Why You Should Have a Super Bowl Baked Potato Bar

Move over, guacamole. See you later, pizza. Take a hike, chicken wing. Because for the biggest game of the year, you need to go big. SUPER, actually. And nothing is as impressive and delicious as a baked potato bar. I mean, there is nothing more comforting—especially when your team is losing to Tom Brady AGAIN—than a carb filled potato topped with meats, cheeses, and veggies. And it is such an easy way to entertain, I can guarantee you will never order pizzas for Super Bowl Sunday again.

One of the reasons why I love to serve “DIY bars” for parties, especially sporting events, is because you can do all the prep work ahead of time so you won’t miss a commercial…I mean, a play…of the game. So what do you need in order to make your baked potato bar a success?

 

A variety of russet and sweet potatoes

At least three different kinds of shredded cheese

A variety of cooked meats, such as bacon, sausage and pepperoni

A wide variety of cooked and raw veggies

            Diced tomatoes

            Steamed broccoli

            Sauteed onions

            Diced pepper

            Sauteed mushrooms

            Sliced jalapenos

            Chopped green onions

            Roasted corn (cut off the cobb)

            Chopped avocado

            Grilled pineapple chunks

Giant vats of sour cream and butter

A array of sauces and seasonings, such as salt, pepper, tobacco, bbq sauce, siracha, A1 sauce, salsa, etc.

One of my best party tips is to lay out all of the dishes you will be using for your party and label them with post-it notes so that you and whoever else is helping out will know where everything goes. The notes also serve as a reminder in case you forget something in the fridge or oven that needs to be served.

 

Also, when hosting a DIY bar, it is easiest to use individual, disposable bowls for each individual ingredient. Not only does this look impressive, but it is also easy to clean up. In lieu of traditional paper plates or bowls, you can get simple paper boats for diners to use for their potatoes. Just make sure it is large enough to hold a potato and the mountain of toppings to go on it.

Here’s to hoping that Tom Brady finally loses a Super Bowl…and if not, there’s always more potatoes. I mean, who doesn’t want to drown their sorrows in butter?!?!

 

Psst…and if you are watching the game with kids, here are some fun ways to keep them occupied so that you can actually enjoy the game, commercials, and the halftime show, of course!

 

FLY EAGLES FLY!

 

Amanda
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Comments

  1. Gisele says

    This is a great idea. I love baked potatoes and it is amazing how you can put almost anything on them. I’ll have to try this next time I have people over.

  2. Pam says

    My daughter is hosting a board game night this weekend and is serving a baked potato bar. It’s a great way to feed a crowd.

    • Amanda says

      Totally agree. Perfect for any type of gathering, especially during the winter or fall when you are looking for something heartwarming.

  3. Mimi Green says

    Yummy! I love a good baked potato and I prefer to load it down with a lot of toppings. This is a great idea, I would add some pulled pork to really fill us up.

  4. steph parrell says

    Yes! potatoes and cheese pretty much sum up the super bowl for me. As someone who is basically in it for the food and the halftime show, I feel like the perfect snacks are what it is all about. Love this idea!

  5. 1stopmom says

    I love the idea of a baked potato bar. It sounds like the perfect way to make sure everyone has exactly what they want without me being a short order cook.

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