Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

Ever since I discovered a fabulous Peruvian restaurant near my home, I've been on a one-woman mission to hunt out some of this great food. Now, I have to admit this is not on the menu at my local eatery, but it is one of my favourite dishes and apparently from Peru.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the pesto, put the basil and parsley in the food processor and process until minced.
  2. Keep the processor running and add the garlic and nuts.
  3. Process until finely chopped, then add the chicken broth, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, water, oil, salt and pepper and process until smooth.
  4. For the potatoes, brush 2 tablespoons oil in a baking dish.
  5. Arrange 2 cups of sliced potatoes in the bottom of baking dish and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Spread 3 tablespoons of basil mixture over potatoes and sprinkle 2 teaspoons parmesan cheese over as well.
  7. Cover with 2 cups of sliced potatoes, 3 tablespoons basil and 2 teaspoons cheese.
  8. Top with the remaining potatoes and season one last time with salt and pepper.
  9. Heat the chicken broth until hot.
  10. Pour over potatoes and use the remaining basil mixture and cheese over the top of the dish.
  11. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in a preheated oven at 425F or 220 C for 45 minutes.
  12. Remove foil and cook for 15 minutes more.


Most Helpful

Man! The whole house smells so good when these are cooking. Quick, easy to make, they made a good side dish with chicken and a salad. I would reduce the amount of pesto used next time, as the basil dominated a little to much.

Leta October 23, 2002

We felt these potatoes were 5*, and such a great change from the usual scalloped. Rave reviews from everyone and requests for the recipe. I wish it was easier to get fresh herbs around here!! We would be making this one often, the basil was wonderful but sure had to go on a hunt for fresh, the store manager actually ordered it and bought some in for me. The taste was great, I used hazel nuts and didn't have any chicken broth in so used beef, seemed ok.Big hit at Easter dinner thanks!!

Derf April 21, 2003

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