Idaho® Potato Pesto Bites

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Idaho® Potato Pesto Bites

Cute little appetizers or brunch recipe mixing pesto and potatoes with cheese and olives into Potato Pesto Bites.

  • 8 ServingsServings

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup prepared pesto
  • 1 8- ounce package reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup oil-packed, sun dried tomatoes, drained and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives, drained

Preparation

1 Preheat the oven to 425º. Coat the cups of 3 mini-muffin pans (36 cups) with cooking spray.
2 In a saucepan, in water to cover, over high heat, cook the potatoes about 15 minutes, or until fork-tender, but not mushy.
3 Drain the potatoes, then mash or put them through a ricer. Stir in the salt and egg; set aside.
4 In a small bowl, using a fork, combine the pesto and softened cream cheese until blended.
5 Spoon a rounded tablespoon of potato mixture into each muffin cup, pressing the spoon against the bottom and sides of the cup to make a small impression in the middle.
6 Spoon 1 teaspoon of pesto mixture into the impression of each cup.
7 Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and top each cup with a small amount of chopped tomatoes and one olive slice for garnish. Return to the oven for 3 minutes more. Serve hot or warm.

Source: Idaho Potato Commission