Pesto Mashed Potatoes

Pesto Mashed Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home

  • Total Time: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes: 12 servings


  • 4-1/2 pounds red potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 to 1-1/3 cups heavy whipping cream, warmed
  • 1/3 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan or Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain. Mash potatoes with butter, salt, pepper and enough cream to achieve desired consistency. Transfer potatoes to a serving dish; swirl pesto sauce into potatoes. Drizzle with olive oil; serve immediately.


SOURCE: Taste of Home

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