Pasta with Pepita & Cilantro Pesto Sauce

Pasta with Pepita & Cilantro Pesto Sauce

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10 min.
20 min.
8 Servings

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


  • 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
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COMBINE water and bouillon in small bowl; stir to dissolve.

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

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

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/8 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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