Pasta with Pepita & Cilantro Pesto Sauce

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Pasta with Pepita & Cilantro Pesto Sauce
10 min
10 min
8 servings
Pasta with Pepita & Cilantro Pesto Sauce is a unique and tasty variation of pesto and pasta. The pepitas (pumpkin seeds) may be toasted for extra flavor.

The Secret Ingredient


  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated Cotija or Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, quartered
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1 package (1 pound) spaghetti, prepared according to package directions

Make It

Step 1

Combine water and bouillon in small bowl; stir to dissolve.

Step 2

Place bouillon mixture, cilantro, cheese, pepitas, oil, garlic and hot pepper sauce in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Step 3

Toss pesto with pasta; serve sprinkled with additional pepitas, if desired.