Tasteful Selections recipe for Steamed Purple Passion Potatoes with Roasted Garlic and Pesto made with small potatoes

Steamed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic Pesto

Our purple potato recipes make stand out potato side dishes. Make these purple steamed potatoes to add some color to your plate.
Prep10 minutes
Cook1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Variety Fav(s) Purple Passion™
Cook Type Oven, Stove Top
Dish Type Comfort
Quick, Easy, Convenient 7 Ingredients or Less
Season Fall, Spring


  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 c. packed basil leaves
  • ½ c. finely grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tbsp. toasted pine nuts
  • c. olive oil
  • 24 oz. Tasteful Selections® potatoes


  • For pesto: Preheat oven to 325-degrees. Cut half-inch off top of garlic head (without peeling) to expose tips of cloves. Place garlic cut-side-up on sheet of foil, and lightly drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Wrap garlic head in foil and place on rack in center of oven. Roast garlic until cloves have softened and garlic is aromatic, 40 minutes to 1 hour. Squeeze out cloves when cool enough to handle.
  • In a blender or food processor, blend together roasted garlic, basil, Parmesan, pine nuts and remaining oil until smooth, scraping down sides as needed, about 30-60 seconds; set aside.
  • For potatoes: Set steamer basket in large pot filled with 1-inch of water. Add potatoes and cover. Bring water to a boil over high heat and cook until potatoes are fork tender, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Transfer cooked potatoes to a serving dish, drizzle with pesto and top with grated Parmesan. Serve.
  • Tasteful Selections recipe for Steamed Purple Passion with Roasted Garlic Pesto made with small potatoes