This fragrant pesto features toasted pumpkin seeds and parsley -- along with dried chile and a touch of cinnamon -- in place of the usual pine nuts and basil for a seasonal variation on the Italian classic.



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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread seeds on a baking pan. Bake until fragrant, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl to cool.

  • In the bowl of a food processor combine seeds, parsley, garlic, chile, and cinnamon. Pulse to combine. With processor running, slowly add oil in a steady stream until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Toss sauce with hot pasta; garnish with freshly grated Parmesan. Serve.