Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Mirj

Next time you carve pumpkins or cook fresh pumpkins don't throw out the pumpkin seeds. They make great snacks that are rich in fiber and kids love them. Purists will want only salt as a seasoning, but if you're feeling adventurous, experiment and have fun with seasoning blends. (From Fabulous Foods)

Top Review by SaraFish

These are delicious! We carved three medium sized pumpkins tonight and ended up with about 3 cups of seeds so I doubled the butter (actually I used margarine) and we seasoned with about 2 teaspoons garlic powder and 2 teaspoons of seasoned salt. We cooked them for 15 minutes then took them out and stirred them and we repeated this twice so they cooked just perfectly in about 45 minutes total baking time. Thanks for a great recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups pumpkin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons melted butter (olive oil or vegetable oil work well) or 2 teaspoons melted oil (olive oil or vegetable oil work well)
  • salt
  • garlic powder (optional)
  • cayenne pepper (optional)
  • seasoning salt (optional)
  • cajun seasoning (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. While it's OK to leave some strings and pulp on your seeds (it adds flavor) clean off any major chunks.
  3. Toss pumpkin seeds in a bowl with the melted butter or oil and seasonings of your choice.
  4. Spread pumpkin seeds in a single layer on baking sheet.
  5. Bake for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

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