Friday, April 17, 2009

Blue Cheese Recipes? Anyone?

I confess that the recipe that follows is not spectacular. But I must post it anyway, because I bought this humungous hunk of blue cheese a couple weeks ago. Seeing as I have been in possession of the cheese for several weeks and seeing as said cheese is still, well, humungous, I can only conclude that I overbought and throw myself on your mercy with the request that you send me your good blue cheese recipes.
And I'd feel guilty throwing myself on your mercy with my self-centered request if I didn't at least share this three-ingredient appetizer recipe
that goes together in minutes. It will whittle down that hunk of cheese just a tad, in case you happen to find yourself in the same over-ambitious cheese-buying predicament as moi.

1 can refrigerated biscuits
1/4 c. butter
3 T. crumbled blue cheese
Place biscuits in two pie tins and cut into quarters. In small bowl, melt butter and blue cheese in microwave. Spoon over biscuit pieces, and bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.
Your blue cheese recipes?



Blogger Lori said...

You are absolutely soooo funny! I just love your sense of humor. The blue cheese bites look good...wish I could help you with recipes, especially since you are throwing yourself on our mercy! LOL! But I've never even bought blue cheese! I wouldn't know where to begin with a hunk of it! :) Thanks for the smiles though. (Does that make you feel better?)

April 17, 2009 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger Michele said...

I have several blue cheese recipes but they are packed already. For some reason JR thought packing those first was a great idea. What was he thinking?

April 18, 2009 at 5:25 AM  
Blogger The Bumbles said...

I'm sorry - I had to wipe off the keyboard since Andy drooled profusely after reading this easy peasy recipe with his favorite ingredient ever! I see lots of these nuggets in his future.

April 18, 2009 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Kathryn said...

I am laughing so hard right now! Your post is hilarious!!!! I'll see if I can come up with a blue cheese option for you. You truly DO have a LOT of cheese. :) I'll see what I can come up with tomorrow.


April 18, 2009 at 8:23 PM  
Anonymous Kim - Easy French Food said...

Have you tried steak with blue cheese? This blue cheese sauce recipe is one of my family's favorites. I think mixing it with butter and cream mellows that bite that blue cheese can have. Anyway it would take care of a big hunk.

April 19, 2009 at 2:55 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Kim, your blue cheese sauce recipe to serve over steak looks awesome. And it uses up 6 whole ounces of cheese -- woo hoo! Thank you so much, we will definitely be giving it a try. The direct link, if anyone else wants to give it a go, is Thank you!

April 19, 2009 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger Kathryn said...


Although I've never tried this recipe, if I happened to have that amount of blue cheese, this would be a recipe I might try.

Fettucine with Blue Cheese Sauce

1/2 cup pine nuts
1 1/2 (4 oz.) pkg crumbled blue cheese, divided
1 1/2 cups half-and-half
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, cubed
2 (9 oz.) pkgs. refrigerated fettucine, cooked
2 cups tightly packed torn spinach, cut into thin strips
6 ozs. thinly sliced ham, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 tsp. salt

Place pine nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Bake at 350 for 7 mins or until toasted. Set aside.

Cook 1 cup blue cheese, half-and-half, and cream cheese in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, 5 mins. or until mixture is smooth. Keep warm.

Toss cooked pasta with spinach strips and next 3 ingredients. Pour blue cheese sauce over pasta and toss to coat. Sprinkle pasta with remaining 1/2 cup blue cheese and pine nuts.

Sounds yummy...but not low-fat! :) Let me know if you try it.

April 20, 2009 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

This sounds delicious, Kathryn. Thank you so much!! I happen to have an equally huge bag of pine nuts laying around here. Perfect.

April 20, 2009 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger Meredith said...

You cheese may be all gone, but I thought I would mention poached pear with blue cheese and walnuts.

I know it sounds odd, but if you google pear, blue cheese and walnuts, you will get lots of different types of recipes to show you I'm not crazy. The flavour combination is amazing!

This sounds good (but complicated):

this one sounds easier, and more similar to what I have tried:

April 30, 2009 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Meredith, thanks for the blue cheese/pear/walnut suggestions. I'll bet the combination is wonderful and no, I don't think you're crazy! My parents have a gazillion pear trees on their property, and while the fruit isn't ripe now, I canned some last summer/fall. So I'm eager to check out the links you provided. Because, truly? I still have a fair amount of this hunk of cheese left :)

April 30, 2009 at 1:55 PM  

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