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baked potato smorgasbord

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Colleen Sowa
La Crosse, WI

My Prize Winning Recipe! We make this on a Friday to use up left overs, something our family has made for many years, it is a good way to use leftovers or create from things on hand. Put out all the bowls of toppings... and let the creative fun begin! This recipe is using giant potatoes, but you can use any size. We divided our creations into 2-3 portions... I loved the looks on the kids faces when they saw the size of the potatoes! We created more memories... had fun... and ate a wonderful meal.. Awesome! Please remember to have fun... Play With Your Food! xo

(1 rating)
yield 6 - 20 (depending on the size of your potatoes and your toppings)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For baked potato smorgasbord

  • 6 lg
    (or huge) potatoes (baked)
  • butter
  • 1 qt
    sauerkraut (heated)
  • 1 lb
    polish sausage (peeled, cut into "coins")
  • 1 lb
    ham (cubed)
  • 1 lb
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • bell pepper, cut up and cooked
  • 1 lg
    sour cream
  • pasta sauce (heated)
  • italian cheese, (shaved or shredded)
  • italian sausge (cooked)
  • pepperoni
  • onion (saut'eed)
  • olives
  • cheddar cheese, shredded
  • taco chips
  • taco sauce
  • chili beans
  • ground beef (cooked and crumbled)
  • guacamole
  • 1
    (14 ounce) sriracha ranch veggie dip (by marzetti) (hot)
  • beef tips and sauce
  • anything you desire!
  • bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • spam, cubed

How To Make baked potato smorgasbord

  • 1
    *** Invite family and friends to your home, or do a "Potato Pot Luck" at church! Easy and fun! We did this years ago at a different church, we made a sign up sheet for all who wanted to attend, we had certain ingredients listed and left "Surprise Us" spots on the sheets... we had an amazing assortment of ingredients! The ingredients in this recipe are left overs and what we had on hand.
  • 1 giant potato!
    Pick out desired potatoes, amount and size. In this recipe we used HUGE potatoes.
  • Giant potatoes, washed and rough spots removed.
    Wash potatoes, trim off any ugly spots. Poke fork into potatoes several times. Put in 375 degree oven and bake for 1 hour (more if needed).
  • Place Baked Potato onto a large dinner plate.
    Remove from oven to plates.
  • Cut potato lengthwise down the middle, then make several cuts across, press to open the potato up.
    Cut potatoes open and flatten out a bit.
  • Put desired amount of butter on the potato.
    Add butter on top. *** I do not salt the potatoes as there should be enough flavor from toppings.
  • Distribute kraut, sausage and ham all over the potato.
    For the Polish Potato: Add sour cream, sauerkraut, ham, Polish sausage and cheese.
  • Add shredded Cheddar Cheese.

Optional: add cooked green bell pepper
    Add more sauerkraut (optional), shredded cheddar cheese, bell pepper. Actually, all ingredients are optional, this is just a guideline.
  • Add sour cream
    Sour cream on top and it is ready to serve!
  • Potato, potato washed, potato baked, potato cut open.
Center photo is potato with Italian toppings.
    *** Get creative with what ever toppings you have!
  • Clockwise top: sauerkraut,
    Put as many or as few toppings on the serving table as you like... our table was crowded!
  • Potato, Ham, Cheese, Sauerkraut, Polish Sausage
    Little Evie did not eat this whole plate... she divided it onto plates and shared with two other people! We all like different foods... create memories! Play With Your Food! xo