Recipes - Side Dishes

Stilton Mashed Potato with Toasted Walnuts

Mashed potatoes are especially good combined with creamy STILTON cheese and toasted walnuts. Serve "STILTON Mash" with onion gravy as a side dish. It is a perfect accompaniment to any cut of meat or can be considered a light main dish.


110g/4oz Stilton cheese, rind removed
900g/2 lbs (about 4 large) potatoes
50g/2oz walnuts, roughly chopped
175ml/6floz milk
freshly ground black pepper
salt and nutmeg

Onion Gravy

1 large yellow onion, halved and sliced
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon plain flour
375ml/12floz chicken stock, boiling
2 tablespoons brown sauce, optional


Peel and quarter the potatoes, cover with cold water, bring to a boil and cook for 20-25 minutes until they begin to fall apart. Drain the potatoes, leaving a little of the cooking water in the pan. Add the potatoes and mash until there are no lumps, stir in the milk, mix in the walnuts, crumble in the Stilton and season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Adjust the consistency of the mashed potatoes with milk until it begins to fall from the spoon.

To make the gravy, brown the onions in vegetable oil to give them flavor. Stir in the flour, gradually add the chicken stock and stir over heat to thicken. Serve with Stilton mashed potatoes.

Serves 4

Recipe by Steven Wheeler for the Stilton Cheese Makers' Association