Pesto Smashed Potatoes




Yield 4 servings

Crispy yet creamy smashed potatoes topped with a delicious basil pesto. Your new favorite side dish!



  1. To prepare smashed potatoes: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper or spray liberally with cooking spray.
  2. Boil the potatoes till fork tender. Remove potatoes from water with a slotted spoon and gently smash with the bottom of a plate or drinking glass. We don't want then to fall apart just flatten a little.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. To prepare pesto: Add the basil, garlic, lemon juice, pine nuts, and parmesan cheese to the food processor. Pulse 2- 3 times.
  5. Slowly drizzle in olive oil and water (as needed) until the mixture becomes smooth and reaches desired consistency.
  6. Spoon onto prepared potatoes. Enjoy!

Courses side dish

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