Blue Cheese Roasted Cauliflower, Green Beans & Mushrooms

Do you know what I love more than anything in the world?  Well, besides The Bug and The Hubby…

Blue Cheese Roasted Green Beans Cauliflower and Mushrooms

If you take a look at my last one or two or three recipes, and the recipe that I think I make, reference, and share more than any other, and if you knew what was coming up on Sunday and on Tuesday, there would be no doubt in your mind.

Yuppers!  BLUE CHEESE!  You thought I was gonna say ice cream, didn’t you?!  I am trying to pretend that ice cream doesn’t exist till after baby is born and I don’t have to worry about blood sugar control anymore.  The funny thing is, when I was pregnant with The Bug, I was a classic first-time mom, doing everything by the book, and being super-nervous and hyper-vigilant.  Not that I am not careful, and obviously vigilant with the gestational diabetes, but I am not as nervous.  I would not touch blue cheese during my last pregnancy.  Now this time, granted I won’t go for anything raw or unpasteurized, or, truthfully, even imported, just to be on the safe side.  But yeah, I pretty much eat blue cheese daily.

So do you know what food bloggers do?  We make our significant others their Valentines Day dinners, like, two or three weeks in advance.  And this was our incredibly tasty (and low carb, for me) side dish.  My poor hubby.  He’ll probably end up with hot dogs on Valentine’s Day.  But he’ll have the memory of this delicious meal…

Blue Cheese Roasted Green Beans Cauliflower and Mushrooms

This recipe was actually inspired by combining two recipes I have seen recently – Roasted Cauliflower and New Potatoes with Blue Cheese from Ann of The Fountain Avenue Kitchen, and Classic Green Bean Casserole Redux from Susan of The Wimpy Vegetarian.  I took my favorite elements of each (well, I do love potatoes, but with watching my carbs, I felt I could forgo those), and combined them into one perfect veggie side dish.  And let me tell you, between the toastiness of the roasted veggies, and the bite of the blue cheese, this is a simple and nutritious side packed with flavor.

Blue Cheese Roasted Green Beans Cauliflower and Mushrooms

And you know you are drooling over that steak.  Check it out HERE!

Do you have a special meal planned for Valentine’s Day, or are you planning to go out?

Blue Cheese Roasted Cauliflower, Green Beans & Mushrooms
 
Roasting veggies brings out so much flavor. The addition of blue cheese puts this mixture of cauliflower, green beans, and mushrooms over the top.
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Recipe type: Side Dish, Vegetables
Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 4-5 oz. white, cremini, or baby bella mushrooms, slice about ¼ in. thick
  • ½ head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • ½ lb green beans, ends cut off, halved if they are very long
  • ½ shallot, minced
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 t chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ c crumbled blue cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 450°F.
  2. Coat a baking sheet with olive oil or coking spray.
  3. Toss the vegetables, olive oil, thyme, salt, and a few grinds of pepper right on the baking sheet.
  4. Spread vegetables into an even layer, cover with aluminum foil, and roast for 15 minutes.
  5. Uncover, toss the vegetables a bit, sprinkle with cheese, and roast for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted, and vegetables are browned and cooked to desired doneness.
Notes
These amounts will easily serve 2-4 people, depending on what you are serving with it. You can easily double, using a full package of mushrooms, a full head of cauliflower, and a full shallot, adjusting the other ingredients accordingly.

Enjoy!

Blue Cheese Roasted Green Beans Cauliflower and Mushrooms

This recipe was shared with: Thursday’s Treasures

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Comments

  1. says

    I love it, Brianne! Don’t you just adore the way the blue cheese gets all melty and delicious??!! Thanks so much for the mention. I will most definitely share on my kitchen page!

  2. says

    Bravo, Brianne, on your brilliant combination of the recipes from Ann and Susan. Cauliflower, mushrooms, green beans, shallots with a dash of olive oil and thyme topped with melted Blue Cheese? Yes, please!

  3. says

    I am so picky about blue cheese. I kind of have a love/hate relationship with it. I won’t eat it straight up and only in or on certain things. This sounds like something that would clearly fall on the “love” side of the fence! I’m bookmarking this and definitely making it soon. All the flavors sound so amazing. Yum! Now I can’t wait to see that steak.

    • says

      I adore blue cheese, but I know you love goat cheese. That may actually also taste fabulous here. I think once it melts, the blue flavor is no so intense, and it isn’t a ton for the amount of veggies.

  4. says

    I had to giggle, you’re right. We cook/bake so many holiday oriented meals before the Holiday comes.
    I love roasted veggies and your side dish sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing and thank you for your lovely comment left on my guest post on Aimee’s blog

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