Entertaining is a great opportunity to pull together delicious foods, and nothing is better than fresh, home made party food. But, every party needs a few items that come together unbelievably quickly to free up the hostess for other, more time consuming foods. That doesn’t mean you don’t want side dishes that delight your guests, but you need them to be simple to prepare, and preferably be things you can prep ahead of time. The more you prep ahead, the more time you spend actually enjoying your guests at party time! (Want to pin this so you can find it later? click here.)
You can satisfy all those requirements with a baked potato bar. Once you’ve baked your potatoes, set up a serving buffet with:
- fresh Sour Cream & Herb Dip (recipe follows!)
- Crumbled bacon or chopped ham
- ground meat browned with taco seasonings
- chopped chives
- shredded cheddar cheese
- crumbled feta cheese
- Salt & pepper grinders
- Mini pepperonis
- red pepper flakes
- tobasco sauce
- got suggestions? put them down there in the comment box!
As you can see, it’s easy to put together a large enough variety of toppings to satisfy any taste preference, and you can prep all your toppings the night before, so they can be set up and ready to go when you bring a pan of hot potatoes to the buffet table.
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- ⅔ cup Mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp onion, minced
- 1 Tbsp parsley flakes
- ⅔ cup sour cream
- 1 tsp dried dill weed
- Combine all ingredients.
- Chill overnight.
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