Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

While baking them is a great way to make use of those pumpkin seeds leftover from carving, you can buy the seeds cleaned and packaged at the grocery store.

Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
Recipe continues below this recipe video

Source: Everyday Food, October 2004


  • 1 cup raw green pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine pumpkin seeds, chili powder, cayenne pepper, coarse salt, and fresh lime juice; toss to coat. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet; bake until puffed and browned, about 10 minutes.


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