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Fiery Pumpkin Seeds

These spicy seeds from our Taste of Home Test Kitchen will warm you when cooler temperatures come to call. Take note: little ones may find them too hot for their liking.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 cup


  • 1 cup fresh pumpkin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a small bowl, toss the pumpkin seeds with hot sauce. Combine the chili powder, salt, cumin, cayenne and pepper; sprinkle over seeds and toss to coat. Spread into a greased foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 250° for 45-50 minutes or until seeds are lightly browned and dry, stirring occasionally. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 76 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 306mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Angel182009
    Oct 24, 2013

    My husband and I loved this recipe. Every time we care pumpkins I always save the seeds to roast but never found a way to today them that we both liked. I will definitely be doing this again!

  • kalisditz
    Nov 8, 2011

    be ready for spicy but yummy!

  • tcarver
    Nov 1, 2011

    These were very easy and tasty.

  • cawernimont
    Oct 17, 2011


  • cawernimont
    May 11, 2010

    I brought these to work and everyone loved them!!