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!


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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!

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  1. We are going to watch the Super Bowl at a friends house. They host the party every year. We look forward to it every year!!

  2. Pam McGlone says:

    Rafflecopter was okay but I had to come back here to leave a comment. I just wish I could see your pictures. I’m sure I’d love the platter you’re showing! I plan on watching the Super Bowl and rooting for the 49ers!

  3. Pam McGlone says:

    I forgot to ask if following you on Pinterest gains another entry. It wasn’t available on Rafflecopter! Crossing my fingers and toes that I win!

  4. We’re having some people in my husband’s pharmacy program over for a Superbowl/study party. I know, we’re wild folk. ;-) But, it still gives me an excuse to cook up some tasty Superbowl snacks!

  5. Peg Eisenhardt says:

    Another win Rebecca. After super busy week, and out second favorite party day ahead I’m always glad for really yummy snacks recipes. Thanks

  6. Making appetizers and watching commercials. :)

  7. The only thing we have planned is church and pulled pork potato skins. We don’t even watch football. See how you influence people on the other side of he country?

  8. i have a knitting date with my college roommate and another college friend.
    super what?

  9. Pretty normal Sunday around here, probably church, easy quick food(thank you Rebecca) and watch the game on TV with lots of cuddly throws piled on for warmth! Rafflecopter suits me fine.

  10. we go to a party (10th year running!) with the same people and have so much fun! The best part is deciding what fun food to take. :)

  11. Heading with my family to my parents’ house – I am contemplating making the cheeseburger bites in the wanton wrappers – they look so good!

  12. On Super Bowl Sunday there’s one thing I’m pretty sure I’m NOT doing, and that’s watching the game! I’m not much of a football fan.

  13. Michelle B says:

    watching the game. Of course! But Hubby is working so I will be giving him play by plays!

  14. I have several things to say. Ahem.

    1) I am making YOUR awesome crock pot pork recipe tomorrow (I can’t remember the exact name, but it’s the one with oj concentrate and lime juice. Yum). Now I want to make potato skins. But not for the superbowl, because…

    2) I don’t watch sports, and thank goodness, I found a lovely wonderful geeky man who would FAR prefer an Everquest marathon to any sort of sports game.

    3) I like the little raffle entry thingie.


    4) Holy cow, crazy cute stuff! I really, really, really hope I win. I plan to buy lots of whimsical, non-matching items. Squee!

  15. We’ll be home but not watching the game. We don’t get any channels on our TV.

  16. Normal Sunday for me … cooking, eating, playing with the kids (not much of a football fan!). Rafflecopter was easy but then I had to go back and enter a comment – no biggie though.

  17. I’m going to Disneyland, really!

  18. I’m going to Disneyland! Really!

    • Sorry, it told me the first one didn’t go through. Now I just seem overly excited about Disneyland! Well, it is pretty fun ;)

  19. Amanda Thompson says:

    We will be watching the game at home while eating lots and lots of yummy snacks!! Go Niners!!!!

  20. Eating, watching commercials and, oh yeah, the game (:

  21. Taking my husband to the airport…leaving on a business trip. :(

  22. Taking my husband to the airport…leaving on a business trip. Then, coming home to catch the 2nd half of the game with my daughter.

  23. ellen beck says:

    We will be going to a local sports bar where they are throwing a HUGE party- go Ravens!

  24. We are having a regular Sunday. Neither my husband or I watch football. The weather is supposed to be gorgeous so we will probable go for a hike.

  25. I’ll probably be grading homework. Not a huge football fan.

  26. I’ll be home.

  27. christine says:

    Making wings, dips and now your delish Pulled Pork Potato Skins for my 4 boys and I while we watch the Big Game! Go Ravens!!

    Rafflecopter seems to be the way to go – so easy!

  28. I have to work…thanks.

  29. We eat our way though the whole game – can’t wait!

  30. We are going to a friend’s house to watch the game, if we don’t get snow

  31. We are doing nothing. My husband has to work, I will have 3 girls ages 7, 5, and 2 to entertain, and we just moved to a new state and don’t know anyone.

  32. We are staying home and watching the game. Thanks for the opportunity to win such an awesome prize. There is sooo much I want from there.

  33. Elizabeth W says:

    For Superbowl Sunday, I’m spending the day with my fiance and his friends! I’m there for the fab food and commercials – OH! and Beyonce!

  34. We’re going to a potluck party and I may make these pork skins!!

  35. We go to our friends house to watch the Superbowl- the guys watch the game, while the girls hang out in the kitchen- enjoying good food, wine and conversation- well we try to have a converation over the yelling and cheering!

  36. We will just be having a regular Sunday.

  37. Yvette Novak says:

    We’ll be at church cooking a pancake breakfast, and then home for
    the game.

    Raffelcopter is ok by me.

  38. We are hanging with the family

  39. Superbowl Sunday I’m watching the game, eating good food, and relaxing at home.

  40. Watching the game with hubby, kids, and friends at home :D

  41. I will be at home watching the game, unless Dowtown Abbey comes on. Then, I will be watching that!

  42. We’re not sports fans at our house, so there’s no chance of us watching the Super Bowl. I’m glad to see great recipes for entertaining, and I am happy to see that great new shopping site! Thanks!

  43. We are having brunch with friends. Hope everyone enjoys Superbowl Sunday. I think I’ll watch Downton Abbey instead.

  44. Bernie N. says:

    We are staying home and celebrating with our own little spread: I’m making a bacon cheese ball, BBQ drumsticks, and guacamole. Plus plenty of cheese and proscuitto if we feel fancy!

  45. It will be hard to give up Downtown Abbey! We are making these potato skins, though!

  46. Chilling at home, sorting out art supplies and watching the game – we may try the bbq pulled pork potato skins :)

  47. We will just watch the game at home.

  48. Krystal Ray says:

    I’ll probably watch a bit of the game, but I’m really hoping to sew :)

  49. Krystal Ray says:

    The rafflecopter is fun since you don’t know off hand what the question is. Easy to use

  50. We are going to hang out at home and probably not watch the superbowl, maybe just the half time show.


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