Fully loaded or kept simple with a pat of butter, everybody gets their way with a Build-Your-Own Baked Potato Board. Potatoes with perfectly crispy, salted skins and warm, soft insides meet their match with a variety of savory toppings.

Build Your Own Baked Potato Board by The BakerMama

We all get excited about “Stuff-Your-Own Spud” night! It’s such a great way to eat up leftovers that we have in the fridge from other meals we’ve enjoyed throughout the week. We each get to stuff our own baked potato to make it a meal with a variety of veggies, proteins and flavorful toppings. My Build-Your-Own Baked Potato Board brings the fun together for tater creativity at your fingertips.

I always like to bake a few sweet potatoes in addition to regular baked potatoes because some of us will do a half of each one and top them completely differently. The crispy, salted potato skins are a must. Sometimes, I build this masterpiece on a 20-inch round wood board or more often, my 24×18 walnut wood board, which provides plenty of room for all the fixings.

Build-Your-Own Baked Potato Board by The BakerMama

The Secret to the Best Baked Potato

Not sure how to achieve potatoes with perfectly crisp skins and melt-in-your-mouth insides. Check out The BakerMama’s Basics: How to Bake a Potato. I included all the steps and more importantly, the reasons behind them, to help you get it right every time. To bake the potatoes, I pierce each one several times with a fork, rub all over with olive oil, and then sprinkle generously with flaked sea salt or kosher salt. Place on a parchment-lined, rimmed baking sheet and bake at 425° for 45-60 minutes or until fork tender. The sweet potatoes bake quicker so start checking them at 45 minutes.

How to Bake a Potato by The BakerMama

No Stopping the Toppings!

Your imagination is truly the limit when it comes to Build-Your-Own Baked Potato Board toppings. From sweet mini marshmallows to salty crispy bacon, the possibilities are endless. Here are some of the yummy stuffing options I have put on my family’s BYO Baked Potato Boards over the years: butter (of course!), sour cream, shredded cheese, blue cheese, grilled chicken, bacon, chili, barbecue sauce, hummus, avocado chunks, chopped kale mix, steamed broccoli, cherry tomatoes, green onions, sliced jalapeño, cilantro, ranch, salsa, hot sauce, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes for a kick. Just use what you have on hand and everyone is sure to find stuffing options that will satisfy!

I like to arrange all of my sides on the board first, leaving a spot for the fresh-from-the-oven potatoes and a small pot of hot chili.

Build-Your-Own

This part is our favorite! Grab a spud and get to stuffin’! Once it’s all loaded up, enjoy!

Every once in a while, I keep it simple. Some butter, salt, and I’m good to go. But most times, I want to pile on every yummy salty, scrumptious topping I can get my hands on and make a hearty meal of it. I get a kick out of seeing what my kids will go for each time. I love seeing them branch out and try something adventurous!

What would you stuff your spud with?

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The Aftermath

With six hungry mouths, leftovers aren’t usually an issue at our house. But for those friends who ask what to do with the leftover toppings, I combine most of the leftovers into one container and make it my lunch the next day! I eat them as is or create a salad out of them. If the mood strikes, I even turn them into a soup. Like I said, we usually don’t have too much leftover though, as you can see.

Build Your Own Baked Potato Board by The BakerMama

I hope you enjoy this Build-Your-Own Potato Board as much as we do! If you recreate this with your loved ones, be sure to tag me @thebakermama on Instagram so I can see how you stuff your spuds! I just love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the inspiration I share.

xoxo,

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Build-Your-Own Baked Potato Board by The BakerMama

Build-Your-Own Baked Potato Board

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45-60 minutes
  • Total Time: 45-70 minutes

Description

Fully loaded or kept simple with a pat of butter, everybody gets their way with a Build-Your-Own Baked Potato Board. Potatoes with perfectly crispy, salted skins and warm, soft insides meet their match with a variety of savory toppings.


Ingredients

  • butter
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheese
  • blue cheese
  • grilled chicken
  • bacon
  • barbecue sauce
  • hummus
  • avocado
  • chopped kale mix
  • steamed broccoli
  • cherry tomatoes
  • green onions
  • sliced jalapeño
  • cilantro
  • ranch
  • salsa
  • hot sauce
  • salt
  • pepper
  • red pepper flakes

Instructions

Baking Potatoes

For detailed instructions on baking potatoes, see The BakerMama’s Basics: How to Bake a Potato.

  1. Preheat Oven to 425°F
  2. Prep baking sheet with parchment paper (and optional oiled baking rack)
  3. Wash potatoes throughly with a vegetable brush and pierce the skin of the potato with a fork several times.
  4. Rub with olive oil (melted butter works great, too!) and sprinkle generously with kosher salt.
  5. Bake at 425° for 45-60 minutes, flipping potato about halfway through, if not using a rack. Check for doneness by piercing with a fork or squeezing with an oven mitt.

Arranging the Board

  1. Place toppings in small bowls for serving and arrange around the perimeter of the board, leaving space for potatoes in the center.
  2. Slice each potato down the middle and squeeze gently to open. Place the baked potatoes in the center of the board.
  3. Top and enjoy!

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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  1. Thank you for your AMAZING content! I am so inspired by what I see on your instagram account! Your creativity is boundless!

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