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Healthy Pulled Pork Sliders with Sweet Potato Buns

A healthy, Whole30 version of pulled pork sliders on crispy sweet potato buns topped with coleslaw, red and green onions, and drizzled with ranch. These tasty, bite-sized appetizers are ready in just 30 minutes!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time31 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine: Pork
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: pork sliders, pulled pork sliders, sweet potato buns
Method: Oven/Stovetop
Servings: 7 servings
Author: Ashley McCrary



  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 lb pulled pork*
  • 2 cups coleslaw mix
  • 1/4 cup red onions chopped
  • 1/4 cup homemade ranch
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 green onions sliced


Sweet Potato Buns and Pork

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and spray with olive oil cooking spray.
  • Slice your sweet potatoes in 1/4-1/2 inch round. Arrange in a single layer on your parchment paper.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden brown, flipping them halfway.
  • Heat a dutch oven or skillet on medium heat with olive oil.
  • Add your pulled pork, and sprinkle with a little salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Heat the pork until it is a little crispy. Remove and set aside.


  • Add your coleslaw mix to a large bowl.
  • Add the ranch, juice of 1/2 lemon, apple cider vinegar, and salt/pepper. Mix with a spoon until combined.

Pork Sliders

  • Lay out your cooked sweet potato buns on a clean dish.
  • Layer with shredded pork and coleslaw, and drizzle with my homemade BBQ sauce, or sauce of choice. Top with red and green onions.
  • Enjoy



Mac’s Pro Tips

  • If you’re not Whole30 or don’t mind the bread, you can always sandwich these pulled pork sliders between Hawaiian rolls, hamburger buns, or regular dinner rolls. 
  • I use the Member's Mark pre-made Pulled Pork from Sam's that is clean ingredients. If you want to make your own pulled pork, I have two fabulous recipes! This Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork or this Smoked Pork Shoulder. Both will work great! 
  • I don’t coat the sweet potatoes in any melted butter, but if you’d like to do this, you can use ghee (Whole30 compliant). 
  • Feel free to use Primal Kitchen's or The New Primals BBQ sauce for Whole30 if you don't want to make your own. 

Serving Tips

  • I usually make these for a fun Friday night meal and serve them with a side salad. They can be enjoyed with a side or just eaten as an appetizer.

Storage Tips

  • Store leftover ingredients unassembled in airtight containers for up to 3-4 days. Reheat the pork and sweet potatoes in the oven or a skillet, then top with the cold coleslaw.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 522mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 13913IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg