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The Ultimate Baked Potato Bar is filled with topping ideas such as bacon, pimento cheese, chili, Maui onion dip, and pumpkin fondue!
This is the ULTIMATE baked potato bar, for a very good reason. Remember my Grazing Board I showed you?? Well, I used that and added all the toppings for baked potatoes you will ever need!
These little buckets came from Target, in their party/wedding section.
There are four to a set for $6. I cannot tell you how often I use them!
For all kinds of things. To hold silverware, these toppings, or as a pen cup, etc.
They even have little chalkboard labels on the front. I’ve never used them — but, maybe someday!
WHAT DO YOU NEED FOR A BAKED POTATO BAR?
- Plates, flatware, etc
This was such a fun supper club theme! It’s super great for including lots of people.
The Ultimate Baked Potato Bar is great for neighborhood gatherings, tailgating, family dinners, etc.
One of the best parts is you can delegate all the toppings out to people, and ask them to bring one or two. That way, they feel included, and you don’t have everything on you.
A giant salad was served alongside, to round out the meal — since, the potatoes + toppings were the main attraction.
My friend, Mindy made this gorgeous grilled veggie salad.
Grilled onions, zucchini, and squash topped mixed greens and fresh spinach along with tangy feta cheese.
A balsamic drizzle was all that this salad needed on top!
I’ll talk you through each of these toppings — but, you can also download my FREE printable! It’s got everything you need to host your very own baked potato bar!
How to Bake the Perfect Potato
There are LOTS of methods, and I’ve tried most of them.
My mom enjoys rubbing potatoes in bacon grease, then rolling sugar for a crispy skin. She bakes them all together in a 9×13 pyrex dish.
Joy wraps her potatoes in foil and places on the racks of the oven for an hour or so.
I place my washed potatoes directly on the COLD oven racks, then bakes at 350 degrees until cooked through.
However, you cook your potatoes, be sure to give them proper time, so they’re all the way cooked through. There’s nothing worse than a par-cooked potato, and you get that crunch when you bite into it.
Baked Potato Bar Topping Ideas
On this big tray, I’ve got:
- corn salsa
- roasted red pepper bruschetta dip
- pimento cheese
- maui onion dip
- fresh tomatoes
- pumpkin fondue
- garlic butter
You can fill your topping cups with whatever you want!!
We had to pair down our list — it got out of control very quickly!
This is such a fun tailgating idea when you’re watching the big game.
What topping ideas would you have included??
You can save this graphic to your favorite party board on Pinterest!