Believe it or not, I’m not a big potato person. I don’t really understand when people get massive cravings for mashed potatoes or when they just want “meat and potatoes.” It’s not that I don’t like them; I just don’t get very excited by them. But blue cheese? Now, that is something that excites me. So, when I was looking for something to make last week with my Buffalo Chicken Meatballs, I thought Blue Cheese Rosemary Mashed Potatoes would be perfect. You eat blue cheese with buffalo wings and you eat a starch (pasta) with meatballs, so I did a sort of combination of the two. And it worked perfectly!
Note: My mom taught me long ago that mashed potatoes are always much more flavorful when the skins are left on the potatoes. So, I never take the skins off. Of course, this is my preference and some people like the smoothness of no skin mashed potatoes. So, do whatever you want.
Here’s what you need for Blue Cheese Rosemary Mashed Potatoes:
- 3 lbs. russet potatoes
- 2 C (abt. 8 oz.) crumbled creamy blue cheese
- 1/2 C whole milk
- 2 1/2 t rosemary
Start by chopping your potatoes into one-inch cubes.
Cook the potatoes in a large pot of boiling salted water until they’re tender, which will take about 15 minutes. Drain them and return them to the pot.
Add the cheese and 1/2 C milk to the potatoes.
Mash the potatoes until they’re almost smooth. Continue adding more milk until the potatoes are the consistency you like. I unfortunately didn’t have fresh rosemary, so I used what I had in the jar. It was good, but fresh would be even better!
Another thing I wish I had added? Garlic, obviously! I can’t believe I made a mashed potato without a touch of garlic in them. Of course, the blue cheese and rosemary made them flavorful enough, but garlic makes everything even better.
Don’t forget to add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve the mashed potatoes with an entree (like Buffalo Chicken Meatballs) or just eat a big bowl for a meal! It is my philosophy that blue cheese makes everything to die for and I haven’t been proven wrong yet. I just may be turning into a potato person!