Create a 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 Baked Potato Bar? It’s an easy, effortless idea for a late-summer outdoor party. Just cook up a combination of russet and sweet potatoes, set out the toppings, and let your guests customize to their heart’s content.
I had a fun time with this post – Coming up with lots of unique flavor combinations. I even created a printable for you (check it out at the bottom of this post)! 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.
How to Plan a Baked Potato Bar
- Make your potatoes. You can bake them in the oven, cook them quick in the Instant Pot, or even grill them outdoors (see the recipe below).
- Set out your toppings. There are so many great toppings for a baked potato bar. Check them out below.
Baked Potato Bar Toppings:
- 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
Baked Potato Bar Printable
Here is the printable I created – Just right click to save it and then print it out!
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.
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.