Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins
Watch this classic potato casserole take on new taste by adding blue cheese.
- 8 medium potatoes
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup cream
- 1⁄2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
- 1⁄3 cup breadcrumbs
- Pre-heat the oven to 375.
- Boil the potatoes.
- Allow to coolslightly and dice.
- Place in a casserole dish.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan.
- Whisk in the flour and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Whisk in the milk and cream.
- Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Whisk in the cheese until blended.
- Pour over the potatoes.
- Top with the breadcrumbs and bake for 25 minutes.
The sauce mixture turned out thicker than I expected, and so I had to spread it on the potatoes rather than pour it. I used Feta cheese with a couple of herbs and spices becuase it has much less sodium than bleu cheese. Final product was very tasty indeed.
The sauce was much too thick - I question if the ingredient amounts are correct. I think these would benefit from a little spice, because they are fairly bland and not spectacular by any means.
Sorry, Mini, this recipe sounded so wonderful to me but I had some problems with it. I gave it a 4 star review, however, because the ingredients did "work" even though the taste was disappointing. First of all, I reduced the flour to 1/4 cup and lessened the simmering time because I wanted to avoid the over-thick problem indicated in previous reviews. The sauce was quite bland. I added some garlic powder, salt and pepper to try and flavor it up a bit. Still very mild weak flavor. I will try it again, however, because the texture of the baked product was very good but next time I will double or triple the amount of blue cheese so I can actually taste it. UPDATE: I tried it again, like I said I would, and I had better results. Again, the texture was quite good. I tripled the amount of blue cheese by adding one cup of crumbled cheese to the sauce and stirred until smooth. Then, at the last minute I added another 1/2 cup of crumbles right before adding to the potatoes (so there would be little chunks of cheese) and it came out quite good. Lots more blue cheese flavor with the added cheese - oh and I also added garlic powder, salt and pepper again because I think it added to the taste. Thanks, Mini, for a nice base recipe!