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Roasted Garlic and Pesto Potatoes

These Roasted Garlic and Pesto Potatoes are loaded with tons of fresh herbs - the perfect side dish for any time of year.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pesto, potatoes, side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 220kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb potatoes* cut uniformly in bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil separated
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 head garlic
  • ¼ cup vegan pesto**
  • 2 tablespoon fresh herbs***

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Toss potatoes with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Spread evenly on the baking sheet.
  • Cut the top of the garlic head off so that the cloves are exposed. Place garlic on a square piece of foil and drizzle with remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Wrap the sides of the foil up to create a tent over the garlic. Place on the baking sheet with the potatoes.
  • Roast the potatoes and garlic for 20 minutes. Flip the potatoes and cook for an additional 10-20 minutes, or until crispy. Remove from the oven and allow garlic to cool for 2-5 minutes.
  • Unwrap the garlic from the foil (being careful not to let the steam hit your hands). Gently press the garlic cloves out of their skin onto a cutting board. Roughly chop them.
  • Place potatoes, garlic, and pesto in a bowl and toss to combine. Taste and adjust salt & pepper if needed.
  • Top potatoes with fresh herbs and serve.****

Notes

*I used a bag of mixed potatoes, but any will work.
**You can buy a pre-made pesto or make your favorite recipe. You can find some of my pesto recipes here, here and here.
***I used mint for a nice kick, but you can swap the mint for basil, parsley or thyme.
****This can be served warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 517mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 1mg