Red Pesto Parcel Recipe

by Mona Fe on Aug 23, 2021

Pesto Pasta Sauce Recipe toddler

Red Pesto Parcels - Your new favourite toddler-approved pesto pasta sauce recipe

Know that feeling when all you want to do on a Friday night is snuggle up in front of the TV ready for your favourite Netflix show?

But you’ve got a hangry toddler who wants (and deserves) a healthy dinner.

What to do, you ask?

We say dish up this flavour-packed, more-than-convenient red pesto pasta sauce for your toddler.

Not only will they think it’s the best dinner since FOREVER.

You’ll be able to enjoy the low-key Friday night you deserve in no time.

Grown-ups: Winning
Toddler: Winning

We always have a batch of Red Pesto Parcels on standby for exactly these moments:

Where cooking falls into the too-hard basket, but parental guilt has you scrambling for answers.

Simply hide all the ACTUAL goodness within this red pesto pasta sauce recipe by whizzing it all up in your high- speed food processor. Then grab your Mini Poddie and portion your pesto into toddler-friendly sizes.

Then pop your Mini Poddie in your freezer and grab a Red Pesto Parcel whenever you have better things to do than approach parenting the complex way.

Because nobody’s got time and willpower for that.

Makes 1 Mini Poddies tray | Prep 20 minutes | Freeze overnight


  • 40 g (1/3 cup) cashews, roasted
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, roasted
  • 250 g (1 cup) semi-dried tomatoes
  • 25 g (1 cup) basil leaves, tightly packed
  • 10 g balsamic vinegar
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) to 125 ml (1/2 cup) olive oil salt and pepper to taste


Place all ingredients except olive oil into a high-speed food processor and process until all ingredients are finely chopped into a coarse paste.

Gradually add the olive oil and mix to combine until you have the desired consistency.

Spoon mixture evenly into Mini Poddies and freeze overnight. Remove from tray and store in an airtight container in freezer for up to 3 months.

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