25 pork belly recipes
We love pork belly! It's easy on the wallet and simple to prepare, so try one our ideas. Roast it, braise it, fry it – the choice is yours
Our easy pork belly recipes are cheap and easy 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.
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…
Easy pork belly recipes
Perfect roast pork belly
Here’s how to guarantee crisp, crunchy crackling and meltingly soft meat every time.
Chinese pork belly
Chef Jeremy Pang's recipe sees pork belly poached, sliced and fried for a crispy skin and tender centre.
Slow-cooked crackling pork with red cabbage and mash
Check out our impressive pork belly with crunchy cabbage and super creamy mash. There are two tricks here for perfect crackling: salting the skin overnight to dry it out, and giving it a final blast of heat while the meat rests so it can puff up and crisp.
Pork belly with beans with pistou
A slow-cooked pork belly with silky cannellini beans and a garlicky, herby sauce makes a comforting dish which serves four.
Pork belly and potatoes baked in milk
Our 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 and, this pork belly makes for an easy and impressive main to feed a hungry crowd. For optimum crackling, cook for longer at the higher temperature before reducing.
Crispy pork belly with sriracha
Check out this punchy, easy, crispy pork belly with Chinese five-spice. This flavoursome pork recipe is great with rice, noodles or bao buns.
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. This family friendly pork belly recipe is gluten free and simple to make.
Chilli-and-marmalade-glazed pork belly squares
Kick off a festive party with our easy canapés. These sticky-sweet bites can be partly prepared ahead for fuss-free entertaining.
Rolled ’nduja-stuffed pork belly
If you're looking for a pork belly recipe why not try our rolled 'nduja-stuffed pork belly for an impressive centre piece. ’ 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. Looking for roast potato recipes to go with you pork belly? Click the link for our best ever roast potatoes recipes...
Twice-cooked Chinese pork
Check out our delicious twice-cooked Chinese pork belly. This sticky pork recipe is really tender and packed with great flavours. Serve with green vegetables and steamed rice for a flavoursome evening meal.
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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 in case you don't fancy this one.
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.
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Roast pork with hasselback potatoes
This beauty was the cover recipe for our March 2020 issue. Slow-roasted pork, crispy roasties, and a quick gremolata for a splash of colour. It's got Sunday written all over it.
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.
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Bao buns with pork belly
Check out out recipe for sticky pork buns. These sweet, pillowy Hirata buns are popping up on menus all over at the moment. Try this 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.
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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 courses 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.
Pork belly and quince with sage and black pudding stuffing, and borlotti bean ragout
This is Dan Doherty'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 skewers with Vietnamese caramel sauce
Our pork-belly skewers with Vietnamese caramel sauce make easy but impressive canapés for your next drinks party.
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.
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.
Pork belly slices
Check out this indulgent pork belly recipe, soaked in a rich coffee and treacle brine. Serve with plenty of sides and rice dishes for a show-stopping spread.
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