Scalloped Potatoes with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

"I saw this demonstrated on the Oprah show and I knew I had to try these out. Oprah was writhing with pleasure while she described these, and now I know why!"
 
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
Ingredients:
8
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 400ÿF.
  • Lightly oil an 11 © x 8-inch (2-quart) baking dish.
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat.
  • Peel the potatoes and cut into 1/8-inch-thick rounds (a mandoline or food processor does the quickest work).
  • Add to the boiling water and cook until barely tender, about 8 minutes.
  • Drain and toss with the pesto to coat evenly.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Layer half of the potatoes in the dish, sprinkle with one third of the cheese, and sprinkle with basil.
  • Continue until you have 3 layers, finishing with cheese.
  • Pour in the hot broth.
  • Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Uncover and continue to bake until the cheese is bubbling and starting to brown, about 15 minutes.
  • Serve hot, sprinkled with parsley.

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  1. ltdsaloon16r
    I think Ive found my ultimate potato dish, this is superb, a real taste sensation.
     
  2. Denise G.
    These potatoes had such excellent flavor. It makes a lot. I might reduce the amount of broth the next time as it was a little runny on the bottom, but otherwise, these were excellent.
     
  3. glorybees7
    NOT GOOD AS WRITTEN!! Please do not cook the potatoes for 8 minutes, you will end up with a mushy mess. Whoever wrote about 8 minutes was off by about 4 minutes. The potatoes were so over cooked before baking I was afraid to put in the broth as I thought it would turn to soup. I could tell you what I did to doctor it up but it would be a totally different recipe! The pesto part is great and I am glad I made extra. I have never made scalloped potatoes before and I just checked 5 other recipes... none of them call for cooking the potatoes before baking them.
     
  4. Kasey270
    I too, saw this on Oprah and just had to try it. That was several years ago and now it is one of my most successful and requested recipes. Once, I tried marjoram instead of basil and it was even better! The pesto makes this dish. You gotta try it!
     
  5. chefjen
    Sundried Tomatoes, Potatoes and Cheese - 3 of my food groups in a perfect world! I saw Art Smith demo it on Oprah and made it for Thanksgiving that year (2001). It was amazing and I had forgotten about it. I think that using sharp cheddar (white if possible) yields best results. And the sundried tomato pesto - #14784 - is great on its own as well as in the dish. Try it! Thanks for reminding me of it.
     
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