BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza

Homemade BBQ pulled pork and caramelized onions will be your new favorite pizza toppings after you taste a bite of this recipe.
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As we promised, here’s our follow-up to last week’s Buffalo Chicken Pizza post: BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza!

This is another delicious specialty pizza that will make for a super fun date night in. Inspired by the classic barbecue chicken pizza, we crafted our recipe with leftover Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork, LOTS of Sweet Baby Ray’s, caramelized onions, and diced jalapeno. With a bbq sauce base and a blend of mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, this pizza almost tastes like an open-faced pulled pork sandwich. And honestly, we couldn’t ask for anything better from a bbq pizza!

A sheet pan pizza topped with bbq pulled pork
BBQ pulled pork pizzaPizza topped with BBQ pulled pork, caramelized onions, jalapenos, and a drizzle of bbq sauce

We will warn you that this pizza is hefty. If you stretch the dough too thin, the crust won’t be able to support all the toppings, so you’ll want to be mindful of this. And if you load it up with pork like we did, one or two slices will be plenty to leave you feeling full!

Slices of bbq pulled pork pizza on plates

A few recommendations:

  • For the base of this pizza, all you need is a super thin coating of bbq sauce. A little goes a long way here – and you’ll be adding more later!
  • If you don’t have pulled pork on hand, try tossing some grilled chicken in bbq sauce instead for the topping! Or plan ahead and try making our Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork the night before.
  • For a tasty beer-inspired take on caramelized onions, check out the directions in our Pub Burger recipe.
  • If you’re not a big fan of spice, omit the jalapenos and instead opt for a garnish like sliced scallions.

Try it for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments!

A slice of bbq pulled pork pizza on a plate
5 from 2 votes

BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza

Homemade BBQ pulled pork and caramelized onions will be your new favorite pizza toppings after you taste a bite of this recipe.
Servings 8 slices
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes



The Base

The Toppings

The Crust

  • 1 tbsp butter melted
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Sea salt


  • Begin by preparing the toppings. In a medium skillet over medium heat, combine pulled pork, caramelized onions, and 1/4 cup barbecue sauce. Stir to combine and cook until warmed through, about 4-5 minutes. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together mozzarella and cheddar cheeses until combined and set aside. Gather diced jalapeno and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Scoop some flour into a bowl and set it next to your working area. Lightly dust a large baking sheet with flour, spreading it around evenly. Then dust your palms with flour and stretch the dough, using both hands, until it is roughly the size of your pan. Use additional flour as necessary to prevent the dough from sticking to your hands.*
  • Lay your stretched dough in the pan and lightly flour the bottom surface, reaching a hand gently underneath it, to prevent the dough from sticking to the pan.
  • Spoon up to a 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce onto the dough a little at a time, spreading it around with the back of a spoon. Continue until the dough is covered with a thin layer of sauce, leaving about a 1-inch border for the crust.
  • Next, sprinkle handfuls of the cheese blend onto the pizza. We recommend starting from the edges and working in towards the center, using a lighter hand, and then adding more cheese where needed to fill in the gaps.
  • Top the pizza with the pork and onion mixture and diced jalapenos, then drizzle with additional barbecue sauce.
  • Finally, season the crust. Lightly brush the crust with melted butter, then sprinkle with garlic powder, onion powder, and sea salt.
  • Bake for approximately 18 minutes, or until crust is golden and cheese is bubbly and lightly browned. Let cool for at least 2 minutes before slicing.
  • Gently loosen pizza from the pan with a metal spatula, then slice, serve, and enjoy!


Pizza dough: Feel free to use any kind of pizza dough for this recipe – fresh or frozen (or even homemade if you’re feeling ambitious!). Our favorite store-bought dough is the Whole Foods brand. Just remember to leave the dough out for about 1-2 hours before working with it so that it reaches room temperature.
Pulled pork: It’s super easy to make delicious pulled pork at home if you have a slow cooker! Try our recipe here for easy slow cooker pulled pork.
Caramelized onions: For a fun twist on a classic, try our Beer-Caramelized Onions found here in our Pub Burger recipe!
Stretching the dough: For some helpful tips and more detail on stretching the dough, check out our Buffalo Chicken Pizza recipe!
Baking pizza: Pizza can be finicky and cooks at different rates depending on the hydration level of your dough, your oven’s actual temperature, and other factors. We recommend keeping an eye on your pizza as it cooks and using visual cues to tell when it’s done – use our time estimates as a rough guide.
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Author: Nicole
Calories: 303kcal
Course: Dinner, Main, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq sauce, caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, mozzarella, pizza dough, pulled pork, sheet pan


Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 899mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 269IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 2mg

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