Air-Fryer Pumpkin Seeds

Learn how to cook pumpkin seeds in an air fryer with our Test Kitchen's easy recipe. In less than 10 minutes, you can have crunchy pumpkin seeds in one of three incredible flavors: salt and pepper, spicy, or cinnamon-sugar.

Air-Fryer Pumpkin Seeds
Photo: Katlyn Moncada
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
3 mins
Total Time:
8 mins
1/2 cup


  • ½ cup raw pepitas

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat air fryer at 400°F. In a medium bowl combine pepitas, oil, salt, paprika, if using, and pepper; toss to coat well.

  2. Add pepita mixture to the air fryer basket. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring once, until pepitas are toasted. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to cool. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.

Cinnamon-Sugar Pepitas:

Prepare as above, except toss pepitas with 1 tablespoon melted butter, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.Nutrition analysis per serving: 69 calories, 3 g protein, 3 g carbohydrate 5 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 2 g total sugar, 1% Vitamin A, 0% Vitamin C, 11 mg sodium, 0% calcium, 5% iron

Spicy Pepitas:

Prepare as above, except toss pepitas with 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar, 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce, and 1 teaspoon vegetable oil.Nutrition analysis per serving: 60 calories, 3 g protein, 2 g carbohydrate, 4 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 1 g total sugar, 0% Vitamin A, 1% Vitamin C, 32 mg sodium, 0% calcium, 5% iron

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

65 Calories
5g Fat
1g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 65
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 73mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Protein 3g
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 64mg 1%
Folate, total 20mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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