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Easy Vegan Pesto Potatoes -

Easy Pesto Potatoes

  • Author: Brittany at
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Cuisine: Vegan


A simple side dish of roasted potatoes in a vegan basil pesto.




  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, packed
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp shiro (white) miso
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp hulled hemp seeds
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp water

Roasted Potatoes

  • 1 - 1.5lb bag of The Little Potato Company's Terrific Trio Creamer potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt



  1. In a food processor, pulse basil, cashews, garlic, and salt, until cashews are finely chopped and evenly textured.
  2. Add the miso, nutritional yeast, and hemp seeds. Pulse until combined.
  3. While the processor is running, very slowly pour in the olive oil, followed by the water.
  4. To prevent oxidation, spoon pesto into a small jar and top with a thin layer of olive oil. As you use the pesto you can stir the oil in, or discard/reserve for later.

Pesto Potatoes

  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut any larger potatoes in half.
  3. Combine potatoes, olive oil, and generous sprinkle of salt. Mix well.
  4. Spread potatoes onto baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip, and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender and golden brown.
  5. Mix potatoes with a generous amount of pesto. The potatoes taste best when coated thoroughly.