These Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Pesto are soft on the inside and served with a savory homemade pesto sauce. This easy side dish recipe is healthy and delicious!
Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then add the baby potatoes. Leave on a gentle simmer for 15-20 minutes until they are soft and tender.
Meanwhile, make the pesto. Place all the ingredients, minus the olive oil into a food processor. Blitz until the nuts have broken down, then pour the oil in and continue pulsing until smooth. Taste and season with extra salt and pepper.
Line a large baking tray (you may need 2). Drain the potatoes and place them onto the tray. Drizzle with some olive oil, salt and pepper and toss until they are all coated.
Use a glass with a flat bottom to press down the potatoes until smashed. Be careful not to push too hard down or they will fall apart.
Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden and crispy.
Serve with pesto on the side or drizzle on top!