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Jar of roasted toasted smoky flavored pepitas (pumpkin seeds) for topping soups and salads

Roasted Smoky Pepitas (Pumpkin Seeds)

Prep time: 2 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 12 mins
Yield: 2 Cups


Flavored with smoky paprika, these little seeds pack a ton of flavor and are great for eating out of hand. They also enliven just about any soup, salad, or vegetable you sprinkle them on.


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon pimenton (smoked paprika)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups pepitas (pumpkin seeds)


  • Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees. Mix oil, pimenton, salt, and cayenne in a small bowl. Toast pumpkin seeds until fragrant and turn from green to golden, about 10 minutes. Toss toasted pumpkin seeds with pimenton mixture. (Can be stored in a jar for several weeks.)