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Pesto Mashed Potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes blended with a homemade pesto sauce.
Pesto Mashed Potatoes

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Servings: 4
Recipe by: Rae

Ingredients

2 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 1/2 TBSP unsalted butter
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
PESTO:
2 cups fresh basil leaves
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup freshly ground Parmesan
1/4 cup olive oil


Directions

1. Place potatoes in a medium size pot and cover with cool water. Boil over medium-high heat until tender, about 20 minutes.

2. Drain the potatoes and set aside.

3. Place potatoes, butter, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher until butter is melted and potato lumps remain. Pour in the heavy cream and stir until combined.

4. MAKE THE PESTO: Add the basil, garlic, and pine nuts to a food processor and blend into a paste. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the olive oil and Parmesan.

5. Add the pesto to the mashed potatoes and stir to combine.




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