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Blue cheese recipes

Blue cheese dip

This punchy homemade blue cheese dip is crying out for some potato wedges or chicken wings for dipping. A great one for nibbles when you have friends over, make a batch in minutes and watch it disappear.

blue cheese dip

Broccoli and blue cheese salad

Match purple sprouting broccoli with a blue cheese and garlic dressing, then sprinkle with toasted almonds for added crunch. This simple side dish is ideal for summer get-togethers.

Purple sprouting broccoli, blue cheese and almond salad

Celery and stilton soup

Make the most of punchy stilton cheese with this velvety soup. You'll need a wedge of stilton, a bunch of celery and a healthy glug of cream for this warming winter soup recipe.

A bowl of golden-coloured soup with crumbled cheese and celery fronds on top

Steak with blue cheese sauce

All the flavours of your favourite buffalo wings in a steak dinner, complete with a classic blue cheese sauce. Serve with crispy fries seasoned with mild chilli powder for a satisfying supper.

Buffalo Steak Recipe with Blue Cheese Sauce

Winter panzanella

Tangy blue cheese pairs with root veg in this wintery take on the classic Mediterranean salad.

A Citrus, beetroot and blue cheese panzanella salad on a brown bowl with a green background

Steak and blue cheese pie

A golden-crusted puff pastry pie, stuffed with braising steak, blue cheese, brown ale and thyme. Perfect for a comforting meal on chilly winter nights.

A rectangular steak pie cut open with a small bowl of chips on the side

Pear, chicory and blue cheese salad

A supremely colourful winter salad that combines creamy blue cheese (ideally dolcelatte) with red onion, pears, red chicory, parsley and walnuts, plus a quick red wine vinegar dressing.

A colourful salad of blue cheese, chicory, red onion and pear, with wooden serving spoons to one side

Broccoli blue cheese bake

Upgrade everyone's favourite side dish with the addition of chunks of blue cheese. Swap your cauliflower for broccoli and bake until bubbling. Pure comfort food.

Broccoli cheese in a baking dish

Oven-BBQ brisket with blue cheese slaw

Get that slow-cooked BBQ vibe without having to slave over hot coals for hours. Serve with a rich, creamy blue cheese slaw and fries.

Oven-BBQ brisket with blue cheese slaw

Roast beetroot soup with blue cheese toasts

Get stuck into a bowl of our vibrant and creamy beetroot soup, topped with crunchy blue cheese sourdough toasts. This is the ultimate autumnal supper or a stunning dinner party starter.

Two bowls of beetroot soup, topped with sourdough toast and blue cheese

Brisket sandwiches with beer onions and blue cheese

Take this great value cut of beef to the next level by slow-cooking it in ale and stuffing in a bun with sticky sweet onions and blue cheese.

Brisket Sandwich Recipe

Chargrilled steak with chopped salad and blue-cheese dressing

Check out our easy rump steak salad recipe with creamy blue cheese dressing. This low-calorie salad is ready in 20 minutes – a quick midweek meal.

Chargrilled steak with chopped salad and blue-cheese dressing

Blue cheese leeks with crispy bacon breadcrumbs

This indulgent blue cheese leek recipe with crispy bacon breadcrumbs is super simple to make, only takes 30 minutes to prepare, and makes the perfect Sunday roast accompaniment.

Leeks, blue cheese and bacon breadcrumbs in a large baking dish

Buffalo wings with blue cheese dip

These crispy buffalo wings with a classic blue cheese dip are perfect for a party platter. Let guests help themselves to these addictive chicken bites.

Buffalo wings with blue cheese dip

Bacon and blue cheese-stuffed burgers

These bacon and blue-cheese stuffed burgers are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. This recipe uses a great technique we picked up from America – putting the bacon and cheese in the burger mix keeps the patty incredibly juicy.

Bacon and blue cheese-stuffed burger

Shallot and blue cheese tarts

These mini shallot puff pastry tarts, with a hearty blob of blue cheese, make a beautiful vegetarian starter that are easier to make than they look.

Shallot and blue cheese tarts

Roasted sprout, bacon and blue cheese salad with cider-raisin dressing

Sprouts and smoky bacon are a classic flavour combination. Mix with creamy blue cheese and succulent cider-soaked raisins and you're on to a real winner.

roasted sprout, bacon and blue cheese salad with cider-raisin dressing

Baked gnocchi with broccoli and blue cheese

Make this creamy vegetarian baked gnocchi for an easy family midweek meal. Blue cheese gives this traybake a lovely tangy flavour, but you can adapt it to use up cheeseboard leftovers if you like.

Gnocchi Bake with Broccoli and Cheese

Broccoli soup with blue cheese croutons

A broccoli soup is a wonderful way to get a quick hit of green veg in winter. If you have leftover stilton, you could use that instead of dolcelatte. The strong blue cheese takes this soup to the next level.

A bowl of broccoli soup with cheese toasts

Blue cheese and bacon tart

This recipe for blue cheese and bacon tart is really easy to make and is packed full of great flavours. Make sure you use a high-quality blue cheese so that it has a bit of a kick. It's delicious hot or cold, serve with a simple salad.

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Ham, pickled pear and blue cheese salad

This salad is a great way to use up leftover ham and cheese from the festive season. It's an easy starter for four, or a quick meal for two.

Ham, Pickled Pear And Blue Cheese Salad Recipe

Sticky wings with blue cheese dip

Sticky wings are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. We've served them with a delicious blue cheese dip to take them to the next level. Duck legs are very popular in the US. Use them instead of chicken if you can find a source.

Sticky Wings Recipe With Blue Cheese Dip

Blue cheese pasta

This caramelised red onion and blue cheese pasta is full of bold, comforting flavours to perk you up midweek. Plus, it's super-easy and ready in just 30 minutes.

Blue Cheese Pasta Recipe

Pear and blue cheese tart with walnut pastry

A lovely vegetarian main or star of a buffet. Shop-bought shortcrust pastry makes life easy and is given a clever twist with added walnuts. You can use up any leftover blue cheese for the wintery pear filling.

Pear and Blue Cheese Tart

Soft polenta with roast butternut and blue cheese

Polenta is a kind of cornmeal which is great to use in place of mashed potato in recipes. Topped with roasted butternut squash and creamy blue cheese, it makes an easy but indulgent vegetarian supper.

Soft polenta with roast butternut and blue cheese

Chicken hot wings with blue cheese slaw and healthier fries

Chicken wings, paired with crispy fries and a rich blue cheese slaw, make the best comfort food. Try our homemade fries and quick slaw of white cabbage and red onion and blue cheese – dolcelatte works well.

A blue bowl filled with chicken wings and golden fries


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