Roasted Garlic Pesto Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Roasted Garlic Pesto Mashed Potatoes
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  1. I like to dice my potatoes up so the cook fasted and take less mashing to get them smooth. Add your diced potatoes to a pot of boiling salted water. Make sure to add plenty of salt to the water. When you think you have enough, add a little more.
  2. While the potatoes are boiling, heat the Half & Half, the butter and the garlic.(I use the microwave, one high for 3 to 4 minutes).
  3. When the potatoes are done, drain them and return them to the pot.
  4. Add about half of the cream liquid to the potatoes and start mashing. I like and old school, dime store masher on a stick. Nothing fancy here. Oh, make sure to scoop all the garlic out of the liquid and into the potatoes.
  5. Mash until smooth and creamy, leaving as many lumps as you like. Add as much of the remaining liquid as it takes to get them to the smoothness you like. (Some lumps are good. That way they know they're real, not instant).
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Fold in the pesto right before service.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 449.99 Kcal (1884 kJ)
Calories from fat 201.43 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.38g 34%
Cholesterol 43.15mg 14%
Sodium 188.32mg 8%
Potassium 1363.98mg 29%
Total Carbs 51.17g 17%
Sugars 2.51g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5.03g 20%
Protein 11.79g 24%
Vitamin C 20.1mg 33%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Calcium 202.6mg 20%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 149.82 Kcal (627 kJ)
Calories from fat 67.06 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.45g 34%
Cholesterol 14.36mg 14%
Sodium 62.7mg 8%
Potassium 454.12mg 29%
Total Carbs 17.04g 17%
Sugars 0.83g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1.67g 20%
Protein 3.93g 24%
Vitamin C 6.7mg 33%
Iron 0.8mg 13%
Calcium 67.4mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.1
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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