Warm rosemary herb butter is added to these blue cheese mashed potatoes for the best potato side dish you’ll ever have in your life!
It’s day 3 of Thanksgiving Week on the blog and I’m so excited to share this side dish that first appeared on the blog in 2013, now with delicious new images to match this incredibly delicious potato dish!
Every time I make these blue cheese mashed potatoes, family and friends always agree that these are “the best mashed potatoes they’ve ever had!”
The combination of rosemary herb butter and creamy blue cheese mashed into the potatoes and baked on top, adds so much flavor to a classic mashed potato recipe!
If you’re making this dish for Thanksgiving, or another big dinner, you can prepare it ahead of time, then finish the last step, which is baking in the oven for 5-7 minutes, right before serving it.
I find that mashed potatoes are one of the hardest dishes to keep warm on the Thanksgiving dinner table, so this recipe is perfect for preventing cold, sad mashed potatoes, because we all want warm, fun, flavorful mashed potatoes at our Thanksgiving dinners, am I right?! 😉
- 2 lbs russet potatoes (peeled & quartered)
- 6 tbsp butter
- 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp steak seasoning
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp fresh rosemary (chopped)
- 4 oz blue cheese crumbles
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Place the potatoes in a large pot of boiling water for 15 minutes, or until fork tender.
While the potatoes are boiling, add the butter, garlic, black pepper, steak seasoning, kosher salt and rosemary to a small skillet over medium heat until the butter is melted.
Once the butter is melted, turn the temperature down to low and allow the flavors to combine for 5-10 minutes.
Once the potatoes are fork tender, drain the potatoes then return them back to the pot over low heat. Use an electric hand mixer to mash the potatoes, then hand mix in the garlic rosemary butter and half of the blue cheese.
Spoon the mashed potatoes into an oven safe bowl or casserole dish and sprinkle the remaining blue cheese on top.
Place in the oven and bake for 5-7 minutes.
Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
While these creamy, dreamy blue cheese mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner, they’re also an easy side dish for anytime of the year!