Cheesy Cheddar Potatoes with Pesto


Recipe Level: Creative | Recipe Speed: Quick | Season: Fall/Winter | Type:  Side - Starchy | Diet: Vegetarian - GF


From your basket:

·      Gold Potatoes, quartered

·      Shelburne Farms Cheddar

·      Joe’s Kitchen Basil Pesto

·      Butter (optional)


From the pantry:

·      Salt and Pepper

·      Olive Oil (for greasing the pan)



1.     Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

2.     Preheat oven to 375˚F.

3.     Drop in potatoes and boil for 15-20 minutes, or until soft. Drain potatoes.

4.     Place 4-5 potatoes on a greased baking dish and gently smash with a fork or potato masher. Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.

5.     Top with shredded cheese and place back in the oven until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

6.     Remove the baking sheet from the over. Add a dollop of pesto to each potato nest, then bake for an additionally 5 minutes.