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Twice-Baked Pesto Potatoes

These twice-baked pesto potatoes are creamy, flavorful, and absolutely delicious!

I know what you’re thinking. Potatoes aren’t Paleo. Also, isn’t her blog called “My Sweet Potato Life?” She says she loves sweet potatoes the best, but then she turns around and makes a dish with white potatoes. Traitor!

First things first, I still love sweet potatoes . . . but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate white potatoes. I’m Irish, so potatoes are kind of in my blood.

Secondly, white potatoes are considered Whole30. I know that doesn’t automatically make them Paleo, but they work for me. Some people on the Paleo diet avoid potatoes because they rank highly on the glycemic index, and they are full of carbohydrates. However, I think they are a great source of nutrient-rich, plant-based starch when eaten in moderation. As a runner, I also appreciate the carbohydrates that they provide.

As a food lover, I appreciate the flavor and DELICIOUSNESS of these twice-baked pesto potatoes!

These twice-baked pesto potatoes are very easy to prepare: simply boil the potatoes until soft, blend with the remaining ingredients, and bake everything together! The ingredients are super simple, too: potatoes, egg yolks, pesto, oil of choice, and salt. Yum!

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I’ve decided to narrow down my blog topic a bit further: from Paleo recipes to easy Paleo recipes. Too often, people think that a healthy diet is unattainable because it’s expensive or difficult. I’m here to tell you that Paleo doesn’t have to be either of those things! Sure, almond flour is $9/pound and wheat flour is $0.33/pound, but that shouldn’t stand in your way. Most produce is incredibly cheap, and (bonus) it’s incredibly healthy! Produce should constitute the bulk of your purchases on the Paleo diet, anyway. We would all be healthier if we just ate more plants. Everyone has a different idea of what’s healthy or not, but we can all agree that veggies are good for us — right?

I post two new Paleo recipes each week. I try to provide recipes for a variety of diets, too. All of my recipes are completely possible for the average home cook to prepare, because I want to dispel the myth that healthy eating is difficult. Two years ago, I was a terrible cook. Now, I have a food blog. If I can do this, you can do this.


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Twice-Baked Pesto Potatoes
These twice-baked pesto potatoes are creamy, flavorful, and absolutely delicious!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place a large pot of lightly salted water over a burner on high heat. Preheat the oven to 400 Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1-inch chunks. Once the water comes to a boil, place the potatoes in the pot. Allow the water to return to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook potatoes until fork-tender (ten minutes or less).
  3. Drain the potatoes and puree them with the egg yolks and 2 tablespoons of the butter. An immersion blender, food processor, or high-powered blender may be used.
  4. Stir in pesto until smooth. Spread in a small cast-iron skillet (pictured: 9-inch).
  5. Melt the remaining 2 teaspoons of fat and pour over the potatoes. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until peaks are golden. Serve warm.
Recipe Notes
  • If you follow a very strict Paleo diet, substitute white sweet potatoes (such as the Hannah variety) for the Yukon Gold potatoes.

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