Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Recipes

Got pork shoulder? Try these delicious recipes for pork shoulder in your Instant Pot. Packed full of flavor and easy to make, these recipes will quickly become your favorites.


I get asked so many times for great recipes in the Instant Pot using pork shoulder or butt. Well, I’ve gathered my 3 favorite ways to make pork shoulder in the Instant Pot and am sharing them with you here.

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Keep in mind, pork shoulder is not the same thing as pork loin or pork tenderloin. These are much leaner cuts that need less cooking time than shoulder/butt. In my opinion for these next 3 recipes, pork shoulder is ideal. The flavor you end up with is amazing. So let’s get to it!

Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Recipes

Pork shoulder also referred to as pork butt depending on where you live, is a wonderful cut of meat to cook in a pressure cooker. It’s a fatty cut of meat that needs to be “cooked to death”. The Instant Pot is perfect for this!

  • close up of a dr pepper pulled pork sandwich topped with onions and pickles

    Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

    from One Happy Housewife

    This is usually one of the first things people want to make when they get an electric pressure cooker. My recipe for Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork is incredibly easy and so flavorful. It feeds a crowd and will wow your family and guests. Since it’s a perfect recipe for beginners, I’ve included a step by step in the post.

  • tacos made with cochinitas pibil

    Cochinita Pibil

    from One Happy Housewife

    If you’re feeling adventurous and want to try some authentic Mexican flavors, then you have to try my Instant Pot Cochinita Pibil. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is for you to achieve authentic Mexican flavors in your kitchen when you make these Cochinita Pibil Pulled Pork Tacos.

  • juicy and tender carnitas


    from One Happy Housewife

    One of my favorite Mexican style tacos is “Carnitas”. My recipe for Instant Pot Carnitas is very easy and full of authentic Mexican flavors. It is a dump and start recipe so you will spend no time getting it ready. These Carnitas will certainly become one of your favorite Instant Pot meals as well.

I hope these Instant Pork pork shoulder recipes give you some variety to add to your weekly Instant Pot recipes. Happy Cooking!

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