Baked Potato Bar

Lesley Baradel

Baked Potato Bar

Making your own baked potato bar is a fun way for the family to eat dinner together and everyone can customize their own potato to their liking from a variety of toppings.
4 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Vegetarian & Vegan
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 168 kcal


  • 4 russet potatoes scrubbed and rinsed

Topping Ideas:

  • plain Greek yogurt great substitute for sour cream
  • chopped chives or scallions
  • shredded cheddar cheese or other favorite cheese
  • spinach lightly sautéed
  • broccoli lightly steamed
  • corn
  • peas
  • avocado diced
  • black beans
  • tofu
  • salsa
  • olives sliced


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Put potatoes on a sheet pan covered with aluminum foil. Bake potatoes in oven for 45 minutes to an hour or until potato is tender and can be easily pierced with a fork.
  • While potatoes are cooking, assemble desired topping choices in bowls.
  • Cut potatoes open vertically and let everyone build their own with their favorite toppings.


Make Ahead:
  • Bake potatoes the day before or in the morning, cool and refrigerate then reheat in oven or microwave before serving.
  • Did you know that you can bake potatoes in the slow cooker? Just prick each potato with a fork, then wrap in aluminum foil and place inside the slow cooker. Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.
Mix It Up:  Use other meat (for non-vegetarian meal) or bean leftovers you may have in your refrigerator or freezer for toppings. The sky is the limit for topping ideas – use your imagination or some of your family’s favorite veggies and condiments.
Nutrition information only for plain baked potato. 


Calories: 168kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 11mgPotassium: 888mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 2mg
Keyword baked potato
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Lesley Baradel

We (Lesley and Ann) first met years ago while training for Ironman Wisconsin. Our paths crossed again at Georgia State University while studying to become registered dietitian nutritionists. Over the years, our paths kept crossing and we soon discovered that we shared a love for menu planning. This blossomed into My Menu Pal where we help the food industry up their nutrition game to become their customer's nutrition hero.
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