Long are the days of the overly complicated buffet style meals and meal planning for those get-togethers, or parties. A new menu is in town, and it's becoming all the rage…
Enter the delicious and nutritious…
Baked Potato Bar
A great way to offer flavor, substance and nutrition but without all the slaving over a hot stove, or scurrying for 15 different variety of meals for (what should be) a simple luncheon, birthday party, or cookout.
People absolutely love to customize and make things their own. The wonderful thing about dressing up a simple baked potato is that they hold such versatility; taking on delicious depth and flavor to whatever topping you may add. Creamy, crunchy…you name it, a baked potato will love it – and so will your family or guests!
This topping list may include some things you don't find acceptable for your household or dinner table. Of course there are now vegan and plant-based alternatives and recipes out there for virtually "anything", so if I happen across them, I'll gladly include that for y'all too!
Baked Potato Topping Ideas
Banana Peppers (aka Hot Pepper Rings)
Bacon Bits, Crumble or Small Strips
Bell Peppers (serve a variety of diced green, red, yellow or orange!)
Brussels Sprouts (crispy fried!)
Carrots (small, thin julienne)
Cheese (all flavors, from parmesan to feta crumbles, shredded mozz and cheddar!)
Garlic (fresh, minced)
Ground Beef (or ground crumble for meatless)
Parsley (fresh or dried)
Pepperonis (tiny ones)
Fried Onions (fresh or packaged)
Olives (variety of green and black)
Onions (fresh, diced)
Roasted Garlic Cloves
Veggie Mix (think frozen carrot, bean, corn mix)
Baked Potato Condiment Ideas
A1 or HP
Cream Cheese (herb and garlic blend, anyone?)
Olive Oil (maybe even a few infused flavors too!)
Don't forget to BRING OUT THE SPICES!
Chili Peppers (Red Pepper Flakes)
Everything but the Bagel Seasoning
No-Salt Substitute (have not personally tried, but have heard rave reviews for "Table Tasty")
Salt (my absolute FAV being Camargue Fleur de Sel, but allow for a variety to taste!)
What to serve with baked potatoes | What to serve at your baked potato bar?
Potatoes are FILLING! Especially once we start adding all those delicious goodies on top, so you won't need much more for on the side. A simple crisp green salad with cucumbers and tomatoes tossed in an easy vinegarette dressing will do the trick!
Items you may love to help set the tone for your AWESOME BAKED POTATO BAR
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