Pesto Red Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This super easy 3-ingredient #recipe is absolutely mouthwatering. Our company raved over this #casserole. It's a terrific side dish for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #pesto #parmesancheese #glutenfree

Pesto Red Potatoes

October 24, 2013Teresa

2013 – Gluten Free Living

Pesto Red Potatoes are marvelous. Seriously, these are some of the most delicious potatoes you’ll ever eat. What’s not to like about potatoes with pesto sauce and lots of grated Parmesan cheese? The lovely Pesto sauce and the cheese flavors these potatoes so that the recipe is downright scrumptious. No lies! These potatoes are wonderful to the taste buds and with just three ingredients they are quick, easy and economical, too.

I had Pesto Red Potatoes oven-ready in under ten minutes because I left the peels on the red potatoes and only washed and cubed them. I served this casserole to a houseful of company and, without exception, everyone thought they were fantastic. Granted, it’s hard not to like potatoes, but the flavors in this recipe are awesome. This recipe is healthy, low calorie and gluten free.

I saw this fabulous looking three-ingredient recipe on one of the food blogs I follow on Bloglovin’ a few months back. I promptly pinned it because I knew I would want to make it sometime soon. Well, soon came five months later when I made it last week  as a side dish.  I served it as an accompaniment to Apricot Glazed Ham. I also included Cherry Tomato Cobbler, Baked Onions, Yellow Squash Casserole and some overnight homemade rolls.

I love Pinterest but it’s really hard to pick and choose what to make sometimes since there is such a range of selection these days. I really thought Pesto Red Potatoes would be tasty but they even exceeded my expectations. My guests and I all loved this sensational potato casserole recipe. The main changes I made to the recipe were to use red potatoes instead of russet potatoes and I increased the Parmesan cheese. I think you will enjoy the changes. While I made a double batch for all of our company, this recipe can easily be halved and still make six ample servings.

If you want E-A-S-Y than this is the potato casserole recipe to try. If you want F-R-U-G-A-L than this is the potato casserole recipe to try. If you want T-A-S-T-Y then this is the potato casserole recipe to try. If you have lots of garden potatoes that need to be harvested than this is the potato recipe to try.

It’s a win-win all the way around with Pesto Red Potatoes. Every bite will tantalize your taste buds bringing you back for more, more, more….Moreover, these potatoes make excellent leftovers. I made them up into a spectacular Pesto Potato Soup. The flavors were awesome.

I initially posted this recipe in October 2013. However, I was making so many recipes for a party I was hosting, that I didn’t take enough time to really get good pictures. I didn’t realize that until a few weeks ago when I was looking back through the recipe. I decided to remake it for our Friday night care group (circa May 2018). I served it with my favorite chicken dish: Parmesan Chicken Bake.  I also made a new recipe called “Best Ever Slow Cooker Creamed Corn.” Without exception, everyone loved that meal! It was hearty, filling and so satisfying.

Pesto Red Potatoes are so pleasing and delightful. This recipe is so quick and easy to assemble that it’s really terrific for holiday or company side dishes. I highly recommend it for Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or even Thanksgiving or Christmas menus. After you try a bite, you’ll see what I mean.

Pesto Red Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This super easy 3-ingredient #recipe is absolutely mouthwatering. Our company raved over this #casserole. It's a terrific side dish for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #pesto #parmesancheese #glutenfree

Pesto Red Potatoes are a succulent three-ingredient recipe!

Pesto Red Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This super easy 3-ingredient #recipe is absolutely mouthwatering. Our company raved over this #casserole. It's a terrific side dish for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #pesto #parmesancheese #glutenfree

Here you can see all the savory Parmesan cheese on top.

Pesto Red Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This super easy 3-ingredient #recipe is absolutely mouthwatering. Our company raved over this #casserole. It's a terrific side dish for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #pesto #parmesancheese #glutenfree

This recipe is so high on taste you would think you’d have to spend hours preparing it. Nope. This recipe can be oven-ready in about 5-10 minutes!

Pesto Red Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This super easy 3-ingredient #recipe is absolutely mouthwatering. Our company raved over this #casserole. It's a terrific side dish for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #pesto #parmesancheese #glutenfree

I served Pesto Red Potatoes with Parmesan Chicken Bake and an amazing slow cooker Creamed Corn.

Here’s what I did.

Pesto Red Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This super easy 3-ingredient #recipe is absolutely mouthwatering. Our company raved over this #casserole. It's a terrific side dish for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #pesto #parmesancheese #glutenfree

I used these ingredients.

