These tasty spiced pumpkin seeds, which I use to add texture and heat to pumpkin soup, are positively addictive. They’re also spectacular for cocktail parties.–Joanna Pruess
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“Super easy.” “Quite addictive.” “Divine.” That’s what folks are saying about this spiced pumpkin seeds recipe. Sorta makes you wanna try your hand at a batch, eh?
Spiced Pumpkin Seeds Recipe
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- 10 M
- 45 M
- Makes about 1 cup
- 1 cup (about 5 ounces) raw pumpkin seeds (hulled or unhulled)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil or mild vegetable oil, plus more for the baking sheet
- 2 teaspoons chili powder (any variety you prefer)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Lightly oil a rimmed baking sheet.
- 2. In a bowl, combine the pumpkin seeds, oil, chili powder, cumin, salt, and cayenne pepper if using, and mix well. Spread the seeds on the baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until aromatic and golden brown at the edges. Transfer the seeds to a plate or a sheet of parchment paper to cool. Store in an airtight container.
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