Pulled Pork Baked Potato


These baked potatoes can be served as either a side dish or a light entrée. Feel free to experiment with different cheeses, and to garnish with scallions, cilantro, or chopped green chiles instead of chives. If you like, add a sprinkle of chili powder, garlic powder, or onion powder.


  • 1/2 pound cooked pulled pork
  • 4 russet potatoes (about 10 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil (or other neutral-flavored oil)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (OR Monterey Jack, or mozzarella, shredded)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (or more to taste)


  1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Rub the potatoes with the oil. Arrange them on a baking sheet and pierce each a few times with a knife or fork. Bake until cooked through, 1 to 1 1/4 hours.
  3. Cut a lengthwise split in each potato and fluff the insides with a fork. Arrange the warmed pork, cheese, and sour cream on top. Sprinkle with chives, if using, and serve.
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