Potato-Pesto Bake

Potato-Pesto Bake

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Cooking Light magazine 0

"This potato dish sounds as good as its name- covered with a basil pesto sauce, layered and baked to perfection."

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Drop the almonds and garlic through food chute with food processor on, and process until minced. Add basil and parsley; process until finely chopped. Add 2 tablespoons broth, 2 tablespoons cheese, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons oil, and salt; process until smooth.
  3. Spread 2 teaspoons oil in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 2 cups potatoes in bottom of baking dish; spread 3 tablespoons basil mixture over potatoes, and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons cheese. Repeat the procedure with 2 cups potatoes, 3 tablespoons basil mixture, and 2 teaspoons cheese. Top with 2 cups potatoes.
  4. Microwave 1/2 cup broth at high 11/2 minutes or until very hot. Pour over potatoes; spread remaining basil mixture over potatoes. Cover with foil; bake at 425 degrees for 45 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with 2 teaspoons cheese, and bake an additional 15 minutes or until tender.
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  • Reprinted with permission of Cooking Light(R) magazine. All rights reserved.
  • CALORIES 175 (27% from fat); FAT 5.3g (sat 1.3g, mono 3g, poly 0.5g); PROTEIN 5.8g; CARB 27.4g; FIBER 3.3g; CHOL 5mg; IRON 2.8mg; SODIUM 277mg; CALC 100mg
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schmerna
7/24/2003

I cheated with a store-bought jar of pesto but the results were delicious.

KAREN R
9/25/2003

Excellent recipe. I of course cheated too, and used pesto that I had made and frozen. This was a great new side dish that my husband and I both loved.

CARLIE GIRL
7/24/2003

This recipe was alright. I felt the dish didn't have enough flavor. It seemed overly herb-ish but maybe needed more salt? Dunno. We ate them with ketchup because it needed something more.