Themed Potato Bar Party Ideas

I love to throw parties at my house, but I don’t like to be stuck in the kitchen preparing a meal for everyone else and totally miss out on the fun.

That’s why it’s necessary to host a buffet style type of gathering.

One of my favorite types of food spread happens to be a Potato Bar.

Just think of how easy it is to throw a bunch of potatoes in the oven and then set out all sorts of delicious toppings for your guests to fill up their potatoes with.

It’s extremely easy if you use my no-fail tutorial on How To Bake a Potato (which come out just like Outback Steakhouse Potatoes).

If you’re looking for topping ideas, then here are three different “themes” that you can use. I like to just set out a whole bunch of different toppings to let my guests create their own unique potato too.

One of my favorites has got to be The Mexican Potato. So spicy and extremely tasty!

Toppings to Consider:

  • Jarred queso cheese
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole
  • Jalapenos
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Diced Onion
  • Green Onion
  • Ranch Dressing (trust me…it’s delicious)
  • Black Olives
  • Black Beans
  • Butter
  • Salt and Pepper

You should know by now that I am a huge fan of Greek food. So it’s no surprise that I love The Greek Potato. When you are preparing the potato to be baked, brush it with an olive oil mixture that is infused with some Oregano from Gourmet Gardens, then sprinkle with salt and continue to bake. It will give it that extra touch of Greek flavor.

Toppings to Consider:

  • Diced Tomato
  • Green Onion
  • Diced Red Onion
  • Kalmata Olives
  • Feta Cheese
  • Banana Peppers
  • Greek Dressing
  • Diced Cucumbers
  • Butter
  • Salt and Pepper

The Steakhouse Potato is so incredibly tasty and packed full of all your steakhouse favorites. This is a definite crowd-pleaser.

Toppings to Consider:

  • Your favorite type of meat (steak, chicken, pork, pulled pork) cut into bite sized pieces.
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Diced Tomato
  • Green Onions
  • Sour Cream
  • Bacon Crumbles
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Butter
  • Salt and Pepper

So if you have a party or an event coming up and are looking for an easy, no fuss way to feed a crowd… try a Potato Bar!

Or, if you’re needing inspiration for dinner tonight… you’re welcome!


About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
14 Responses
  1. Becky Sullivan

    I need to do a graduation party on a very limited budget, and I”m’ considering a potato bar. What would you suggest I serve as sides, apart from the potatoes and toppings and a graduation cake?

  2. CTY

    Oh do they look divine!’
    I think this would be a great Meatless Monday Dish. I think I’ll add caramelized onions & garnish with shredded Granny Smith apples

      1. Deidra

        I love your idea for the potatoe bar party. Iā€™m going to make these for my Bunko group. What is the name and size of the green dishes?

        1. The green dishes seem to have been discontinued, but they were part of the Rachael Ray line of dishes. They are about 6 inches long and 3 inches wide. Hope that helps!

  3. Amy P

    Oh man, I have pulled pork on the menu for this week and I’m definitely trying it on a potato! Great way to mix it up from the usual buns & coleslaw. Also…it’s supposed to be homemade pizza tonight but I’m seriously considering changing to baked potatoes. Delicious.

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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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