Homemade BBQ Baked Potatoes

Last Updated on February 12, 2021

I’m a lucky woman. I married a master at the grill. We absolutely love anything to do with barbecue. In my best Bubba Gump voice, there’s pulled pork, pulled chicken, chicken wings, jerk chicken, lamb, turkey, beef, Boston butt, BBQ Pulled Chicken, Coca Cola Ribs, and I think you get the point.

Ladies, my man is a stud at the grill. However, I think I’ve won him over with these Instant Pot Barbecue Baked Potatoes! They are incredibly delicious, you’ll love every bite and be begging for more.

Homemade BBQ Baked Potatoes

If you are looking for a delicious, summertime, BBQ-loving recipe, then I have just the one for you. These Barbecue stuffed baked potatoes are seriously the best!


Not only are they super delicious and unbelievably tasty, but they are also easy to make. With only one pot required for the entire recipe, and little effort necessary, this will be your new favorite ‘go-to’ recipe, especially on days where you are not craving anything but some good ole’ barbecue! 

And, let’s face it, we’re a busy family and some nights we hardly have time to sit down and catch our breath. I just have to grab my leftover or frozen pulled pork from the freezer and start preparing. I don’t think it can get more effortless than that!

Instant Pot Homemade BBQ Baked Potatoes

Have you ever considered making baked potatoes in an Instant Pot? If not, here is the perfect opportunity! While there are a variety of Instant Pots out there, I personally LOVE my Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker! It’s a stainless steel 8-quart pot with many different options to ensure your food comes out just the way you are hoping! Instant Pot recipes make it possible for you to still make an amazing and tasty dinner even on the busiest of nights, am I right?!

BBQ Pulled Pork, Chicken, or Beef?

Now, let’s get to some of the fun details! You may be asking yourself, “Should I use pork? Could I try it with chicken or beef?” Honestly, you can use whatever meat you prefer! My family just happens to love pork, so whenever we are craving this recipe and have some leftover BBQ pork in the fridge or freezer, that is what we use. 


Is there a specific kind of potato I should use to make Homemade BBQ Baked Potatoes?

For these Instant Pot BBQ Baked Potatoes, I used Russet potatoes while creating this recipe, but I have also used sweet potatoes also. However, if you decide to give either sweet potatoes or yams a try, it will create more of a sweeter taste compared to the russet potatoes, which can be altered with various seasonings, if desired. I would also suggest cooking the sweet potatoes and yams just a tad bit longer to ensure they are that nice creamy consistency. Remember, BBQ tastes amazing with practically everything, so do not be afraid to experiment a bit after you give this recipe a try – you won’t regret it! 


What sort of toppings do I put on my Homemade BBQ Baked Potatoes?

Now that you’ve whipped this together, here comes the fun part – garnishing your tasty Homemade BBQ Baked Potatoes! You can add the same garnishes to each one, leave them plain, or let your family garnish their own! Some of my favorite toppings include:

-freshly shredded cheddar cheese

-sliced green onions


-sour cream



What is the best kind of BBQ sauce to use?

This is all a personal preference, but I favor my own homemade BBQ sauce recipe that I also make in the Instant Pot! Whether it is one of your own secret family recipes or store-bought because you simply just did not have the time for anything else, this recipe will still taste amazing.

How long do Homemade BBQ Baked Potatoes take to make?

That’s the best part of making them with an Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker. You can have this meal on the table in under 30 minutes. No, I promise I’m not kidding!

Does my Pulled Pork need to already be cooked?

Yes! This recipe is using already cooked pulled pork, whether it’s leftovers from last night’s meal or some frozen you had stored away. If you haven’t already made your pulled pork, you can do that in your Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker, too! Check out my easy Instant Pot Pulled Pork Recipe right here.

What can I pair these Homemade BBQ Baked Potatoes with?

While this certainly can be used as an entire meal, you can pair with lots of sides! Some of my suggestions would be baked beans, roasted vegetables, pasta salad, or maybe even my favorite sweet and spicy coleslaw. If you would prefer to just keep the meal as the potato and avoid having a side, do not be afraid to load it up with your choice of barbecued meat and those delicious garnishes. Or, simply just have two BBQ Baked Potatoes. You’re secret is safe with me and I promise not to tell!

