Yummy pesto mashed potato

    15 min

    There are so many types of pesto available now; choose basil, sundried tomato, coriander or porcini pesto - depending on the main dish. By simply adding one tablespoon of pesto to boiled potatoes then mashing, it adds a delicious alternative with a hint of colour to the usual mash....and guess what.....the kids just love it too! You could also add some sundried tomatoes and top with a little grated Cheddar and black pepper.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 potatoes (or enough for a side dish for 2 adults and 2 small children)
    • a knob of butter
    • a dash of milk
    • 1 tablespoon of pesto

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

    1. Place the potatoes 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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    Forgive me if Im wrong but isnt one of the ingrediants for pesto pine nuts?? Therefore this recipe is not nut free  -  17 Aug 2008


    delicious and so easy!  -  03 Aug 2011


    Very enjoyable. Just be careful not to let the strength of the pesto you choose overtake that of the mash.  -  07 Jul 2010