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, I make this easy appetizer recipe. This post is sponsored by the Idaho® Potato Commission in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.
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!
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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!
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Potato Blue Cheese Tartlets
Delicious potato tartlets inspired by Gourmet with blue cheese and herbs.
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 8-10 servings 1x
- 1 package Puff Pastry Shells (2 if not using Fillo shells)
- 1 package Fillo Shells (4 if not using Puff Pastry shells)
- 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
- Bake 1-2 medium Idaho® potato Russets (1/2-3/4 pound), then cool completely in refrigerator.
- 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.
- Have oven set to 375°.
- Dice potatoes slightly larger than ¼-inch. Set aside.
- Whisk together cream, egg yolk, salt and the herbs.
- Arrange a few cubes of potato in each shell, more in the puff pastry shells, less in the fillo shells. Divided the blue cheese between the shells. Fill the shells with the cream mixture.
- 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.
- 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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