Bacon Pumpkin Seeds

Bacon Pumpkin Seeds

What do you do with all of those seeds that you scoop out of the pumpkin? Add bacon, of course. These Bacon Pumpkin Seeds have a hint of sweetness, a touch of BBQ and the perfect crunch.

If pumpkins go on sale after Halloween, I highly recommend you buy them up and make a few batches of this because, as my one-year-old niece said after eating them, “I love bacon.” And her four-year-old brother kept running back to the bowl saying, “I can’t stop eating these.” The adults didn’t say a word. Their mouths were too full of Bacon Pumpkin Seeds.

Happy Halloween Zesties!

Bacon Pumpkin Seeds

Each pumpkin has a different amount of pumpkin seeds, so adjust the recipe, depending on how many seeds you get.


  • For every ¼ cup of pumpkin seeds, use:
  • 1 slice bacon, chopped
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. barbecue spice rub (I used Rudy's)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Pull the seeds from the pumpkin and rinse them off.

In a bowl, mix the seeds, bacon, brown sugar and rub.

Pour the mixture onto a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Spread out.

Bake for 15 minutes. Stir with a spatula. Bake for another 5 minutes. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.

Remove from the oven and scoop onto a paper towel-lined plate to drain the extra grease.

Place in a serving bowl and enjoy.


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