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Spicy Jack-O’-Lantern Seeds

pumpkin seeds beauty

Spicy Jack-O’-Lantern Seeds

Here are two different ways to make a scrumptious snack: one starts with seeds with the shells on, right out of a fresh pumpkin; the other uses raw green pumpkin seeds without their shells, also called "pepitas" which you can buy at the store.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 1 Cup (4 Servings)

kitchen gear

  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cup
  • Baking sheet
  • Wooden spoon or spatula


  • 1 cup raw, unshelled pumpkin seeds
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon olive or canola oil
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon teaspoon chili powder


  • Turn the oven on and set the heat to 325 degrees.
  • Put the pumpkin seeds on the baking sheet in a single layer and add the oil, salt and if you like spicy, the chili powder. Mix everything together.
  • Once the oven temperature has reached 325 degrees, put the sheet in the oven and bake until golden brown, about 30-45 minutes; use the wooden spoon or spatula to stir them every 10 minutes or so. Set aside to cool. Serve right away or store in an airtight container up to 1 week.


Cinnamony Pepitas: Make these sweet seeds the same way, but use these ingredients, and bake them for a shorter amount of time — only 15 minutes — since these seeds don’t have their shells on!
1     cup raw, shelled  pumpkin seeds  
1     teaspoon canola oil  
1     teaspoon brown sugar
1/4  teaspoon salt
1/2  teaspoon ground cinnamon
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