Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Pumpkin Seed Pesto

a beautiful combination of purple potatoes and bright green pesto 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2


  • 8 purple fingerling potatoes
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 

  2. Wash the potatoes and pierce with a fork. 

  3. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet for 25 minutes. After about 25 minutes smash the potatoes and cook for another 10 minutes. 

  4. Make the pesto. Add the arugula, pepitas, garlic, Parmesan and olive oil into a food processor. Pulse until well combined. 

  5. Spread the pesto over the smashed potatoes. Sprinkle additional Parmesan if you wish.