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Instant Pot Pulled Pork

This Instant Pot Pulled Pork recipe makes tender shredded pork from a pork butt or pork shoulder roast in the electric pressure cooker in about 2 hours! Use the tender meat for pulled pork sandwiches, carnitas, nachos or over mashed potatoes for an easy dinner the whole family will love!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 150kcal
Author Dee
Cost $15


  • 1 6-pound pork shoulder roast (pork butt)
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ cups water coke, dr pepper or broth
  • 1 yellow or white onion cut into large pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled


  • Cut roast into 3 large pieces, and season with sea salt, garlic powder, paprika and pepper
  • Add water, then add roast, onion and garlic
  • Cover, move valve to sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 90 minutes
  • Allow natural release, and when pin drops, open lid, shred with forks, and serve



Recipe made with all natural pork shoulder roast in 8-quart Instant Pot pressure cooker.
Natural release takes about 20 minutes or more. Use quick release after 15 to 20 minutes to save time.
Use your favorite soda pop for added flavor and tenderness!


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg