Saturday, February 6, 2010

Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

This recipe is the side kick to the Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf we had. I wanted to have something to go along with the meatloaf, but I wasn't sure what to make. I had tossed around the idea of just having a veggie, but then second guessed myself and decided I wanted something better. So I got to thinking, what if I used some of the flavors from the meatloaf to make a side dish. Then I realized I had some leftover red skin potatoes at home and thought I could turn those into blue cheese mashed potatoes!! I was nervous about trying them out, but they turned out wonderful and were so creamy. They really complimented the Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf! I do have to say, I just sorta "made it all up" so my measurements may not be exact, but the good thing about mashed potatoes is that you can give them a taste and then add more to them if it needs it :o)

Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes
(recipe by Liesl)
6 - 10 small red skin potatoes washed and cut into quarters
1/2 skim milk (maybe more, maybe less)
sea salt
fresh cracked pepper
fresh parsley (just a handful of rough chopped parsley)
reduced fat blue cheese crumbles (I used about 3 tablespoons...just add to taste)
Put potatoes in a pan filled with water over medium high heat. Bring potatoes to a boil and cook until fork tender. Remove from heat and strain.
Put cooked potatoes in a deep bowl. Add milk, parsley, salt and pepper. Using a hand mixer blend together until somewhat smooth, but still has a few chunks to it. (Or you can make them completely smooth, I just wanted to have mine somewhat chunky.) Add blue cheese and stir with a spoon to incorporate into potatoes. Serve warm.


  1. I love mashed potatoes, and bleu cheese sounds like a great idea. If you like brie, you should try Rachael Ray's apple brie mashed potatoes. They are really really good.

  2. Red skin potatoes are my FAVORITE! No wait, sweet potatoes are my favorite, and red skin are #2. Haha... YUM! Great addition to the meatloaf!

  3. Great idea to add the blue cheese! My hubby would especially love these.


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