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Potato Blue Cheese Tartlets

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Potato Blue Cheese Tartlets are an easy, elegant and hearty appetizer! My family is glued to the TV every weekend during football season. For the big game, this easy appetizer recipe was on the menu! 

serving platter of Potato Blue Cheese Tartlets

Potato Blue Cheese Tartlets

With the big game approaching, I knew we’d need a hearty appetizer for half time. My meat and potatoes family is all in favor of my potato skins and bacon blue cheese stuffed potatoes, but I wanted to come up with something unique and irresistible. Potatoes can easily be the star of any football party. Starting with some pre-made shells makes this a super easy game day treat to throw together. If you’re having guests over, they’ll think you spent hours in the kitchen. It will be our little secret!

One Potato Blue Cheese Tartlet on an appetizer plate

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I wasn’t sure I could discern the difference between an Idaho® potato and an ordinary brand. But I was sure wrong! The volcanic soil, the weather conditions and the care given to these potatoes make for fluffier baked potatoes and dreamier mashed potatoes. I promise you will be able to taste the difference! That’s why I always look for the Idaho® potato logo when I shop for potatoes. It’s worth an extra few seconds to make sure you buy the best of the best!

Potato Blue Cheese Tartlets on a round plate

How to Make Potato Blue Cheese Tartlets

Though the potato blue cheese tartlets are an elegant, gourmet appetizer, they’re super simple to make! Just make some extra baked potatoes so you have one or two leftover for the day you make these. Crumble some blue cheese and make a custard by whisking cream with an egg. Divvy up the cheese and potatoes  between the ready made pastry shells, add the custard and bake!

Reasons to love Idaho® potatoes:

  • Idaho® potatoes are ideal for a gluten free diet
  • One potato provides 45% of the RDA of Vitamin C
  • One potato provides 8% of your daily fiber
  • One potato has more potassium than a banana
  • Naturally high in solids and low in moisture makes an Idaho® Russet potato perfect for baked potatoes!
 
Overhead view of an appetizer platter with 5 Potato Blue Cheese Tartlets and a sprig of fresh rosemary

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Potato Blue Cheese Tartlets | An easy, elegant and hearty appetizer!

Potato Blue Cheese Tartlets

Delicious potato tartlets inspired by Gourmet with blue cheese and herbs.

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baking, Mixing
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1 package Puff Pastry Shells (2 if not using Fillo shells)
  • 1 package Fillo Shells (4 if not using Puff Pastry shells)

Filling::

  • 3/4 pound Idaho® Russet potatoes
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 pound blue cheese, crumbled

Instructions

  1. Bake 1-2 medium Idaho® potato Russets (1/2-3/4 pound), then cool completely in refrigerator.
  2. Prebake your puff pastry shells according to package instructions, removing 2-3 minutes early. Remove centers to make a well, once they’ve cooled about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Have oven set to 375°.
  4. Dice potatoes slightly larger than ¼-inch. Set aside.
  5. Whisk together cream, egg yolk, salt and the herbs.
  6. Arrange a few cubes of potato in each shell, more in the puff pastry shells, less in the fillo shells.
  7. Divided the blue cheese between the shells. Fill the shells with the cream mixture.
  8. Bake tartlets on a baking sheet for 12-16 minutes, depending on size, or until custard is set.. Cool for about 10 minutes before removing from pans to serve.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 354kcal
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 381mg
  • Fat: 26g
  • Saturated Fat: 11g
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
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28 comments on “Potato Blue Cheese Tartlets”

  1. They look so chic and divine, Liz. I can never resist anything with blue cheese.

  2. I just want to pluck one of the screen and eat it! lovely photo and recipe Thanks Liz!

  3. What a lovely looking app! I think I’m going to make this for my book club too!

  4. Hey dear, those are some awesome tarts! Feel like popping them into my mouth now! xoxo

  5. LOL! We are glued to the TV too–but I am most exctied about the food. And these bites are PERFECT for hand-held snacking!

  6. Blue cheese is one of my favourite and these tartlets are made in heaven.
    Love

  7. I just bought a package of those filo shells, but didn’t know what I was going to do with them. Now I know! This can’t get any easier, can it? Nice being at the spud football buffet with you!

  8. These potato tartlets are so beautiful and scrumptious!!

  9. These are so fancy and fun! Can’t wait to try them!

  10. I love these flavors, what a perfect bite for game day!

  11. I bet everybody loves these! These are a must make for our weekend football tv extravaganza 🙂 Have a terrific week Liz!

  12. Phyllo cups have so many uses and I love the sound of this filling. Yum!

  13. I love the two different shells. Very tasty stuff!

  14. Those looks cooked PERFECTLY! I always manage to burn these… somehow! haha! Great post! <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

  15. Hi Liz, these little tartlets look irresistable and would be a big hit at my house. You must have the best footballs parties, love all your recipes.

  16. What a great appetiser Liz 🙂

  17. I love potatoes and these bites would be no exception. In fact that looks like a pretty good list of one of my favorite foods. Can’t wait to check them out!

  18. this is perfect party food! thanks for the recipe! 🙂

  19. I think little tarts like this are simply the “funnest” appetizers out there. Love it!

  20. What a beautiful appetizer. It is almost too pretty to eat, but that flavor combo would win out for sure, and I’d be gobbling these up in no time! Yummm Thanks for sharing, Liz!

  21. These look delicious! I love blue cheese. These would be a big hit at my house!

  22. Sounds wonderful, will be trying it tomorrow! The herbs are listed twice–is that just a typo or do you garnish with the second batch?

    • Thanks for catching that, Vicki. I rearranged the ingredient list to make sure they were all in the correct order and just forgot to delete the second listing of the herbs. All fixed. Hope you enjoy!

  23. With a hearty appetizer like this one, you don’t need much more. This will save time and money. Thanks, Liz!

  24. These look so delicious. I want to serve them with grilled steaks this summer!

  25. I can’t wait to try these Liz~!! They look like the perfect one bite appetizer. Thanks for bringing these to all of us~!!

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