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zoomed in side shot of french fries drizzled with pesto sauce mixed with butter and parmesan cheese on a piece of parchment paper on a pan.

Pesto Fries

Crispy fries smothered in a buttery pesto sauce, sprinkled with parmesan-romano cheese. Pesto Fries make a great snack or side for burgers and sandwiches.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • large baking sheet
  • parchment paper


  • 1 28 ounce bag of french fries cooked according to package directions
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tbs prepared pesto
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup parmesan-romano for topping


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees or to the temperature that is on the package of fries.
  • On a sheet pan, place parchment paper. Spread the whole bag of frozen french fries to the pan in a single layer.
  • Cook according to package directions, mine took about 30 minutes flipping halfway through.
  • In the last 5 minutes of cooking, make the pesto sauce to go on top.
  • In a heatproof cup or glass measuring cup melt the butter.
  • To the melted butter add the minced garlic and Parmesan cheese.
  • Add the prepared pesto sauce.
  • Finally, pour in the olive oil. Stir to combine completely.
  • Take the french fries out the of the oven and pour the pesto sauce over the fries. Put back into the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Take out and serve individually with parmesan-romano cheese sprinkled on it. Enjoy!