Go Back
+ servings

Instant Pot Pulled Pork Shoulder

This easy Instant Pot pulled pork shoulder recipe is the perfect pork shoulder roast made in your pressure cooker. A great option for easy weeknight dinners, and a fantastic way to meal prep pork shoulder.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, healthy, instant pot, keto, pork shoulder, pulled pork, shredded pork
Servings: 6
Calories: 208kcal
Author: Tonje



  • Cut meat into 3 large chunks. If the pork shoulder has the rind attached, carefully remove this with a sharp knife.
  • Add vegetable oil to the Instant Pot, and turn on the SAUTE setting. Add the pork shoulder chunks. Saute for about 5 minutes, and turn the pork pieces to brown all sides evenly.
  • Remove the pork shoulder from the pot. Add water or chicken stock to the Instant Pot, and use a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom. Make sure nothing is stuck to the pot.
  • Add the meat back to the pot, and top with seasoning.
  • Turn off the saute function. Seal the lid on the Instant Pot, and turn on the PRESSURE COOK or MANUAL setting for 45 minutes. The pressure cooker will take about 5-10 minutes to get to pressure before the timer starts counting down.
  • Remove the cooked pork shoulder from the Instant Pot. Shred the meat with two forks.
  • Strain the liquid from the Instant Pot. This will remove any chunks of fat from the liquid. Discard the fat, and add the liquid back to the pot.
  • Add the shredded meat back to the pot. The liquid will make the meat more juicy. Add any other seasoning or sauces to taste.
  • Serve the pulled pork immediately.



  • Store leftover pulled pork in a refrigerator for up to 4 days, or freeze for up to 6 months. You can reheat it in a skillet or microwave, or use it cold.
  • Feel free to replace the seasoning with any other spices, like taco seasoning, or a BBQ spice rub.


Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 485mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg