10/1/2019 | By Seniors Guide Staff

Pesto mashed potatoes? Yes, please! Mashed potatoes are a great staple for any meal, but you can add a few simple ingredients to give them a unique, special flavor that will leave everyone asking for your recipe!

What you need:

  • 4 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons prepared basil pesto
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Pine nuts (optional)

Directions for pesto mashed potatoes:

  1. Place the peeled and cubed potatoes in a saucepan. Cover the potatoes with water and then bring to a boil.
  2. Cook until the potatoes are tender, about 12 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes and then place them into a large bowl. Mash the potatoes and add in the butter and milk.
  4. Beat until smooth. Add more milk if needed.
  5. Stir in the basil pesto and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Garnish with pine nuts, if desired.

And, voila! Enjoy your pesto mashed potatoes!

Seniors Guide Staff

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