Pesto Roast Potatoes


Roast potatoes are one of the simplest, tastiest side dishes. Sprinkle with something and then throw in the oven. There are a million ways to make them and they are all delicious. For such a versitile ingredient, I don’t generally do a lot with taters because they bore me. I like my potatoes in french fry form, so I usually don’t even buy them.

While making cornish game hens for the first time, I needed a simple side dish so I grabbed some pesto I had in the fridge and voila, yummy potatoes. I am now thinking of other ways to do this, I think my next try will be with cilantro pesto and maybe a squeeze of lime juice.


Pesto Roast Potatoes
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Serves: 4
  • 1lb fingerling or new potatoes, washed and quartered
  • 1 tbsp prepared pesto
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  1. Preheat overn to 425
  2. Toss potato wedges with pesto, parmesan and pepper
  3. Roast for 30-40 minutes, tossing once halfway
  4. Serve hot.




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10 Responses to Pesto Roast Potatoes

  1. Melissa@EyesBigger February 22, 2013 at 5:44 am #

    I also find potatoes boring… Except for roasted. Just love them. This sounds like a very tasty variation for me to try!

  2. CCU February 22, 2013 at 7:30 am #

    I love your way of roasting potatoes my friend, this is incredible 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  3. Angie@Angie's Recipes February 23, 2013 at 9:00 am #

    This is definitely one of my favourite side.

  4. Lori Lynn February 23, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    Those would be a big hit around here. Great to pair to chicken.

  5. mjskit February 26, 2013 at 4:35 am #

    These are the perfect roasted potatoes. I’ve always been afraid to roast potatoes with basil or pesto because I figures that it would burn before the potatoes are done. How wrong was I? These potatoes look delicious!

  6. yummychunklet February 26, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    Yum! Very comforting looking!

  7. Kim Bee February 27, 2013 at 4:47 am #

    Love these potatoes. Roast veggies are my fave way to do them. They just pump up the flavour.

  8. Nicole April 3, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

    Great idea! I love pesto on everything but am yet to try this.


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