Tasteful Selections – Steamed Purple Passion Potatoes with Roasted Garlic and Pesto

Steamed Purple Passion™ Potatoes with Roasted Garlic Pesto

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 – Steamed Purple Passion with Roasted Garlic Pesto