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 youā€™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 itā€™s the best dinner since FOREVER.

Youā€™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 nobodyā€™s got time and willpower for that.

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


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


PlaceĀ allĀ ingredientsĀ exceptĀ oliveĀ oilĀ intoĀ a high-speed food processor and process untilĀ allĀ ingredientsĀ areĀ finelyĀ choppedĀ into a coarseĀ paste.

GraduallyĀ addĀ theĀ oliveĀ oilĀ andĀ mixĀ to combine until you have the desired consistency.

Spoon mixture evenly into Mini Poddies and freeze overnight. Remove from tray andĀ storeĀ inĀ anĀ airtightĀ containerĀ inĀ freezer for up to 3Ā months.

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