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), 0 cholesterol, 306mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0 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 User ID: 6228642 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 User ID: 6151042 109064
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"be ready for spicy but yummy!"

tcarver User ID: 5663692 157567
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"These were very easy and tasty."

cawernimont User ID: 1925132 207809
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011


cawernimont User ID: 1925132 139720
Reviewed May. 11, 2010

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

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