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Baked Pesto Fries & Sun-dried Tomato Sauce

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Baked Pesto Fries and Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

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2011-06-15 Side Dish
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A pesto sauce mix is the base for these delicious fries, which are then baked and served with a dipping sauce of sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan, and ricotta cheese.

  • Servings: 2-4

Ingredients:

French Fry Ingredients:
2 Large Baking Potatoes
1½ Tbsp Olive Oil
2 pkgs Dry Knorr Pesto Sauce Mix
Dipping Sauce Ingredients:
⅓ cup Julienne Cut Sun-dried Tomatoes
½ can a 6 Oz Can Tomato Paste
¾ cup Water
2 tsp Garlic Powder
⅓ cup Ricotta Cheese
2 Tbsp Grated Parmesan Cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash potatoes thoroughly; pat dry. Cut potatoes into French fry size pieces and place in a big bowl with a lid. Pour olive oil over potatoes and then add the pesto sauce mix. Place lid on bowl and shake until all potatoes are evenly coated with pesto. Spread potatoes on a foil-lined cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare dipping sauce. Place sun-dried tomatoes, tomato paste, water, garlic powder, ricotta cheese, and parmesan cheese in a food processor or blender. Blend until all ingredients are combined and smooth. When potatoes are done, turn broiler on high and broil fries 5-10 minutes until golden brown and slightly crispy. Serve with dipping sauce.

Helpful Tips:

Serving idea: Serve with grilled turkey burgers made with Italian herbs (oregano, rosemary, parsley, basil) and topped with mozzarella cheese and spinach.