Baked Potato Bar

This baked potato bar is super tasty and can be made to suit even the pickiest of eaters with everyone creating their own personalized baked potato.

Hint, it's also a great way to use up leftovers!

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  • Baked Idaho® Potatoes (find out how to make them below)

Simple Baked Potato Bar Topping Ideas:

  • Butter

  • Sour cream

  • Seasonings – salt, pepper, lemon pepper, everything bagel seasoning
  • Fresh herbs – parsley, cilantro, chives
  • Broccoli
, cooked
  • Corn

  • Jalapeño slices, fresh or pickled
  • Avocado slices or guacamole

  • Shredded cheeses – cheddar, mozzarella, Gouda, pepper Jack
  • A variety of hot sauces

  • Salsa
  • Queso
  • Black olives, sliced
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Dressings – ranch, blue cheese
  • Crispy bacon, crumbled (a must for any baked potato bar!)

  • Green onions, sliced
  • Onions, diced (red, yellow, or white onions)

  • Tomatoes
, diced
  • Chili

  • Black beans
  • Leftover meat – hamburger, steak, chicken, taco meat, pulled pork
  • Tortilla chips, crushed

Flavor Topping Combination Ideas:

  • Taco Tuesday: Salsa, queso, fresh cilantro, tortilla chips

  • BBQ Spud: pulled barbecue pork, aged Gouda cheese, crumbled crispy bacon, diced red onion, sour cream, barbecue sauce (this is my favorite baked potato bar flavor combo!)

  • Classic Sour Cream and Chives: sour cream, chives, grated cheddar cheese, salt and pepper

  • Classic Chili Cheese: your favorite chili, cheddar cheese, sour cream
, onions
  • Meat and Potatoes: sliced beef steak, butter, arugula or a baby lettuce mix, blue cheese or ranch dressing, sour cream, crumbled blue cheese or cheddar

  • Tex-Mex Chicken Nachos: shredded rotisserie chicken, grated Mexican cheese mix, jalapeño slices (fresh or pickled), fresh cilantro, salsa, black beans, coarsely crushed tortilla chips
  • Spring Veggies: sliced cooked yellow summer squash, sliced cooked zucchini, diced green onions, ranch or blue cheese salad dressing, salt, pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Wash and dry potatoes.
  2. With a fork or sharp knife, pierce each potato 2 or 3 times.
  3. Rub each potato with a little oil (lightly coated) and salt generously.
  4. Place on a baking sheet. Bake 50-60 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 210°F.

Potato 101: Making Baked Potatoes

How to Pop a Baked Potato

Potato 101: Making a Baked Potato

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