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Baked Potato Party Board

A Baked Potato Party Board is a great way to serve lunch, dinner, or party fare so everyone can design their own baked potato masterpiece to match their personal tastes and preferences.

What you’ll love most about this potato party board idea is how customizable it is.

I have ideas like crazy for you down below so make sure you check them all out.

I promise, there is something here for everyone!!

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A vertical photo of a Baked Potato Party Board with foil wrapped potatoes in the center and potato toppings around the perimeter.

The ingredient list for the board shown:

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  • russet potatoes
  • butter
  • salt and pepper
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • shredded Swiss cheese
  • shredded pepper jack cheese
  • caramelized onions
  • guacamole
  • black beans
  • cooked bacon
  • diced ham
  • scallions
  • sour cream

Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

What is the best potato for baking?

I like to use large russet potatoes.

Because a russet potato is starchy they are nice and fluffy after baking making them a perfect vehicle for all kinds of toppings.

What is the best method for baking a potato?

There are several wonderful methods, and it all depends on the method you prefer or have at your disposal at the time.

They are:

The microwave method:

By far the fastest of the methods.

Wash and pierce the russet potatoes with a paring knife and microwave on high power (approximately 4-5 minutes per potato) until the potatoes are soft and tender when gently squeezed.

*Note – there is no need to wrap the potatoes when cooking them in a microwave oven, but do be careful not to overcook them or they will become tough.

The oven method (foil-wrapped, shown):

Wash the potatoes and wrap them in a single layer of aluminum foil.

Pierce the potatoes with a paring knife and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven (approximately 50-60 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes) until the potatoes are soft when gently squeezed.

This was my preferred method for this baked potato bar because the foil wrapping helped keep the potatoes hot long after they came out of the oven, making them perfect for a party board.

The oven method (unwrapped):

A super tasty way to bake a russet potato.

Wash and dry the potatoes first. Pierce each potato with a paring knife. Rub each potato with a light coating of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Place the potatoes on the center rack of a preheated 350-degree oven and cook until tender and soft (approximately 50-60 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes).

The outdoor grill method:

Russet potatoes are amazingly delicious when cooked on an outdoor grill.

Wash them first and pierce them with a paring knife.

You can either wrap them in foil or cook them without wrapping, on the top grate, or around the perimeter of the grill (for indirect cooking).

Cooking russet potatoes on the grill (without foil wrapping) will char the skins nicely and give them a crisp and more flavorful taste and texture.

An offset horizontal photo of a large round wooden board with white bowls and topping for serving a Baked Potato Party Board.

My very favorite guacamole recipe (shown above)

How to make caramelized onions:

Slice 4-5 large sweet onions, and cook them (over medium heat) in a large skillet with 2 tablespoons of butter, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil stirring occasionally until deeply golden. This will take approximately 20 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper.

Caramelized onions can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Additional baked potato topping suggestions:

Breakfast or brunch baked potato bar suggestions:

  • hard-cooked eggs
  • scrambled eggs
  • cooked and crumbled pork breakfast sausage
  • poached eggs
  • Hollandaise sauce
  • smoked salmon

Lunch or dinner baked potato bar suggestions:

  • chili
  • cooked broccoli
  • cooked peas
  • wasabi peas
  • refried beans
  • tortilla chips
  • rotisserie chicken
  • ground cooked pork
  • gravy
  • crushed potato chips
  • crushed cheese crackers
  • sesame seeds
  • sunflower seeds
  • smoked paprika
  • cooked mushrooms
  • beer cheese sauce
  • salsa
  • diced avocado
  • cherry tomatoes
  • shredded lettuce
  • taco meat
  • macaroni and cheese
  • spaghetti and sauce
  • alfredo sauce
  • cooked hot dogs
  • red onions
  • mustard
  • sauerkraut
  • you get the gist…you’re only limited by your imagination!!

A vertical collate image of a Baked Potato Party Board with a title text overlay graphic in the center in brown, black and green.

Can sweet potatoes be used for a baked potato board?

You bet!! Why not make a mixture of both?

Sweet potato topper suggestions:

  • marshmallows
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • cinnamon apples
  • applesauce
  • granola
  • raisins
  • crushed gingersnap cookies
  • the possibilities are endless…

Additional potato recipes you’ll enjoy:

*Pimento Cheese Mashed Potatoes (shown below)

Why not give traditional mashed potatoes a little update? Pimento Cheese Mashed Potatoes are easy to make and taste amazing!!

A white oval bowl filled with Pimento Cheese Mashed Potatoes along with some russet potatoes in the background.

*Twice Baked Tropical Sweet Potato Boats (not shown, but in the featured video)

Travel to the tropics with these fun, festive, and extremely delicious twice-baked sweet potato boats featuring coconut and lime flavors.

*Chicken Pot Potatoes (shown below)

What do you get when you combine a baked potato with all the comfort and goodness of a chicken pot pie, but without all the work? Chicken Pot Pie Potatoes, that’s what!

A chicken pot potato in a small skillet with parsley and a slat and pepper shaker in the background.

*Tex-Mex Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (not shown)

When you want to spice up your dinner options, but still want something healthy and quick, this recipe for Tex-Mex Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Ground Beef & Beans may be just the thing you’re looking for!

*Baked Potato Party Board (shown below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

A vertical photo collage of a Baked Potato Party Board the top image being a closeup of a baked potato with toppings and the bottom photo being a round board with all the fixings.

Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s Baked Potato Party Board.

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A large round wooden board loaded with the fixins for a Baked Potato Party Board.

Baked Potato Party Board

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
A Baked Potato Party Board is a great way to serve lunch, dinner, or party fare, and everyone can design their own baked potato masterpiece to match their personal tastes and desires.
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer or Side Dish, Main Course or Side Dish
Servings 8 servings
Calories 801 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the potatoes:

  • 8 large russet potatoes washed and cooked until soft and tender

Topping suggestions:

  • cups sour cream
  • cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • cups shredded pepper jack cheese
  • cups caramelized onions
  • cups black beans, drained
  • cups cooked bacon
  • cups diced ham
  • cups prepared guacamole
  • 1 cup chopped scallions
  • butter
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Bake the potatoes using your preferred method of cooking.
  • While the potatoes are baking, prepare the topping ingredients.
  • Place all the topping ingredients in separate bowls, and serve along with the baked potatoes.

Notes

*Special Note – The calorie count and nutrition information will vary depending on how each potato is topped.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 801kcalCarbohydrates: 86gProtein: 35gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 948mgPotassium: 2185mgFiber: 12gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 851IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 442mgIron: 5mg
Keyword baked potato bar, baked potato party board, loaded baked potato, ultimate baked potato board
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Recipe Rating




Sam

Thursday 25th of February 2021

This was such a fun idea! The kids loved it!

Izzy

Thursday 25th of February 2021

I love how well the baked potato works as a blank canvas and the flexibility of choice that lets everybody serve exactly what they want. Tysm!