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Look!

 

Another veggie I like. Potatoes. Covered in bacon and cheese…

 

How else would I do it?

 

 

This makes a great appetizer. My uncle made something similar for my wedding shower, but I was so wrapped up in the day that I do not remember exactly what he made. This is perfect for holiday parties.  Over the next few weeks I will be doing some fresh and funky (in a good way) Holiday Appetizers 101.

 

 

I washed some baby red potatoes and peeled off the yucky parts.

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If my food has one bruise or spot on it, it has to come off before I can eat it. I’m picky that way.

 

 

I took a tiny slice off the bottom so the potatoes could stand on their own.

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I also sliced a bit of the top off. After a few fork-pokes, they went into the oven.

 

 

Once they were baked, I went around the top with a knife and scoop out the potato.

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My favorite part. Mashing the potatoes with some butter, gorgonzola, and parmesan.

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It is very hard to resist eating it straight out of the bowl. Especially when you’re a gorgonzola addict like myself.

 

 

About half of each potato was scooped out to make room for the stuffing.

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Aren’t they just adorable?

 

 

 

In went the mashed potato-gorgonzola mixture.

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I sprinkled a bit more gorgonzola on top because I have no restraint for added effect.

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It makes it even more tasty.

 

 

 

I fried up some bacon, which is extremly hard to photograph mid-fry. I don’t care for the splashing bacon grease all over my camera.

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However, I do love bacon grease in every other aspect. I remember Mother Lovett having a disgusting jar of gray sludge in her refrigerator when I was younger.

 

I saw that same jar in my mom’s refrigerator, too.

 

I wondered, What could it be?

 

Little did I know a few years later I would discover the amazing and delicious qualities of bacon grease.

 

Don’t hate. Appreciate.

 

 

 

 

I topped the potatoes with some crumbled bacon then threw them into the oven for a few more minutes.

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They make the perfect appetizer.

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Bacon Gorgonzola Stuffed Baby Red Potatoes

10-15 baby red potatoes

3 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons parmesan

2 tablespoons crumbled gorgonzola

1 tablespoon heavy cream

6 slices applewood smoked bacon, fried and crumbled

salt & pepper to taste

 

Preheat oven to 375.

Wash potatoes. Slice off tops and bottoms so the potatoes can stand. Poke with a fork a few times. Bake in oven for 30 minutes, or until tender. Depending on the potato size, the time may need to be adjusted.

Once potatoes are cooled, take a knife and draw a circle around the top of the potato. Using a spoon, scrap out about half of the inside potato and place in a bowl. Once all potato tops are scooped out, mash insides in the bowl with a fork.

Once mashed, add butter, parmesan, gorgonzola, and heavy cream. Continue to mash with fork. Once combined, spoon mixture back into potatos. Top with an additional sprinkling of gorgonzola. Add crumbled bacon on top.

Bake in the oven for 10 more minutes.

Serve hot.

 

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If you love the feeling of your pants fitting too tightly, try these today!

 

Not really. Just try one.

 

Let your guests eat the rest.

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I forgot to mention that we also had Lobster Mac and Cheese on Saturday night. With the risk of my head not fitting through the door, I’d like to say that we actually prefer my own Lobster Mac to what we had Saturday night. Make it for the holidays!

 

 

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52 Responses to “Bacon Gorgonzola Stuffed Baby Red Potatoes.”

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    Maria — November 16, 2009 @ 8:05 am

    Perfect appetizer for the holidays!

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    Miriam/The Winter Guest — November 16, 2009 @ 8:34 am

    Mmmm, simple and tasty, perfect for Fall!

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    Barbara — November 16, 2009 @ 8:44 am

    This is some fabulous recipe. I should think guys would be crazy for it.
    Anything involving bacon, gorgonzola and potatoes is for me!

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    Stephanie — November 16, 2009 @ 8:50 am

    Loved stuffed small taters for parties, I make a Rachel Ray inspired app dish with bleu cheese, bacon, onion, sour cream and parsley that is similar to this… it’s always a hit! I like the idea of the gorgonzola too, yummmm :)

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    TheKitchenWitch — November 16, 2009 @ 8:51 am

    Oh my. Those potatoes look and sound delicious! And lobster mac and cheese? Getting the fat pants out now…

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    Naomi (onefitfoodie) — November 16, 2009 @ 9:01 am

    those are the cutests taters ever!!! that would be a great app, people can grab and keep walking around at a dinner party!

    i am so bummed I missed the trivia by ONE questions that darn first question grrr

    oh well there is next friday!

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    Shelley — November 16, 2009 @ 9:05 am

    those look so good!

    xo
    shelley

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    katherine — November 16, 2009 @ 9:14 am

    Those look fabulous!!

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    Jenny — November 16, 2009 @ 9:27 am

    Did you ever see that Friends Thanksgiving episode where Joey has to eat the entire turkey himself and ends up wearing Phoebe’s old maternity pants to finish? Yeah. I’m going to need a pair of those.

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    Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers — November 16, 2009 @ 9:38 am

    ooooh very creative. i love the lil’ bacon bits.

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    Practically Perfect... — November 16, 2009 @ 9:50 am

    Oh my word, that looks delicious!

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    Julie @savvyeats — November 16, 2009 @ 9:57 am

    These are so cute!

