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Make This Tonight: Roasted Potatoes With Blue Cheese and Walnut Butter

This amazing roasted potatoes recipe from the Flat Belly Diet! Cookbook originally appeared on April 2, 2010. We’re republishing it today because it’s just so darn tasty we had to share it again!

Credit: Flat Belly Diet Cookbook

Credit: Flat Belly Diet Cookbook

These potatoes are called Roasted Potatoes With Blue Cheese and Walnut Butter, but they might as well be called heaven. They are delicious and rich and filling and a serious show-stopper at any gathering. Actually, these potatoes alone are the reason why I recommend the Flat Belly Diet! Cookbook to anyone I come in contact with. Just … so … yummy.

Baby potatoes come in a variety of colors, including blue, yellow and red, each one a good source of potassium and vitamin C. And all are equally suited to becoming a nosh-tastic side dish when topped with blue cheese and walnuts. Because you can never have too much blue cheese and walnuts. (Well your waistline might beg to differ but your tummy won’t — unless you’re lactose intolerant, in which case, ah! I’m sorry.)

Roasted Potatoes With Blue Cheese and Walnut Butter Recipe

Courtesy of Flat Belly Diet! Cookbook

1 pound thin-skinned baby potatoes, halved
1 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
2 ounces crumbled blue cheese
2 scallions, thinly sliced

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Coat a 9-inch by 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper. Place the potatoes in the prepared dish and toss with the oil, pepper and salt. Turn cut side down in the pan. Roast for 30 to 35 minutes or until very tender and lightly golden on the underside.

2. Meanwhile, put the walnuts in a small baking pan or skillet and place in the oven to toast for 6 to 8 minutes. Tip into a bowl and let cool. Add the blue cheese and scallions, and crumble with your fingers.

3. When the potatoes are done, turn them over and sprinkle evenly with the walnut mixture. Bake for 5 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted.

4. Divide into four servings and enjoy! Each serving has about 240 calories, 3 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein.

A splurge worth feeling good about! What’s your favorite way to enjoy roasted potatoes? —Jenn

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  1. Dorie says:

    I can’t wait to make this…it looks divine! I love that you have added recipes to your already fabulous blog!

  2. Oohh YUM! Now to find blue cheese in my city. Haha

  3. That looks pretty darn good. I’m not gonna lie, the pictures sells it. This also makes me wonder what other nuts would be good in place of the walnuts. Yum!

  4. Carolyn says:

    recipe heading says “walnut butter”? Just wondersing. Sounds great, but needs more blue cheese.

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