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50 delicious ImpossibleTM Pork Dishes to Add to Your Menu

Impossible™ Pork stir fry with fork and napkin

Meat made from plants has officially graduated from a hot trend but a menu must. Year after year, the plant-based food category continues to grow at astronomical rates at foodservice and retail, and even outpaced the total U.S. food retail market in 2020(opens in a new tab). A study from Impossible Foods in January 2021 found that more than 1 in 4 U.S. consumers reduced their animal meat consumption in 2020*, and this trend is expected to continue in 2022. All of this to say: it’s officially time to put meat made from plants on your menu.

And we don’t mean garden burgers, veggie patties or tofu geared at vegetarians. We mean Impossible™ Pork Made From Plants that cooks, sizzles and handles like ground pork from pigs — making it a direct substitute for meat versus a meat replacement.

Impossible™ Pork was preferred 54 to 46 in a head to head comparison with animal pork.**

Keep reading to learn how simple it is to start cooking with Impossible™ Pork Made From Plants, as well as to get some menu inspiration. We’re also sharing tips on how to promote Impossible™ dishes on your menu so that they become bestsellers with your current customers, while also helping you bring in a whole customer demographic. 

50 IMPOSSIBLE™ PORK DISHES TO ADD TO YOUR MENU TODAY

If you cook with ground pork, you’re already an expert at cooking with Impossible Pork because it works like ground pork. Try an Impossible Pork burger or crumble and grill it with seasoning of your choice for a spicy taco filling. You can add in a lettuce wrap, form it into meatballs or sauté in tomato sauce for a mouthwatering ragu. 

No matter how you prepare it, you will be amazed at the versatility of cooking with Impossible Pork. Here are 20 classic menu items you can make with Impossible Pork that require very minimal additional work.

Asian Impossible™ Pork Menu Items

Impossible™ Pork and Eggplant Casserole at Dim Siu Yi. Image source: GreenQueen.(opens in a new tab)

Appetizer

  • Impossible™ Pork Spring Rolls

  • Impossible™ Pork Dumplings

  • Impossible™ Pork Lettuce Wraps

  • Impossible™ Pork Bao

  • Impossible™ Pork Gyoza

  • Impossible™ Pork Potstickers

Lunch / Dinner

  • Impossible™ Pork Stir Fry

  • Impossible™ Pork Shumai

  • Impossible™ Pork Ramen

  • Impossible™ Pan Pan Pork Noodles

  • Impossible™ Pork Wonton Soup

  • Impossible™ Pork Banh Mi

  • Impossible™ Pork Sisig

  • Impossible™ Pork Satay

Latin Impossible™ Pork Menu Items

Appetizer / A la carte

  • Impossible™ Pork Burritos

  • Impossible™ Pork Empanadas

  • Impossible™ Papas Rellenas

  • Impossible™ Pork Queso Dip

  • Impossible™ Pork Sopes

Lunch / Dinner

  • Impossible™ Pork Bowl

  • Impossible™ Pork Taco

  • Impossible™ Pork Taco Salad

  • Impossible™ Pork Enchilada

  • Impossible™ Pork Albondigas

  • Impossible™ Pork Feijoada

  • Impossible™ Pork Picadillo

  • Impossible™ Pork Stuffed Peppers

  • Impossible™ Pork Chorizo

American / European Impossible™ Pork Menu Items

Momofuku Ssäm Bar’s Impossible™ Pork Ragu. Image Source: Gizmodo.com(opens in a new tab)

Appetizer

  • Impossible™ Pork Meatballs

  • Impossible™ Maple Bacon Wrapped Pork Bites

  • Impossible™ Pork Tartare

  • Impossible™ Pork Crostini

  • Impossible™ Pork Sliders

  • Impossible™ Pork Stuffed Potato Skins

  • Impossible™ Pork Pastry Puffs

  • Impossible™ Cheesy BBQ Pork Dip

  • Impossible™ Pork Phyllo Cups / Puff Pastry

  • Impossible™ Pork Meatballs

  • Impossible™ Pork Mac N Cheese Bites

Lunch / Dinner

  • Impossible™ Pork Meatloaf

  • Impossible™ Pork Stuffed Cabbage

  • Impossible™ Pork Ragu

  • Impossible™ Pork Lasagna

  • Impossible™ Pork Calzone

  • Impossible™ Pork Spaghetti Bolognese

  • Impossible™ Pork Pizza

  • Impossible™ Pork Koftas

  • Impossible™ Pork Gyro

  • Impossible™ Pork Burger

  • Impossible™ Pork Meat Pie

  • Impossible™ Pork Sandwich

  • Impossible™ Pork Stuffed Tomato

HOW TO HIGHLIGHT IMPOSSIBLE™ DISHES ON YOUR MENU

Once Impossible™ meat made from plants is on your menu, you have reason to celebrate. Our foodservice partners that treat their Impossible™ menu item debuts as new marketing moments bring in more new customers and drive more revenue. Aside from marketing strategies like Limited Time Offers, social media campaigns, and in-store signage to highlight your new plant-based dish, use these tips to educate customers on your Impossible dishes and why they should order.

TIP 1: DON'T CALL IT "FAKE" OR "FAUX" MEAT

Those words can turn customers off. We recommend saying “plant-based”: it sounds tastier, and it’s how people are talking about it now.

TIP 2: PUT THE WORD ‘IMPOSSIBLE™’ IN THE NAME OF YOUR DISH

More and more people recognize the Impossible™ brand. Help them recognize it on your menu by using “Impossible™ Burger” or “Impossible™ Sausage Made from Plants” rather than a “vegan,” “veggie,” or even “plant-based burger/patty.” For example, if you add a pasta dish to the menu with Impossible Burger, call it “Impossible™ Spaghetti Bolognese.”

TIP 3: ALLOW YOUR CUSTOMERS TO SUB OUT IMPOSSIBLE™ MEAT IN ANY DISH

Impossible meat tastes great in any ground beef or sausage dish. Letting customers sub Impossible™ products can help people enjoy more of your menu

TIP 4: AVOID DESCRIBING IT AS THE “VEGAN” OR “VEGETARIAN” OPTION

We’ve found most people who buy Impossible products are meat eaters. While it is a vegan and vegetarian option, we recommend saying “delicious meat made from plants for meat lovers” because it is more inclusive of all dietary preferences.

For guidance on how to list out Impossible products on your menu, check out our talking points for Front of House staff.(opens in a new tab)

Request a Sample of Impossible™ Pork today (opens in a new tab)


*Plant-Based Meat State of the Industry report, Impossible Foods Commissioned Data, January 2021

**​​In a blind taste test of 205 consumers in Hong Kong, Impossible Pork Made From Plants was preferred 54% to 46% over ground pork from pigs, scoring higher on all attributes tested, including overall liking, appearance liking, flavor liking, texture liking, and purchase intent. 

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2021 State of Meat in Foodservice Industry Report