If you're craving a simple yet gourmet makeover for your potatoes, my stilton roasted potatoes are a mouthwatering and savory pick perfect for any occasion. For my stilton roasted potatoes recipe, thick slices of seasoned red potatoes are roasted off until golden, then topped with crumbled stilton blue cheese and caramelized onion, then broiled until bubbly and delicious!
Roasted Potatoes Get a Gourmet Makeover
In our household, they're a major staple to so many entrees that I prepare, or an earthy little addition to so many soups, stews and braises!
The potato is quite a humble kitchen ingredient, but my, oh, my, does it pull a lot of weight when it comes to meal time.
Potatoes, especially the red and yellow waxy potatoes, can be turned into delicious sides with just a few creative, mouthwatering and delectable morsels added to them, to give 'em a gourmet twist.
My stilton roasted potatoes give classic roasted potatoes an updated take...
They're prepared with thick, seasoned slices of red potatoes roasted until tender, then they get a salty-savory and creamy topping of stilton blue cheese crumbles, along with a delicious smattering of caramelized onions to create this exceptionally tasty potato side dish.
Easy to prepare and serve for either a special occasion or any ol' day of the week (especially with a juicy steak!), this stilton roasted potatoes recipe is one for your recipe tin if you adore blue cheese and want to kick your potatoes up a tasty notch or two!
My Recipe for Stilton Roasted Potatoes
This simple and quick potato side dish has just a few ingredients, but each of those ingredients packs a flavor punch.
Before the thick slices of red potatoes take their trip to the oven, I season them with a combination of salt, pepper, granulated onion and garlic, plus Italian seasoning and a kiss of paprika. This yields incredible flavor to the potatoes, so each bite is brimming with flavor.
And once they've roasted until tender, then I add a touch of stilton blue cheese and caramelized onions over top of the potatoes, place back into the oven, and allow that to bubble up and become slightly caramelized and oh-so irresistibly delicious!
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- To get started, I season my sliced red potatoes with my mixture of seasoning.
- Next, I roast on a baking sheet for roughly 30 minutes, or until tender.
- While the potatoes roast, I caramelize my onions until deeply golden-brown, sweet and jammy.
- Then, I transfer the potatoes into a shallow baking dish, sprinkle over my crumbled stilton blue cheese as well as my caramelized onion, then place back into the oven just until the cheese has melted and becomes bubbly.
- I finish the stilton roasted potatoes with a bit of chopped parsley, and serve while hot.
Stilton Roasted Potatoes
by Ingrid Beer
These stilton roasted potatoes are a gourmet take on roasted potatoes, with bubbly stilton blue cheese and savory caramelized onions!
Yield: Serves 6
Nutrition Info: 391 calories per serving
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Total time: 55 minutes
- 3 pounds red potatoes, sliced into ½ to ¾ inch thick slices
- Olive oil
- Black pepper
- 1 teaspoon granulated onion
- 1 teaspoons granulated garlic
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- 1 large white onion, peeled, quartered and sliced thinly
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 6 to 8 ounces stilton blue cheese, crumbled into medium size chunks
- Chopped parsley, for garnish
- Begin by gathering and prepping all of your ingredients according to the ingredient list above to have ready and organized for use.
- Preheat your oven to 400°, and line a large baking sheet with foil.
- Add your sliced potatoes to a bowl, and drizzle over about 2 to 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, and sprinkle in a couple of generous pinches of salt and pepper, the granulated onion and garlic, the Italian seasoning, and the paprika, and toss to coat well.
- Place onto the baking sheet in a single layer, and roast for 30 minutes.
- While the potatoes are baking, caramelize your onions by placing a large, heavy-bottom skillet over medium-high heat. Add about 3 tablespoons of the oil, and once hot, add the sliced onion along with a pinch or two of salt and pepper. Cook the onions for about 20-22 minutes, or until very golden-brown and jammy. Add the balsamic vinegar and allow it to bubble up, then remove from heat and spoon the onions into a dish to hold.
- After the potatoes have roasted for 30 minutes, turn the oven to the “broil” setting, and broil the potatoes for 5 more minutes, until a deeper golden-brown color.
- Remove the potatoes from the oven, and leave the “broil” setting on low. Using a spatula, place about half of the roasted potato slices into a baking dish (about 2 ½ to 3 quart). Sprinkle over half of the caramelized onions, and half of the stilton. Repeat with another layer of potatoes, caramelized onion and stilton.
- Place the stilton potatoes under the broiler and broil for roughly 2 to 4 minutes, just until the stilton cheese has melted and began to become golden and bubbly.
- To serve, garnish with chopped parsley, and enjoy.
Tips & Tidbits for my Stilton Roasted Potatoes recipe:
- Stilton blue cheese, or your favorite blue cheese: I'm opting for English stilton blue cheese here because it is a bit milder that French Roquefort or Italian Gorgonzola blue cheeses. It is creamy with a salty, nutty finish, nice with potatoes and the addition of caramelized onions. But any type of blue cheese will be delicious here—your choice!
- Red, waxy potatoes for tender, velvety texture: When it comes to preparing roasted potatoes, I always use waxy potatoes, either red or yellow. I typically reserve using russet potatoes for soups, stews and braises, since those are starchier and drier, and hold up better in those preparations. But you can use red or yellow potatoes here (your choice) for best flavor and texture.
- Caramelized onions for earthy flavor, or leave 'em off: I love to caramelized some onions until deeply golden-brown and jammy while the potatoes roast, and then add those as part of the mouthwatering topping. Feel free to leave them off if you're looking for a shortcut, or aren't a fan, and instead substitute a bit of sliced green onion.
Craving more delectably cozy potato dishes? Check out these Cheesy Mashed Potatoes, these Smashed Potatoes with Parmesan Crust, these Rosemary Potatoes, these Twice Baked Potatoes, these Cheesy Potatoes, these Garlic Mashed Potatoes, or these fluffy Mashed Potatoes!