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Smashed Lemon-Pesto Potatoes

  • Ready Time: 25min
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  • Prep Time: 5min
    Cook Time: 20min
  • Potato Type: Yellow
  • Serves: 4
    Prep Method: Boiled
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Recipe by: Potatoes USA

Smashed potatoes are blended with fragrant basil pesto, lemon, and parmesan cheese, for a fun potato side dish.


  • 1-pound Yellow Potatoes, cut quarters
  • 1 cup Prepared Pesto
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • As Needed Salt and Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese

Prep Time: 5min | Cook Time: 20min

  1. Rinse and scrub the potatoes and then cut them into quarters.
  2. Place the potatoes in a pot and cover them with water. Bring the potatoes to a boil over high heat.  Reduce the heat to medium and cook the potatoes for 15-20 minutes or until they are easily pierced with a fork.
  3. Drain the potatoes and smash slightly, using a potato masher or a whisk.
  4. Add the prepared pesto and the lemon juice. Stir gently to combine and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper if desired.
  5. Transfer the potatoes to a serving bowl and top with the grated parmesan, serve immediately.


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