Easy Roasted Pork Shoulder

4.8 from 17 reviews

An easy roasted pork shoulder recipe that results in tender meat and super crispy skin!  Whole 30, Paleo, Keto, Low Carb




  1. Combine all of the ingredients for your spice rub in a small bowl.
  2. Remove pork shoulder (or other pork roast) from packaging and rinse under cold water. Using your hands, pat the dry rub all over the surface of the meat. Place in a large roasting pan skin side up. Roast uncovered in a preheated 500 degree (F) oven for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 300 degrees and roast for an additional 45 minutes per pound.
  3. Total cooking time for an 8lb roast should be about 6 hours and 20 minutes. Remove the pork roast from the oven and let rest for 30 minutes. The hard outer shell should lift right off like a cap and can be broken or chopped into delicious meat chips! The meat should be tender enough to pull apart with forks. Shred, adjust seasoning if necessary, and serve!


Keywords: pork, pulled pork, roasted pork, roasting, whole 30, paleo,