Last updated July 15, 2018

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.

Bacon Pumpkin Seeds

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

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, pumpkin, seeds
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 101 kcal
Each pumpkin has a different amount of pumpkin seeds, so adjust the recipe, depending on how many seeds you get.


  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds use:
  • 1 slice bacon chopped
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. barbecue spice rub I used Rudy's


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Pull the seeds from the pumpkin and rinse them off.
  3. In a bowl, mix the seeds, bacon, brown sugar and rub.
  4. Pour the mixture onto a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Spread out.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir with a spatula. Bake for another 5 minutes. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
  6. Remove from the oven and scoop onto a paper towel-lined plate to drain the extra grease.
  7. Place in a serving bowl and enjoy.


Double or triple this recipe for every 1/4 cup of seeds you have.

Nutrition Facts
Bacon Pumpkin Seeds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 74mg3%
Potassium 86mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.