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Yummy Pesto Mashed Potatoes

Rated as 4.14 out of 5 Stars
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"Simply by adding pesto to boiled potatoes then mashing, adds a delicious alternative with a hint of colour to the usual mash - and guess what - the kids just love it too! Try using different kinds of pesto. You could also add some sun-dried tomatoes and top with a little grated cheese and black pepper."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 216
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Place the potatoes into a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender; about 10 minutes. Drain, and mash with butter and milk to your desired consistency. Mix in pesto, and serve.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 216 calories; 5.1 38.2 5.5 10 69 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

These were good mashed potatoes; I did have to up the amount of milk some, and then ended up putting in some sour cream too. Served them with Beef, Burgundy Style, Buttery Cooked Carrots, & Zest...

Most helpful critical review

This was pretty good. I ate them plain, but wondering if others had a gravy they served with theirs?

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These were good mashed potatoes; I did have to up the amount of milk some, and then ended up putting in some sour cream too. Served them with Beef, Burgundy Style, Buttery Cooked Carrots, & Zest...

This was another great way to use up our large basil plants. I used olive oil instead of butter and doubled the pesto. I used the 'Simple Garlic and Basil Pesto'recipe from this website. I found...

Pretty yummy! I like the flavor of pesto so I used more of it (3 tablespoons for 2 yukon gold potatoes), and a couple of handfuls of pecorino romano cheese, and a couple of pinches of salt and ...

What a great idea and new twist on mashed potatoes! This was unusual but delicious, flavorful and pretty - I'm so glad to have found another use for pesto. I didn't measure, just added the pesto...

These potatoes were really good. I used red potatoes and just left the skin on. I followed LadyJayPee's advice about using a bit of sour cream. I also used lots more pesto- probably about 1/2...

Wonderful! I used the Knor Creamy Pesto sauce packet. It is high sodium, so won't make often but it's a fun change from the standard. (Using homemade pesto would be much lower sodium, but too ex...

My daughter made this as part of our Mother's Day meal. The only thing she did differently was to add in some black pepper. Very tasty and all the better because I didn't cook them. Many Thanks.

Delicious twist on mashed potatoes! I added a little parmesan cheese to the mix, and served it with grilled chicken and veggies for dinner. My husband loved it.

This was pretty good. I ate them plain, but wondering if others had a gravy they served with theirs?