Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Roasted Red Potatoes with Blue Cheese and Walnuts

  • 1 pound red potatoes, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper 
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • rosemary, to taste
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts 
  • 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Coat a 9" baking dish with cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Place the potatoes in the prepared dish and toss with the oil, pepper,  salt and rosemary. Turn cut side down in the pan. Roast for 30 to 35 minutes or until very tender and lightly golden on the underside.

Put the walnuts in a small baking pan or skillet and place in the oven to toast for 6 to 8 minutes. Tip into a bowl and let cool. Add the blue cheese and scallions and crumble with your fingers.

When the potatoes are done, turn them over and sprinkle evenly with the walnut mixture. Bake for 5 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted.

Nutritional Info:Serves 4,  242 calories, 8 g protein, 21 g carbohydrates, 15 g fat, 4 g saturated fat*, 11 mg cholesterol, 279 mg sodium, 3 g fiber

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