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Baked Baby Potatoes with Olive Pesto

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 30 min.


about 3 dozen

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
These little cuties pack all the appeal of a dinner baked potato into a perfect bite-sized appetizer. I top each one with a dollop of sour cream and coarsely ground pepper. —Sarah Shaikh, Mumbai, India
Baked Baby Potatoes with Olive Pesto Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 pounds baby red potatoes (1-3/4 inches wide, about 36)
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 cups pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Coarsely ground pepper, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place potatoes in a large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons oil and salt; toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake until tender, 30-35 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place olives, onion, pine nuts and garlic in a food processor; pulse until chopped. Gradually add remaining oil; process to reach desired consistency.
  3. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut thin slices off bottoms to allow potatoes to sit upright. Cut an "X" in the top of each potato; squeeze sides to open tops slightly. Place on a serving platter.
  4. Spoon olive pesto onto potatoes; top with sour cream. If desired, sprinkle with pepper. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 appetizer: 88 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 303mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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