Pulled Pork Loaded Baked Potatoes are the perfect dinner for a cozy night in! Pillowy potatoes are stuffed with shredded pork, barbecue sauce, and a little melted cheese for a simple and delicious dinner.

Winter is all about comfort foods in our kitchen. Pulled Pork Loaded Baked Potatoes mix melty cheese, smokey barbecue sauce, and juicy shredded pork in a warm potato shell. These stuffed baked potatoes are enough for a main dish with a side salad or some soup, and make for a hearty winter weeknight dinner!

Ingredients

This is a basic shopping list for the best loaded baked potato recipe, but the full list of ingredients is in the recipe card below, so be sure to keep scrolling down to check it out!

For the filling:

  • Butter — I use salted, but unsalted works too
  • Leftover pulled pork
  • Shredded cheese — I use sharp cheddar, Monterey jack, or pepper jack
  • BBQ sauce
  • Salt and pepper

Garnish options:

  • Sliced fresh or pickled jalapeños
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Sliced scallions or green onions
  • Lime juice

How to Make Loaded Baked Potatoes

Here are the steps for how to make this easy stuffed baked potato recipe! The full instruction list is in the recipe card below, so be sure to keep scrolling down to the card.

STEP 1: First, make sure the potatoes are fully baked and the pulled pork is warm and smothered in barbecue sauce.

STEP 2: Then, cut open each baked potato lengthwise and a short cut horizontally in the center. This helps the potatoes open wide to hold all your tasty toppings! Also, scoop out a few bites of potato. You can use the leftovers for loaded mashed potatoes or gnocchi!

STEP 3: Now, add a little butter, salt, and pepper to each potato. Then, add the shredded BBQ pork topped with shredded cheese and a drizzle of BBQ sauce. 

STEP 4: Garnish however you like! I use sliced jalapeños, red onions, scallions, and squeeze of lime juice on my pulled pork loaded baked potato. 

Why Do You Put Foil on Baked Potatoes?

Baked potatoes are the best budget dish, but why do most baked potato recipes require aluminum foil?

Potatoes notoriously take a while to make! But when you wrap them in foil, it helps steam the potato and cook it slightly faster. 

However, I don’t use it for my baked potatoes! I don’t like wasting foil when I don’t need it, and I think it makes the skin way less crispy. I’m all about the crispy potato skin!

Instead, I quickly brine the potatoes with salty water and then brush on oil with a salt sprinkle while baking for the perfect potato every time.

More Stuffed Baked Potato Recipes

Change up your Taco Tuesday night this week with these chicken taco loaded baked potatoes and beef taco loaded baked potatoes! Ditch the tortillas and add your favorite toppings to these baked potatoes.

If you love a classic broccoli cheese soup, you’ll love these chorizo and roasted broccoli cheddar baked potatoes. These stuffed potatoes will change your lunch game forever!

If you want to keep your potatoes vegetarian, try my French onion soup loaded baked potatoes or these roasted vegetable loaded baked potatoes that are perfect for winter meals.

What to Serve with Loaded Baked Potatoes

Stuffed baked potatoes are easy to make into a meal! It’s like a side dish and a main dish all in one.

If your crowd needs more to make a meal, try starting it off with some homemade bread! These homemade garlic knots and cheesy garlic pull-apart bread are perfect for sharing and dunking in your potatoes.

Want more veggies on your table? Add this creamed corn to the mix! Skip the canned version and make your own with frozen corn in just a few minutes. Or, if you’re making taco stuffed baked potatoes, serve them with a little Mexican street corn salad!

If you’ve got more leftover pork than you know what to do with, this cheesy bbq pulled pork dip is a great appetizer to use it up. Make it for your next game night or Netflix binge party!

Pulled Pork Loaded Baked Potatoes

Pulled Pork Loaded Baked Potatoes

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Pulled pork loaded baked potatoes are a BBQ lover's dream! All the flavors of your favorite BBQ pulled pork are packed into a piping hot baked potato and topped with cheese, BBQ sauce, red onions, scallions and sliced jalapeños to make a delicious winter dinner. It's also a great way to use leftover pulled pork you may have in your freezer!

Ingredients

For the filling:

  • Salted butter
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups leftover pulled pork (see Note #2 below)
  • 2 oz sharp cheddar, Monterey jack, or pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • BBQ sauce

For garnish (all optional):

  • Sliced fresh or pickled jalapeños
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Sliced scallions or green onions
  • Fresh lime juice

Instructions

  1. Heat up the pulled pork with some BBQ sauce in a small saucepan over medium-low heat for a few minutes on the stove top or in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave.
  2. Place the cooked potatoes on a baking sheet and slice each one open on the top lengthwise with a long cut and horizontally with a short cut. Push the ends together to open up the potatoes. Scoop out a few tablespoons of each potato into a bowl. Use the extra potato to make a small portion of loaded mashed potatoes with some of the filling and topping ingredients or gnocchi.
  3. Add a pat of butter and a sprinkle of salt and pepper to the inside of each potato. Divide the pulled pork between the potatoes and top with shredded cheese, and a drizzle of BBQ sauce.
  4. Drop a couple of sliced jalapenos on top along with red onions, and scallions. Serve while the potatoes are still hot.

Notes

  1. Feel free to bake your potatoes using your preferred method. However, if you're tired of your plain ol' baked potatoes and want crispy skins and fluffy insides every single time you make them, or you need to know how to make baked potatoes, you must try my tried and true oven baked potato recipe that I linked to above in the Ingredients list.
  2. Be sure to account for the extra cooking time needed if you're going to make the pulled pork fresh for these potatoes. You'll want pulled pork that has already been mixed with BBQ sauce for this recipe.

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