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Smashed Pesto Potatoes

We just love Smashed Pesto Potatoes! It's the ideal snack or appetizer for St Patrick's with our favorite Just Like Parmesan. Family friendly recipe!

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  • cooktimeCooking time30 min
  • preparation timePrep time35 min
  • servingsServingsPortions 4
recipe image Smashed Pesto Potatoes
  • 150 g Violife Just like Parmesan
  • 50 g basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp garlic cloves
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 80 g olive oil
  • 1 kg baby or small potatoes
  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 8 tbsp olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • fresh parsley, chives, and green onions, sliced
  1. To make the pesto sauce place all the ingredients in a blender and blitz well. Set aside.
  2. In a pot, boil potatoes in salted cold water until tender.
  3. Place on a baking tray and use a potato masher to squish them one by one, keeping them in one piece.
  4. Coat each potato with a dollop of pesto sauce and spread using a brush.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for 20-30 minutes, until golden and crisp.
  6. Serve by garnishing with fresh herbs and the remaining pesto sauce.

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