When fall rolls around and the temperatures begin to drop, there’s nothing like good ole’ comfort food. But what I like even more than good comfort food, is something that’s also easy to make, prepare, serve and clean up! And what my family likes? Variety.
Okay, I’ll be honest, I like variety too… I’m totally the person at the restaurant that wants everyone to order something different and share! Haha. Tapas are totally my jam. And so is this ultimate DIY potato bar. It’s is a super simple way to serve up a huge variety of foods, both healthy and hearty, let everyone customize their plate and feed a large group of people without too much preparation beforehand.
So, next time game day rolls around, ahem, like this Sunday, or Monday night, or Friday (when is there not football on right now?), make your life easier and your friends bellies all happier with this “Pigskin” Potato Bar!
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Potatoes are chalked full of vitamins and minerals like magnesium, iron, potassium, fiber, vitamin C and niacin, and Sweet Potatoes have been ranked as one of the most nutrient packed vegetables available and is loaded with Vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotine), Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and fiber, rich in antioxidants, potassium, and iron. You can create a rainbow of flavor, color and nutrients with a wide array of toppings as well. Here are just a few ideas:
freshly ground pepper
sour cream or yogurt
shredded cheddar or jack
crumbled blue or feta
fajita chicken or beef
crumbled bacon (turkey bacon works great as well)
chopped salami or pepperoni
chopped scallions or red onions
steamed broccoli, green beans, or asparagus
beans (canned black beans or chili beans)
chopped fresh tomatoes
chopped sun-dried tomatoes
roasted red peppers
thawed frozen peas (no need to cook them)
chopped avocados or guacamole
Seasonings and Sauces:
chopped fresh basil, cilantro, oregano, or dill
crushed red pepper
pumpkin pie spice
blue cheese or ranch salad dressing
fritos or other crushed chips
A couple of my favorite combinations are chili, sour cream, chives and fritos on a potato as well as pulled pork, coleslaw and BBQ sauce on a sweet potato… so good!
Also, those chocolate covered strawberries were the perfect dessert to accompany our potato bar for game day… and aren’t they the cutest little footballs? No I didn’t make them, Shari’s Berries did, and the good thing is that they deliver nationwide, so you don’t have to make them either. Click here for some coupons!
What do you like to serve for a big party or for game day?! I’d love to hear!