Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Scrub and dry the potatoes, poke a few holes in their skin with a fork, rub them with olive oil, and place them on a baking sheet or piece of foil on the center rack of the oven. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes until fork-tender.
While the potatoes are cooking, prepare the toppings in serving bowls. Set up a platter for the potatoes to complete your baked potato bar.
Have everyone build a potato with their desired toppings (more ideas in the notes), and enjoy!
More topping ideas (nutrition facts vary depending on toppings):
Sliced carrots and celery + buffalo chicken or chickpeas + blue cheese and ranch
Sautéed garlic and spinach + chickpeas + feta cheese and Greek yogurt
Tomato sauce or pesto + white beans + mozzarella
Scallions + scrambled or fried eggs + avocado
Alternative ways to bake potatoes:
Slow cooker: Scrub clean, poke holes in the skin, rub them with olive oil, and wrap each potato in aluminum foil. Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours.
Microwave: Scrub clean, poke holes in the skin, place on a plate, and cook on high for 4 to 5 minutes on each side.