potato cheese gateau
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Potato cheese gateau

Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cheese, potato
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Author Giulia


  • 1 kg 2,2 lb of waxy potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons of grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 50 g 3 and 1/2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Grated nutmeg
  • 100 g 3,5 oz of sweet gorgonzola or your favourite blue cheese
  • 60 g about 10 slices of cooked ham or smoked ham
  • Bread crumbs


  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1 cm thick slices. Steam in a pressure cooker for about 6 to 7 minutes. Alternatively you can also boil the potatoes, in this case leave them whole, so they will absorb less water.
  • Heat oven to 180°C (350°F - Gas Mark 4)
  • Put the butter on the bottom of a bowl and mash the potatoes in the bowl.
  • Mix the potatoes when they are still hot with butter, eggs, grated Parmigiano, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Grease a 20 cm round baking dish or a rectangular oven proof tray and spoon half of the mashed potatoes on the bottom. Cover the potatoes with ham and pieces of gorgonzola and top with the mashed potatoes.
  • Sprinkle the surface with breadcrumbs, then add slivers of butter and bake for about 40 minutes. Finish with 5 minutes of grill to make a crispy surface. Serve warm.
  • It's good also the next day, just warm it in the oven.
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