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The recipe for Pesto Purple Potatoes is super easy to make

Pesto Purple Potatoes

Chef Adriana Martin
The recipe for pesto purple potatoes is super easy to make and uses ready to use traditional basil pesto and few other ingredients. This is an excellent side dish or you can serve as an appetizer too.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish or Appetizer
Cuisine American Cuisine
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 pound of purple potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of coarse black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of basil pesto sauce
  • 1 bunch of fresh curly parsley


  • Clean the potatoes and remove any dirt, do not peel.
  • Place in a roasting pan and season with salt and pepper. Add the olive oil and roast for 20 minutes.
  • Cut the potatoes in halves and add the basil pesto sauce.
  • Garnish with fresh curly parsley and serve on a nice bowl.
  • Enjoy immediately.


When cooking purple potatoes leave the skin on to get the most of the nutrients. Just clean well to remove any impurities or dirt as they grow in the ground. Purple potatoes are starchy and have a nutty flavor, they are a versatile ingredient and go well with many combinations.
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