Monday, September 19, 2011

Secret Recipe Club: Pesto Potatoes

I know, how predictable that I chose another potato recipe :P I've been so swamped with uni and the panto rehearsals/performances that I haven't had time to cook anything of note lately. It was a welcome challenge to fit the SRC into this month! (Also, please do click the link and visit our webpage, it looks pretty rad).

The blog I was assigned was Savouring the Thyme. Jennifer's blog is great! I bookmarked so many things to make this month but it turned out that this was the only thing I could fit into my uni work haze. As soon as I hit summer holidays, the bookmarks are coming out!

These potatoes are ridiculously simple and I can't believe I never thought of combining potatoes and pesto before. If you can commit to the hour for roasting the potatoes, and I suggest you do, this is entirely worth it.

PESTO POTATOES






Serves 1
Total time commitment: 1 hour 20 minutes (1 hour 15 minutes cooking, 5 minutes actually working)
Recipe from Savouring the Thyme


1 potato
1 tsp pesto

1. Coat the potato with olive oil and roast for 50-60 minutes until tender. Leave to cool until you can handle them.

2. Cut off the top third of the potato and set aside (or eat - I ate and it was one of the best decisions I've made). Scoop out the innards of the potato, leaving a little wall around the skin so it doesn't collapse in on itself.

3. Mash the potato insides and pesto together and scoop back into the potato.

4. Bake for another 15 minutes.

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24 comments:

Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos said...

Potatoes are the perfect backdrop for a lot of things - pesto definitely looks like one of them! Easy and delicious - can't wait to try it!

Jey @ The Jey of Cooking said...

What a great way to use pesto! Excited to try it.

Kristen said...

Oh that looks so good. Who knew something so tasty could be so easy?!

Isabelle @ Crumb said...

Yum! These do look ridiculously simple, but then again, sometimes the very best things in life are also the easiest.
I'm about to make a giant batch of pesto with the last of the summer basil, so these potatoes are definitely going on the menu for this week. Great pick!

Miz Helen said...

This looks like a great recipe. It is fun cooking with you in the SRC. Hope you are having a great day and thanks for sharing!
Miz Helen

Stephanie said...

I have made pesto-based potato salads which are delightful. Potatoes and green beans!

Melanie said...

What a fun and easy stuffed potato! I bet it would look great for serving to guests!

Lisa~~ said...

Wow, oh-so easy and very delicious looking.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC recipe this month: Welsh Cakes.

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

Trisha said...

Looks like a fun way to serve up potatoes!

Jeanette said...

Love how super easy this recipe is! Great pick for SRC.

Dan said...

That looks so yummy and such a simple little add-on to a baked potato recipe. I've got to try it!

Desi said...

Simple yet delicious! You can never have enough potato recipes :)

Check out my SRC post for Molten Lava Cakes if you like :)

http://steaknpotatoeskindagurl.blogspot.com/2011/09/septembers-secret-recipe-club-reveal.html

Amy said...

Yum! Looks great -- I'm loving SRC, so many new recipes to try!

Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy said...

Simple and delicious... and beautiful! My kind of dish; I'll definitely be trying these.

Amy said...

I don't think I'd have ever thought to make pesto potatoes like that!

I'd love it if you'd stop by my SRC post for Turkey Sloppy Joes!

Pretend Chef said...

Two ingredients to make a wonderful side dish?! Sold. This looks so delicious. I can't wait to give these a try sometime.

Jennifer (Savor) said...

Thanks for doing such a great job with my recipe!

Julie said...

Perfect use for pesto! Beautiful dish! Visiting from SRC.

Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING said...

I think my daughters would love this! Thanks for the simple recipe!

And thank you for being a part of the SRC with me (group b). I am excited and looking forward to next month too!

Here is what I posted this month: Pioneer Woman's Chicken Pot Pie
http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/09/pioneer-womans-chicken-pot-pie-secret.html

sarah said...

Ah, that is clever! Why didn't I think of that? Very clever. Often when I am making baked potatoes, I do them in the microwave while the oven is heating - five minutes on each side. Then pop them in the hot oven and they're ready in about half the time. Great recipe choice!

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Looks tasty and easy! SRC is a blast and I enjoyed having your name this month. I felt like I was stalking you...haha. I read most of your posts. Check out my pumpkin scones.

Lizzy said...

Such a simple, yet delicious dish! Great selection...I'll be trying these soon :)

marla said...

Such a fun way to prepare potatoes :) Fun being in the Secret Recipe Club with you. I baked up tarts this month for Group C http://su.pr/2rtACr

Sara said...

This looks fantastic - I LOVE twice-baked potatoes, but I've never tried making them with pesto...sounds like an awesome idea, so tasty!! :)