Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes topped with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes topped with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

Although the herb roasted turkey breast was the center piece of my Thanksgiving meal, this side dish was what I was looking forward to. You just can't go wrong with creamy mashed potatoes and I had been dreaming about these mashed potatoes for a while now. I don't make mashed potatoes all that often because I tend to inhale them a little too quickly but this was a special occasion so it was alright. Adding cheese to mashed potatoes is a sure fire way to add a ton of flavour and this time I wanted to try using a creamy blue cheese to give them a nice tanginess. Blue cheese also goes well with sautéed mushrooms and sweet caramelized onions and the plan was to top those fluffy white cloud like mashed potatoes with them.

This mashed potato dish is pretty straight forward to make but because of all of the slicing, chopping, sautéing, boiling and mashing they take a bit of time and effort but they are well worth it! The tangy blue cheese mellows out nicely in the mashed potatoes adding that hint of flavour without overpowering them. The mashed potatoes would have been pretty amazing just like that but topping them with the caramelized mushrooms and onions took them out of this world! The flavour combination of the blue cheese with the mushrooms and sweet caramelized onions was fantastic and serving them on those heavenly white cloud like mashed potatoes finished the dish off perfectly.

Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

(makes 4+ servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 pound potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
4 ounces blue cheese (crumbled, room temperature)
1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
milk to taste
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Boil the potatoes until the potatoes are fork tender, about 20-30 minutes.
2. Drain the potatoes and mash.
3. Mix in the blue cheese, butter and milk to taste.
4. Mix in the parsley.

Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

(makes 4+ servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion (sliced)
1 tablespoon butter
8 ounces mushrooms (cleaned and sliced)
1 clove garlic (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon thyme (chopped)
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup white wine (or broth)

Directions:
1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
2. Add the onion and cook until it starts to caramelize, about 10-15 minutes.
3. Add the butter and let it melt.
4. Add the mushrooms and saute until they release their liquids, it evaporates and the mushrooms start to caramelize, about 15-20 minutes.
5. Add the garlic and thyme and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
6. Season with salt and pepper.
7. Add the wine, deglazed the pan and cook until it has evaporated.

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48 comments:

Glo said...

This looks absolutely divine! Yes it IS in my future.

Elsa said...

Oh my goodness, this looks delicious.

Pam said...

My goodness, I could eat a big old bowl of that and call it dinner!

emily said...

Oh heavens, these look and sound amazing.

Kay Heritage said...

What great combination! Great looking recipe!

Pillow Kitchen said...

That's a very original and yummy recipe! Love the way it looks!

Velva said...

OMG! That looks fabulous. Welcome to Fall-love that dish.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That looks mighty scrumptious! A side dish for me.

Cheers,

Rosa

The Girlie Blog said...

Very yummy comfort food!

daphne said...

This looks very healthy to me,I’m going to try this one.Hoping to learn more from you.Thanks

Cherine said...

Looks so good!

Gauri Gharpure said...

this is simply irresistible..love mashed potatoes but relatively hard to find here in India.. will try and make this sometime..

pigpigscorner said...

Wow, the ultimate combo!

Joanne said...

These potatoes sound like such a hypnotizing combination of flavors. Starchy, tangy, almost sweet deliciousness.

dinetonite said...

looking good...

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

these look divine... again, I could eat this as a dish on its own!

Laurie said...

You had me at potato! I'm a self-proclaimed potato addict and I have a new love for blue cheese. This is right up my alley! I will definitely give this a try.
I made your Cheesy Mushroom Dip for Thanksgiving and it got rave reviews. Keep up the good work. :)

jose manuel said...

Esto se ve totalmente delicioso, que receta más espectacular. Me encanta.

Saludos y buen fin de semana

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

This reminds me of how last Thanksgiving my health nut mother made mashed potatoes (courtesy of the Pioneer Woman) with cream cheese. Soft cheeses do some sweet things for mashers.

Love the idea of topping them with caramelized onions and shrooms. I could see that topping go well on a lot of things actually.

Katie @ goodLife {eats} said...

one word: amazing.

Seriously. I clicked over right away when i saw this on foodgawker. Can't wait to try them!

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

Oh goodness gracious, this looks AMAZING!!!! Forget the butter, bring on the caramelized onions and mushrooms!!! Seriously, bravo on this dish, it looks beautiful!

Jenifer

Jaime and Jen DISH

Maria said...

An amazing side dish for a Thanksgiving feast. I'll take a heaping portion please!

