Break out of your side dish routine and make scrumptious Twice-Baked Blue Cheese Potatoes! Perfect with steak, you’ll love these flavor packed spuds!
Have you ever had a grocery shopping trip inspire a dish that is so delicious that you cannot believe you’ve never made it before? True story, that’s what happened just last week and is the reason I’m sharing these amazing Twice-Baked Blue Cheese Potatoes with you today. It all began as I entered the brand spanking new Busch’s Fresh Food Market in Canton, Michigan. The grand opening just occurred on March 17th, if you haven’t made your way over you truly must check out this new Canton grocery store!
There’s an abundance of freshness everywhere! From the very moment you enter you are surrounded by freshness in every single department. The produce section was lush and bountiful, a massive selection of absolutely everything you could desire. Now I went into Busch’s Fresh Food Market with a general idea of what I wanted to shop for, although I was flexible. What I really wanted was to prepare a nice dinner for me and my husband. We rarely get to go out to dinner alone, so once in a blue moon I’ll make something a little nicer for just the two of us and let the kids eat whatever they desire.
I knew the amazing meat department would supply delicious steaks and boy was I right! Huge variety to choose from, I almost went for surf and turf because the seafood department is simply amazing too!
Once the steaks were in my cart I hit the cheese department (one of my personal favorites) and that’s when I knew what to pair alongside our steaks. I found some stunning blue cheese that just cried out to me. I headed back into the produce department and found some great big baking potatoes. I also popped some gorgeous strawberries into my cart too, gotta have dessert right?
What I adore about Busch’s Fresh Food Market is the extensive amount of products that are from Michigan. They truly are a home-grown company that embraces local grocery and the mitten state with all the greatness it has to offer.
By signing up to become a Busch’s MyWay member, you get exclusive benefits such as coupons, invitations to special events, curbside pickup plus you’re entered to win FREE groceries! Easy to sign up too, just click HERE! Wait, I don’t think I mentioned that inside this brand new Busch’s Fresh Food Market there’s even a restaurant and a coffee shop. No worries if you need to fill up before doing your shopping, they’ve got you covered.
Back to these tasty Twice-Baked Blue Cheese Potatoes, I just know you’ll love them. They are super easy to prepare, use whatever method you prefer to bake your potatoes. I know a lot of people like to microwave their potatoes, or bake them for roughly 1 hour in the oven.
My new favorite method for preparing baked potatoes involves my pressure cooker…so easy. It takes roughly 25 minutes (not including pressure build-up) and the baked potatoes come out wonderfully. Especially since these are twice baked potatoes, it speeds up the process a smidge. I served these alongside the amazing NY Strip Steaks I purchased while at Busch’s Fresh Food Market, it was a wonderfully decadent meal at home.
Of course we had dessert too! Just look at those strawberries, I HAD to buy them and they were delish! I made simple no-bake cheesecakes and topped them with freshly cut strawberries, the perfect ending to a wonderful meal.
You’ll find the freshest of ingredients for your next meal at Busch’s Fresh Food Market, I know I sure did!
- 2 large baking potatoes
- 3 oz cream cheese softened
- 2 T sour cream
- 1/2 t freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 t kosher salt
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles
- Prepare baked potatoes using whatever method you prefer. When they have cooled enough to cut, slide top 3/4" of potato off, set aside. Gently scoop out potato, stay at least 1/2" from the skin.
- Place scooped potato in mixing bowl with all other ingredients except blue cheese. Mix with electric mixer beat until combined.
- Spoon mixture back into potato skins. Bake in a 375 degree oven for approximately 10 minutes.