Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Ahhh, Christmas dinner.  Family, friends, loved ones alike.  And all of that FOOD!  If you’re lucky enough to not be in charge of the turkey or ham, you may be wondering if there is something you can bring that will stand out.  Something different than the norm.  Something to really add some wow your banquet table.  There is!

My husband is a huge fan of blue cheese.  Several years ago, I surprised him with a big batch of Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes.  He and my family loved them!  Now I make them every Christmas.  I will totally get the evil eye from my oldest stepson if I don’t.  They’ve become a staple, a tradition, and they are asked for by name.  It’s pretty much a given.  “And will you be bringing your Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes?”  Why, yes.  Yes I will.  Now you can, too.

Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

  • 5 pound bag Russet Potatoes
  • 10 oz of crumbled Blue Cheese
  • 1 Blue Cheese salad dressing, to taste
  • salt, pepper, & milk, to taste

Dice potatoes and boil in a large pot until soft.  Drain, then put back into pot.  Add crumbled Blue Cheese.  If you like, you can save a little to sprinkle on top when the potatoes are done for a prettier presentation.  I use all of mine for maximum flavor.  Smash together with a potato masher (I like the square faced ones) until cheese is fully mixed.  Add dressing until you get your desired consistency.  I prefer mine to still be somewhat thick and chunky.  If you like yours a little looser, you can add more dressing and/or some milk.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  This should serve your average family of about 10-15 — hopefully with some leftover for you to take back home. 😋

Blue or Bleu?  Fun Fact!  The phrase “blue cheese” actually showed up in English a century and a half before the Frenchified “bleu cheese” version.  Now you know!  Merci beauBLUE!

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