Pesto Red Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This super easy 3-ingredient #recipe is absolutely mouthwatering. Our company raved over this #casserole. It's a terrific side dish for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #pesto #parmesancheese #glutenfree

Wash red potatoes and cut in chunks. Because there are so many potatoes it’s easier to work with two separate bowls or make one batch at a time. 

Pesto Red Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This super easy 3-ingredient #recipe is absolutely mouthwatering. Our company raved over this #casserole. It's a terrific side dish for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #pesto #parmesancheese #glutenfree

Add Pesto Sauce.

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Stir well to combine.

Pesto Red Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This super easy 3-ingredient #recipe is absolutely mouthwatering. Our company raved over this #casserole. It's a terrific side dish for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #pesto #parmesancheese #glutenfree

Spray a 10×15″ baking dish with olive oil cooking spray. Place potato mixture into baking dish.

Pesto Red Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This super easy 3-ingredient #recipe is absolutely mouthwatering. Our company raved over this #casserole. It's a terrific side dish for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #pesto #parmesancheese #glutenfree

Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top.

Pesto Red Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This super easy 3-ingredient #recipe is absolutely mouthwatering. Our company raved over this #casserole. It's a terrific side dish for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #pesto #parmesancheese #glutenfree

Cover with foil and bake about 45-60 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.

Pesto Red Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This super easy 3-ingredient #recipe is absolutely mouthwatering. Our company raved over this #casserole. It's a terrific side dish for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #pesto #parmesancheese #glutenfree

Pesto Red Potatoes are awesome. Who doesn’t love a simple three-ingredient recipe? 🙂

Pesto Red Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This super easy 3-ingredient #recipe is absolutely mouthwatering. Our company raved over this #casserole. It's a terrific side dish for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #pesto #parmesancheese #glutenfree

These potatoes were great served with Apricot Glazed Ham. They would work well with entrees like Grilled Rosemary Swordfish or Parmesan Crusted Chicken as well. The second time I made these, I served them with Parmesan Chicken Bake and Best Ever Slow Cooker Creamed Corn.

Pesto Red Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This super easy 3-ingredient #recipe is absolutely mouthwatering. Our company raved over this #casserole. It's a terrific side dish for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #pesto #parmesancheese #glutenfree

Seriously, every forkful was heavenly. Since I made two batches of this recipe, I had enough left over to make a fantastic Pesto Potato Soup. Double the delicious pesto flavor!

Pesto Red Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This super easy 3-ingredient #recipe is absolutely mouthwatering. Our company raved over this #casserole. It's a terrific side dish for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #pesto #parmesancheese #glutenfree

Don’t Pesto Red Potatoes look terrific? If you’re looking for a convenient and easy recipe for a potato side dish, Pesto Red Potatoes certainly fits the bill.

Pesto Red Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This super easy 3-ingredient #recipe is absolutely mouthwatering. Our company raved over this #casserole. It's a terrific side dish for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #pesto #parmesancheese #glutenfree

We loved all the cheese. The mixture of flavors between the Pesto Sauce and the Parmesan Cheese was amazing. This recipe can easily be halved. I was cooking for a large dinner party so I doubled the original recipe, plus tweaked it a little bit.

Here’s the recipe.

PESTO RED POTATOES

(Recipe adapted from Six Sisters Stuff)

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This fabulous 3-ingredient recipe uses red potatoes, pesto sauce and grated Parmesan cheese. This terrific side dish is perfect for company or holiday dinners like Easter, Mother's Day or Father's Day. It's healthy, low calorie and gluten free. It's also incredibly quick and easy to make and inexpensive for the pocketbook!
Pesto Red Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This super easy 3-ingredient #recipe is absolutely mouthwatering. Our company raved over this #casserole. It's a terrific side dish for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #pesto #parmesancheese #glutenfree
Course Vegetable
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Vegetable
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Pesto Red Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This super easy 3-ingredient #recipe is absolutely mouthwatering. Our company raved over this #casserole. It's a terrific side dish for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #pesto #parmesancheese #glutenfree
Instructions
  1. Wash potatoes and cut in cubes.
  2. Place in 2 large mixing bowls.
  3. Pour a jar of pesto sauce over each and stir well.
  4. Spray 10x15” glass baking dish with olive oil cooking spray.
  5. Pour potatoes into the prepared baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top.
  7. Cover with foil.
  8. Bake at 350° for 45-60 minutes or until potatoes test done with a fork.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: This recipe can easily be halved.