Can you make this Instant Pot Baked Potatoes recipe with Sweet Potatoes or Yams?

Great question. I mentioned sweet potatoes briefly above but I know some may skim over it so I really wanted to address it again. Sweet potatoes or yams cook very similarly to regular white potatoes and everything tastes great with pulled pork! We love sweet potatoes so we do enjoy them with pulled pork, but everyone is different. So make me a deal? If you make it that way in your Instant Pot, come back and tell me how it tastes!  I would suggest raising the time though to about 16 minutes or so. We love it, and I think you will as well. 

What do I need to make Homemade BBQ Baked Potatoes?

  • 1 cup pulled pork (fresh, leftover or from the freezer)
  • 2/3 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 shredded cheese
  • green onions or parsley for garnish

How do I make Homemade BBQ Baked Potatoes?

Place your potatoes on a trivet in your Instant Pot. Be sure there are about 1 1/2 cups of water in the bottom.


Pressure Cook the potatoes for 12 minutes. 


Remove potatoes. Slice them, and layer pulled pork, BBQ sauce, and cheese inside.


Broil or Air Fry until golden and the cheese is melted. I used the healthy crisp lid— I LOVE IT and it fits on your instant pot or mealthy multi pot! 



How long will Homemade BBQ Baked Potatoes keep in the fridge?

If for some reason you don’t eat them all in one sitting, they will keep in the fridge for a couple of days. I’d eat them sooner rather than later, though. Although that doesn’t matter because they’re sure not to last very long, anyway! They don’t in our house anyway! 

That’s all there is. Enjoy making (and eating) these delicious BBQ Baked Potatoes!

Don’t forget to print out the recipe for later!

Instant Pot Barbecue Baked Potatoes

Homemade Barbecue Baked Potatoes

These Homemade BBQ AKA Barbecue Baked Potatoes are so delicious, you'll love every bite and be begging for more.


  • 4 potatoes scrubbed (use a fork to poke venting holes)
  • 1 cup pulled pork (leftover or from the freezer)
  • 2/3 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 shredded cheese
  • green onions or parsley for garnish


1) Add 1 1/2 cups water to the Instant Pot insert and place a trivet on the bottom. Stack your potatoes on the trivet.

2) Close the lid and turn the pressure valve to sealing. Cook the baked potatoes on high pressure for 12 minutes using the manual or pressure setting.

3) Let the pressure release naturally or release the pressure using the quick release method.

4) Remove the potatoes and place them on a baking sheet. Slice the middle of the potatoes and push in the corners to open each potato.

5) Layer your pulled pork, BBQ sauce, and cheese over the potatoes. Place the baked potatoes in the oven under the broiler for about 5 minutes until cheese is melted and toasted.

6) Remove from the oven, top with desired garnishes, and enjoy.


You can make more than 4 baked potatoes at a time. If you add more potatoes in the Instant Pot be sure to keep the water level the same.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 363Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 942mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 5gSugar: 27gProtein: 14g

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Before I go, here’s another question I am often asked—-

Are Instant Pots or pressure cookers hard to clean?

I actually get asked this quite a bit. The answer is no. Instant Pots are super simple to clean, which is just reason number 7,283,405 on why you need to buy one, or two, or three (I won’t even tell you how many I own). Not only are they simple to clean and maintain, but they do everything for you. Cooking no longer takes hours and causes great stress because I know that without fail, the Instant Pot always comes through and delivers, the instant pot can also save you time & money! 
 Get ready, my friends. This is one Instant Pot recipe you’re going to love and adore! You can find out more on the buttons, features, and tips & tricks in my instant pot for beginners before getting to the recipe. Are your tummies growling and ready for this recipe?



How to share this recipe with your family and friends

All my family and friends know that I’m pretty much obsessed with my Instant Pots and are constantly asking me for recipes and ideas on what to cook.

I’ve got into a bit of a habit of making dishes and taking them to share with others at potlucks or get-togethers and I’ve opened up their taste buds to the beauty and ease of the Instant Pot. 

If you decide that you are going to make your recipes to take and share with others, go ahead and have the recipe on hand to share! I can’t tell you how many times I’m trying to recall from memory the ingredients and steps when I just should have had it written out to share or have the link handy to send to all your friends. 


When the food is this good, sharing is caring!



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