10 Irresistible Pork Recipes for National Pig Day

Honor the pig on March 1 by thanking it for its edible bounty: pork


Thank goodness for pork.

March’s best-known holidays may be St. Patrick’s Day, the first day of spring, and in some years Easter, and/or Passover, but the third month of the year actually kicks off with our favorite holiday of them all: National Pig Day. Every Mar. 1, zoos, schools, and entire towns across the country gather to celebrate our porcine friend.

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While many will refrain from eating pork on National Pig Day out of respect for the pig, we believe there’s no better way to honor this beautiful animal than to thank it for its edible bounty: pork.

Pork, sometimes called “the other white meat,” is one of the most versatile proteins out there. From candied bacon pork and chive dumplings to pork spare ribs with homemade barbecue sauce, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite pork recipes to show off the pig’s incredible versatility and potential diversity of flavor and texture.

These are pork dishes for any meal (even one for dessert!), so fire up your oven or grill and celebrate National Pig Day with these 10 recipes.