rolled 'nduja stuffed pork belly

Best ever pork belly recipes

We love pork belly! Easy on the wallet and just as simple to make, try one our 17 best ever pork belly recipes. Roast it, braise it, fry it - the choice is yours

Our easy pork belly recipes are cheap to make. Want to make the best crisp pork belly? Looking for the perfect Sunday roast centrepiece? Make one of our recipes with our expert guide to the perfect crackling for your pork belly.

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We have slow cooked pork belly recipes, roast pork belly recipes (think rolled ‘nduja-stuffed pork belly, slow-roast pork belly and smoked salt-crusted pork belly), Chinese pork belly recipes and a recipe for rich pork belly ramen. We even have a recipe to make homemade pork scratchings! Roast it, braise it, fry it – the choice is yours…


Roast pork belly with potatoes baked in milk

This roast pork belly recipe is inspired by an Italian dish which would usually use rolled loin. Pork belly cooked in milk is tender and succulent – this recipe is more about the meat than the crackling. For optimum crackling, cook for longer at the higher temperature before reducing.

Roast pork belly with potatoes baked in milk


Low and slow pork belly with jalapeño creamed corn

This recipe for slow cooked pork belly with jalapeño creamed corn is really easy to make but packs in a lot of flavour.

Pork Belly with creamed corn


Rolled ’nduja-stuffed pork belly

’Ndjua is a spicy spreadable salami from Calabria and it adds a special twist to Tom Adams’ pork belly recipe. This impressive recipe is worth the effort. Use ‘nduja in this linguine recipe, too.


Fennel rubbed pork belly

Enjoy a special Sunday roast with our fennel rubbed pork belly. This roast is perfect for feeding friends and family.


Twice-cooked Chinese pork

Our delicious twice-cooked Chinese pork belly is really tender and packed with great flavours. Serve with green vegetables and steamed rice. We have plenty more Chinese recipes here.

twice cooked chinese pork


Cheat’s spicy pork ramen

Pork belly ramen, anyone?? Ramen may seem like one of those dishes you can’t recreate at home, but this recipe for cheat’s spicy pork ramen changes that. Rather than spending hours making stock, we buy a good flavoured one and spike it with Asian aromatics. Here are our favourite noodle soup recipes if you don’t fancy this one.

spicy pork ramen


Slow-roast pork belly with black pudding mash and grain mustard sauce

This pork belly dish takes a little time but really is worth making. The brine makes the pork taste amazing and helps the crackling along. The mash is incredibly luxurious and the sauce cuts through the richness of the dish


Chinese braised belly pork with greens

This really easy Chinese pork belly recipe cooks pork low and slow in soy, 5 spice and star anise. It’s all cooked in one pot so you can just put it in the oven and forget about it. Serve with rice and greens.


Steamed pork buns (Hirata buns)

Sweet, pillowy Hirata buns are popping up on menus all over at the moment. Try this on-trend recipe at home with our step-by-step guide. The secret to steamed buns is adding extra raising agent and double rising, which gives you a pillowy bun to stuff your pork belly into. This is one of our top Asian street food recipes.


Chifa chicharonnes

What’s not to love about fried pork belly? This recipe is from Señor Ceviche and comes with an Asian sauce. You can cook the pork the day before and chill overnight if you like. Try one of these smart Asian dinner party ideas for main course and sharing dishes.


Crisp pork belly with spiced apricots

Transform this relatively cheap cut of pork and feed the family for Sunday lunch. A fantastic sweet and savoury combination, spiced apricot and pork belly is well worth the wait. Perfect served with kale and roasties.


Dan Doherty’s pork belly and quince with sage and black pudding stuffing, and borlotti bean ragout

This is Dan Dohery’s take on class roast pork belly. The fruity-meaty stuffing works really well, and the borlotti bean ragout, enriched with all the roasting juices, finishes it all off nicely.

pork belly and quince with sage and black pudding stuffing and borlotti bean ragout


Pork-belly skewers with Vietnamese caramel sauce

Our pork-belly skewers with Vietnamese caramel sauce make easy but impressive canapés for your next drinks party.

Pork-belly skewers with Vietnamese caramel sauce


Roast pork belly with star anise plum sauce

Pork belly is a brilliant budget cut for feeding the family. Try it roasted with Asian spices like star anise, coriander seed and ginger and served up with a sticky sauce made from fresh sweet plums, cinnamon and brown sugar.


Bibigo’s bo-saam pork belly

This Korean dish of slow-cooked pork gets a smart makeover at Bibigo. To make very neat pork slices, press it after cooking.

Bibigo's bo-saam pork belly


Smoked salt-crusted pork with lentils and caper sauce

Pork belly, braised lentils and caper sauce: gastro pub-style comfort food. Put them all together in this weekend lunch recipe: designed to make everyone feel glad to be at home.


Homemade pork scratchings

Got some pork belly skin left over? The ultimate bar snack is much easier to make than you think. Create your own super-crunchy pork scratchings then serve with a sprinkle of smoky paprika or celery salt for extra flavour. 

Homemade pork scratchings

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