Recipe adapted from Six Sisters' Stuff.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Pesto Red Potatoes[/b]
Recipe Type: Vegetable/Casserole
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Six Sisters’ Stuff
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
Fabulous 3-ingredient recipe using red potatoes, pesto sauce and grated Parmesan cheese. Healthy, low calorie, gluten free. Quick, easy, economical.
Ingredients
  • 5-lb. bag red potatoes, washed, unpeeled, cut in large cubes
  • 2 10-oz. jars basil pesto
  • 8-oz. Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Wash potatoes and cut in large chunks.
  2. Place in 2 large mixing bowls.
  3. Pour a jar of pesto sauce over each and stir well.
  4. Spray 9×13” glass baking dish with olive oil cooking spray.
  5. Pour potatoes into the prepared baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top.
  7. Cover with foil. Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until done.[br]
Notes
This recipe can easily be halved.
Pesto Red Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This super easy 3-ingredient #recipe is absolutely mouthwatering. Our company raved over this #casserole. It's a terrific side dish for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #pesto #parmesancheese #glutenfree

Pesto Red Potatoes are so delicious you will probably end up serving yourself a monster-sized serving like this! Our gang loved potatoes made this way.

Pesto Red Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This super easy 3-ingredient #recipe is absolutely mouthwatering. Our company raved over this #casserole. It's a terrific side dish for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #pesto #parmesancheese #glutenfree

Pesto Red Potatoes are rich, savory, full of flavor. They’re also gluten free!

Pesto Red Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This super easy 3-ingredient #recipe is absolutely mouthwatering. Our company raved over this #casserole. It's a terrific side dish for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #pesto #parmesancheese #glutenfree

Pesto Red Potatoes served with Parmesan Chicken Bake and Best Ever Slow Cooker Creamed Corn was incredibly good. We were all licking our lips after this amazing dinner meal.

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Print Recipe
Pesto Red Potatoes BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This fabulous 3-ingredient recipe uses red potatoes, pesto sauce and grated Parmesan cheese. This terrific side dish is perfect for company or holiday dinners like Easter, Mother's Day or Father's Day. It's healthy, low calorie and gluten free. It's also incredibly quick and easy to make and inexpensive for the pocketbook!
Pesto Red Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This super easy 3-ingredient #recipe is absolutely mouthwatering. Our company raved over this #casserole. It's a terrific side dish for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #pesto #parmesancheese #glutenfree
Course Vegetable
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Vegetable
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Pesto Red Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This super easy 3-ingredient #recipe is absolutely mouthwatering. Our company raved over this #casserole. It's a terrific side dish for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #pesto #parmesancheese #glutenfree
Instructions
  1. Wash potatoes and cut in cubes.
  2. Place in 2 large mixing bowls.
  3. Pour a jar of pesto sauce over each and stir well.
  4. Spray 10x15” glass baking dish with olive oil cooking spray.
  5. Pour potatoes into the prepared baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top.
  7. Cover with foil.
  8. Bake at 350° for 45-60 minutes or until potatoes test done with a fork.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: This recipe can easily be halved.

Recipe adapted from Six Sisters' Stuff.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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  • Julia

    November 2, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Another pesto lover here! I might try these with pecorino romano and see if I can get away with it. Sheep’s milk cheese is usually less problematic for those of us that have issues with dairy. Your potatoes look so good!

    1. Teresa

      November 3, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      I’m sure romano will work fine with this recipe and homemade pesto too!It sure is tasty! Thanks for stopping by.

  • Zainab @ Blahnik Baker

    October 31, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    I make pesto every summer but never thought of using it on potatoes. These look so wonderful and would make a great dinner!! What a great idea Teresa!

  • Diane Roark

    October 24, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I just made some homemade pesto. These potatoes look so delicious and it would be a great way to use my pesto.

    Blessings,
    Diane
    http://www.recipesforourdailybread.com

  • Judi Graber

    October 24, 2013 at 7:15 am

    I love pesto in so many different dishes as it adds some great flavor. I grow/make my own pesto every year and always manage to freeze some to have over the winter. I am sure adding pesto to new potatoes is delicious 🙂

  • Tamara Leigh

    October 24, 2013 at 6:10 am

    Ooh! I just bought a jar of pesto. Wasn’t sure what I would do with it, but I have a very good idea now. Thank you, Teresa!

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