Fun and Easy Potato Bar

It's winter in our part of the world, and it is starting to get cold.  Imagine a day out enjoying the autumn weather with the family. With a little preparation, you can come home to a warm dinner, a fun Potato Bar for a fun family treat.

Baked Potato Bar tips and printables

 It's so simple and fun.  Provide the taters and toppings and add some conversation. 

It's going to be a great night!.

Here's how to put it together.

Buy Russet Potatoes for great baked potatoes. Russet Potatoes are the best for baked potatoes because they have a high ratio of starch (the solids) to moisture.  This produces a lighter, airy, and fluffy texture. The Alton Brown method is below.  I am not a fan of canola oil,  so use your favorite appropriate oil. 

Depending on appetites, purchase one potato per person. These are filling…

Wash the potatoes.

There are two options for preparing your baked potatoes. 

  1.  Use the Alton Brown method (in the video).  or
  2. .Cover; cook on low heat setting 7 to 8 hours. If you are using smaller potatoes, aim for 7 hours.  For super large potatoes bake for 8 hours.) (below)

Set out your toppings.  You could prepare these the night before or early in the morning of your busy day. Refrigerate until you use them.

  Potato Bar Time!
After potatoes are done,
have fun topping your baked potatoes
with a variety of toppings.
Toppings can include:
  • chopped bacon
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • goat cheese
  • feta cheese
  • colby-jack cheese
  • crumbled blue cheese
  • onions-carmelized
  • onions chopped
  • green onions
  • chopped tomatoes
  • sliced black olives
  • sliced green olives
  • Chopped chives
  • steamed or fresh broccoli
  • wilted spinach
  • toasted pecans
  • chili
  • shredded pork (w/bbq sauce)
  • Ranch Dressing
  • BUTTER! always great on baked potatoes!

Potato Bar labeled

These are just some suggestions.  Create a Potato Bar to suit your family's tastes and needs. 

DIY Potato Bar Creations

 

As you enjoy your Potato Bar feast, take time to connect with those you care about and enjoy the all the seasons. 

Plus, A Potato Bar can be appreciated any season of the year.  

Potato Bar Printables

Included in our Resource Library are printables designed to enhance your Potato Bar family Night. included is a Bake Potato Bar Sign and printable table tents with labels and blank table tents for you to add your own creative toppings.  Just make sure you sign up for the Resource library and these and many more printables are yours.

Potato Bar Printables

Also, join our Facebook Page for additional tips. 

Photography for this post

Monica over at the yummy life has a wonderful

Sweet Potato Bar

It looks delicious and I am definitely putting it on my to-do list! 

 

BAKED SWEET POTATO BAR for a fun, healthy family meal or party buffet. TheYummyLife.com  from The Yummy Life and

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Sweet Potato Bar

For more family fun suggestions, take a look at some of our ideas here.

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