Be Bleu on National Cheese Day: 8 Easy Ways to Use Blue Cheese by Donna John

Cooking Tips Appetizers
2 years ago
Be Bleu on National Cheese Day: 8 Easy Ways to Use Blue Cheese

First, is it “blue” or “bleu” cheese? According to my extensive research, “blue” is English and “bleu” is French. It's that simple. So both are fine to use when referring to this stinky cheese. However you spell it, here are eight quick and easy ways to use it:

  1. With an electric mixer, whip your favorite blue cheese with Greek yogurt to create a dip for veggies, crackers or chips.
  2. Add a little milk to your blue cheese yogurt dip until it’s blue cheese dressing and drizzle over salad greens.
  3. For a quick appetizer, crumble blue cheese over hot potato chips and then sprinkle with chopped apple.
  4. Combine 5 ounces heavy cream and 1 ounce blue cheese in a saucepan and cook, stirring, until cheese has melted and incorporates into cream. Serve over steak, chicken or your favorite vegetable.
  5. Top dried pears with blue cheese and walnuts.
  6. Add a slab of blue cheese to your cheese tray along with sliced apples, pears, blueberries and honey. (Don’t forget the wine!)
  7. Cut up a baguette and toast it, then top with blue cheese and a slice of pear. A quick trip under the broiler to the melt the cheese and a drizzle of honey and you have an appetizer fancy enough for a dinner party.
  8. Pour one stick of butter you’ve melted in a baking dish and top with one can of biscuits you’ve cut into quarters. Sprinkle with crumbled blue cheese and bake at 375 degrees F for about 25 minutes. Serve with toothpicks. 

Not so blue anymore, are you? 

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community and follow us on Facebook to get recipes in your newsfeed daily. Inspire and be inspired.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

5-Ingredient Pasta Shells Recipe With Spinach, Bleu Cheese & Parmesan Is Creamy Delicious

Wine & Cheese Boards: How to Make a Mind-blowing Charcuterie Board in 6 Steps

This Homemade Mac & Cheese Recipe Uses All Shapes & Sizes of Pasta!

Appetizer Recipes: Brie Peach Crostini Is an Elegant & Easy Appetizer

Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
OMG, where have these bleu ideas been all my life? I love it, and I especially can't wait to try number 6, just in time for the weekend, Donna John! #yum
Christine Jones
Love this Donna John ! I love blue cheese over my steak and my potato chips!
Donna John
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds , what was the name of that blue and brie combination cheese we had in Chicago?
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
It's Cambozola - our favorite! So good, Donna John ! Oh, Sheri B Doyle , you're making me hungry... that sounds really good!
Sheri B Doyle
I love blue cheese! The idea of the warm baguette with blue cheese and pear sounds amazing. I have to try this this week!
Donna John
My friend used to make blue cheese potato chips all the time with crumbled blue cheese and bits of fresh apple mixed in. So good!

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Whole Wheat Date Nut Bread Recipe With Cardamom Crumble & Honey Cream Cheese Icing

Soft & Cheesy Ranch Dinner Rolls Recipe: A Hella Good Homemade Roll Recipe

Moist Cream Cheese Cranberry Bread Recipe Is a Hall of Fame Recipe

Amish Double Chocolate Muffins Recipe: Quick, Easy & Full of Chocolate-y Goodness