Kathryn said...

That looks so so good! I LOVE mushrooms. I recently made this portobello mushroom tower and it was so yummy!

LCHF chef William said...

Looks great, although I cannot have most of it. I do however have a low carb version of the mash; mashed cauliflowers on my vlog.
Please check out and follow my cooking channel lchfwilliam.blogspot.com. I promote the Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) diet that has helped so many diabetics and sick people in Sweden and want to spread the news! I do it with video blogs where I cook. Hope you have the time to check it out!
Thanks
William

Jennifer said...

Over the top!!!!! YUM

Healthy Mamma said...

Oh my goodness! This would be a wonderful main course dinner for me on a rainy night. I adore mushrooms and onion. And the blue cheese, holy yummness!

Pastafaryan said...

Judging from your photo, you look very slim. How do you manage to cook so many delicious dishes and slim as you are? What's the secret? :)

vegetables nutrition said...

W-O-W! Amazing.
One thing though Kevin, i SERIOUSLY doubt if i can make it look as good as you did. How do you even take such high quality pictures of your cooking? all the pics of ALL the recipes seems like you got some photographer working for ya :)
I'l try it, but i'm not promising it will look anything as good as that...

What A Dish! said...

Oh my gosh, blue cheese in mashed potatoes..... I really must make this!! And the carmelized onions on top... wow! (I'm not a mushroom fan, although you do make them look darn good!)

Anonymous said...

This looks over the top wonderful. Love the caramelized onions!

emiglia said...

Wow, Kevin... this looks incredible! The perfect special occasion mashed potato dish...

Ally B said...

Made this tonight. It was divine. Also made the pork chops with candied apples. Both were delish! Thanks!

kristen @ just-iced cookies said...

Hello! I made your turkey and bleu cheese mashed potatoes for dinner today and they were all FABULOUS!! Thank you for sharing, I will definitely be adding them to my recipe box!!

Ninette said...

This looks particularly awesome!

Mushrooms Canada said...

Wow Kevin, the Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes are fantastic all on their own, but then you add mushrooms on top... Out of this world!
- Brittany

Chris said...

Simply perfect, Kevin. Bookmarked this one because blue cheese rocks and the dish looks amazing.

RamblingTart said...

WOW!!! Why oh why have I never added blue cheese to my mashed potatoes? Thank you for your inspiration Kevin. These look incredible. :-)

kc said...

I'm sitting in my evening class, and my tummy is grumbling so loud after looking at this photo!! I reposted to my blog and linked back to you.

First Time Homemakers said...

Oh my! This looks amazing! I can't wait to try making it myself!

Tonia said...

Lovely tastes. We had this last week, accompanied by a chickenbreast and baked eggplant cubes. thank you from the Netherlands.

Kelly Dee said...

It has never occurred to me to top mashed potatoes with anything other than gravy. This looks amazing!

I complain about my tiny Toronto kitchen/apartment all the time, yet I can't count the number of times I've ended up at your blog via Tastespotting, so clearly it can be done!

wooden bed frames said...

I think I can eat all of this in one sitting. It really looks so delicious and I love all cheese and potatoes the most.

kdr*S said...

I will tell my family to thank YOU instead of the cook because I will be making these mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving.

Medicein on the Move said...

Amazing!! I tried this for a holiday dinner party for confessed blue cheese lovers and it was a HUGE hit. Everyone especially liked the onion/mushroom topping so now I'm looking for other things to use it on... maybe a nice grilled streak....

Traybay said...

I'm a new addition to your closet and must say that I'm loving everything you make! I made this tonight, substituting cauliflower mash for the potatoes. All components were super, but I found myself eating the mushrooms and onions separately because that flavor was just so divine and it was difficult or my taste buds to fully enjoy them with the mash. And then, there was the blue cheese flavor that also needed to be enjoyed solely. :) Thanks Kevin for a great dinner and your wonderful site and inspiration! <3

Debbie in Chico/Sacto said...

Looks great but I wonder about the cooking times. 20-30 minutes for the onion followed by 20-30 minutes for the mushrooms?

Kevin Lynch said...

Debbie in Chico/Sacto: I often make this when I am busy with other things so I like to keep the heat down at medium so things take a bit longer but when you have the time you can bump the heat up to medium-high and things will go faster. I have updated the recipe to indicate this.

Brian said...

I have always had trouble trying to figure out what to top my mashed potatoes with. Gravy gets so played out. Thanks for the idea.

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