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Instant Pot Mashed Potato Bar

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Instant Pot Mashed Potato Bar is the perfect way to feed a crowd with a hearty delicious meal that you can make in a snap that everyone loves! I will never forget the first time I served a mashed potato bar for a party and needless to say it was the talk of the party. I am not sure if the kids or the adults enjoyed it more, it was a huge hit all around.

Instant Pot Mashed Potato Bar

One of my favorite things to make when I am serving a crowd is to set up a mashed potato bar. 

One of the reasons why I love this dish is because everyone loves mashed potatoes and then it allows your guests to add any toppings that they love to the top! It is very kid-friendly as well as picker eater friendly. 

For that reason, it is the perfect meal to serve for weddings, Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, game day, or anytime you feel like celebrating with friends and family. 

mashed potato bar

It is so simple to set up a mashed potato bar, just cook a huge batch of Instant Pot mashed potatoes, prepare a bunch of toppings, and then watch everyone rave about how good the food is and how much of a genius you are! 

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How do you set up a mashed potato bar?

It is easy to set up a mashed potato bar for your party. Grab some bowls or some fancy dishes to use for your potato bar. 

Next, and probably the hardest part, you will want to prep all your toppings. Most of them you can prep ahead of time. Just chop, grate or shred, and then store in the fridge in an airtight container.

Once everything is prepped, including your mashed potatoes, keep your potatoes in your instant pot and put on keep warm. Arrange the toppings in a buffet line in front of your instant pot. 

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The key to a good potato bar is lots of variety in the toppings that you offer. 

Finally when everything is set and ready have your guests start serving themselves down the mashed potato bar. 

What toppings can I add to my mashed potato bar?

There are so many toppings to add to your mashed potato bar! Try serving:

  • Steamed broccoli
  • Crumbled bacon or bacon bits
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Green onions
  • Chives
  • Gravy 
  • Wendy’s copycat chili
  • Grilled chicken
  • Avocado pieces
  • Salsa
  • The sky is the limit!

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Instant Pot Mashed Potato Bar

Instant Pot Mashed Potato Bar is the perfect way to feed a crowd with a hearty delicious treat that you can make in a snap that everyone loves!

Ingredients

  • Mashed Potatoes
  • TOPPINGS
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Crumbled bacon or bacon bits
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Green onions
  • Chives
  • Gravy
  • Wendy’s copycat chili
  • Grilled chicken
  • Avocado pieces
  • Salsa

Instructions

  1. Make instant pot mashed potatoes are per their written directions.
  2. Mash them right inside of your pot and set to warm to keep them warm while serving.
  3. Arrange all of your toppings right in front of your instant pot for easy serving.
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