Mashed Potatoes Swirled With Pesto

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Here's a twist on the common mashed potato recipe.The pesto is gently folded in to streak the potatoes.This would be fun for St. Patty's Day!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cover and cook potatoes in boiling salted water for 15 to 20 minutes, until potatoes are fork tender.
  2. Drain potatoes.
  3. Mash potatoes in a large mixing bowl until no lumps remain.
  4. Add butter and milk, salt, and pepper mashing in to blend together.
  5. Fold in pesto very lightly just to streak the potatoes.
  6. Garnish with pine nut and basil.


Most Helpful

Very different for us, but we enjoyed it a lot. I'm not a huge fan of pesto, but I really enjoyed it in mashed potatoes. I added some fresh oregano and a little garlic as well. Delish! Made for ZWT4 for the Tastebud Tickling Travellers.

Lainey6605 June 29, 2008

These are very delicious. It combines the wonderfulness of mashed potatoes with the great taste of pesto. We made this with chicken marsala for a wonderful italian meal. I followed all the ingredients per recipe.

Lavender Lynn June 26, 2008

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