Gorgonzola Roasted Potato Recipe

Although I'd like to take full credit for this ridiculously simple and amazingly delicious potato recipe I cannot. One of my husband's favorite restaurants in Springfield, MO served gorgonzola potatoes with their steak dinner. When he moved to another city he took on the task of re-creating them himself. The restaurant used red potatoes which are not the potatoes in the photographs. As it turns out if you dice red potatoes and put them on a baking sheet to roast in the oven, they fall apart. My husband overcame that obstacle by dicing them and then boiling them first.

It doesn't matter whether you use red potatoes or russet potatoes, shown in the photographs, they both turn out delicious. The final texture of the potatoes is the only difference. Since the russets are cooked in the oven their surface becomes brown and slightly crisp. After boiling red potatoes they are tossed with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper and placed under the broiler to brown. My husband prefers his potatoes on the softer side so he only browns the red potatoes a little. Either way it's potatoes and cheese which is always a classic combination.

Diced Russet potato tossed in olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Diced Russet potato tossed in olive oil, salt, and pepper. | Source

Should You Line the Pan With Aluminum Foil?

When it comes to roasting russet potatoes make sure you have a very good non-stick pan. If the pan is lined with foil to save cleaning the pan it doesn't work well when roasting russets. The potatoes tend to stick and you'll end up with little bits of foil on your potatoes. However, if you're simply browning the red potatoes it works perfectly.

Roasted Potatoes
Roasted Potatoes | Source

Cheesy Goodness

Now that the potatoes are browned to your liking let the cheesy good time begin. Simply sprinkle the potatoes with gorgonzola cheese. Most cheeses will work well for this step but you may want to avoid cheeses like cheddar since they tend to become oily.

Gorgonzola cheese sprinkled over roasted potatoes
Gorgonzola cheese sprinkled over roasted potatoes | Source

Simply pop them back in the oven under the broiler. Whatever you do make sure you don't leave the room. A broiler always works much quicker than you think it will and although slightly browned cheese is o.k. you definitely don't want to burn them. You could simply serve the potatoes as shown below but we like to stir them around to make sure they are all coated with cheese.

Melted gorgonzola cheese
Melted gorgonzola cheese | Source
Potatoes and melted cheese stirred together
Potatoes and melted cheese stirred together | Source

A good rule of thumb when making this recipe is to make more than you think you will need because everyone will want seconds. I am saddened to report that since my husband has been away from Springfield his beloved restaurant, Bijans, has closed. The good news is that no matter where you live in the world you can re-create the gorgonzola potatoes my husband fell in love with.

The Recipe

  • Diced Potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Gorgonzola Cheese

Red or Yukon Gold Potatoes

Dice the potatoes and boil them in salted water just until fork tender. Strain the potatoes and place them on a baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over the potatoes and add salt and pepper. Toss with your hands to coat the potatoes evenly. Place the potatoes under the broiler until slightly browned. Top with gorgonzola cheese and return to the broiler. When the cheese has melted remove from the oven and enjoy.

Russet Potatoes

Dice the potatoes and place them on a non-stick baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over the potatoes and add salt and pepper. Toss with your hands to coat the potatoes evenly. Stirring occasionally, roast the potatoes in a 400F oven until they're cooked through and browned to your liking. Top the potatoes with gorgonzola cheese and place them under the broiler. Remove when the cheese is melted and enjoy.

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jojokaya 4 years ago from USA

looks very delicious. Great hub. Rated up


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

bookmarking! Looks amazing. Anything with potatoes and cheese--I'm in! Voted useful, interesting, and UP!!!


Arlene V. Poma 4 years ago

Delicous! Another wonderful potato recipe on HubPages. This Hub is written so well, with illustrations to help the home cook. Now is the time to test out the broiler in my new stove, so I will be watching these potatoes--cheese and all. Voted up and everything else.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Wow, cheese and potatoes. Voting this Up and Useful.


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amberld 4 years ago from New Glarus, WI

need to try this.


