Monday, December 27, 2010

Recipe: Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes


Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes
 (adapted from *baked bree)


4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 (8-ounce) package fat free cream cheese
1 cup reduced fat blue cheese
3 Tablespoons honey
salt and pepper
1 tablespoons chopped fresh chives 


Preheat the oven to 350.
Boil the potatoes in a large pot of water.  Cook the potatoes until a knife comes out easily.  Drain the potatoes and put in a large bowl. Mash the potatoes.  Add the cream cheese.  Mash that together.  Add the chives (i used way more than a tablespoon...i used an entire little container between mixing and leaving some for on top).  I save some for garnish.  Add the blue cheese.  Add the honey.  Season well with salt and pepper.  The blue cheese is salty, so season slowly and taste as you go.  You may also need to add a little more honey to balance the flavors.

You can eat them now, but I added an entire extra cup of blue cheese to the top and put these in the oven until the cheese had a brown look to it. When it wasn't browning quick enough, I put it on broil for about 5 mins. Garnish with the remaining chopped chives.

EVERY SINGLE PERSON had seconds!! Not just small amounts either...big portions!! They were so delicious and I felt special for having one of the better contributions for our dinner party :) If you like blue cheese....I highly suggest you try these! You can't go wrong with a simple recipe, especially if you find the ingredients on sale!

delicious...i want more right now....
*also, you can use full fat products, but trust me, you could NOT tell the difference at all and they were as decadent as the "real" thing would be!

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