Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potato

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Total Time 9 hours 10 minutes
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The best kind of baked sweet potato! This Pulled Pork Sweet Potato recipe is an easy main or side dish featuring caramelized baked sweet potato stuffed with saucy, BBQ pulled pork.

Easy Pulled Pork Sweet Potato Recipe

Growing up I would see people at Jason’s Deli ordering those big baked potatoes stuffed with things like chili and I was not a fan. But then I attended a wedding that offered BBQ chicken stuffed potatoes….and slowly began falling in love with the idea.

And it turns out stuffed sweet potatoes are just as good, if not better.

These pulled pork sweet potatoes feature baked sweet potatoes topped with BBQ pulled pork and they’re so good!

These are a great way to use up leftover pulled pork. Below I have the recipe for how to make pulled pork in your slow cooker, but that doesn’t mean you have to make it my way. Sure, my ways the best…but I’m sure your way is good too. ;-)

For more savory sweet potato recipes, check out my air fryer sweet potato and fully loaded sweet potatoes!

A pulled pork sweet potato on a cutting board

What You’ll Need

One of the reasons I love this recipe is that fact it’s requires just a handful of ingredients.

  • Pork loin – Pork loin is my go-to for pulled pork, as it cooks down to ultra tender and juicy.
  • Spices – Chili powder and garlic salt add flavor to the pork.
  • Coca cola – Adds moisture and flavor to the pork.
  • BBQ sauce – I prefer Sweet Baby Ray’s Original BBQ sauce but feel free to use your favorite.
  • Sweet potatoes – This would likely be good on regular potatoes too!

How to Make a Pulled Pork Sweet Potato

This pulled pork sweet potato recipe requires minimal hands-on effort, as the slow cooker and oven do almost all the work.

  • Cook the pork. Season the pork loin then add to the crock pot with the soda. Add just enough to cover the pork loin. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Bake the sweet potatoes. Scrub the sweet potatoes then wrap in foil. Bake for 1 hour.
  • Shred the pork. Remove the pork from the slow cooker, drain all but a tablespoon of the coke mixture, and return the pork. Shred with two forks then add the BBQ sauce. Combine and leave on warm until you’re ready to serve.
  • Assemble the sweet potato. Cut a slit in the sweet potato, lengthwise. Fill each sweet potato with pulled pork and drizzle with extra BBQ sauce if desired. Enjoy!

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Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potato

Pulled Pork Sweet Potatoes drizzled with BBQ sauce are easy to prep, and incredibly good. They're also a great use of leftover pulled pork!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time9 hours
Total Time9 hours 10 minutes


  • 2 lb pork loin
  • ¼ cup chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic salt
  • 6 cups coca cola, or enough to cover pork
  • ¾ to 1 cup Sweet Baby Ray’s Original BBQ Sauce
  • 8 large sweet potatoes


  • Season entire pork loin with garlic salt and chili powder. Pour a little coke in the bottom of the crock pot and add the pork butt. Add enough coke to just cover the pork loin. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • While pork is cooking, bake your sweet potatoes: Preheat oven to 400°. Scrub potatoes under water and wrap in foil. Bake in oven for about 1 hour. Sweet Potatoes are fully cooked when you can gently squeeze them and they feel soft. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • Remove pork from crock pot and discard almost all of coke mixture…leaving just a tablespoon or two of juice behind to help moisten the pork.
  • Place the pork back into the crockpot and then use two large forks to shred the meat. Add BBQ sauce and combine (above it says 3/4 to 1 cup BBQ sauce, which just means add as much, or as little, as you like). Leave slow cooker on low, or warm, to keep things hot until you are ready to serve.
  • When ready to serve, cut a a slit in the sweet potato, lengthwise. Grab the potato from both ends and press together to open the sweet potato up. Fill each sweet potato with a generous helping of pulled pork and top with an extra drizzle of BBQ Sauce. Serve immediately!


Serving: 1, Calories: 578kcal, Carbohydrates: 78g, Protein: 37g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 100mg, Sodium: 1797mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 47g


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  1. Erica Ratiner

    Any way to make this with less sugar? I’m post weight loss surgery and coke plua BBQ sauce would kill me. 

  2. Emily Marie

    Two of my favorite foods rolled into one! I will probably try this without the coke, just extra BBQ sauce but it looks great!

  3. julie d

    this is basically the best recipe for pulled pork ever. it is easy and goodness gracious it is delicious!! i hate pork. actually i can honestly say i am not a fan of meat in general, when i do eat meat, it is smothered in sauce of some sort. this pork doesn’t need anything. it is that good. i did put the bbq on and will be eating in on a sweet potato as soon as they are ready! this is like my new favorite thing!!

  4. califncsun

    I just made this, I used Dr Pepper, it is so good. I love anything pork. Mine was done in 6 hours. This is defiantly a keeper. DD are a regular baked potato, I ate the sweet potato. Did I say how yummy this was.LOL


    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

      I have always cooked it fresh – not frozen. If you want to try it frozen, it will need a little more cooking time!

  5. Debi

    Why oh why didn’t I think of this? I haven’t made it yet, but it makes perfect sense. A marriage made in heaven. Trying it next week!

  6. Heather S

    Made this a few months ago and it was amazing! I didn’t use the orange sweet potatoes though, used the white ones, perfection!

  7. Dawn

    I subscribe to so many food blogs and daily I’m inspired to make something different. Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potato, why didn’t I think of this! It’s amazing. When I told my husband what we were having for lunch, he said, “that’s weird”! But then, I showed him your picture and he said, “um, that looks good”! Well, we just had it for lunch and he told me three times already, “that was a delicious lunch”! Thanks for inspiring me :)

  8. Kathy

    I had some leftover pork that I used to make this! Fabulous! I had no idea how good it would taste. So glad I tried it!

