Fiery Pumpkin Seeds Recipe
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Fiery Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

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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:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Fiery Pumpkin Seeds in Backyard Living September/October 2006, p42

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Angel182009 157972
Reviewed 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 109064
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"be ready for spicy but yummy!"

tcarver 157567
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"These were very easy and tasty."

cawernimont 207809
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011


cawernimont 139720
Reviewed May. 11, 2010

"I brought these to work and everyone loved them!!"

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