Create a Grilled “Baked” Potato Bar for your next party, potluck or tailgating event. It’s a fun and festive way to feed a crowd, and the topping possibilities are endless.
Looking for a way to soak in the last days of summer? How about hosting a grilled “baked” potato bar? It’s an easy, effortless idea for a late-summer outdoor party. Just grill up a combination of russet and sweet potatoes, set out the toppings, and let your guests customize to their hearts content.
I had a fun time with this post – Coming up with lots of unique flavor combinations. I even created a printable for you! Just cut out the recipe ideas and display them in one of these fun ways:
- Create a garland with the tags and flags in the colors of your favorite team.
- Put them on toothpicks and display them by sticking them into potatoes.
- Create station bars, with the toppings and recipe idea at each stop.
Here’s a list of the toppings that I set out:
- Pepper jack
- Goat cheese
- Taco meat (chicken or beef)
- Pulled pork
- Steamed broccoli
- Grilled corn
- Grilled onions
- Roasted red peppers
Sauces and Toppings:
Herbs and Seasonings:
- Chopped fresh chives
- Chopped fresh basil
- Chopped fresh cilantro
- Seasoning salt
- Fresh ground black pepper
- Ground cumin
Try these creative topping ideas:
Of course, no party is complete without the wine! I served up a JaM Cabernet with our spuds. Rich, bold and luscious, it’s 100% Cabernet and made in the tradition of great California winemaking. But the best part? It comes in at under $20 a bottle! Totally our JaM for a perfect party wine or everyday drinker. Look for JaM at leading grocery stores worldwide . They also make two other easy-to-love, everyday California wines: Butter Chardonnay and Toast Sparkling. Plus, be sure to check out “Summer’s not done, chill with JaM!” on The Scoop! and their summer party ideas and a fun playlist here.
Wine Tip: If you’re serving red wine in the heat of summer, pop it in the fridge for 20 minutes prior to your guests arriving – That will help to make sure that it’s served at the proper temperature. You want it at room temperature, not too warm.
Which flavor combination idea would you go for on your baked potato? Or, would you create one of your own? I’d love to hear in the comments below!
Grilled Baked Potatoes
- Potatoes – Large russet potatoes or sweet potatoes
- Vegetable oil
- Kosher salt
Scrub potatoes under cold running water. Dry, and using a fork, poke holes all over the potato.
Using your hands, rub oil over each of the potatoes. Sprinkle with kosher salt and wrap each potato in two layers of foil.
Place on grill and let cook for one hour, turning over at the 30 minute mark.
Remove from grill and let cool for 10-15 minutes. Serve with desired toppings.
Be sure to look for JaM Cab at your favorite local retailer – Enter your zip code at JaMCellars.com/WineFinder to find it near you!
Here is the printable I created – Just right click to save it and then print it out!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.