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Easy 2-Ingredient Oven Roasted Potatoes

Easy 2-Ingredient Oven Roasted Potatoes Recipe: A simple baked new potato side dish with the perfect blend of herbs and seasoning from just one Secret Ingredient!

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Fresh Basil Pesto

When I think of pesto, I’m flooded with memories and longing taste buds for the meals that I experienced in Italy.

If you’ve ever been to the Liguria region of Italy you know what I am talking about… Pesto is on everything!

Pesto pizza, pesto pasta, pesto fish, pesto bread, pesto chicken… the list goes on for miles.

If you ever find yourself in Cinque Terre in Italy, treat yourself to some yummy pesto pizza after hiking from town to town. Nothing screams Italy like that pairing.

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Italian Pesto

Pesto Alla Genovese originated in the 16th century from Genoa, which is located in the northern region of Liguria in Italy.

Traditionally pesto consists of:

  • Basil
  • Crushed garlic
  • Pine nuts
  • Olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese

The ingredients of pesto are blended together to create a beautiful aromatic green sauce that can be used to top pasta al dente, fish, sandwiches, or whatever you choose!

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Oven Roasted Potatoes with Pesto

We thought what’s more comforting than pesto and potatoes?

This oven roasted potatoes recipe will be a family favorite before long. It is the perfect side dish to compliment your favorite protein.

Everyone in the family will be asking when this pesto potato recipe will make a return to the dinner table.

It’s so simple to make, and offers such a vibrant pop of flavor!

Oven Roasted Potatoes Recipe Ingredients

  • Mini New Potatoes – Can’t make pesto potatoes without the potatoes! You can use white, golden, or red potatoes.
  • Basil Pesto – This adds lots of flavor in one simple ingredient. Use jarred pesto or make it from scratch.

Don’t forget to salt and pepper the herb roasted potatoes as well.

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How To Make Herb Roasted Potatoes

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the smaller potatoes in half and the larger potatoes in quarters. Place your potatoes on a baking sheet.
  3. Spoon the pesto over the potatoes and toss to coat on all sides.
  4. Spread the potatoes out in a single layer on the baking sheet. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Use a large flat spatula to flip the potatoes over. Spread them out again, and continue to roast until crispy.

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What Is Pesto Made From?

Traditionally, pesto is made from blended basil, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil, and parmesan.

You can add different ingredients such as sun-dried tomatoes to create different variations of pesto.

Does Pesto Go Bad?

Yes, it does. An opened jar of pesto should last about 3 weeks in the fridge.

Homemade pesto will last about a week.

Can I Use Different Potatoes Other Than Mini New Potatoes?

Of course, use what you have. We chose Mini New Potatoes for the small size!

Can I Use Homemade Pesto?

You bet ya! Homemade pesto is very fresh and delicious baked with the potatoes.

Can I Use Red Pesto To Make This Recipe?

Absolutely! If you prefer a different variation of pesto, use that to top this herb roasted potato recipe!

What Is Pesto Used For?

You can use pesto to top anything that you can think of!

Our favorites are pesto chicken, pesto potatoes, pesto pasta, pesto pizza, or pesto fish. Pesto is delicious on just about anything.

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Easy 2-Ingredient Oven Roasted Potatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Easy 2-Ingredient Oven Roasted Potatoes Recipe: A simple baked new potato side dish with the perfect blend of herbs and seasoning from just one Secret Ingredient!
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ pounds mini new potatoes
  • ¼ cup basil pesto (jarred or fresh-made)
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut the smaller potatoes in half and the larger potatoes in quarters. Place them on a baking sheet. Spoon the pesto over the potatoes and toss to coat on all sides.
  • Spread the potatoes out in a single layer on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Roast in the oven for 15 minutes. Then use a large flat spatula to flip the potatoes over.
  • Spread them out again, and continue to roast another 15-20 minutes until crispy.

Notes

You can also make this recipe with roasted red pepper pesto.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup, Calories: 185kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 107mg, Potassium: 795mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 4.2%, Vitamin C: 45.1%, Calcium: 3.9%, Iron: 8.5%
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Author: Sommer Collier

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4 comments on “Easy 2-Ingredient Oven Roasted Potatoes”

  1. These were amazing, soft and crispy at the same time!

  2. Wow, I thought I’d made potatoes every way possible, but then I tried your recipe!! We loved the taste, and I loved how easy they were to make!

  3. These are the best roasted potatoes! So easy and delicious