Looking for a simple and delicious side dish? These Pesto Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans are made with just four ingredients, and couldn’t be easier to prepare!
Happy Tuesday, BOK readers! I’ve been in and out lately because life with three kiddos has thrown me for a loop lately! My youngest will be five months old tomorrow and I’m still adjusting to the lack of the sleep and overall chaos/disorganization/coffee-dependency that goes along with that. He has also been snuffly this past week dealing with his first cold. So there hasn’t been a lot of sleep happening around here either, and I’m really feeling the effects of that, y’all. SO. TIRED.
But in good news, my older kiddos have started school, so there is at least a wee bit of peace during the daytime and the baby is able to take nice long naps! I’m so thankful for that because it allows me to get some things done around the house, including getting dinner prepped. My crockpot has been a real workhorse over the past few months, but side dishes have kind of been a struggle. I don’t like to spend too much time on sides and prefer them to be easy peasy. Cue these Pesto Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans!!
Potatoes are a family favorite at our house. I love them because there are SO many ways to prepare them and they make the perfect canvas for just about anything. They are convenient, too, and I always seem to have them on hand, which is perfect for quick recipes like this one that I can throw together and have on the table in less than 30 minutes. Easy and fast are the kind of recipes I’m all about these days!
These Pesto Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans only require four ingredients and just a few minutes of hands-on time. The rest of that time is spent in the oven roasting to savory deliciousness while you do whatever else you gotta do! Did I mention they are made with PESTO?! How awesome is that stuff? I swear it’s one of my favorite ingredients ever because it adds so much flavor. I don’t know why I have never thought to pair it with potatoes before, but man, they are the perfect vessel for its garlicky goodness! I’m SO glad it finally dawned on me to try it out! Just add in some green beans and you are set!
If you’re a fellow potato lover, be sure to check out the Potato Goodness Facebook page for more yummy ideas and recipes. I spied a pretty delicious looking Potato Pizza on there that I’m going to have to try soon.
- 2 pounds red potatoes, washed and quartered
- 8 ounces fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
- ¼ cup prepared pesto
- 2 teaspoons fresh minced garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, green beans, pesto, and salt and pepper. Mix carefully making sure all of the veggies are well coated.
- Spread the potatoes and green beans out onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, stirring the mixture once halfway through cooking.
- Remove from the oven and enjoy!
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