Santa Fe-Style Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas) - 2 Ww Points

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Pepitas are a Southwestern tradition. They're often served before dinner as a spicy accompaniment to fresh fruit-juice punch. You can find shelled green pumpkin seeds in health food stores.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F Line a large baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the pumpkin seeds, Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke in a large bowl; toss to coat. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the pumpkin seeds; stir vigorously with a wooden spoon to evenly coat.
  3. Spread the seeds out on the baking sheet. Bake, stirring twice, until dried and lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet on a rack about 30 minutes. Serve at once or store in a ziploc bag up to 1 month.
Most Helpful

Delicious little treat! I made exactly as written, including the cayenne. I was leery of the amount of liquid smoke, as it is a flavor that goes a long way with me, but it was perfect! I will be making this often, and will put into a bowl of mixed nuts to jazz them up, also. Made for Ramadan 2009 Tag.

Outta Here August 23, 2009

Yum! I've never had pumpkin seeds before - but now they will become a staple in my house. These were simple and tasted great. I halved the recipe and made as directed including the cayenne. Thanks Nif for a great new treat! Made for ZWT5 2009 Family Picks.

lazyme June 11, 2009

Delicioso!!! Love them. These will be gone in no time flat! Made this as written, except I used Mexican Jugo Seasoning in place of the Worcestershire sauce to make it more authentic. Used the optional cayenne which provided just a touch of heat. Perfect. Made for ZWT5

JanuaryBride May 13, 2009