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.


Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 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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