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Baked Potato Bar

Baked Potato Bar

Creating a baked potato bar is so simple and a total crowd pleaser and perfect for families with varying food preferences or food allergies.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American


  • 1 Russet potato per person
  • 1 teaspoon avocado, grapeseed or olive oil per potato
  • 1 dash Kosher salt per potato


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Wash and scrub the potatoes. Dry and then pierce all over with a fork to let steam escape when baking.
  • Rub potatoes with a little oil and then sprinkle with a touch of salt. Place on oven racks with a sheet pan below for any dripping.
  • Bake for about 1 hour or until soft when pierced.
  • While the potato is baking, prep the sides. See list of side suggestions.
  • When ready to eat, cut a cross in the potato, push open, and top with desired toppings.


Side suggestions:
  • Butter, vegan butter, or sour cream.
  • Shredded cheese, feta cheese, or cottage cheese.
  • Steamed broccoli.
  • Beans or lentils.
  • Leftover grilled/roasted chicken, pork tenderloin, or steak.
  • Sliced or crumbled bacon.
  • Smoked salmon.
  • Turkey bolognese.
  • Veggie chili.
  • Mixed greens, microgreens, arugula, or baby spinach.
  • Sliced red cabbage. 
  • Sauteed mushrooms. 
  • Anything else you can think of!
Keyword family dinner, gluten-free, picky eaters