This creamy pesto potato noodles recipe is a flavorful dinner that comes together in less than 30 minutes. Instead of traditional refined grain pasta, the spiralized potato noodles are tossed in a creamy pesto sauce with jammy roasted tomatoes!
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Hellllllooooo pesto potato noodles! Yup, you heard me right. Potato. Noodles. As in pasta, made from potatoes. Genius, right? (This is one of the many reasons I <3 my spiralizer.) The only thing better than this recipe being based on potato noodles is the fact that we're tossing the noodles in a creamy, zingy pesto sauce AND tossing jammy, juicy oven-roasted tomatoes into the mix. Flavor explosion in 3...2...1... 💣
This recipe is like summer meets winter. Basil pesto and tomatoes and spinach all mixed in with tender potato noodles. Fresh foods mixed with comfort food = January happiness. This type of recipe is one of the many reasons I love cooking with potatoes. They're versatile enough to make whatever you dream up and make it taste good!
We used white potatoes for this recipe for a few specific reasons. Allow me to elaborate: 👇
- They're sturdy enough to handle being sautéed without falling apart.
- They're a good size for spiralizing and they hold their shape well. Meaning we won't end up with a mushy attempt at pasta. (PS – If you don't have a spiralizer, I recommend getting the Inspiralizer.)
- They have a mild, neutral flavor that pairs well with the creamy pesto sauce situation.
- I had a bag of them in my pantry, as usual. 💁 Which means I conveniently did NOT have to go grocery shopping.
Potatoes USA has an awesome guide with more info on why white potatoes are perfect for this recipe and what to do with other types of potatoes. Trust me – it comes in handy on those nights when you're standing in the kitchen asking yourself "what can I make with these potatoes and _______?" ALSO – the Potatoes USA Facebook page is a literal gold mine of awesome recipe ideas, so you should definitely be following them.
This recipe is incredibly easy. Once the potatoes are spiralized, everything comes together quickly in one pan. As long as you can refrain from drinking the creamy pesto sauce, dinner should be on the table within 30 minutes.
I recommend serving this up with garlicky baguette toast and a bottle of red wine. Date night, anyone? 😘 😘 😘
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