In case you haven’t noticed, I love to roast things. Although it may take longer than other ways to cook vegetables, it’s worth it in the end. Everything tastes better after it’s been roasted! Along with Brussels sprouts and cauliflower, potatoes are one of my favorite vegetables to roast. I love it when they get all crispy and browned on the outside. While all they really need is just a pinch of fresh pepper and sea salt, I used some of the frozen pesto that I made a few weeks ago to make an Italian-inspired Roasted Pesto Potato Hash recipe.
Okay, fine–so maybe roasted potato hash isn’t a thing. You got me there. Well, for some reason I can never get potatoes to turn out right when I try making them in a skillet. Roasting, on the other hand, is pretty much impossible to mess up. And it requires a lot less attention too. I’ve made this recipe a few times and while it’s great as an easy side dish, it also works as a main dish–just stir in some cubed tempeh about halfway through the cooking time and add an extra tablespoon or two of pesto at the end.
An Italian-inspired roasted potato hash made with pesto and sun-dried tomatoes.
- 1 lb. red potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
- salt + pepper to taste
- 3 tbsp. prepared pesto
- 1/4 c. sun-dried tomatoes, chopped (I like the ones that come in a zip-top bag, but water- or oil-packed are fine too)
- 2 tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Toss potatoes, oil, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Spread in a single layer on rimmed baking sheet coated with cooking spray (or oil from a mister). Bake for 30-35 minutes or until tender, stirring approximately every 15 minutes.
- Transfer potatoes to bowl. Add pesto, sun-dried tomatoes and cheese; stir until potatoes are evenly coated with pesto.