Pesto and Mozzarella Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This potato casserole looks ordinary from the top but it's anything but ordinary when you tuck into it -- lots of hidden surprises!


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (or 200 C).
  2. Boil the potatoes for 10 minutes, drain, splash with cold water and drain again.
  3. Remove the skins and slice thinly.
  4. Grease a two-litre casserole dish with a little of the olive oil and spread out one third of the potatoes on the bottom.
  5. Smear half the pesto over the potatoes, along with half of the mozzarella, capers and anchovies.
  6. Season with salt and pepper, add another layer of potatoes, followed by the rest of the seasonings.
  7. Top with the final slices of potato.
  8. Sprinkle over 3 tablespoons of water and then drizzle over the remaining olive oil.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through and crusty on top.


Most Helpful

I left out the anchovies, but these potatoes were still excellent. Loved the combination of flavors. Thank you for sharing.

iris5555 November 11, 2006

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