If you are looking for an easy way to feed a crowd, and something that can be pulled together relatively quickly and without much fuss, might I suggest a baked potato bar / buffet.
Which is exactly what we did for dinner over the weekend, when my Dad was in town, and we had a few more family members over for dinner.
About an hour and a half before the little Miss was due to go to bed, I washed and dried some large potatoes and sweet potatoes, and placed them in the oven to ‘bake’ (along with some roast beef).
Then, while the potatoes were happily baking away, all I had to do was set out the fun stuff. Aka – the potato toppings.
In our case – sour cream, grated cheese, sliced bacon, mushrooms, chives, avocado and garlic butter (un-pictured).
Along with a green salad.
When the potatoes had finished cooking, everyone got to work building their own potato creations .
I chose a sweet potato, and topped it with a combination of mushrooms, grated cheese, sour cream and chives.
A DIY dinner buffet that could not have been easier!
And one that I would definitely make again. The possibilities for toppings really are endless. I think next time I would also set out some steamed corn and perhaps some tomato relish.
What about you? What is your favourite baked potato topping?