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The Baked Potato Bar

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Every year, right after New Year’s, the excitement builds as I start planning what I’m serving on Super Bowl Sunday! In all the years I’ve hosted Super Bowl parties, I don’t think I’ve ever served the same main course twice! LOL Why would I when there are so many fabulous different things to make!

This year, I’ve come up with a super fun idea—a Baked Potato Bar!! This is not only fun and easy but also darn delicious and hearty. On Super Bowl, it’s important to feed your guests a lot of snacks and a good meal before they think of driving home.

baked potato bar

As usual, I love to make things that I can prepare ahead of time. Well, besides the potatoes as the star, you also need to make chili.

The wonderful thing about that is that chili is always better the second time around, so go ahead and make your chili now and put it in the freezer until the night before!

Here’s how to recreate this for your own Super Bowl party!

Perfectly Baked Potatoes

Okay, so for the potato bar, you have to start by making really good baked potatoes.

Choose potatoes that have no green on them or any marks. Scrub your potatoes well and dry them completely.

Next, you oil and salt them and place them right on the rack in your oven at 400 degrees for an hour. Voila—the perfect potato.

Depending on the size of your party, you may need to keep these warm. You can either wrap them in foil or even put them in a crock pot next to all the toppings. If you can, it’s best to just serve them piping hot out of the oven so the crusts stay crispy!

Toppings Galore

baked potato bar with chili, cheese, green onions, sour cream, olives, queso, and bacon

Now for your toppings, you can use your imagination.

The star is the chili, so whatever you like to serve with chili will be perfect.

I choose to serve sour cream, good shredded cheddar cheese, butter, a scoop of Merkt’s cheddar cheese, green onions, olives, queso, and chips to give it some variety, and of course, BACON!

Again, if you need to keep things warm, you can also put your chili in a crock pot as well.

When I have Super Bowl parties, I usually have lots of snacks out right away but serve my main course at halftime then put out desserts for the second half.

This should eliminate the need to keep things warm as you’re serving it immediately.

Impress Your Guests

Well, I hope you have fun with this recipe! It’s sure to be a hit with your friends and family. Who doesn’t love baked potatoes and chili? It’s a perfect combination and so fun to serve. Everyone loves a food bar, and this will surely impress your Super Bowl guests!

baked potato bar with chili, cheese, green onions, sour cream, queso, and bacon

Baked Potato Bar Recipe

Hearty baked potatoes with Chili and every topping imaginable in a self-serve bar surely will impress your Super Bowl guests.

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  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour for potatoes, 1 hour for chili
  • Course: Main Course
  • Servings: 1 Potato per person

Equipment

  • 1-2 Crock Pots (If needed to keep chili and potatoes warm)
  • 1 Saute Pan (To cook bacon)

Ingredients

  • 1 Pot Chili
  • 1 Potato per person (Make 3-4 extra just in case)
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil and salt for potatoes
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Merkt’s Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Small Can of Sliced Olives
  • 6 Scallions, Chopped
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese (I use Tillamook)
  • 1 Stick Butter, Cut in slices
  • 1 Jar Pre-made Queso in a jar
  • 1 Bag Tortilla Chips
  • 1/2 Pound Bacon, cooked and crumbled

Instructions

  1. Clean, dry, and oil and salt each potato.
  2. Put right on the rack in the oven at 400 degrees for one hour.
  3. Display all your toppings in a bar fashion in small bowls for your guests to help themselves.
  4. Put the hot potatoes all around the toppings for people to make their own potato bowl.
  5. Serve with bowls, forks, and knives.

Enjoy!

In the game of Super Bowl spreads, the Baked Potato Bar takes home the trophy.

Easy to prepare, fun to assemble, and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Whether your team wins or loses, this culinary touchdown ensures your guests leave with a taste of victory.

Cheers to a Super Bowl party filled with good food, great company, and the unbeatable charm of a self-serve Baked Potato Bar!

Baked Potato Bar

Hearty baked potatoes with Chili and every topping imaginable in a self serve bar surely will impress your Super Bowl guests
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Chili 1 hour
Course Main Course
Servings 1 Potato per person

Equipment

  • 1-2 Crock Pots If needed to keep chili and potatoes warm
  • 1 Saute Pan To cook bacon

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Pot Chili
  • 1 Potato per person Make 3-4 extra just in case
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil and salt for potatoes
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Merkt's Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Small Can of Sliced Olives
  • 6 Scallions Chopped
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese I use Tillamook
  • 1 Stick Butter Cut in slices
  • 1 Jar Pre-made Queso in a jar
  • 1 Bag Tortilla Chips
  • 1/2 Pound Bacon cooked and crumbled

Instructions
 

  • Clean, dry, and oil and salt each potato
  • Put right on rack in oven at 400 degrees for one hour
  • Display all your toppings in a bar fashion in small bowls for your guests to help themselves
  • Put the hot potatoes all around the toppings for people to make their own potato bowl
  • Serve with bowls, forks and knives
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