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Guest blogger Jim Higley of Bobble Head Dad scores a touchdown with this unique take on your boring potato bar!

Your fans will be cheering when they see this creative and fun twist to a traditional baked potato bar!



Turning your baked potatoes into mini-footballs is easy and will make this nutritious addition to any tailgating party a hit. You can prepare all of the toppings ahead of time and put them in easy-to-transport containers. Great toppings—including bacon, broccoli, chives, sour cream, diced tomatoes and grated cheese—are only limited by your imagination!


But the real champion of the show will be your football baked potatoes which you can put together right before you head out the door to tailgate! Instructions are provided below.

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The laces for the footballs are made from slices of mozzarella cheese.


Place the cheese slices on a tray and cut into thin strips (a little less than ¼” in width)


The number of strips you need will depend on the number of baked potatoes. Each potato will need one longer center lace and four shorter cross-laces.


Put the cheese laces on a hot baked potato. The heat of the potato will help the cheese stick a little better!

Place the four shorter cheese laces across the center lace.


Once the cheese laces are all in place, gently pat them down to help them set.


After a few minutes, the cheese will melt slightly leaving a perfect, football effect! Transport your potatoes in a plastic container to keep them safe!


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