There are so many types of pesto available now so you can choose the type you want depending on the main dish. By simply adding one tablespoon of pesto to boiled potatoes then mashing, it adds a delicious alternative with a hint of colour to the usual mash....and guess what.....the kids just love it too! You could also add some sundried tomatoes and top with a little grated Cheddar and black pepper.
These were good mashed potatoes; I did have to up the amount of milk some, and then ended up putting in some sour cream too. Served them with Beef, Burgundy Style, Buttery Cooked Carrots, & Zesty Marinated Asparagus, all from this website and it was a very nice combination. Thank you! - 08 Jan 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was another great way to use up our large basil plants. I used olive oil instead of butter and doubled the pesto. I used the 'Simple Garlic and Basil Pesto'recipe from this website. I found they needed a little extra salt (though this may have been due to not using butter). Thanks! - 01 Aug 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Pretty yummy! I like the flavor of pesto so I used more of it (3 tablespoons for 2 yukon gold potatoes), and a couple of handfuls of pecorino romano cheese, and a couple of pinches of salt and pepper. Great way to use up extra pesto! - 08 May 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)