Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Last week I blogged HERE about us making pesto and mentioned a few uses for it. 

One night when we were cooking dinner recently, we decided to use it to enhance a routine side dish.

Basil pesto
We had this in the fridge (plastic wrap on the surface to keep it green and fresh) and pulled it out to use it for something different.

Mashed potatoes
We made some regular mashed potatoes, the usual, potatoes, butter, splash of cream, salt and pepper.

Then we spooned the pesto into the finished potatoes.  You can use about as much as you prefer.

Mashed potatoes with pesto
We stirred it around a bit as we didn't want it to be completely mixed in. We just sort of swirled it to see what it would look like.

Pesto mashed potatoes
Maybe not the most attractive looking dish (green potatoes? ha), but wow, it was SUCH a delicious change from ordinary mashed potatoes.  You could do the same with any kind of pesto you like.  

We served this with some roasted chicken and it was delicious!  This is why we try to keep pesto on hand now...for moments just like this!


  1. I never thought about that but it sounds delicious.

    1. It was a random thought for us but now will be a regular side dish, ha

  2. I would eat it since I know it is basil! I bet that the pesto would be great of a baked potato. This would certainly add taste and whimsy on St. Patrick's Day.

    1. Oh yes, and we've done that on baked potatoes. That's sort of what made us think about this idea. And wow, how cool on St. Patty's day!!!!

  3. Wow I would have never thought about that I love mashed potatoes and we often add things like cream cheese or hot sauce or cheese. Why not pesto? Lovely thank you!

    1. Thanks, it was delicious. Great way to eat your veggies if you're picky. Ha!!

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    1. Thank you, it was a spur of the moment decision but a great combination . Yummy for sure!


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