Tired of boring potatoes? Need something to go along with a sandwich that isn’t fries or chips? Love potatoes? Then make this!! Forego the boring roasted potatoes or frozen fries and kick it up with some easy and quick nom nommage. Don’t relegate this to simply dinner, it’s a delicious alternative to hashbrowns or home fries at breakfast or brunch, and even good served cold or room temp for lunch or a picnic! I’m using parsley pesto to knock this one up, but you’re welcome to sub whatever green pesto suits your fancy, such as watercress + herb pesto or nice basil pesto.
680g | 24oz petite potatoes
100g | ½ cup bell pepper (red, orange, or yellow), cut into short strips
120g | ½ medium onion, thinly sliced
25g | 1 Tbsp italian seasoning
12g | 1 Tbsp capers
14g/15ml | 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
32g | 2 Tbsp parsley pesto*
Preheat oven to 450F
Toss everything but pesto together, place on a parchment lined pan and roast in oven for 45 minutes, turning and stirring half way through
When done, move to serving dish and let rest for just a few minutes before tossing with the pesto
*if you're making this nut free, make sure and use a pesto that doesn't have nuts. you don't HAVE to use my recipe for italian seasoning [but you should, you definitely should] and you can sub whatever pesto tickles your fancy, even *gasp* store bought pesto (hopefully you've made your own though.) Also, you can add a nice salty aged cheese grated on top, some nooch, some toasted nuts.....they're just gilding the lily, but who doesn't like a gilded lily?
look! my hands! they’re in the food! connect with your food people, use your hands. it’s okay, i promise.
Are you drooling yet? these are the potatoes straight from the oven, you can roast for longer if you prefer them a little crispier, and if you have an air fryer, that might be a good way to cook these instead. Alas, i have no air fryer. BTW, despite my saying to get your hands into your food, don’t do it when you’re mixing in the pesto, the potatoes are hot, they’ll burn you, which is not good. Use a spoon instead.
Now, go forth and roast!