Smashed Beets with Bleu Cheese Butter

Smashed Beets with Bleu Cheese Butter

Course: Side Dish
Author: Randall Smith


  • 1 lb fresh beets with tops removed
  • 2 tbsp butter at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp crumbled Bleu cheese
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a small bowl, gently mix together butter, bleu cheese, and cilantro. Set aside.
  • Cut beets into 1-inch chunks and cook in boiling salted water until very tender.
  • Drain beets and place in serving dish. Quickly mash with the back of a fork before they cool.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the beu cheese butter on top of the beets and sprinkle liberally with fresh ground black pepper.
  • Serve immediately.
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