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!

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  1. I’m not much of a football fan, so I’ll be helping my sister out with a photography project on Sunday.

  2. And in regard to the Rafflecopter, I think it makes it easier when there are multiple tasks available to enter :)

  3. Having family over for food and fooball! Go 49ers!!

  4. Kristen M. says:

    My husband and son (the football fans in the family) are out of town. I think my daughter and I will find a chick flick to watch at home.

  5. debbie jackson says:

    having friends over for the game

  6. I am heading over to a Super Bowl Party to be populated with English grad students. I think only a few of us even know who’s playing, so it should be interesting :)

  7. Just the family; sushi, cheesburger pizza and meatballs wrapped in dough (a la the 8 year old.) Then they get to go to bed right after halftime.

  8. I am stuck at work, hopefully able to catch some of the game!

    I like Rafflecopter, when its not on the fritz!

    Pork and Potatoes, who could ask for anything more!

  9. Just watching at home with the family.

  10. Just hanging with my husband and boys at home.

  11. Dinner and shopping with my lovely sis in law. Great time to shop, no crowds!

  12. Absolutely nothing :)

  13. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    We Watched The Game, Had A Small Party !:)

  14. Watched it in my jammies!

  15. I watched it at home with my husband – we made calzones and had a blast!

  16. Spent the first half with friends and then headed home during half time, put the littles to bed (and didn’t miss as much as I thought I would “thanks” to the power outage) and finished the rest of the game at home.

  17. Watched with hubby!

  18. I don’t see the Rafflecopter.

  19. I’m going to be busy prepping for my daughters bridal showerbut will probably watch the commercials in between! :)

  20. Flying back from Disney to see the game. :)

  21. Michelle L says:

    Spent the afternoon on Pinterest. :)

  22. I prepped the veggie and cheese/fruit trays for my family, then fried the chicken wings. I watched Downton Abbey instead of the game. :)

  23. NWMiCheryl says:

    I watched Downton Abbey……not a football fan but I do love the yummy snack foods!

  24. We watched it at a friends–nothing crazy, but good times for sure!

  25. Went to my hubby’s bosses house and watched the game. Ate a ton of good food as well…of course!

  26. Hung out with friends and family :)

  27. wonderful recipes. super fun giveaway. watched super bowl commercials online… farm tribute was the best. : )

  28. Michelle Wright says:

    Hosted a party at our lake house.

  29. Big kid went to a party and the rest of us relaxed in front of the game with yummy snacks, sausages and each other. nice.

  30. We just watched the game with our 4 kiddos, nothing fancy. The pork/potato recipe looks yummy!

  31. watched the beyonce concert! lol.

  32. Unfortunately, I don’t even have time to watch the game. Gotta finish writing my thesis!

  33. Football is not my sport and I find that Super Bowl Sunday is one of the best days to go shopping! :-) (PS: Is it baseball season yet?)

  34. Heather Spooner says:

    I didnt watch the game. But I did enjoy a quiet Sunday with my family. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and recipes.

  35. As someone who always has leftover pulled port stashed in the freezer, I love this!


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