If you're having friends over for a casual dinner, make things easy on yourself and lean on your slow cooker for a fun baked potato bar.
All you have to do is rub the outside of five russet potatoes with melted butter, prick the potatoes with a fork, season them with sea salt, and place them in the slow cooker for four hours on high (flipping halfway through). When your guests arrive, pull the potatoes from the slow cooker and split them in half.
Then comes the best part: choosing the toppings! Crumbled cooked bacon, sliced scallions, roasted broccoli, shredded cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, extra butter, diced tomatoes, or shredded chicken are all great options. You can prepare the toppings yourself, or rely on your grocery store's hot/salad bar for some of these items — whatever works best for you!
Set out the toppings and let your guests fill their potatoes to their own preference. It doesn't get any more fun or easy than that.
→ Get the Recipe: Slow-Cooker Baked Potato Bar from Lexi's Clean Kitchen