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Jennifer Essary 4 years ago from Idaho Author

Thanks everyone : ) These potatoes are easy to make and delicious. It's a simple way to mix up your ordinary potato side dish. You must give them a try, I promise you won't be disappointed. Many thanks for all the votes : )


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

Cheese and potatoes is both my favorite so this must be a winner! Looks so tasty and easy to do. Voting up, bookmarked

Tina


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Jennifer Essary 4 years ago from Idaho Author

Thank you very much Tina. It is very simple and wonderfully delicious : ) Thank you for voting and bookmarking.


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Jennifer Essary 4 years ago from Idaho Author

Thank you very much Tina. It is very simple and wonderfully delicious : ) Thank you for voting and bookmarking.


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R9139 4 years ago

That looks like a great meal, the next time I get some potatoes out of the ground I will have to give this a go, normally I just bake them and throw on some garlic butter. This way seems a lot more tasty, voted up


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Jennifer, the potatoes look very inviting. Thanks for sharing. Bookmarking this.

Thanks for sharing.


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Jennifer Essary 4 years ago from Idaho Author

R9139, I'd have to say that mashed potatoes is probably the way we most often make our potatoes, but it is nice to change it up a bit. Sometimes I'll bake them and top them with broccoli and cheese or some other leftover dish. I have a great recipe for au gratin potatoes but it is very labor intensive. This recipe is one of my favorites because it is very delicious but doesn't require a lot of labor. Thank you for your vote.


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Jennifer Essary 4 years ago from Idaho Author

Rajan, I promise you won't be disappointed by this recipe. It is very simple and reminds you of something you'd find in a gourmet restaurant. Thanks for sharing : )


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Jennifer Essary 4 years ago from Idaho Author

The Finance Hub, Thank you very much for your kind words and vote. I'm off to read another one of your hubs : )


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

This combines two of my favorite things: cheese and potatoes. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I am going to bookmark this hub to try this in the very near future.


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Jennifer Essary 4 years ago from Idaho Author

Jeannieinabottle, Thanks for bookmarking. I promise you won't be disappointed. This recipe is very easy and it's a good way to mix up the dinner routine. Thank you for sharing your time and thoughts : )


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

that looks so very tasty. I better eat it now before my drs appointment next month when my cholesterol will be deemed too high


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Jennifer Essary 4 years ago from Idaho Author

PDXKaraokeGuy, Most of the cholesterol in your body is made by your liver. So blame the liver and eat the potatoes : ) I hope your appointment goes well next month. Thanks for sharing your time.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Jennifer, these look yummy! I eat cheese with loads of things, absolutely love the stuff and I have never had gorgonzola so this recipe will be a new adventure for me. I shall let you know how I get on! Voted up and shared.


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

I have got to try these! I have one question though.. Obviously there is a difference between the reds and the russets, but why boil the reds and not the russets? Are the reds more dense?

By the way.. I'm salivating! Hurry up and answer so I can make these..LOL :) Voted up!!!! Lisa


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Jennifer Essary 4 years ago from Idaho Author

Rusticliving, The reds would stick to the pan and fall apart when they were put right into the oven. I didn't believe my husband when he told me that I couldn't just put them in the oven like the russets. You can boil the russets before they just won't have the roasted texture. We also like a little gorgonzola in mashed potatoes with a hint of cayenne pepper. Thanks for the vote! Let me know how you liked them : )


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craftarrific 4 years ago from California

I'm drooling over here! I recently tried Gorgonzola on baked potatoes because we were out of our usual shredded cheddar/jack blend. It was amazing! I'm sure making this way would be even better! yummmmm!


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Jennifer Essary 4 years ago from Idaho Author

craftarrific thanks for stopping by. Potatoes and almost any cheese are always a winning combination in my book : ) I'll have to try Gorgonzola on a baked potato too. It's nice to "mix it up" once in a while.


AudraLeigh 4 years ago

I am drooling! Love potatoes and cheese!!! Give me, give me! Got to put on pinterest for safe keeping! Good job!


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Jennifer Essary 4 years ago from Idaho Author

Thank you Audra : )


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kitkat1141 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I have never thought of pairing Gorgonzola with potatoes. Would go great with steak. Thanks for the idea! Great photos.

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