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Spicy Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

  • Author: Rachel Phipps
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2-3 1x
  • Category: Snacks


This easy recipe helps you turn the leftover seeds from carving your Halloween pumpkin into a crunchy, spicy snack, delicious with drinks and cocktails.


  • The seeds from a small to medium pumpkin
  • 1/2 tbsp Soy SauceĀ 
  • 1/2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Hot Chilli Powder


  1. Pre-heat the oven to about 200 degrees (400 degrees fahrenheit).
  2. Rinse the pumpkin seeds under cold water and dry on kitchen towel.
  3. Mix the soy, oil and spices together in a small bowl to form a paste and add the dried seeds. Mix well until they are all well coated.
  4. Cover a baking sheet with non stick baking parchment and spread the seeds over the sheet until they are no longer clumped together.
  5. Toast until golden and dry, watching the spices don’t burn and turning around with a spatula every few minutes, for about 20 minutes to half an hour.
  6. Once cool store in an air tight tub.