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BBQ Spaghetti

There does not go a day in the workweek when my coworkers and I do not talk about food. It usually happens around 9:30 every morning, and we talk every thing food. Whether it be from what we ate the night before, what we want to eat, or what we read on our RSS feeds, we are always talking food, which is a bit  unusual seeing there are five guys in the open suite.  So not long ago, a couple of us were talking about smoking food over the weekend, and as we typically do, we have a lot of leftovers, of which we bring into the office. As we talked about what we do with the leftovers, my coworker Ryan had mentioned that he makes bbq spaghetti.

BBQ Spaghetti Recipe

BBQ spaghetti? One I have never had bbq spaghetti, and two, it sounded really good. So, I thought I would give it a try. After all, I recently had great leftovers from making Hawaiian style kalua pig, and I thought what a better way to use that pork leftover on this idea of bbq spaghetti. Let’s get started on this simple, and delicious recipe.


  • 1 lb of pasta (I used fettucinni)
  • 4 cups of shredded pork
  • 2-3 cups of your favorite bbq sauce (here or here)

That is it. Three simple ingredients, yielding huge flavors. Begin by cooking your pasta, until al dente. During this time, warm your bbq sauce on the stove in a saucepan. Add your pork to the sauce to warm it through as well.

Once your pasta is cooked, drain it, and it to a large bowl. Pour in your sauce, mix well, and serve. I served mine with some pickle spears to really make it feel like a down home bbq bowl. Enjoy.


  • Alisa

    What a great idea!I’ll keep this in mind when we have some pulled pork leftovers.Im seriously thinking about making your kalua pig…yum!

  • Jenny

    I used to do something similar to this when I was in college! I never had the pork, but I usually would chop up some green onions and fry up a little bacon and toss them both with pasta and bbq sauce. Everyone thought I was nuts, but it really was tasty! Thanks for the recipe, I’m going to try it this way!

  • Jonathan

    I live in Memphis and only two of the non touristy bbq places makes bbq spaghetti. The most famous only for tourists places (trust me locals don’t really go here) is Corky’s and they have regular spaghetti not bbq. Which confused the heck out of me. The best bbq spaghetti ive had here though is a hole in the wall on Madison Avenue called The BBQ shop. So i wanted to learn to make it. Googling it gets you this elaborate over the top food network recipe from the Neely’s of all people (Memphians) that has you making everything from scratch. To make a long story short (too late) your quick blog about it has reinvigorated my want in making it. Your non elaborate recipe reminds me to simplify things a little bit.

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