Butter, salt and pepper, sour cream, cheddar cheese, chives, salsa, broccoli and bacon are some of the most popular toppings for baked potatoes, but the options are endless. If you’re serving potatoes as a side, simple butter, salt and pepper will make them tasty without overshadowing the main course.
To make a baked potato the main event, we like mixing things up with chili, taco spices, pulled pork, roasted veggies, barbecue, stews or curries—or even just last night’s leftovers. If it’s savory, chances are it will be great on a baked potato.
A baked potato bar lets your family or guests customize their own meal, especially if you have picky eaters in the bunch. We love this option for a fun Sunday-night supper, family get-togethers or even game day. Simply prep plenty of potatoes in advance, then set up everyone’s favorite toppings (try a mix of classic and unexpected).
If potatoes aren’t on the menu any time soon, you can always get a fix with some of our favorite baked potato-inspired recipes like baked potato soup, baked potato nachos, baked potato Chex Mix or baked potato pizza.