I’ve never met a bowl of mashed potatoes I didn’t like and Pesto Swirl Mashed Potatoes are proof that not all mashed potatoes need to be smothered in gravy. These zesty and herbaceous potatoes need nothing more than a side of your favourite roasted meat.
A simple recipe that brings life to an everyday side dish and the pesto can be made ahead of time and simply swirled in at the last minute. Like so many people I am prone to making the same things time and time again. Mashed potatoes are a good example of this behaviour. Boil, mash, add butter, a little milk, salt and pepper. The same thing over and over and at times it’s out of convenience, or time pressures and sometimes because my brain needs a rest from thinking of food (who am I kidding, it never stops thinking of food). Whatever your reason, let this recipe pull you out of that rut for a brightened up bowl of everyones favourite side.
I love this Pesto Swirl Mashed Potato recipe because the basil pesto gives mashed potatoes a fresh and bright makeover. The toasted pine nuts add a little crunchy texture that tells your palette it’s not eating just any mashed potatoes. Enjoy!
Recipe Source: Compelled To Cook