Pimp My Potato

Charlotte over at The Great Big Vegetable Challenge has challenge me to take part in a baked spud match!

Charlotte, her son Freddie and daughter Alexandra have reached the letter P in their journey around the alphabet of vegetables. They are about to wave tattie bye to the common potato. So here we go with my entry!

Pesto Power
on a Potato!

I sauteed a handful of mushrooms in some olive oil, with a little garlic and seasoned the mushrooms well. I stirred in a few spoonfuls of pesto, a glug of double cream and a handful of torn basil leaves. And hey presto or should that be pesto, a creamy green sauce that is utterly delicous!

It got the thumbs up from Graham, hope it get's the thumbs up from you too!


  1. Looks yummy! Do you make your own pesto? Now that we finally have a basil plant that isn't dying on me, I'm feeling a bit hopeful of getting back to that someday!!

  2. Hi Tadmack, how are you?

    I make my own pesto quite a lot! It is just so easy to make, but tonight I fell back on a jar of organic pesto. I always have one in the cupboard in case of emergencies!

  3. Mmmm. Sounds delcious Holler. I have never met a potato I didn't like!!!!I remember your pea pesto quite well. Mmmm, for that too!!!

  4. Hi Val,
    Potatoes are always good, aren't they?

  5. i really enjoyed this (well, mushrooms and cream...), made a great change from my normal potato topping of cheese and coleslaw (yeah, yeah, how boring!).
    we've also had the sauce on pasta too and it was lovely but i think i preferred it on the potato.

  6. Holler,
    That was such a good recipe for baked potatoes - its a good affordable and warming meal and I think the more variations we can drum up the better.
    Thank you so much for your lovely addition to our round up - much appreciated!
    Charlotte and Freddie

  7. Well Graham, You can expect it again in a kitchen near you soon!

    Glad you liked it Charlotte & Freddie! I like the sound of your sundried tomato topping! I look forward to seeing all the entries!

  8. Yum. Pesto plus anything is good in my book. Add a baked tattie to it though and I'm in heaven!

  9. Oh - this looks yummy. So good in fact, that I want to throw out the leek and potato soup simmering on the stove in readiness for my supper and whip up this delicious sauce. Cream, mushrooms and pesto - sounds like a winning combination!

  10. All of these baked potato recipes are great! I have never tried pesto on mine yet, but you can bet I will now! You are becoming quite a "pesto queen"! Nice job:)

  11. Pesto and mushroom baked potatoes sounds good. There are just so many ways of flavouring baked potatoes.

  12. Hi Wendy,
    I am a big pesto fan too, as you might have guessed!

    Hi Antonia,
    I would like some of your potato soup just now! I came home tonight and the house is freezing and it is taking a while to warm up. A bowl of soup would go down nicely! I have been drooling over Wendy's Cinnamon and Vegetable Curry too! I was hoping to get Graham to pick one up on the way home, an aubergine that is, but he is not leaving work until 8, so I think making soup it is!

    Hi Deb, Thanks for the new title!

    Baked potatoes are just so good on a cold day, aren't they Kevin?

  13. Hey pesto, indeed!

    Yum-o Holler. Pesto and cream must be one of the most luscious combinations imaginable!

  14. It was gorgeous Lucy, a bit sinful really!

  15. Wow, now that is not your average spud. Man that looks good


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