Recipe Box, BBQ Pork “Cupcakes” with Coleslaw “Icing” and Crispy Onions

This little bite is bound to spark up your next gathering!

BBQ cupcakes

Who can resist a little puff pastry filled with BBQ pork, topped with creamy slaw and crispy onions?

BBQ cupcakes with coleslaw and crispy onion icing

You can assemble them for serving, or set them out with bowls of slaw and onions and let people make their own


Great for parties, game day or just nibbling

BBQ cupcake bites

Cut puff pastry into small squares, about  8 squares per each 1/3 sheet


Place squares into a silicone mini muffin mold  {if you use silicone you don’t have to line or spray it}


Top with cooked pulled pork and drizzle liberally with BBQ sauce


They will pop right out of the silicone pan, ready for “icing!”


They are sort of an eye roller…as in OMG, where have these been all my life?

BBQ bites with slaw

BBQ Cupcakes with Coleslaw Icing and Crispy Onions

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Assembly 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Southern


  • Adjust ingredients according to desired number of cupcakes
  • 1/3 sheet of puff pastry will make 8 mini cupcakes
  • cooked pulled pork or shredded meat
  • BBQ sauce
  • Coleslaw mix
  • Bleu cheese dressing coleslaw dressing, or dressing of choice
  • Crispy onions*


  • Mix coleslaw with dressing to taste and refrigerate for several hours to soften and combine flavors.
  • Cut thawed puff pastry into small squares, about 8 squares per 1/3 sheet.
  • Place in a silicone mini muffin pan or a sprayed or greased mini muffin pan.
  • Top each square with a heaping portion of cooked shredded pork or beef. Drizzle liberally with a thick BBQ sauce.
  • Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes until pastry is done. Carefully remove from pan. Serve with slaw and crispy onions, or assemble cupcakes and arrange on a platter. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Keyword appetizer, BBQ pork, BBQ pork cupcake, coleslaw, french fried onions, pulled pork

*I recommend Fresh Gourmet Crispy Onions which taste great right out of the bag without heating.  Look for them near the croutons and salad dressing

crispy onions

Or you can make your own Tasty Onion Straws here

onion straws

For easy instructions on making BBQ Pulled Pork click here

BBQ pork

You can find a recipe for Bleu Cheese Lite Coleslaw here

blue cheese lite coleslaw 1

Easy Breezy BBQ Sauce here

easy bbq sauce

We did enjoy a BBQ pork butt for dinner and then used the leftovers for these cupcakes several days later, with commerical BBQ sauce, bottled bleu cheese dressing, and the Fresh Gourmet Onions

Whether you make everything from scratch or take a few short cuts, you will have a winner with this recipe!

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5 Responses to “Recipe Box, BBQ Pork “Cupcakes” with Coleslaw “Icing” and Crispy Onions”
  1. Jodi says:


  2. Lynn says:

    I haven’t had pulled pork in a long time, sounds good:@)

  3. Mary says:

    This is right up our alley Jenna! We have pulled pork in the freezer from the Big Green Egg and this the way we like to graze while watching a ball game or tree trimming. I’m still trying to get our tree decorated and bins put away with four dogs underfoot, I think I need a cupcake ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Miz Helen says:

    I just pinned your awesome appetizer! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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