I am back with another interesting recipe this Monday. An appetizer to treat your family and friends for all occasions.This is a crowd please for sure and will leave your guests craving for more. Loaded with cheese and herbs will take this humble potato to a new level.There are close to 4,000 varieties of potato including common commercial varieties and come in different colors too.
My humble contribution for #172 #Foodiemonday # Bloghop theme #InternationakFeast as suggested by our fellow blogger Mayuri dee who blogs at https://mayuris-jikoni.com .A simple dish loved by many all over the world.The potatoes are coated with pesto and loaded with cheese and herbs.Calling all potato lovers to try this lipsmacking dish .
Recipe for Pesto Coated Smashed Potatoes:
10 Potaotes (Medium sized or Baby potatoes)
Salt to taste
1.5 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tsp Dill leaves to sprinkling
1 Tsp Chilli Flakes for Sprinkling
1 Tsp Pepper Powder for Sprinkling
1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
1 Cup Chopped Coriander( 250 ml cup)
3 Garlic Pods
2 Tsp Olive oil
1/4 Cup Roasted Cashews
1 Tbsp Lime Juice
1 Green Chilli
Salt to taste
Grind all the ingredients of pesto to a fine paste and keep it aside.
Boil the potatoes with 1/4 Tsp salt. Once done transfer the potatoes on to the baking tray with parchment paper. Just smash the potatoes using a flat surface of a glass or a potato masher. Sprinkle some salt and pepper and drizzle some olive oil. Place the tray in a pre heated oven at 180 C for about 15 mins. Now remove the tray and reverse the sides. Sprinkle salt and pepper an drizzle olive oil. Now place the tray in the oven for another 15 mins. Once done remove the tray from the oven. Sprinkle cheese generously ,chilli flakes and dried dill. Drizzle the pesto over the roasted potatoes and place it in the oven for another 10 mins.
Once done remove from the oven .Transfer it to a plate. Drizzle the remaining pesto and serve.
Enjoy with family and friends!!!!!!
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8 thoughts on “PESTO COATED SMASHED POTATOES”
Wow ! That’s an absolute crowd pleaser surely 🙂 vibrant colours That callout to me , preeti !
Wow, this is such an innovative, flavourful and colourful dish! Love it and I’m going to try this out pretty soon. 🙂
Wow Preethi these are looking gorgeous. Easy to make and mouthwatering taste. Bookmaking it to try soon. Something new to me. Lovely share.
You mean you waited till you moved the potatoes to the plate??? I will not be able to resist let alone the kid and the hubby. They will be in it from the time it goes in the oven to see if it is done you know.
Awesome share will make it asap .
I love smashed potatoes… so delicious and easy to make and love how one can serve them with any kind of sauce. Yours with pesto sauce look so tempting Preethi.
I love such soulful recipes. It is not only yummy but easy and feels like a meal well done, That pesto must have added another layer of flavour, yumm
Preethi, being a big fan of potatoes, I am not sure this tray of food would ever reach the dinner table. I would be busy chomping on these in the kitchen as they arrive from the oven. Delicious flavours used here and super gorgeous images of the smashed potatoes.