You're going to love these creamy pesto mashed potatoes. This easy recipe combines the best mashed potatoes with fresh basil pesto to make a delicious side dish. Save this recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Sunday dinner.
Course Side Dish
Keyword pesto mashed potatoes
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 35minutes
2.5lbs.yukon gold potatoes
1cupof fresh basil leaves
1Tablespoonpine nuts+ additional for garnish
Peel potatoes and then cut them up into about equal sizes.
Bring a pot of water to a boil and add your potatoes. Keep boiling and cook these for 30 minutes, until a fork slides easily into the potatoes. Drain the potatoes.
Put your potatoes that you drained back into the pot and put back on the burner, low heat. You are now going to just mash them with a spoon or potato masher.
Add your butter, cream cheese, milk, black pepper and salt and whip until creamy.
Combine basil, Parmesan Cheese, olive oil, garlic, pine nuts and salt in a food processor. Blend to a smooth pesto.
Stir in pesto to mashed potatoes.
Serve in bowl with additional pine nuts garnished on top.