Red Baron Pizza + Pesto Dip

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Gretchen signing in to report that I’m 36 weeks pregnant today and Christmas happenings are in full swing! I have so much done and still, so much to do! I’m giving myself about a week to wrap things up and then, I’m kicking my feet up and taking life super easy until this little man arrives.

Truly, Christmas is busy for everyone and being a mom is all about prioritizing the essentials and the non-essentials. For me, I’m letting go of fancy meals and choosing the quick, easy, but still delicious route. During my recent grocery shopping run at Walmart I picked up a Red Baron® Thin & Crispy Pepperoni Pizza. Pizza is one thing that makes my whole crew happy — even Max! 

I didn’t stop at pizza though. Every substantial family dinner deserves a little side and if I can make that side green in color AND get everyone to consume it, I pretty much consider myself Mother of the Year. Enter pizza pesto dip! pizza pesto dip

Could a dip be more festive? Or more perfect for Red Baron pizza? I think not! Whether you’re a mom like me trying to add a little Christmas flair (and green) to your family meals or heading out the door to a holiday gathering, be sure to whip up this simple dip and pair it with one of Red Baron’s top notch pizzas. The crowd you serve will be pleased as punch! pesto dip ingredientspesto collage red baron collagepest dip with pizzapesto close up square

Pesto Dip
Yields 2
The perfect dip for holidays or to encourage your kids to try something green!
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
724 calories
4 g
42 g
79 g
2 g
15 g
115 g
423 g
2 g
0 g
60 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
115g
Yields
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 724
Calories from Fat 701
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 79g
122%
Saturated Fat 15g
77%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 15g
Monounsaturated Fat 45g
Cholesterol 42mg
14%
Sodium 423mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates 4g
1%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
8%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
4%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup pesto
  2. 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  3. 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  4. 1 clove of garlic, pressed
Instructions
  1. Measure and add each of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl. With a spatula or hand mixer, blend well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Notes
  1. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled depending on the size of your crowd.
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I give my Mom all the credit for my excitement over holiday themed food. As a Kindergarten teacher she is constantly thinking in themes so I was raised that way. Christmas food obviously needs to be red and green and the combination of Red Baron pizza and pesto dip fits the bill. End of story. 

When it comes to awesome, on-the-go selfies though … that’s all me :) When Jemma is old enough to have her own Instagram I fully expect that she will carry on this “gift” I have blessed her with! red baron selfie

If your family loves pizza like ours does – be sure to check out all of Red Baron’s choices, 8 varieties to choose from! What is your family’s favorite?

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Comments

  1. Scott and Jamie Durham says

    If you want to kick up the ‘green’ a notch, put the pesto in a food processor/blender and add some fresh spinach. After a few whirls, you’ll have a super-charged green pesto – in color and nutrition!

  2. Becky says

    I have never tried Pesto with pizza but that actually sounds very good. I will try this at my next holiday gathering.

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