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Pulled Pork and Sweet Corn Pizza with Cilantro Cream

Pulled pork pizza on the grill is our new most favorite thing! Add some sweet corn and cilantro cream, and you have the most delightful grilled pizza in town!

I’m watching Mary Poppins Returns with the fam right now so words like “delightful” and “scrumptious” might just find their way into this post.

A photo of pulled pork pizza covered in sweet corn, red onions, pinapple, bacon, and fresh cilantro.

I was recently speaking at a conference and had the most delicious pulled pork and sweet corn pizza with cilantro cream and just knew I had to recreate it. It’s loaded with tender pulled pork, bacon, sweet pineapple and pops of grilled corn, all over gooey cheese, red onions and even some red pepper! 

Usually when we make our World’s Best Carolina Pull Pork, we have some leftovers. I can think of several worse problems to have! Our latest obsession is using the leftover pulled pork to make this pulled pork pizza. It’s scrumptious, sweet and salty, bright and fresh, and we can’t stop devouring it!

Can Pulled Pork Be Made A Day Ahead?

The pulled pork can absolutely be made a day ahead of time. If you make our pulled pork recipe, it will actually take a couple of days to prepare and cook it correctly, so making it a day ahead is quite practical.

A photo of pulled pork pizza covered in sweet corn, red onions, pinapple, bacon, and fresh cilantro with a cob of grilled corn in the background as well as a bag of Tillamook mozzarella cheese shreds.

What If My Pork Will Not Shred?

Pulled pork that won’t pull or shred can be caused by a couple of different things. First, it simply isn’t done. If you have cooked it low and slow, it will shred when it is done. Second, you may have cooked it too high and too fast. If it is cooked too fast, it will get tough and not shred.

Can Pulled Pork Be Refrozen?

You can refreeze pulled pork once it has been thawed once. Just be sure to store it in an airtight container and refreeze it within a couple of day of thawing it.

Pulled pork on pizza is so good! You can use pulled pork you just made, pulled pork you’ve kept in the fridge from the day or two before, or pulled pork you have frozen from a previous meal. All will work just great!

A photo of pulled pork pizza covered in sweet corn, red onions, pinapple, bacon, and fresh cilantro.

What Is The Best Way To Cook Sweet Corn?

There are 3 ways to cook corn on the cob.

  • Boil – remove the husk and silk and place the cobs in a large stock pot, fill with a few cups of water and dissolve a tablespoon of salt, put the cobs into the pot and then fill it with enough water to cover the cobs. Once the water is boiling, it will only need about 5-7 minutes to cook.
  • Microwave – stick your cobs in the microwave 2 at a time with the husks on, microwave them for 4-6 minutes, then remove the husks and silk once they are cool enough to handle.
  • Grill – this is our preferred method for cooking corn. Head to our best grilled corn post for all the details for using this method.

Any one of these methods will work great for this pizza. We just like the smoky flavor that comes with the grilled method.

A photo of pulled pork pizza covered in sweet corn, red onions, pinapple, bacon, and fresh cilantro.

Can Cooked Corn Be Left Out?

Hot foods should be refrigerated as soon as possible. As soon as 2 hours after cooking food, including corn, harmful bacteria can begin to form when left at room temperature.

What Is Cilantro?

Cilantro is the leaves of a coriander plant. Coriander is an aromatic Mediterranean plant that is part of the parsley family. The leaves (cilantro) and seeds are used for culinary herbs. I was just reading up on cilantro because many people are extremely anti-cilantro. It turns out that some people have a genetic condition that causes cilantro to taste like soap. So weird! But now I won’t just think people who hate cilantro are crazy!

A photo of pulled pork pizza covered in sweet corn, red onions, pinapple, bacon, and fresh cilantro.

What Toppings Go on Pulled Pork Pizza?

So we have covered questions about a few of the toppings, but let’s make sure we cover all of them! It is the combination of them all that makes this pizza totally scrumptious!

  • Pulled pork
  • Pineapple, chopped
  • Red bell pepper, chopped
  • Red onion, chopped
  • Grilled corn
  • Bacon, cooked and chopped
  • Tillamook Mozzarella Farmstyle Cheese Shreds (best cheese ever!)
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Cilantro cream (recipe below)

A photo of all the ingredients prepped for pulled pork pizza.

How Do I Make Homemade Pizza Crust?

