Here's a simple but delicious recipe for a batch of Spicy Roasted Pepitas.
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Spicy Roasted Pepitas (Pumpkin Seeds)

Here's a simple but delicious recipe for a batch of Spicy Roasted Pepitas.   They have some kick so feel free to dial back on the spices if you want a milder version. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Mexican Please


  • 2 cups hulled pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 2 teaspoons New Mexican chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chipotle powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ancho powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil


  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Add 2 cups of hulled pepitas to a mixing bowl along with 2 teaspoons New Mexican chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon Chipotle powder, 1/8 teaspoon Ancho powder, 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon salt.  Combine well and then add 1 tablespoon of oil (I used olive oil).  Mix well. 
  • Form a single layer of pepitas on a baking sheet.  I typically use parchment paper for easier clean-up.  
  • Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes or until the pepitas have turned golden brown.  I usually give them a stir halfway through the baking period. 
  • Once they are roasted, let them cool for a few minutes before serving.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge. 


Keep in mind that most store-bought chili powders are loaded with extra ingredients.  I think it's worth seeking out chili powders that don't have any other additives.
To prevent clumping, I usually give the pepitas and chili powders a good stir before adding the oil.
The garlic powder can easily overwhelm them so I tend to go easy on it, but I do like having a little in there.  


Calories: 198kcal