These 2 ingredient pesto potatoes are a simple and delicious one pan side dish. They’re healthy, delicious, and easy! Here’s how it’s made.
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Pesto Potatoes Ingredients
I get it, you don’t always have time to throw together an incredible side dish from scratch (neither do it). So take a shortcut and make life easier for yourself with these two ingredient pesto potatoes.
All you need for this recipe is the following:
- Baby potatoes
- A jar of your favorite pesto.
Optional: sprinkle a little parmesan cheese over the top while the potatoes are hot out of the oven. I did this at the last minute and I enjoyed the results but it’s not necessary.
You make a homemade pesto if you would rather, but jarred pesto is just as tasty.
Since the pesto is loaded with olive oil, garlic, basil, salt, and all the other herbs needed to make hummus you don’t have to worry about a thing.
What to serve Roasted Pesto Potatoes with
I cooked up these potatoes with my meal prep on a Sunday to enjoy as a side dish throughout the week.
I also tossed a few on my salads for a starchy carb, and it was delicious (I highly recommend doing that).
Here are a few main course ideas to serve this easy side dish with:
- Ninja Foodi Pesto Whole Roast Chicken Recipe (or any roast chicken will work).
- Romesco Stuffed Chicken Breasts (this recipe is full of flavor and would be delicious with roasted potatoes, but again any chicken breast recipe will work).
- Steak dinner
- Pork tenderloin
Nutritional Information and Macros
For 1/4th of the recipe here’s the nutrition information:
- 191 calories
- 31 grams of carbs
- 4 grams of protein
- 6 grams of fat
- 4 grams of fiber
- 2 grams of sugar
If you are tracking macros and would like to know the weights for the recipe they’re as follows:
- 680 grams of potatoes (I used baby yellow potatoes)
- 72g of pesto (I used Classico jarred pesto)
100 grams of this recipe gives you the following (I rounded to the nearest decimal point):
- 127 calories
- 4g fat
- 20g carbs
- 2g fiber
- 3g protein
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Roasted Pesto Potatoes Recipe
Whether you make your own pesto sauce or use a store-bought variety as I did, I know you’ll love the flavor this dish brings to your table.
You can use whatever brand of pesto you love, including vegan pesto.
As always, I encourage you to experiment and make this recipe work for you.
Tip: If you want to brighten up the flavors a bit you can squeeze a little lemon juice over top before serving.
If you love fresh herbs and potatoes then try this Roasted Garlic Dill Potatoes Recipe.
2 Ingredient Roasted Pesto Potatoes
- 1.5 lbs baby potatoes 680 grams
- 1/4 cup pesto 72 grams
- Preheat oven to 425F
- Slice the baby potatoes in half and add to a bowl. Pour over 1/4 cup of pesto and stir together.
- Add to a baking sheet or casserole dish and roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until they're fork tender and browning.