Chef Note: You can use store-bought pesto here. You will want about 1/2 cup.
Recipe courtesy of Michael Chiarello
Print
Pesto Crushed Potatoes
Total:
40 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
40 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup lightly packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 3 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup pure olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic, divided (about 2 cloves)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 pound small Yukon gold potatoes

Directions

Prepare a bowl of ice water. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Put the parsley and basil in a fine mesh strainer and plunge into the boiling water, pushing the leaves down into the water and stirring so they cook evenly for about 15 seconds. Remove and plunge directly into ice water. Drain immediately, squeeze dry and roughly chop.

In a blender, puree the herbs with the oil, 1 tablespoon pine nuts, garlic, salt and pepper. When well blended add the cheese and pulse briefly just to mix. Transfer to a bowl and adjust seasoning.

In a large pot filled halfway with cold salted water add the potatoes. Bring potatoes to a boil and simmer until a small knife can pierce through the center without resistance. Drain potatoes through a colander.

In a large non-reactive mixing bowl add potatoes and crush gently with a fork, add in the pesto and remaining pine nuts and mix to coat the crushed potatoes evenly. Check for seasoning, serve and enjoy.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Pesto Chicken Penne

Recipe courtesy of Siba Mtongana

Pesto Lasagne

Recipe courtesy of Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos

Funeral Potatoes (Utah Potato Casserole)

Recipe courtesy of Young Sun Huh

Roasted Baby Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic

Recipe courtesy of Justine Simmons

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Recipe courtesy of Patti LaBelle

Loaded Baby Potatoes

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Pesto Chicken Penne

Recipe courtesy of Siba Mtongana

Boiled Parslied Potatoes

Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder

On TV

Unwrapped 2.0

10am | 9c

Unwrapped 2.0

10:30am | 9:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

11:30am | 10:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

12:30pm | 11:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

3:30pm | 2:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

4:30pm | 3:30c

Man Fire Food

6:30pm | 5:30c

Man Fire Food

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Man Fire Food

8pm | 7c

Man Fire Food

8:30pm | 7:30c

Man Fire Food

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10pm | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Late Nite Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

12am | 11c

Man Fire Food

12:30am | 11:30c

Man Fire Food

1am | 12c

Man Fire Food

1:30am | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2am | 1c

Cheap Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here