Dress Your Own Baked Potato Buffet

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After last week’s race I’m ready for this weekend’s Kobalt Tools 400 is held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. My favorite driver, Kasey Kahne, better finish better at this week’s race than last week’s since he was a favorite to win and then with some issues ended up at 19th. And he was involved in a wreck at the Daytona Race resulting in a 36th place finish. So, like last year, it ain’t starting off too well. But I’m hoping that, like last year, this get better and he makes it into the Chase. LAst year he ended up 4th overall, not too bad considering the start, but he needs some big finishes to get there!

So I’m excited about this race at Las Vegas since he does really well here. He is the all-time pole winner with three poles, including last years. In his 9 starts at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway he has won 1 race, hs 2 top-five finishes, and 4 top-ten finishes. Fingers crossed!

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Well, what would I make for this week’s edition of Sprint Cup Snacks?

I figured what better way to gear up for the race in Las Vegas than to enjoy a buffet? They are everywhere in Vegas so I figured I would make a fun little buffet myself in its honor. I’ve done plenty of taco and chili bars but I thought that a Dress Your Own Baked Potato Buffet would be a blast. If you can bake a potato and put some toppings in some serving bowls than you are all set for a fun meal that everyone can enjoy and personalize.

Baked Potato Buffet

The best is that this can be scaled down or up for any amount of people. For 4 to 40 this is a fun way to eat dinner or at a party.

Dress Your Own Baked Potato Buffet



  • Butter
  • Sour Cream
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Chives
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Salsa
  • Sliced olives
  • Hot Sauce
  • Diced ham
  • Caramelized onions
  • Diced green peppers
  • Jalapenos


  1. Make the Best Baked Potatoes.
  2. Prepare toppings as needed, like caramelizing onions, steaming broccoli, slicing peppers, etc.
  3. Portion toppings into serving bowls and dishes. Arrange dishes with the serving dish of potatoes.
  4. Dress your own baked potato and enjoy!


{Sprint Cup Snacks Track Facts}

The Las Vegas Speedrome was built in 1971, which first consisted of a road course and drag strip. Over the years needs changes, as well as ownership which resulted in complex that was refurbished in 1995 to create the 1.5 mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The first Sprint Cup race there, and the first Kobalt Tools 400, was first held in 1998, which Mark Martin won. In 2006 the racetrack was enhanced again with more progressive banking taking the turns from 12 degrees to 20 degrees.

Track: 1.5 mile

Shape: Tri-Oval Super Speedway

Banking:  20 degrees in the turns

Surface: Asphalt

Capacity: 142,000

Race: 267 laps for 400.5 miles

2012 winner: Tony Stewart



2 thoughts on “Dress Your Own Baked Potato Buffet

  1. William Kelly says:

    There is only enough potato dress-up stuff for one potato, best not to invite me over for that!!! Love the ideas that you have and can not for the life of me figure out how you have time to cook the things you do and work and raise a new puppy. One could say that you have it going on there!!!


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