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blue cheese and roasted apple mashed potato recipeI love potatoes.  In pretty much any and every way.  But add blue cheese and apples to the mix and I am a goner.  This mashed potato recipe is inspired by one that my sister makes.  She makes a mean pork chop and serves this alongside of them.  I don’t have an actual recipe since she rarely cooks with one, so this is my version.  I have made this many, many times, and it never disappoints.  The blue cheese is not overpowering, and the roasted apples add a bit of sweetness to balance the tartness of the cheese.

I served this alongside roast pork, but it would also be great with a steak or a roast chicken.  Or just on its own.  Maybe if you eat a salad alongside of it, you will not feel so bad about eating mashed potatoes for dinner.  This side dish can be made ahead of time.  Keep it covered in the fridge and just reheat it until it is hot all the way through.

blue cheese and roasted apple mashed potato recipe4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
2-3 Golden Delicious apples
1 cup blue cheese
2/3 cup milk
2 Tablespoons butter
3 Tablespoons honey
salt and pepper
1 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

blue cheese and roasted apple mashed potato recipePeel and chop the apples.  Place them in a piece of tin foil and drizzle olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

blue cheese and roasted apple mashed potato recipeWrap up the apples in the tin foil.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes.

blue cheese and roasted apple mashed potato recipe

The apples will be very soft.

blue cheese and roasted apple mashed potato recipeBoil 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 with a potato masher, ricer, beaters, whatever your weapon of choice is.  Add the roasted apples and mash them too.

blue cheese and roasted apple mashed potato recipeAdd the cream cheese.  Mash that together.

blue cheese and roasted apple mashed potato recipe

Add the chives.  I save some for garnish.  Add the blue cheese.

blue cheese and roasted apple mashed potato recipeAdd 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.

blue cheese and roasted apple mashed potato recipeYou absolutely could eat them at this point.  I often have if I making these at the same time as I am making dinner.  If I am making this ahead of time, I put the mashed potatoes in a casserole dish and bake in a 350 degree oven until golden brown and bubbly.  Sometimes, I melt a little more blue cheese over the top.  I like to make individual servings.  I like not having to share the crust with anyone.  I am greedy with a bubbly crust.

blue cheese and roasted apple mashed potato recipeGarnish with the remaining chopped chives.

blue cheese and roasted apple mashed potato recipeThe top gets crusty and the underneath layer is just light and fluffy potato.

Blue Cheese and Roasted Apple Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 2-3 Golden Delicious apples
  • 1 cup blue cheese
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop the apples. Place them in a piece of tin foil and drizzle olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Wrap up the apples in the tin foil. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes.
  3. The apples will be very soft.
  4. 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 with a potato masher, ricer, beaters, whatever your weapon of choice is. Add the roasted apples and mash them too.
  5. Add the cream cheese. Mash that together.
  6. Add the chives. I save some for garnish. Add the blue cheese.
  7. 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.
  8. You absolutely could eat them at this point. I often have if I making these at the same time as I am making dinner. If I am making this ahead of time, I put the mashed potatoes in a casserole dish and bake in a 350 degree oven until golden brown and bubbly. Sometimes, I melt a little more blue cheese over the top. I like to make individual servings. I like not having to share the crust with anyone. I am greedy with a bubbly crust.
  9. Garnish with the remaining chopped chives.
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26 Responses to Blue Cheese and Roasted Apple Mashed Potatoes

  1. yum those look so good1 I love the crunchy top and fluffy interior.

  2. jenna says:

    oh my! this looks so amazing! i bet the flavors were amazing together!

  3. Cara says:

    When I first saw this, I thought YUCK! Seriously? Then read on down and thought hmmm interesting… could be good— this is something I am going to have to try!

    • bakedbree says:

      I love the combo of sweet and savory and this is just that. It is very balanced and more interesting than your usual mashed potato.

  4. Amanda says:

    Wow I would have never thought of apples, that sounds delicious! This really would be amazing with pork chops. I already use blue cheese and think it’s a great addition to mashed potatoes, but apples? I gotta try that!

    And I like how you bake the mashed potatoes after too. Sounds delish. I need to try that too!

  5. This looks divine! I usually have apples and blue cheese as a snack but wouldn’t think to pair them with potatoes!

  6. Looking awesome and damn sure it tastes delicious…Going to try out myself. Oh yes! waiting for your next post for some new recipe.

  7. Lisa says:

    This really puts a delicious spin on the everyday mashed potatoes. With additions like yours, the mashed potatoes could outshine the main dish itself.

  8. Carolyn Jung says:

    What a glorious dish. Cheesy, potato-y and fruity. Everything good in one wonderful, comforting bite.

  9. I made these for our Christmas Eve dinner. It is an absolutely delicious dish, and super easy to make. Thanks for sharing it!

  10. Jacqui Hyland says:

    I’m learning how to cook and I think I can handle this. It’s going in my file for fall dinners

  11. wendie says:

    i may have just missed it but…at what stage do you add the butter? :)

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  13. Angela Ryan says:

    I just made this side to accompany my bacon wrapped apple barbeque chicken breasts. It is amazing! Yum! I substituted parmesan for the blue cheese so the kids will eat it too. I think we’ll eat it all before Daddy even gets home for dinner. Thank you!

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