Chef Note: You can use store-bought pesto here. You will want about 1/2 cup.
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Pesto Crushed Potatoes
Total:
40 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
40 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Prepare a bowl of ice water. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Put the parsley and basil in a fine mesh strainer and plunge into the boiling water, pushing the leaves down into the water and stirring so they cook evenly for about 15 seconds. Remove and plunge directly into ice water. Drain immediately, squeeze dry and roughly chop.

In a blender, puree the herbs with the oil, 1 tablespoon pine nuts, garlic, salt and pepper. When well blended add the cheese and pulse briefly just to mix. Transfer to a bowl and adjust seasoning.

In a large pot filled halfway with cold salted water add the potatoes. Bring potatoes to a boil and simmer until a small knife can pierce through the center without resistance. Drain potatoes through a colander.

In a large non-reactive mixing bowl add potatoes and crush gently with a fork, add in the pesto and remaining pine nuts and mix to coat the crushed potatoes evenly. Check for seasoning, serve and enjoy.

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