Gorgonzola Smashed Potatoes

Gorgonzola Smashed Potatoes

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Hey there, don’t you like potatoes? This recipe was aaa-mazing and it’s from my friend, Lori’s, new cookbook The Recipe Girl Cookbook.

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I love Lori’s blog, The Recipe Girl, and I love her food…so I knewww I would love her cookbook! It’s full of great recipes for cooking everyday and even entertaining. I love how she organizes the recipes, meals but with titles like Hungry Mornings, Let’s Do Lunch and Happy Hour and she even puts together 20 themed menus for entertaining to make it easier!

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Red Velvet-Cheesecake Cake — I feel like no description is needed for this recipe too!

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Gorgonzola Smashed Potatoes

Make sure you try these potatoes, they are so good and so easy and go perfect with steak! And be sure to hop on over and enter to win a copy of this awesome cookbook and a KitchenAid blender!

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Gorgonzola Smashed Potatoes Recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

What's great about these potatoes is that they're smashed rather than mashed. With mashed potatoes, you need to be concerned with getting them just right, with no chunks floating around and creating a nice, smooth texture. Smashed potatoes are just smashed. That's it, nothing fancy. And in half-and-half and those smashed potatoes will soak it right up. Add in Gorgonzola too, and now you've got something fancy!


2 1/2 pounds baby red potatoes, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks (unpeeled)

3/4 to 1 cup half-and-half, warmed (see Tips)

1 Tablespoon salted butter

4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the potato chunks. Boil the potatoes just until they are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes in a colander. Place them in a large bowl. Mash them lightly with a fork. Stir 3/4 cup of the half-and-half and the butter into the potatoes. Add more half-and-half, as needed, if the potatoes seem too dry. Stir in the cheese and season with salt and pepper, to taste.


To warm the half-and-half, just pour it into a glass measuring cup and heat it in the microwave or in a small saucepan on the stove. It should only take a short time, but watch it closely so it doesn't bubble up and over the cup.

Reprinted from The Recipe Girl Cookbook by Lori Lange, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

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32 Responses to “Gorgonzola Smashed Potatoes”

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    Tieghan — April 26, 2013 @ 12:02 am

    I love Lori’s new book!! She did such amazing job!! These potatoes look killer. Gorgonzola is on of my favorites!


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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 26, 2013 @ 3:09 am

    Gorgeous taters! And congrats to Lori on her beautiful new book! Been seeing it everywhere the past 2 weeks!


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    Kathryn — April 26, 2013 @ 4:46 am

    These sound wonderfully rich and creamy and delicious. Such good flavours!


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    LyndaS — April 26, 2013 @ 8:51 am

    I am going to add that book to my Amazon wish list. Thanks for sharing.


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    Tasha @ Thatssoyummy — April 26, 2013 @ 9:18 am

    yummilicious taters… Cant wait to get the cookbook… :-)


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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — April 26, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    I could seriously eat mashed potatoes with every meal, but CHEESY mashed potatoes are even better! So excited about this cookbook!


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    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — April 26, 2013 @ 10:56 am

    Oh man do these taters look luscious! I just love the idea of smashing them with some delicious cheese…


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    Kathia — April 26, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    We love mash potatoes at home and I am always looking for ways to add something different on them, this version with gorgonzola cheese sounds rich and creamy, can’t wait to try this recipe.
    Thanks for sharing


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    Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas — April 26, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    I have never tried using red potatoes for smashed potatoes, can you believe it? So trying this!!


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    Lauren @ Rustic Honey — April 26, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

    These look delicious! I will have to make these this weekend. I already have all of the ingredients. I love when that happens!


    • Julie Deily replied: April 26th, 2013 @ 5:19 pm

      I love when that happens too!!!


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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — April 26, 2013 @ 7:27 pm

    These recipes look so good! And your mashed potatoes look heavenly. :)


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    Kim Beaulieu — April 27, 2013 @ 12:37 am

    I just love smashed potatoes, these are wonderful. I can’t wait to get my copy of Lori’s cookbook. Amazon.ca is just not as quick as the .com version. Being a Canuck is hard, lol.


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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — April 27, 2013 @ 2:13 am

    Lori’s book just looks amazing! These potatoes are heavenly!


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    Lori Who Needs A Cape? — April 27, 2013 @ 11:04 am

    I cannot wait to make these potatoes, sounds amazing!


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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — April 28, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

    I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of The Recipe Girl cookbook! Only one more month. :)

    And these potatoes look super yummy. But Gorgonzola is far too fancy for me. I think I’ll use cheddar when I get around to making these!


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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — April 28, 2013 @ 3:50 pm

    I’m looking forward to checking out Lori’s new book. Potatoes and gorgonzola were destined for each other, love this dish! It’s also a great reminder for me to just smash, and not whip! :)


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    Nutmeg Nanny — April 28, 2013 @ 9:26 pm

    I love smashed potatoes :) these look fabulous!


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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — April 29, 2013 @ 9:35 am

    Thanks, Julie! I love that you chose this recipe- everyone needs more mashed potatoes in their life, I think :)


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    Christine (Cook the Story) — April 29, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    I love the idea of these potatoes with a steak. A nice twist on the usual blue cheese sauce. Great idea! Can’t wait to check out Lori’s cookbook too.


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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — April 29, 2013 @ 9:54 am

    THe book looks wonderful and these potatoes – really wish I had a bite right now!


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    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — April 29, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

    I eat mashed potatoes like they’re a dessert, but I’ve never thrown gorgonzola in there, which is just an added layer of heaven. I can’t wait to try these.


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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — April 29, 2013 @ 3:26 pm

    Love the gorgonzola in these!


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    Nicole — April 29, 2013 @ 8:03 pm

    Cannot wait to get my hands on that book. These mashed potatoes look ridiculously yummy! I love the gorgonzola.
    And yes, that overnight casserole looks like heaven!


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    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — May 1, 2013 @ 5:33 pm

    Ahhhhh! Just watched your Kraft video – you are a ROCKSTAR, girl! Can you please come to my casa and make me some cheesy grits? Pretty please?!?


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    Lindsay — May 9, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

    You know I love gorgonzola! I thought goat cheese made the ultimate mashed potatoes but I may have to give this one a shot! :)


    • Julie Deily replied: May 9th, 2013 @ 4:57 pm

      You should definitely try Lori’s recipe! I know you would love it!


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    Marly — May 16, 2013 @ 11:46 am

    Wow – beautiful photos in Lori’s cookbook! To me, that’s a sign of a perfect cookbook. Can’t wait to check it out. And smashed is the only way to go when it comes to potatoes. Well, unless they’re fried. Oh, potatoes! They are the best!


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    Daniel — June 10, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    What is half and half? :)


    • Julie Deily replied: June 11th, 2013 @ 9:27 am

      Hi Daniel, it’s a mixture of light cream and milk. Hope that helps!


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