This loaded pulled pork sweet potato packs a lot of flavor into a delicious and filling dish and has become one of our favorite recipes while doing Whole30. When we decided to do another Whole30, this sweet potato recipe was quickly added to our list of “must-have” meals. We actually like this recipe so much that we eat it on a regular basis, even when we are not doing Whole30.
Part of what makes this recipe so tasty is the pulled pork. It’s incredibly easy to make your own pulled pork. Once one of my dear friends shared this pulled pork recipe with me, it’s the only one I use!
What’s so great about this loaded pulled pork sweet potato is that you can easily customize this recipe and come up with your own toppings. Our entire family loves this meal, including our 5-year-old daughter.
Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think! If you try it and enjoy it, I’d appreciate if you come back and PIN this recipe to Pinterest.
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|Prep Time||30 minutes|
|Cook Time||1-2 hours|
|Passive Time||8 hours|
- 1.5 Lbs. Pork Shoulder
- 15.5 Ounce Green Salsa Verde (I really like the Late July Snacks Salsa Verde Mild)
Pulled Pork (Needs to Be Made Ahead)
- *Pulled Pork needs to be made ahead of time. I find it's easiest to put the pulled pork in the crock pot before leaving for work for the day.
- Place pork shoulder in crock pot
- Pour one can of green salsa verde on top of pork shoulder
- Cover crock pot with lid and turn on to low setting for 6-8 hours.
- Once pork shoulder is cooked, remove from crock pot and shred pork. It should easily fall apart when separating with a fork.
- Pre-Heat Oven to 425 Degrees
- Line Sheet Pan With Aluminum Foil
- Clean and Scrub Sweet Potatoes
- Cut of ends of Sweet Potatoes
- Drizzle Olive oil on sweet potato skins. Use your hands to rub the olive oil all over the potato
- Sprinkle sweet potatoes with sea salt
- Place sweet potatoes into preheated oven and cook for approximately 1 hour (cook time will depend upon the size of your sweet potatoes)
- Once the sweet potatoes are cooked, slice them open and serve.
- Sometimes it's fun to make a potato bar and let everyone put their own toppings on their loaded pulled pork sweet potato. Otherwise, if you are serving each plate, place the cooked pulled pork on top of the sweet potato and then add desired toppings.
This recipe does require some advance planning. You will want to make your pulled pork ahead of time. I like to put my pulled pork in the crock pot in the morning so it can slow cook all day.
You can easily customize this recipe and come up with your own toppings.
Here are a few toppings we enjoy:
-Shredded Cheese (not Whole30 approved)
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