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Fiery Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Fiery Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

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 YIELD:4 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 1 cup.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 76 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 306 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.