Potato-Pesto Bake

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 175
  • Calories from fat: 27%
  • Fat: 5.3g
  • Saturated fat: 1.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 5.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 27.4g
  • Fiber: 3.3g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Iron: 2.8mg
  • Sodium: 277mg
  • Calcium: 100mg


  • 1 tablespoon slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1 cup parsley sprigs
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons (1/2 ounce) finely grated fresh Romano cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 6 cups (1/8-inch-thick) sliced red potatoes (about 2 pounds), divided
  • 2 tablespoons (1/2 ounce) finely grated fresh Romano cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth


  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Drop the almonds and garlic through food chute with food processor on, and process until minced. Add basil and parsley; process until finely chopped. Add 2 tablespoons broth, 2 tablespoons cheese, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons oil, and salt; process until smooth.
  3. Spread 2 teaspoons oil in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 2 cups potatoes in bottom of baking dish; spread 3 tablespoons basil mixture over potatoes, and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons cheese. Repeat the procedure with 2 cups potatoes, 3 tablespoons basil mixture, and 2 teaspoons cheese. Top with 2 cups potatoes.
  4. Microwave 1/2 cup broth at high 1 1/2 minutes or until very hot. Pour over potatoes; spread remaining basil mixture over potatoes. Cover with foil; bake at 425° for 45 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with 2 teaspoons cheese, and bake an additional 15 minutes or until tender.
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