Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes with Toasted Breadcrumbs is a standout side dish for a holiday meal or any occasion. It's a rich blend of creamy russet potatoes, blue cheese, and parmesan, coated with buttery toasted breadcrumbs for a light crunch. It gets better with every spoonful!
When I think of mashed potatoes, in all of their fluffy, flavorful goodness, I associate it with decadence. Now is not the time to be conservative with seasonings or flavor. I want to feel an immediate rush of comfort with that very first bite!
Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes with Toasted Breadcrumbs is a fresh, bold take on a classic side dish. By adding just three ingredients to the standard recipe, I've found a fun twist on traditional mashed potatoes! Tangy blue cheese and salty parmesan are tossed in the mix for a punch of flavor and lightly toasted breadcrumbs add a welcome crispness.
Firstly, bring chicken broth and water to a rumbling boil. Next, peel and cube russet potatoes and add to the chicken broth mixture. Boil until fork-tender (about 10-15 minutes).
Then drain the potatoes and add them to a large bowl. Add butter, sour cream, onion powder, garlic powder, chopped rosemary, whole milk, and salt and pepper to taste.
Mash together until the potatoes are smooth. Be sure not to overmix because that leads to gluey mashed potatoes. Finally, fold in parmesan and blue cheese crumbles.
To make the breadcrumbs, melt butter over medium heat in a skillet. Next, add diced garlic cloves and cook until fragrant (about 2 minutes). Then include breadcrumbs and a pinch of salt.
Saute until the breadcrumbs become golden and slightly crunchy. Add additional butter if necessary and then you have Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes with Toasted Breadcrumbs!
Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes with Toasted Breadcrumbs will elevate whatever entree it's paired with. Chicken, beef, and pork dinners would complement this hearty side dish especially well. Here are some ideas:
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