Do you need an easy meal to feed a crowd?  Then this Loaded Baked Potato or taco bar recipe is a great option!  The DIY loaded potatoes are perfect for a group of friends or for a family gathering.  A baked potato bar allows each person to top their potato the way they like it!  Make or buy pulled pork, offer a few toppings and you've got an easy meal that will please a variety of palates!  
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DIY Loaded Baked Potato Bar

Do you need an easy meal to feed a crowd?  Then this Loaded Baked Potato or taco bar recipe is a great option!  The DIY loaded potatoes are perfect for a group of friends or for a family gathering.  A baked potato bar allows each person to top their potato the way they like it!  Make or buy pulled pork, offer a few toppings and you've got an easy meal that will please a variety of palates!  
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked potato bar, loaded potato bar, meal for a crowd
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 20 people
Calories 349kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds baked potatoes
  • 3-5 pounds pulled pork cooked
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 pound bacon cooked & crumbled
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chives chopped
  • 2 cups broccoli cooked
  • 1 bottle bbq sauce
  • tortillas or taco shells optional

Instructions

  • Neatly arrange ingredients on the counter in a way that is easy for guests to serve themselves.  Provide plates, napkins and forks.  Enjoy :)

Notes

  • Plan foods that can be cooked and/or placed in individual dishes well before the party
  • Keep cold foods in serving containers in the refrigerator until the party begins
  • Use small containers with lids if possible as it makes preparation and clean-up so much easier
  • Layout hot pads or tools that guests can use to unwrap and slice their baked potato without burning their hands
  • Offer pulled pork or toppings that you have a bigger volume of first
  • Offer toppings like green onions and bacon last because lesser amounts will be used to top off the potato
  • Make sure to have enough spoons, tongs or other serving utensils to keep food containers separated
  • Keep all of the topping options together so that guests can see all options before building their potato
  • I like to put plates at the beginning of the line and napkins and silverware at the end of the line to keep hands freer

 

Nutrition

Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 807mg | Potassium: 602mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 442IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 5mg