Head to our post for our elote Mexican corn grilled pizza for all the details on how to make our pizza crust. You can also check out our pesto pepperoni and sausage grilled pizza for all our tips for grilling pizza.

How Do I Make Cilantro Cream?

My favorite topping for this pulled pork pizza is the cilantro cream. You need a few simple ingredients:

  • cilantro (of course!)
  • avocado
  • sour cream (or Mexican crema)
  • garlic
  • jalapeño
  • lime juice (fresh preferred)
  • olive oil
  • cumin
  • salt

Throw all those ingredients (minus the mayo) into a blender and blend it until smooth. Then whisk in the mayo. Drizzle on top of the pizza when it is done grilling.

A photo of pulled pork pizza covered in sweet corn, red onions, pinapple, bacon, and fresh cilantro.

How Long Will Pizza Last?

If pizza is properly stored in the refrigerator, it will be good for 3 to 4 days. If you want it to last even longer, freeze it in an airtight container and reheat it when you’re ready to eat it.

Can You Freeze Cooked Pizza?

You can absolutely freeze cooked pizza! We do this all the time in our food saver. It makes such a quick and easy meal for a busy night. For this particular pizza, I would freeze it without the cilantro cream and add it right before serving. Pizza should be stored in an airtight container or freezer bag. When you’re ready to eat it, it can be reheated in the microwave or oven.

A photo of pulled pork pizza covered in sweet corn, red onions, pinapple, bacon, and fresh cilantro.

Pulled pork pizza that is delightful, scrumptious, and practically perfect in every way that you can make right at home on the grill! It doesn’t get much better than that! It’s a great way to use up leftovers and to celebrate it being the weekend!

And PS, Mary Poppins Returns was super cute! We loved it!

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A photo of pulled pork pizza covered in sweet corn, red onions, pinapple, bacon, and fresh cilantro.

Pulled Pork and Sweet Corn Pizza with Cilantro Cream

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 pizzas
Pulled pork pizza on the grill is our new most favorite thing! Add some sweet corn and cilantro cream, and you have the most delightful grilled pizza in town!

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Sugar
  • 5 cups flour divided

Pizza Toppings

  • [Pulled Pork]
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup Chopped Pineapple
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper minced
  • 1/4 Cup Red Onion thinly sliced
  • 1 Ear of Corn grilled and kernels removed
  • 2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese Shreds
  • 4 Slices Cooked Bacon chopped

For Cilantro Cream Sauce

  • 1 avocado peeled and pitted
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • half of a small jalapeño
  • 2/3 Cup fresh cilantro leaves loosely-packed
  • 1/4 Cup Lime Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 Cup Sour cream or Mexican crema

Instructions

For the Crust

  • Mix warm water, sugar and yeast and let sit 5 minutes until yeast proofs.
  • Add 2 ½ cups flour with the yeast which has bubbled and mix well in Kitchen Aid or with a dough hook.
  • Add additional 2 ½ cups flour and salt, knead until smooth.
  • Cover bowl with saran wrap. Let dough rest in a ball for 10 to 20 minutes.
  • Remove dough from bowl and add more flour as needed (a little at a time) so it's not as sticky but only add as needed. Press the dough into a circle and brush one side with olive oil.

For the Pizza

  • Heat a grill to 500 degrees and put the oiled side down. Brush the top with more oil. Flip the dough as soon as marks appear and spread with cheese, all toppings except the cilantro sauce and close the lid for a minute or two to melt the cheese. Turn the flames down if needed.
    *See note for cooking in the oven.

For the Cilantro Cream Sauce

  • Put all of the ingredients listed minus the sour cream into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Add the sour cream and whisk until smooth.

Notes

* Alternately you could heat an oven to 500 degrees and prepare the dough, add the toppings and proceed, baking it until gooey and bubbly. Serve with a drizzle of fresh cilantro cream!
Pizza will keep for 4 days in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
Pulled Pork and Sweet Corn Pizza with Cilantro Cream
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 835mg36%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 13g26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

A photo of pulled pork pizza covered in sweet corn, red onions, pinapple, bacon, and fresh cilantro.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

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  • This looks delicious! I’m not seeing the mayo in the recipe ingredients although it’s listed above that under cilantro cream (just not the amount.) 🙂

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    • Thank you so much Natalie! I looked over the recipe again and it actually should be sour cream instead of mayo. I’ve update the recipe card and post. Thank you again for bringing this to my attention! Enjoy!!

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