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Baked Greek Potatoes
with sun-dried tomato pesto / arugula salad

Active: 25 min Total: 45 min

This meatless meal was such a hit when we first featured it as the vegetarian option in November 2015 that it's now become a favorite for all diet types. We think of these as potato "nachos" with a Greek twist!

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Balsamic Arugula Salad:
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 2 tsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp
  • Arugula - 4 oz
Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto:
  • Sun-dried tomatoes in oil - 1/2 cup, drained and rinsed
  • Garlic - 1 clove, peeled
  • Pecan halves - 1/4 cup
  • Cheese, parmesan (opt) - 2 Tbsp
  • Arugula - 1/2 oz
  • Oil, olive - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Water - 1 Tbsp
Baked Greek Potatoes:
  • Cheese, fontina - 4 oz, shredded (sub fresh mozzarella)
  • Olives, kalamata, pitted - 1/4 cup, chopped
  • Parsley - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Potatoes, baby or new - 2 lbs, quartered (sub Russet)
  • Foil - for roasting
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Italian seasoning - 1 tsp
  • Sun-dried tomato pesto (ingredients listed separately) - 1/3 cup
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - 1/4 cup (sub sour cream)

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Prep

  1. Make pesto - Double if making Thursday's meal. (Note: If prepping right before cooking, get potatoes in the oven before making pesto.) Drain and rinse tomatoes. Peel garlic. Place all pesto ingredients into a food processor. Pulse until thickened. If it's not 'saucy' enough, add more olive oil or a splash of water. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be made up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Cheese / Olives - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  3. Parsley - Chop parsley.
  4. Potatoes - Quarter potatoes. (Note: if using large potatoes like Russet, slice into cubes.)

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C degrees.
  2. Spread potatoes out onto a sheet pan and cover tightly with some foil. Cook potatoes for 12 minutes, then remove foil and toss with olive oil (portion for potatoes), Italian seasoning, and some salt and pepper.
  3. Return pan to oven and continue cooking potatoes, uncovered, until tender, ~10 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven again and top with pesto (reserve half if doubled for Thursday), cheese, and olives. Return to oven and continue cooking until cheese is melted, ~5 minutes more.
  5. When potatoes are nearly done roasting, whisk together vinegar, honey, mustard, and olive oil (portion for salad) in a mixing bowl. Add arugula (portion for salad) on top and toss just before serving.
  6. Serve potatoes topped with parsley and yogurt. Enjoy arugula salad on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (47)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (6)
Vegetarian (6)

35 reviews

This worked pretty good! Had to add a lot more oil to the pesto to get it to be more saucey than paste. The pesto was my favorite element of it, for sure. The arugula salad felt a bit dry with the amount of dressing - I think arugula on it's own dries out my mouth so I would up the dressing or do something to mix it up a bit. Made big servings and was very filling - only complaint was like Nachos sometimes you got a nice potato full of flavor and sometimes just a bland tater boy.

By: Jason
Posted: May 24, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Loved everything about this. Of course it had a lot of calories we don't usually eat but soooo good!

By: Liz
Posted: May 23, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Pretty good and easy to make. Husband loved it. I thought it was just ok. I used less potatoes - 2 lbs instead of 3 for 6 servings

By: Grace
Posted: May 23, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Pretty good even without the cheese and with a store bought pesto.

By: Meaghan
Posted: May 23, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very hardy, the olives gave it a great taste.

By: Charles
Posted: May 22, 2019
Diet: Original
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This was so tasty! We added the arugula to the potatoes after heating and mixed with yogurt instead of having a separate salad. Delicious flavors. I'm not the biggest potato fan, but even I want to make this again!

By: Angela
Posted: May 22, 2019
Diet: Original
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