Spicy Pepitas

Spicy Pepitas

Roasted pumpkin seeds with hints of cayenne, cumin, chili powder, and lime
Course Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy snack recipes, spicy pepitas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 18 servings
Calories 150 kcal
Author Shelby Kinnaird


  • 12.5 ounces 2¼ cups raw hulled green pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • teaspoon Hot Shot!® pepper blend half black pepper, half cayenne
  • teaspoon ground cumin
  • teaspoon ground ancho chile or chili powder
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice from about half a lime


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Put pumpkin seeds, pepper, cumin, chili powder, and salt in a medium bowl and toss to combine. Add lime juice and toss again until spice mixture is evenly distributed among the seeds.
  3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread seeds on pan and bake for about 9 minutes, shaking the pan every 3 minutes or so. You want the seeds lightly browned and dry.