Parmesan Pesto Mashed Potatoes

This recipe is sponsored by Old Home Foods

I LOVE potatoes. Any form. Baked, mashed, sweet, french fries, hash browns, au gratin, I could go on and on. This simple and easy recipe will get a delicious side of mashed potatoes onto your table in no time!

I took a little help from the store and used Old Home’s Premium Mashed Potatoes. They’re silky, buttery, and so delicious just the way they are…but I added a couple simple bold flavors to take this side to another level with an Italian twist! I use store bought prepared basil pesto and fresh grated Parmesan cheese. Basil pesto is a staple pantry item in my house, I use it a lot to add a boost of flavor to many dishes.

These make a perfect side to your favorite protein, and can come together in less than 15 minutes! Enjoy!

Thank you Old Home Foods for sponsoring this recipe!

Parmesan Pesto Mashed Potatoes

Servings 4
Author Laura Doerr


  • 1 pkg Old Home Premium Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp prepared basil pesto


  1. Prepare mashed potatoes using the stove heating instructions as directed on the packaging. Once heated, stir in butter, cheese, and 1 tbsp of the pesto. 

  2. Transfer to a serving dish. Add the other 1 tbsp of pesto to the top of the potatoes. Using a spoon, gently stir to swirl throughout the potatoes. Garnish with more Parmesan if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

The Old Home Premium Mashed Potatoes can be found in the refrigerated dairy section of your local grocery store. 

These re-heat well for leftovers too!

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