Recipe Box, Bleu Cheese Magic

Hate bleu cheese?  Wait!!  These ideas and recipes will work with other cheeses too!

When I was growing up I thought bleu cheese was beyond disgusting… So I totally get it…

But my mother loved it…and at some point, I grew up and learned to love things other than peanut butter

Now I think bleu cheese is magic   🎩

Any of these recipes are cheesy peasy easy,  and I have paired them with recommendations for bleu cheese substitutes, but I strongly suggest you try them with bleu cheese, it always adds such a tangy tasty element 😋

Apple, Pear and Walnut Galette {substitute cheddar for bleu}

 

apple pear galette thepaintedapron.com

 

Apricot, Pineapple and Gorgonzola Spread {substitute Manchego or Smoked Gouda for bleu}

 

apricot gorgonzola spread thepaintedapron.com

 

Bacon & Brussels Sprout Pizza {substitute Parmesan for bleu}

 

brussels sprouts and bacon pizza

 

Bleu Cheese Buns for instant bleu cheeseburgers  {substitute any cheese for bleu}

Sometimes if you mix the cheese with the meat it all melts out during cooking.  If you melt it on the bun you get all the flavor without going to any trouble at all

This technique is great for BLT sandwiches too!

The recipe is at the end of the post

 

bleu cheese buns

 

Bleu Fondue, recipe below,  is an elegant way to turn salad into an appetizer.  If you must substitute, use a white melting cheese like Fontina and add some Ranch seasoning

 

 

Buried Treasure Biscuit Bites {substitute any cheese for bleu}

 

buried treasure biscuits 2 thepaintedapron.com

Fig & Bleu Cheese Ham Biscuits  {substitute extra sharp cheddar for bleu}

 

ham fig and bleu cheese biscuits thepaintedapron.com

Grilled Romaine with Pear, Grapes, Brussels & Bleu  {substitute Parmesan for bleu}

 

grilled romaine with pears & bleu thepaintedapron.com

 

Summer Salad with Magic Blueberry Dressing {substitute goat cheese for bleu}

 

magic blueberry salad thepaintedapron.com

 

Bleu Cheese Buns

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  • Difficulty: easy
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good bakery hamburger buns, like sour dough, ciabatta, french bread

crumbled bleu cheese

butter

Cut buns in half horizontally.  Spread with butter.  Sprinkle bleu cheese liberally over top half of buttered buns.  Toast until buns are golden and cheese is melted.  Immediately place burgers on warm buns.

Bleu Fondue

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1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 pound blue cheese, crumbled
Freshly ground black pepper
Crisp small whole Romaine leaves, celery, cherry tomatoes, cucumber spears, asparagus spears, pea pods
baguette toasts

In a small saucepan, over medium-low heat, melt the butter and cook until it is just beginning to brown. Immediately add the thyme and garlic. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring to prevent the garlic from browning. Add the cream, raise the heat to medium, bring to a slow simmer and reduce the cream by 1/3, about 2 minutes. Add the cheese and stir until the cheese melts and the mixture is smooth, season, to taste, with pepper. Pour the sauce into a fondue pot and set over a candle to keep hot.

For an elegant presentation serve with crisp romaine leaves and long spears of salad vegetables arranged vertically in a large stemmed glass or vase

 

It’s okay to be feeling bleu!

What is your favorite bleu cheese recipe, I would love to know-

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16 Responses to “Recipe Box, Bleu Cheese Magic”
  1. Jodi says:

    I too have grown to believe blue cheese is magic. These recipes sound amazing Jenna!!!!!!

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  2. lulu says:

    Oh Yum, I love blue cheese. Another easy appetizer is to mix blue cheese with fig jam….quick and easy.

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  3. Lynn says:

    My favorite bleu cheese is a dip for wings! I haven’t branched out much further… yet:@)

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  4. Jenna, I love bleu cheese, the hubby won’t touch it! They all sound so delicious!

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  5. Emily says:

    I have to say everything looks delicious but the fig and ham, yum! Great presentation……
    Have a great week……..

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  6. Stacey says:

    My husband loves bleu cheese. He will be thankful to you for sharing all of this. 🙂

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  7. Oh I adore bleu cheese so all of the recipes are right up my alley! Have a wonderful week my friend.

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  8. Mary says:

    We love all things blue cheese Jenna, especially paired with fruit~ fig, pear or apple! I could have a big slice of your apple-pear galette for breakfast this morning 🙂

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  9. JESS44903 says:

    Everything looks so tasty!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  10. I happen to LOVE blue cheese! I will be trying some of these recipes for sure! Thank you for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

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  11. Helen Adams says:

    Jenna, I have to confess I would eat more than my share of that beautiful Galette. Hope you are having a fantastic day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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