Pesto Potatoes

Pesto Potatoes created by Food.com

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.

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

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  1. artistclogger
    Super tasting and also chock full of vitamins, potassium, and fiber! Everyone loved this dish! I read the reviews and made a few very minor adjustments: increased broth to 3/4 cup and since I had other items to bake that required a lower cooking temperature, baked it 1 hour at 380 degrees, covered until the last 5 minutes. Tastes rich and decadent; served it with Italian marinated chicken, baked broccoli with roasted peppers/onions, watermellon chunks, and herbed/toasted sourdough bread. Great combination of ingredients, Sackville, and thanks for very precise and easy to follow instructions. A++++!
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  3. Freda2 Brown
    This was a really tasty potato dish for our Sunday dinner. We had it alongside Tarragon-Lemon roasted cornish hens. Overall an excellent combo. Next time, though, I will keep the dish COVERED for all but the last 5 minutes of bake time. I think 15 minutes uncovered tends to dry out the dish more than we liked. DH made mention of the dryness, but liked the taste overall. I will also double the amount of pesto (we really liked it a lot) and cover the entire thing with a little bit more olive oil at the end. Thanks for a very good side dish.
  4. Derf2440
    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!!
  5. Peter Westoby
    Excellent with Chicken.
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