Baked Potato Bar

Baked Potato Bar

With football season just around the corner, you may be looking for ideas to feed a crowd. A Baked Potato Bar is a great way to amaze your friends and family while serving food on a budget! There is nothing better than comfort food and a hot baked potato smothered with your favorite toppings is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! 

What temperature do you bake potatoes at in the oven?

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a fork or paring knife, puncture potatoes in several spots. Rub each potato with a light coat of oil and season with kosher salt. Arrange on a baking sheet or set directly on the oven rack and bake until a fork can be easily inserted into the center of each potato, which is about 1 hour. If you are setting the potatoes directly on the oven rack, set a sheet of foil on the rack below to catch any oil drips. Be sure to use an oven mitt while pulling them out of the oven – they’re going to be hot!

What are some good baked potato bar toppings?

Of course, we need the basics like sour cream and butter. But this is your time to get creative! We love black beans, onions, chives, and shredded cheese. You can also add meat for some protein – shredded pork, seasoned ground beef, or crispy bacon are all good options. Here is a list of ideas:

  • Butter
  • Sour Cream
  • Chives
  • Onion
  • Broccoli
  • Crispy Bacon
  • Ground Beef
  • Shredded Pork
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Salsa
  • Chili
  • Tortilla Chips

What type of potato is best for a baked potato?

Large russet potatoes make for a perfect baked potato because of their fluffy texture. Sweet potatoes are another great option if you’re looking for something less conventional. 

Is a baked potato good for you?

WebMD says that baked potatoes can reduce inflammation and aid in digestion. They are high in fiber and potassium. They are naturally a low fat, low-cholesterol food which makes them great for heart health. 

A Baked Potato Bar is a great way to feed your guests without having to accommodate individual tastes. It is fun and versatile, with endless possibilities!