Crock Pot Baked Potatoes and 20+ Topping Ideas

Looking to cook up some fun? Make Crock Pot Baked Potatoes (or Sweet Potatoes) and serve them to your guests with an array of tasty toppings.

We have more than 20 ideas to get you started.

Crock Pot Baked Potatoes and 20 Plus Topping Bar Ideas

The amazing crock pot does it again!

I had 14 people at my house for a family gathering. (Yes…14!)  And, baked Idaho and sweet potatoes were on the menu. How do you simply and easily get that many fluffy and delicious potatoes all done at once with minimal effort?

Package ’em up and cook them in your slow cooker!

Layering Crock Pot Baked Potatoes

Wash, poke, oil and sprinkle each potato with salt before packaging each one individually in aluminum foil. Then, fill the crock pot to the top, if necessary, stacking the potatoes on top of each other.

I cooked 14 smallish sized potatoes all at once. Cook for about 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.

Crock Pot Baked Potatoes

Ideas for a Topping Bar

Go big…and make it a meal by serving hearty toppings (such as beans and ham) along side traditional favorites (such as sour cream, cheese and chives.) Serve some “surprises” too, such as guacamole, pesto or chili for the adventurous diners.

It’s fun to see what combinations people come up with.

Potato Bar Topping Ideas for a Party

Make everything ahead of time and dinner time (or party time) will be a breeze.

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Here’s a list of ideas for a topping bar to get your started:

  • Butter (or substitute)
  • Compound Butter, such as garlic butter (or substitute)
  • Sour cream
  • Yogurt
  • Shredded or crumbled cheese (including ones like feta, goat and pepper jack cheeses)
  • Bacon
  • Green onion or red onion
  • Salsa
  • Cilantro, basil and other fresh herbs
  • Chili
  • Guacamole
  • Sauces, such as alfredo, marinara and pesto
  • Chopped ham, chicken or other protein
  • Crunchy items such as crushed tortilla chips, nuts or seeds
  • Caramelized Onions
  • Avocado
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Any favorite vegetable!

Guess how I topped mine?

Crock Pot Baked Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes and 20 Plus Topping Bar Ideas

Southwestern all the way…baby!

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Crock Pot Baked Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes
 
Whether you're having a party, or need a fun weeknight dinner, crock pot baked potatoes and sweet potatoes are easy to make. 20+ topping ideas too.
Serves: Varies
Ingredients
  • 2 - 8+ baking or sweet potatoes (Any amount that will fit in the crock pot)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea Salt
Instructions
  1. Wash and scrub potatoes and pat dry.
  2. Pierce skin with a fork 4-5 times on all sides.
  3. Generously coat the skin of the potatoes with olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle sea salt on the potatoes.
  5. Place each potato in the center of a piece of aluminum foil and wrap so that no skin is exposed.
  6. Place potatoes in the crock pot, layering potatoes on top of each other if necessary.
  7. Cook on high for 4½-5 hours or on low for 8-10 hours or until tender. Sweet potatoes tend to cook a little faster. Large potatoes (or a full crock-pot) tend to cook a little longer.
  8. Unwrap, split open and fill with your favorite toppings.
Notes
Be sure to check out the list of topping ideas!

Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. This potato is totally stuffed and totally delicious!

  2. Whoa. I would be in hog heaven with this meal. I loved baked potato bars and these look wonderful!

  3. I use my crock pot frequently but never to just make some baked potatoes, I like the idea and I love all the toppings!

  4. I love all the topping ideas!! Never would have thought to do potatoes like this!

  5. Thank you for such a great Crock Pot recipe and those toppings! I will definitely use this idea next time I make baked potatoes!

  6. OMG so many choices!! Love it!

  7. Loving this potato bar idea!!!! Delish 🙂

  8. Great way to make an easy potato bar!

  9. LOVE the potato bar! So… I kinda want to use ALL THE TOPPINGS!! All of them – They sound delicious!!

  10. Sandy Driscoll says:

    Sounds like a good idea as we want to have a potato bar for a fund raiser to send church yuth group kids to camp.

  11. Thanks for the topping ideas, we’re having a family baked potato bar at a family gathering in a couple of weeks and I’m a simple cheese and bacon kinda gal, so I needed more ideas.
    I’ve made baked potatoes in the crockpot a couple of times, but I don’t use foil, no need.