  9. Linda Lindley

    This sounds amazing! I have a pork loin in my freezer. Now I just have to wait til it’s thawed so I can toss it in my crockpot. Thanks for posting!

  10. Kelly CookingQueen Perkins

    My hubby is gonna LOVE this! we smoke a pork butt about once a month and are always looking for great leftover ideas. This is perfect!

  11. Justin

    Got all the fixin’s prepped, gonna give it a try this afternoon for a Sunday brunch … I’m practically giddy.

  12. Karen

    What a great idea….a sweet potato stuffed with yummy pulled pork! I have the pork in the crock pot right now, smelling awesome, and the potatoes waiting to go in the oven. Can’t wait to eat :)

  13. Megz Messy Mealz

    I can’t wait to try this! I’ve never stuffed anything like this into a potato. Looks amazing :)

    Stopping by to say hi from Megz Messy Mealz

  14. Michelle

    I have just stumbled across your blog this looks UH-MAY-ZING! Being from rainy England there are a few things in your recipies I can’t get here but I’m going to try all I can….. Or maybe I could just move?

  15. maryann

    I made this last night, and my family LOVED it!! I assume the 1/4 cup of chili powder was a misprint, so I just added 1/4 tsp. I had never tried pork made with coke before and it was amazing, will make again soon for sure.

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      Hey Maryann,

      Glad you liked it! The 1/4 cup chili powder is not a misprint. Because it’s in the crockpot with a lot of liquid, it doesn’t all end up on the pork, but it does help to flavor it!

      1. Paula

        I was also wondering about the 1/4 cup of chili powder. Does it make it spicy at all? I’m not a fan of spicy food so I was thinking of cutting back on the amount as well.

  16. Debbi

    This was a brilliant idea! I had left over pulled pork from a party over the week-end (so was just about pulled pork sandwiched out!) and I made these for a quick week night dinner, AH-MAZING! Thanks for posting!

  17. Heather of Kitchen Concoctions

    Ahh, I love me a good stuffed spud! Growing up in Texas I’ve had my share of ‘stuffed’ baked potatoes. Everything from bbq beef from the bbq joint down the street from my childhood home to the restaurant in the town I went to college at, which specialized in over 20 different ‘stuffed’ potatoes on their menu.

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

      I used a pork loin. You can use a pork butt as well, but I like to use pork loin because it is a lot healthier and a lot less fatty (I trim off the excess fat).

  18. Ashley Bee

    I’ve done this with regular baked potatoes but never sweet potatoes–and I hear they are far more nutritious. I will definitely keep it in mind!

  19. Alexis Franzi


    This looks to die for! I know for a fact the readers over at Mr. Food would be so into this recipe, too! We’d love for you to submit a similar recipe to The Search for the Ultimate Weeknight Meal, offering a grand-prize to one lucky blogger who will tape a segment to air on national TV! If you’re interested, check out our contest page for more details. http://mrfood.com/Editors-Picks/Search-for-Ultimate-Weeknight-Meal-Blogger-Contest

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  20. Megan {Country Cleaver}

    I want to eat this in a hands-tied-behind-my-back-like-at-a-state-fair eating contest style. And have like 10 of these.

  21. HEGryhus

    So so so good. Made it tonight and everyone loved it. I did regular potatoes for the menfolk bc they are dumb and it was great that way too.

  22. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    A bug yes to this spud and a big noooooo to neon cheese, oinly good for the cool folks in the International Space Station ;)

  23. TheCubanFoodBlog

    Yeah! Finally a recipe I can make in Cuba!!!!!! I drool over so many recipes I see on other blogs and cookbooks, but all too often I can’t make them because we just don’t have the range of ingredients here in Cuba. However this recipe is brilliant. I can make it. Ok so the BBQ I will have to make from scratch, but that’s ok. It’s a combination that I hadn’t thought of before. Thanks for surprising me. I can’t wait to try this. Tanja

  24. SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen

    I am loving this idea; two favorites of mine all together in one place. Might just be making this soon.

  25. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

    Besides drooling over the gorgeous photos, I have major jazz hands about this recipe! Pulled pork? YES! Sweet potato? Heck ya! Bookmarking this guy fo’ sure.

    P.S. Favorite thing about Jason’s Deli…soft serve ice cream station!

  26. Heather

    I was planning on waiting until fall to replace my slow cooker…but this recipe has me re-evaluating my decision. Holy cow, this looks AMAZING. Great photos!

  27. Cassie

    I have zero issue with eating a big ‘ol potato for dinner so I am extremely on board when it is stuffed with BBQ. Holy cow, this is awesome. My hubs will definitely be on board too!

  28. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Oh gawwd this might the most amazing thing ever! I usually don’t make pulled pork but I want to make it just so I can have this!

  29. Cookbook Queen

    This needs to happen for dinner at my house!! YUM!!

    And i am totally a fan of canned chili and neon nacho cheese. I can feel you judging me!! ;)

  30. Nikki @Pennies on a Platter

    I think it’s Famous Daves that also serves pulled pork stuffed potatoes. Yum! I love this kind of thing. Glad you got on the band wagon eventually. ;)

  31. Ali @ Gimme Some Oven

    I LOVE this idea!!! Especially with sweet potatoes!!

    And I was also a potato fan at Jason’s Deli for years. That and their gumbo. MmmmHMMM. ;)

  32. Devon

    It IS a great way to use leftover pulled pork… Lately I’ve been shoving black beans, turkey, whatever is in my fridge into sweet potatoes.

  33. DessertForTwo

    This is my favorite way to use up extra meat. Especially when I bring home barbecue on the plane from Texas :)

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