I’m not sure why I haven’t thought about hooking up pork with buffalo sauce before.
I absolutely LOVE buffalo sauce, and I ♥ good, lean pulled pork. You know, the little crispy pieces that get a little too done. Not sure why, but I’ve always been that way.
Recently, my cousin – well, you might as well call her my sister – Meighan got married. It was one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever been a part of. They were married at a very picturesque restored home here in Birmingham. This wedding was straight out of Pinterest. Aren’t they the cutest?
I’m so happy for her. I cried waayyy too much.
For the reception, Meighan and Ben chose a BBQ buffet – which is sooo them. They’re die hard Bama fans (Roll Tide), and Southern through and through. All of their plans in the fall are based on when/where/what time SEC games are (specifically Bama, of course). Meighan definitely gets it honest. Let me just give you an example. Before the wedding the guys, of course, were in the groom’s suite watching the game and drinking beer. So, us girls were in the bridal suite doing makeup, etc. and my uncle knocked on the door to deliver snacks. My aunt just could NOT help herself. She said in a low voice, “Honey… real quick, just tell me – is there anything at all about the game I need to know? Has anybody scored yet? Tell me!”. Meighan said, “MOM I heard you- stop it damnit! I told you dad would let us know if something major happened!!!”.
That’s football in Alabama. And it’s serious shit. It didn’t take my New Yorker husband long to figure all that out. Now he participates, bless his heart.
Anyway, Mark DJ’d (he came out of DJ retirement for this), and even broke out his ‘N Sync dance moves. Yes, he loves ‘N Sync.
We had SO.MUCH.FUN.
So, at the end of the night there was a hella ton of leftover pulled pork and chicken – I mean seriously enough to feed two armies. Who took it home? Moi, of course.
For a couple of days we had chicken sandwiches, pulled pork sandwiches, I made BBQ wontons (post will come soon), etc. However, this was my favorite project àla leftovers – Buffalo Pulled Pork Fettuccine.
It’s kinda like buffalo chicken, but it’s pork. And it’s kinda like pizza, but it’s pasta. In a skillet.
It’s actually pretty easy, and different. I’m always into different. If you don’t have convenient leftover pulled pork on hand, here’s a good recipe from myrecipes.com, which I included in the printable below just for you.
See the Moore’s Buffalo Sauce in the background there? It’s my favorite. I could drink it. And cuddle with it.
Here’s your printable-
- 1/2 lb pulled pork (leftover is easiest, or go here for an easy recipe)
- 1/2 lb fettuccine pasta
- 4 oz. cream cheese
- 1/3 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup buffalo sauce (like Moore's)
- 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles (a little goes a long way, so you may want to test it first using a tbsp at a time)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- Fresh parsley, chopped
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
- Melt cream cheese in a sauce pan over medium heat, add the rest of the ingredients and whisk to combine.
- Turn heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally to make sure it doesn't scorch, for about 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat; add the sauce and pork to a large mixing bowl and combine thoroughly using tongs.
- Pour into a prepared cast iron skillet (a casserole dish will work fine you don't have one), sprinkle with bread crumbs and bake for 20-25 minutes; until bubbly. Top with parsley.
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Erin @ The Spiffy CookieOctober 9, 2014 at 4:26 PM
I’ve made jalapeno popper fettucine, now I need to make this!