Pesto Mashed Potatoes

    15 minutes

    This is a cute little spin on simple mashed potatoes with the addition of a small amount of pesto, making it a quick and easy side for any main course.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 large potatoes
    • 30g butter butter
    • a dash of milk, or as needed
    • one tablespoon of pesto
    • salt and pepper, to taste

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Peel and roughly chop the potatoes then place them into a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until tender; about 10 minutes.
    2. Drain and mash with butter and milk to your desired consistency. Mix in pesto and serve.

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    yum yum  -  05 Mar 2012


    I made fresh pesto (recipe from this site) and was very happy to use some of it in tonight's mashed potatoes....I just love finding new ways to use up the basil from my garden.  -  14 May 2009


    Altered ingredient amounts. Pretty yummy! I like the flavor of pesto so I used more of it (3 tablespoons for 2 medium potatoes), and a couple of handfuls of pecorino romano cheese, and a couple of pinches of salt and pepper. Great way to use up extra pesto!  -  29 Sep 2008