Ultimate Baked Potato Bar

Slow Cooker Ultimate Baked Potato Bar

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Slow Cooker Ultimate Baked Potato Bar allows for a unique DIY dinner experience and takes hands-off cooking to the next level! The greatness of slow cookers should not be ignored – you will have perfectly baked potatoes ready when you walk in the door. Gather fun and tasty toppings for each person to create their own baked potato masterpiece, and voila! Dinner is served.

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Ultimate Baked Potato Bar

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Ultimate Baked Potato Bar

How to: Make Slow Cooker Ultimate Baked Potato Bar 

Who knew baked potatoes in the slow cooker could be so easy??

You need about 5 minutes of prep and a few hours of cook time for steamy baked-to-perfection potatoes.

As usual before baking a whole potato, you should pierce each potato multiple times with a fork. This allows hot air to escape and prevents any potato explosions.

Drizzle with olive oil and rub in with your hands until the entire potato is covered. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper for a little flavor.

Wrap each potato in foil and place in the slow cooker. Cook until soft, about 4 hours on high and 8 hours on low. When done, carefully remove from the slow cooker with tongs and let cool until you can touch them.

Here comes the fun part!

Create your ultimate baked potato bar with an assortment of toppings to make your potatoes shine! I’m talking about everything from sour cream and chives to bbq, salsa, jalapenos and more.

The possibilities are endless – I like to think, if it would work on nachos then it’ll work on the baked potato bar! Enjoy and have some fun!

Ultimate Baked Potato Bar

Ingredients Needed

Ultimate Baked Potato Bar

Materials Needed

Ultimate Baked Potato Bar
Ultimate Baked Potato Bar

Slow Cooker Ultimate Baked Potato Bar

Slow Cooker Ultimate Baked Potato Bar allows for a unique DIY dinner experience and takes hands-off cooking to the next level!
4.95 from 18 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner, slow cooker


  • 4-6 medium sized russet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp oilive oil
  • 1 tsp each salt and pepper

Various Toppings

  • shredded cheese
  • bacon bits
  • sour cream
  • hot sauce
  • chives
  • shredded meat
  • BBQ sauce
  • jalapenos
  • crispy onions
  • corn
  • salsa
  • cilantro


  • Pierce each potato multiple times with a fork and rub with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and wrap in foil. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 8 hours, until soft.
  • Carefully remove from the slow cooker and allow the potatoes to cool until you can easily unwrap the foil. Split each potato and serve with an assortment of toppings.
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30 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Ultimate Baked Potato Bar”

  1. 4 stars
    What? I would never have considered making a baked potato in the slow cooker. What a great idea! And, who doesn’t love a loaded potato. I just got a slow cooker again and will have to add this to the list of things I want to try out!


  2. 5 stars
    This is the first time I have used the slow cooker to make baked potatoes, they turned out great! The toppings were perfect and everybody loved making their own loaded potato.

  3. Omg 100% need to do this. We have baked potatoes all the time and they’ve gotten a bit boring – need to mix it up a bit. I’ve saved this as a pin – thank you for the dinner inspiration!

  4. 5 stars
    I don’t know how to use a slow cooker, but this recipe looks as good as it sounds and probably tastes amazing!

  5. 5 stars
    Excellent idea. I will make this on Friday. I love baked potatoes and this looks like a fun dinner for my family too. Thanks!

  6. My mouth honest to goodness began to water when I read this post! I’m (very sadly) allergic to white potatoes, but I could totally do this with sweet potatoes. It’s been ages since I’ve really loaded up a baked sweet potato and that sounds SO GOOD to me now. Catch me adding sweet potatoes to my shopping list this week (plus all the “fixings”)! Great idea here!

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