Roasted Potatoes with Warm Blue Cheese Sauce

Somewhere, probably, there’s a rule written down that goes something like ‘don’t eat all of the warm blue cheese sauce before you serve the roasted potatoes’. If there is such a rule, I ignored it because the sauce is fantastic. And yeah, it really is great with roasted potatoes. Tender, buttery potatoes that have that slight skin ‘pop’ when you bite into them. Perfect.

Roasted Potatoes with Warm Blue Cheese Sauce

I sometimes find that too much fresh rosemary is a not a good thing. It can be a bit overwhelming. I totally did not find that to be the case with these roasted potatoes with warm blue cheese sauce. Not even at all. The amount of rosemary is spot-on, and I think the dish needed every bit of it. I would not cut back on it even though my first though was to do just that.

The blue cheese sauce is great on other roasted vegetables too, like green beans, asparagus, you name it. And baked potatoes!

Roasted Potatoes with Warm Blue Cheese Sauce
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Roasted Potatoes with Warm Blue Cheese Sauce

Somewhere, probably, there’s a rule written down that goes something like ‘don’t eat all of the warm blue cheese sauce before you serve the roasted potatoes’. If there is such a rule, I ignored it because the sauce is fantastic.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword blue cheese, roasted potatoes, sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 374kcal

Ingredients

For the potatoes

For the blue cheese sauce

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg grated
  • 2 cups whole milk warmed
  • 4 ounces blue cheese crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons green onion sliced thin

Instructions

For the potatoes

  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • For the potatoes: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Place potatoes into a large bowl. Toss with the olive oil, rosemary, lemon zest and juice and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spread out onto a baking sheet and roast until tender, about 35 minutes, stirring once or twice. While the potatoes are roasting make the sauce (below).
  • Transfer potatoes to a large bowl or serving platter. Drizzle with the sauce. Garnish with the green onions, jalapeno, parsley and blue cheese crumbles.

For the blue cheese sauce

  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Whisk in the flour and continue whisking for 3 minutes or until the flour is cooked.
  • Add the rosemary and nutmeg.
  • Whisk in the milk. Reduce heat to low. Whisking occasionally, continue cooking until thickened, 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the blue cheese and green onions.

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 672mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 782IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 208mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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