Grilled “Baked” Potato Bar

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.

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. | platingsanpdairings.com

Thank you JaM Cellars for sponsoring this post. Want to buy JaM Cabernet? Find a store near you with the JaM Cellars WineFinder!

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. | platingsanpdairings.com 

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.

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. | platingsanpdairings.com

Here’s a list of the toppings that I set out:

Cheese:

  • Cheddar
  • Pepper jack
  • Goat cheese
  • Mozzarella

Meats:

  • Chili
  • Taco meat (chicken or beef)
  • Pulled pork
  • Bacon
  • Pepperoni

Vegetables:

  • Scallions
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Grilled corn
  • Grilled onions
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Jalapenos
  • Avocado
  • Tomatoes

Sauces and Toppings:


Herbs and Seasonings:

  • Chopped fresh chives
  • Chopped fresh basil
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Seasoning salt
  • Salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Ground cumin

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. | platingsanpdairings.com

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.

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. | platingsanpdairings.comWhich 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!

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. | platingsanpdairings.com

Grilled Baked Potatoes

Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Author: Platings & Pairings
Use these Grilled Baked Potatoes to create a Grilled "Baked" Potato Bar with fun toppings for your next party, potluck or tailgating event. It’s a fun and festive way to feed a crowd!
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Ingredients

  • Potatoes – Large russet potatoes or sweet potatoes
  • Vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Scrub potatoes under cold running water. Dry, and using a fork, poke holes all over the potato.
  2. Using your hands, rub oil over each of the potatoes. Sprinkle with kosher salt and wrap each potato in two layers of foil.
  3. Place on grill and let cook for one hour, turning over at the 30 minute mark.
  4. Remove from grill and let cool for 10-15 minutes. Serve with desired toppings.

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. | platingsanpdairings.com

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!

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. | platingsanpdairings.com

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

11 comments

  1. Kristen Chidsey

    This is a FABULOUS idea! And I love all those toppings you suggested. You just took the plain ol” potato up a few notches!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Who knew there were so many ways to top a potato? I’ll tell you – I was exhausted after making all those potatoes and photographing each one. But eating them afterwards was definitely a reward!

      Reply

  2. Taylor @ The Girl on Bloor

    Holy crap Erin this looks amazing!!!! What a fantastic party idea!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Awww – Thanks Taylor!

      Reply

  3. Catherine @ Ten Thousand Hour Mama

    I love twice baked potatoes, but throwing them on the grill sounds even better! I am totally using this idea for a college football watch party we’re throwing this fall. Can’t wait!!!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Yay – I’d love to hear back on how it went Catherine! I think that this is perfect for football game watching and I’ll be putting it to use then too. Go Ducks!!!

      Reply

  4. Pech

    What a great idea for a party that supports everyone’s taste and diet preferences!

    Reply

  5. Meredith{MarthaChartreuse}

    I love, love ‘bar’ parties, and really appreciate how you made this heatwave friendly.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thanks Meredith – It’s definitely a way to let your guests be more “hands on” and to free up some time in the kitchen too 🙂

      Reply

  6. Sharon Kayser

    Can’t wait to try these out on my family since we are a mixed bag of Brazillian ,German and Irish with lactose and gluten intolerance and , oh yeah , one began ! I think a naked sweet potato would be great topped with Jamaican jerk chicken for those of us who like meat .

    Reply

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