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Pesto Roasted Potatoes

These Pesto Roasted Potatoes are such a classic side dish that goes well with a variety of proteins! Tender potatoes, coated with flavourful pesto and roasted to crispy perfection.

These Pesto Roasted Potatoes are such a classic side dish that goes well with a variety of proteins! Tender potatoes, coated with flavourful pesto and roasted to crispy perfection.

Pesto roasted potatoes are a quick and easy side dish recipe for potatoes that are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and full of flavour.

They’re so good! They have an herbaceous flavour that’s perfect paired with any meal.

These pesto roasted potatoes are a great alternative to more traditional potato dishes, or even for those days when you’re feeling adventurous in the kitchen! It’s a fun recipe that is perfect for home cooks of all skill levels.

These Pesto Roasted Potatoes are such a classic side dish that goes well with a variety of proteins! Tender potatoes, coated with flavourful pesto and roasted to crispy perfection.

About the Ingredients for Pesto Roasted Potatoes

Basic roasted potatoes are usually prepared by tossing them together with olive oil, salt and pepper and roasting them in the oven at around 400-425° F. If you’re looking for potatoes with extra flavor, then I highly suggest giving these pesto roasted potatoes a go.

Potatoes

You can also make these by large dicing up some yukon gold or yukon red potatoes instead of buying baby potatoes. It’s a little more economical that way and you still get the same great flavour.

It’s important when dicing your potatoes that the pieces are as close to being the same size as possible. This will ensure even cooking.

Oil

You want to use a fairly neutral flavoured oil, I like olive oil here but using melted butter is pretty tasty too.

Seasonings

Basil, garlic, salt, pepper and parmesan work together to create the pesto flavour. Since actual pesto is so wet you can’t get nice crisp potatoes but using these dry seasonings and cheese together you can get crispy potatoes with all the flavour you want.

These Pesto Roasted Potatoes are such a classic side dish that goes well with a variety of proteins! Tender potatoes, coated with flavourful pesto and roasted to crispy perfection.

What to Serve with Roasted Potatoes

During the colder months, serve these potatoes as a side dish along with the most amazing sirloin tip roast you will ever eat and a side of oven-roasted vegetables for a Sunday roast dinner good enough to serve guests.

In the summer try serving them with a perfectly Smoked Tri-tip and a fresh tossed salad.

Like most roasted potatoes, they also taste great paired with lighter protein options like chicken or fish. Potatoes sure are versatile tasty things, and believe me, you won’t be able to get enough of these delicious pesto roasted potatoes no matter what you serve them with.

They are so good, you won’t regret making them even on the hottest of summer days when you might normally hesitate to crank the oven up.

These Pesto Roasted Potatoes are such a classic side dish that goes well with a variety of proteins! Tender potatoes, coated with flavourful pesto and roasted to crispy perfection.

Pesto Roasted Potatoes

Serves 4 | Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

2 pounds petite red potatoes, quartered
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and prepare a baking sheet by greasing with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine the potatoes, olive oil, basil, garlic, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese in a large bowl and stir until the potatoes are coated with oil and seasoning.

These Pesto Roasted Potatoes are such a classic side dish that goes well with a variety of proteins! Tender potatoes, coated with flavourful pesto and roasted to crispy perfection.

Spread the potatoes in a single layer over the greased baking sheet.

Bake for 30 minutes, stirring the potatoes halfway through the cook time.

Serve and enjoy!

Pesto Roasted Potatoes
Yield: 4 Servings

Pesto Roasted Potatoes

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

These Pesto Roasted Potatoes are such a classic side dish that goes well with a variety of proteins! Tender potatoes, coated with flavourful pesto and roasted to crispy perfection.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds petite red potatoes, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and prepare a baking sheet by greasing with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine the potatoes, olive oil, basil, garlic, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese in a large bowl. Stir until the potatoes are coated with oil and seasoning.
  3. Spread the potatoes in a single layer over the greased baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring the potatoes halfway through the cook time.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 607mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 6g

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These Pesto Roasted Potatoes are such a classic side dish that goes well with a variety of proteins! Tender potatoes, coated with flavourful pesto and roasted to crispy perfection.
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