Pulled Pork Parfait

Making these pulled pork parfaits is a fun way to serve BBQ. These are great for picnics, tailgate parties, and so much more.

Pulled pork parfait in front of bowls of pork and mashed potatoes.

I love pulled pork and the first time I heard about the pulled pork parfait, I flipped. Flipped with joy that is. The pulled pork parfait has been popping up at fairs and festivals all over, and it is always a big hit. These parfaits are simple to make and a totally clever idea. To make a pulled pork parfait, just add layers of pulled pork, mashed potatoes and BBQ sauce into a sundae bowl. What’s not to love with those ingredients.

Close up picture of a savoury sundae made with pork and potatoes.

Different Ways To Make Pulled Pork

If you want to know how to make pulled pork, there are many ways to do it: smoked or made in a slow cooker. Here are instructions for each:

  • Smoker Method – This is true bbq and the best way to make pulled pork with a deep smoky flavour.
  • Slow Cooker Method – If you need a ‘set it and forget it’ way to make pulled pork then this is perfect for you.
  • Pressure Cooker Method – Easily the fastest way to make pulled pork and it still tastes amazing.
  • Oven Method – If I am not going to use the smoker, then making pulled pork in the oven is my method of choice. It creates a deep flavourful pork.
Two bowls with mashed potatoes and shredded pork.

Ingredient Notes

  • Pulled Pork – You can use pork that has been cooked in a smoker, crock pot, pressure cooker or the oven.
  • Mashed Potatoes – Try to make the potatoes as creamy as possible. I add some butter and cream to the hot potatoes before mashing.
  • BBQ Sauce – There are so many choices, so use your favourite sauce.
  • Pickles – I love to finish off these pulled pork parfaits with a pickle spear. It looks great and the tang of the pickle work awesome!

If you want to add some additional ingredients, you could include layers of baked beans or corn in the parfait. Cole slaw can also be placed on top instead of extra BBQ sauce. There are so many options!

A sundae bowl with bbq sauce and potatoes added to the bottom.

How To Assemble Pulled Pork Parfait

Get all your ingredients together. Make sure that the mashed potatoes and pulled pork are hot before assembling.

Start with a squirt of your favourite BBQ sauce. I had some Sweet Baby Rays in the fridge so I used that, but any BBQ sauce can work. Then add some pulled pork followed by a scoop of mashed potatoes.

Layers of pulled pork and mashed potatoes added to a tall bowl.

Repeat the layers, adding some more BBQ sauce, pulled pork and mashed potatoes. I tried to have that second scoop of taters resemble a scoop of ice cream as you can see in the photo above. It makes it totally look like a sundae!

BBQ sauce drizzled on top of a pulled pork parfait.

Finally top with more pulled pork, and some BBQ sauce. Stick a pickle spear in the side and it is ready to be served. This is a great idea for a picnic, a party, and also for game day, or even a tailgate event. Not only is it fun, but it tastes amazing!

More Pulled Pork Recipes

We love pulled pork and look for so many ways to use them in different dishes. Here are a few recipes!

Pulled Pork Parfait

A savoury sundae
5 from 1 vote
This BBQ sundae has smoked pulled pork, mashed potatoes and BBQ sauce. Instructions for how to make and serve in a parfait or sundae glass bowl.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 parfaits


  • 4 cups mashed potatoes
  • 4 cups pulled pork
  • 1 1/2 cups BBQ sauce
  • 4 pickle spears


  • Make sure both the mashed potatoes and pulled pork are hot as the time of assembling.
  • Squirt some BBQ sauce at the bottom of the parfait bowl. Place a couple tablespoons of pulled pork on top and then place a couple tablespoons of mashed potatoes.
  • Place another layer of BBQ sauce, pulled pork and then a large scoop of mashed potatoes resembling a scoop of ice cream.
  • Top with some more pulled pork and BBQ sauce.
  • Stick a pickle spear in the side.
  • Serve immediately with a long spoon.


Per serving:

Calories: 842kcalCarbohydrates: 136gProtein: 36gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 3102mgFiber: 6gSugar: 73g

Nutrition Disclaimer


Pulled pork parfait in front of bowls of pork and mashed potatoes.

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  • 5 stars
    This warms my Southern heart!

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  • mm….yamy

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  • Seriously beautiful idea!! I know my family would love this one for sure. 🙂

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