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    Melinda — November 16, 2009 @ 10:20 am

    I love how you stuffed the potatoes, that is a really cute idea.

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    Laura — November 16, 2009 @ 10:47 am

    Those look delicious. I’m not a big fan of gorgonzola. Can I use another kind of cheese? Pepperjack, maybe?
    blessings
    ~*~

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    kay (eating machine) — November 16, 2009 @ 12:09 pm

    mmm everything is better with bacon on top

    well, i’m still skeptical on bacon vodka… but almost everything at least

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    Nicole (dishin') — November 16, 2009 @ 2:13 pm

    Yum! They look delicious, plus they’re cute! Cheese and bacon makes anything better. I’m putting bacon in a pasta dish tonight!

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    tra — November 16, 2009 @ 2:25 pm

    those look so cute!

    omg. deadlifts..are…the …best ever.

    especially when you do them in front of a cute guy, giving him 5X5 views of YOUR TIGHT ASS

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    Courtney F — November 16, 2009 @ 2:55 pm

    Those are so cute and adorable. I love mini things. Well, not all!

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    Katie — November 16, 2009 @ 3:45 pm

    Look at you Top Chef!!! They look delicious!!!!! Have a great week!!! xoxo

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    Biz — November 16, 2009 @ 3:59 pm

    Yeah, you found another veggie to like!!

    Growing up my grandma ALWAYS had a tin can of bacon grease on her stove – hands down the best scrambled eggs cooked in bacon grease! Thanks for the memory!

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    Low — November 16, 2009 @ 3:59 pm

    Those look sinful and I want one right now!

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    April — November 16, 2009 @ 4:38 pm

    Mmmm…send some of those my way!

    I got my suit from http://www.flirtcatalog.com they have the best prices!

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    Amanda — November 16, 2009 @ 4:53 pm

    GORGEOUS!! My absolutely favorite starch. This is a must print for me!!

    My in laws are going to love you. Cause. They sure dont love me, they gotta love someone. ;)

    Blessings!
    Amanda

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    Erica — November 16, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

    What a great app! I would do half with bacon half without! I can’t wait to see the rest of your holiday app suggestions! You are such a creative mama

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    Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run) — November 16, 2009 @ 5:18 pm

    Omg lady you’re a genius! That’s such a fab idea…I have a potato loving boyfriend who will be so grateful to you ha – me too!

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    EatingRD — November 16, 2009 @ 5:24 pm

    ooh yum! Perfect little jewels to pop in the mouth!

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    Katie — November 16, 2009 @ 5:33 pm

    How gourmet of you! They look like professional appetizers!

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    Diana — November 16, 2009 @ 5:38 pm

    yowsa! those potatoes look delicious!! :)

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    Nicci@NiftyEats — November 16, 2009 @ 6:26 pm

    Yummy, I love this idea for an appetizer!

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    Nicole — November 16, 2009 @ 6:57 pm

    these are so cute! i love this for an appetizer!

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite — November 16, 2009 @ 7:03 pm

    These look great! Bacon makes everything taste better :)

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    Jill — November 16, 2009 @ 7:05 pm

    I have never seen this recipe before, but it looks AND sounds delicious! the best part is that it doesn’t seem overly difficult

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    katie — November 16, 2009 @ 7:09 pm

    girl those taters look GOOD!! and lobster mac n cheese? hmm i love mac and cheese…i dk if id like that tho!

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    Allison — November 16, 2009 @ 7:38 pm

    Those sound amazing! So many delicious ingredients

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    Light Delight with TouTou — November 16, 2009 @ 7:56 pm

    Oh….stuffing cute little baby potatoes ??I love this idea !! I would eat them probably not for appetizer…. I’ll just have them served as main dish. :P

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    Amy J in SC — November 17, 2009 @ 6:02 am

    Those look dangerous!

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    Paige (running around normal) — November 17, 2009 @ 6:47 am

    Oooh, great idea!! I must try this! Gorgonzola is one of my favorites, too.

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    brandi — November 17, 2009 @ 7:44 am

    you had me at bacon :) these are so cute!

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    Ashley — November 17, 2009 @ 7:45 am

    everytime i come to your blog i dieee! everything always looks SO good! these potatoes look heavenly :)

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    noodlegirl — November 17, 2009 @ 7:45 am

    I think I am inlove with this recipe!!!!!

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    CCV — November 17, 2009 @ 8:41 am

    Stuffed potatoes? What a cool idea!

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    Holly — November 17, 2009 @ 8:46 am

    HOLY YUMMOLA…i am usually not a huge bacon person, but once in awhile, it tastes SOOOOOO good!

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    • Jessica — November 17th, 2009 @ 8:46 am

      Not a bacon person? Is there such a thing…?

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    Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) — November 17, 2009 @ 9:13 am

    Beautiful meal!! :)

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    Yum Yucky — November 17, 2009 @ 10:46 am

    Ooo. I like this. I fear I’m too lazy to make it. But I like it LOTS!!

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    They look amazing!!! I have never seen an Appetizer like those before, TOTALLY wish I had. YUMMY! =)

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    sara — November 17, 2009 @ 1:24 pm

    so cute. what a perfect appetizer idea for this time of year.

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    Kirsten — November 20, 2009 @ 10:17 am

    looks delicious! may have to try those for thanksgiving appetizer ;)

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    brauny — March 17, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

    I can’t wait to try these.

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