Pulled Pork Roast Instant Pot Recipe

  • Author: Jodi Danen, RDN | Create Kids Club
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 120
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


Pulled pork roast instant pot recipe is tender, flavorful, and oh so simple.  An instant pot pork shoulder recipe that’s ready in just 2 hours and makes enough to freeze for many meals to come. 


  • 6 lbs. pork shoulder, or pork butt thawed
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tbsp. cumin
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tbsp. onion powder
  • 2 tbsp. granulated garlic
  • 2 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper


  1. Place meat in instant pot or pressure cooker.
  2. Add beef broth and top with spices.
  3. For 6 lbs. of meat cook on high pressure for 2 hours, for 3 lbs. of meat, cook for 1 hour.
  4. Quick release until the float valve goes down or natural release.
  5. Shred with two forks, removing any excess fat or bones.
  6. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed.


For faster cooking time, cut the pork roast into large chunks.  Cut cooking time for 6 lb. roast to 1.5 hours and for a 3 lb. roast 45 minutes.

To cook from frozen add 20-30 minutes of cook time.

Slow Cooker Instructions:

  1. Place meat in slow cooker and top with spices (broth is not needed unless you are using pork tenderloin).
  2. Cook low 8-10 hours or high 6-8 hours.
  3. Shred with two forks, removing any excess fat or bones.