Pulled Pork Baked Potato Skins

Barbecue Pulled Pork Baked Potato Skins from Foodie with Family

I think it’s only fair I warn you I may not be held responsible for the number of exclamation points I use because I. Am. So. EXCITED! I have a simple, fabulous recipe to share with you AND I have a super, fantastic giveaway, too.

Let’s start with the recipe because it’s almost Super Snack, er Bowl, Sunday. If you have leftover baked potatoes and pulled pork you’re already halfway there. It’s hard to imagine an easier appetizer unless it comes out of a box. The potatoes are halved and halved again, scooped to leave just a bit of potato behind in the skins, brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with salt, then baked ’til golden brown and crispy around the edges. Then they’re piled high with pulled pork, a squirt or spoonful of your favourite barbecue sauce and topped with melty Monterey Jack cheese. Back into the oven for eight minutes to heat the pork and melt the cheese and then HEY PRESTO! You have the hit of the party.

Pulled Pork Baked Potato Skins

Rating: 51

Yield: 24 potato skins

Pulled Pork Baked Potato Skins

This barbecue sauced, pulled pork piled, gooey cheese topped, crispy baked potato skin is sure to keep the hungry crowds cheering at your game day party. Guaranteed to please the meat lovers in your life!


  • 6 leftover baked potatoes
  • olive oil for brushing
  • salt
  • 2 cups leftover pulled pork like this or this, or storebought
  • 3/4 cup -at least- of your favourite barbecue sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups, at least, shredded Monterey Jack cheese


Preheat oven to 425°F.

Halve the leftover baked potatoes at the midsection of the potato and then halve those again lengthwise so you have quartered potatoes. Use a spoon to scoop away the insides of the potato to leave just about 1/8- to 1/4-inch thickness of potato in the skins. Brush the scooped surfaces generously with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt. Lay on a baking sheet, scooped sides up and bake until the top edges are golden brown and the potato has started to crisp up.

Divide the pork evenly between the potato shells, piling the pork into the scooped wells. Drizzle at least 1-2 teaspoons of barbecue sauce over the pork then return the pan to the oven until the pork and barbecue sauce are heated through, about 6 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and top each potato skin with at least 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese, or more to taste. Return the pan to the oven and bake just until the cheese is melted and hot.

Remove the pan from the oven and carefully transfer the potato skins to a serving plate. Serve hot.


GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The platter and plate holding my potato skins above are from MacKenzie-Childs and they make me smile just to look at them.

Are you familiar with MacKenzie-Childs? If you aren’t, it’s time you were. If you are familiar with it, then you are probably getting pretty excited right now. MacKenzie-Childs sells artisan made ceramics, enamelware, housewares, furniture and accessories, but that doesn’t even begin to cover what they really give you. Everything they have is pure gorgeous whimsy. I like pretty things but looking through their offerings made audibly gasp. Just look!


Could it be any more gorgeous? Don’t think so! And oh my word. Look at the furniture. It’s like Alice in Wonderland in a very, VERY good way.


Are you ready to find out what the giveaway is? Hmmm? To celebrate their 30th Anniversary, MacKenzie-Childs is offering a $500 Gift Card (FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS!) to purchase whatever your heart desires on MacKenzie-Childs.com or in one of their stores. How much fun is that?

We’re going to try a little something different with this giveaway. Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. And if you don’t mind, let me know what you think of it below. Does it make the giveaway easier? Tougher? I’d love your feedback on Rafflecopter, MacKenzie-Childs and, of course, the Barbecue Pulled Pork Potato Skins!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Rafflecopter widget is cool & super easy. Not familiar w/ Mackenzie-Childs, but that’ll change in a minute! And I’m drooling thinking of your potato skins. Drooling, I tell you!

  2. Those potato skins look wonderful! Rafflecopter is easy to use and works well on the computer, but doesn’t seem to work from my phone. I love the pieces from Mackenzie-Childs, very playful!

  3. Thanks for the giveaway. I love your recipes. I use them all the time:)

  4. I do like rafflecopter, I think it is much easier to enter contests.

  5. Exciting giveaway! Thank you! Also, I love the Rafflecopter widget. It was very straightforward and easy to use. Happy Friday!

  6. I’ve never heard of Mackenzie-Childs but the minute I saw it I fell in love. Those dishes are just gorgeous. The potato skins look yummy too! Can’t wait to try them. Very easy to enter your contest….OMG best giveaway….thanks

  7. I like the rafflecopter!

  8. what a great recipe and giveaway!! i love mackenzie childs. wow!!

  9. What an awesome givaway! I love this stuff!

  10. cristin higgins says:

    I like the rafflecopter widget and the possible extra entries!

  11. We are having SuperBowl foods, but not watching the game….don’t judge me.

  12. Relaxing at home with my husband

  13. I can’t enter because the widget doesn’t work on my computer (sad face).

  14. Rafflecopter makes things much easier – love it!

  15. Hanging out with my church and watching football :)

  16. Ouida Lampert says:

    Superbowl? What’s that? :)

  17. Watching TV in another room while the guys watch the game. :)

  18. Going to have a quiet day at home cooking and eating

  19. Probably just at home with my family, maybe we’ll watch the game, maybe not.

  20. …watching the game…i mean commercials and eatting. those potato skins look tempting.
    rafflecopter…not enamored with it…just dont like all the facebook likes etc.

    • Thank you for the feedback! The facebook/twitter likes are still optional as they were when I ran contests before as optional extra entries. Does the widget make it seem mandatory?

      • I guess I just feel guilty if I dont “like” something. Just me of course.
        I do love your blog. Guess I would rather just leave a comment. Thanks for listening.

  21. I’ll be eating yummy super bowl munchies. Thewidget seemed a bit easier.

  22. Anne Weber-Falk says:

    We’re going to set up early for PADS because we throw a Super Bowl party every year. We need more time to get the party foods set up. Then we go home and chill out. We’ll watch for the commercials this year.

  23. Superbowl Sunday I will be working on the next episode of my cooking show :) The Seahawks didn’t make it this year (and they actually had potential this time!), so I’m a little in denial about it. Haha. Plus, I have to avoid all of those amazing snacks at the party!

  24. Not crazy about rafflecopter. Sometimes confusing and not liking the “likes”. Going to check out the MacKenzie – Childs website as some interesting stuff on there. Potato skins looks tasty. Thanks for giveaway. Have a great Super Bowl Sunday.

  25. Oooh the fun things to buy! $500 would just be a good start!
    I am not a fan of rafflecopter. It keeps me logged in places I would rather not stay logged into.

  26. Hanging with a bunch of new friends at our current campground in Florida watching the game and singing karaoke.

  27. Staying home this year & making LOTS if snacks

  28. barbara n says:

    No party this year…just staying at home watching for all the commercials!

  29. Heather Hicks says:

    I’ll probably go to a local sports bar to watch.

  30. I am not sure where we are watching the game, but I know we will have lots of snacky snacky treats to enjoy while it is on!

  31. Working on Sunday :( have a pork roast in crock pot for pulled pork – now I know what to try w the leftovers :) yum!

  32. I’ll be making these BBQ Pulled Pork Baked Potato Skins, for sure!

  33. I won’t be doing much of anything SSS. I don’t watch football so maybe I’ll go for a hike.

  34. Celebrating my son’s 4th birthday!

  35. I’ll be watching the game by myself (boo hoo) as my DH will be working. I have no dog in the game this year so I’ll be watching for the commercials! Love, love, love McKenzie-Childs. Such whimsy! Makes me happy just to look!

  36. Not sure yet what we will be doing. Eating, probably!

  37. I will be playing poker since i dont watch sports…..

  38. Mmmmmmm. . . .potato skins, pulled pork — YUM! And those plates and the funiture are VERY cool! :-D As for Super Bowl — meh — I’ll be reading and eating potato skins!

  39. Peggy Nagy says:

    Yum! We will be eating lots of goodies and watching the game with the family. What a generous giveaway. How exciting.

  40. Yum! Well, for the Super Bowl we’re getting together with family– not a big deal.

  41. I can’t seem to post on the rafflecopter…?

  42. I’ll be watching the Super Bowl with my family:)

  43. We’ll be watching the game and eating lots of snacks!

  44. Sarah Sylvia says:

    Love love love mackenzie child’s! The recipe above looks amazing, can’t wait to try it! x

  45. We are not sports fans, so just another day to us. I love Mackensie-Childs and really love your potato skins, yummy.

  46. We are having chips and snacks at home. The game doesn’t start until almost our boys’ bedtime on the east coast.

  47. Nothing. We’ll have a normal Sunday night with church and relaxing at home.

  48. We are going to hang out at home and relax.

  49. Just hangin’ with the family!

  50. We’re hanging out with my in-laws. I know I’m at least bringing spinach artichoke dip and guacamole. Maybe some pulled pork?


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