken and steamed broccoli for this more flavorful and interesting (freezable) lunch.
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Sriracha Hoisin Ground Pork Bowls
Slow Cooked Pork Mince Ragu
Belly warming and made with love, this slow cooked pork mince ragu is the perfect way to celebrate the weekend.
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Slow Cooked Pork Mince Ragu
One Pot Gluten Free Cheeseburger Pasta
Sandi Gaertner
An easy one-pot gluten free cheeseburger pasta dinner recipe. This is a great recipe for busy families!
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A plate full of gluten free cheeseburger pasta. A dollop of sour cream is on top as a garnish.

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