Roasted Pumpkin Seeds


 Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Don’t toss those pumpkin seeds! Toast or roast pumpkin seeds in your oven in no time at all. They can be salted or spiced to suit your palate. The shells are edible and are a good source of fiber. Use this method with other seeds such as acorn squash and butternut squash.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Ingredients:
Pumpkin seeds
Cooking spray, olive oil, or butter
Optional: Salt, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt, or other seasoning of choice
Preparation:

Rinse pumpkin seeds. Use your fingers to remove all the pulp. Drain pumpkin seeds and discard pulp. Spread out on a cookie sheet to dry overnight.pumpkin seeds in olive oil, butter, or spray with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt, cayenne pepper, or your choice of seasonings. Toss to coat.pumpkin seeds before eating. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 months or refrigerate up to 1 year.pumpkin seeds extra-salty, soak overnight in a solution of 1/4 cup salt to 2 cups of water. Dry an additional day, then proceed as above. 

Preheat oven to 250 F. Line a baking sheet with non-stick foil.

Toss

Bake about 1 hour, tossing every 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.

Cool

If you like your toasted

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3 Comments

  1. I love roasted pumpkin seeds. Yumm….

    They are the only reason for carving pumpkins in my opinion!

    Reply
  2. kaylee2

     /  October 29, 2008

    YMMMMMMMMMMM

    I like them with extra salt and a splash of garlic!

    Reply
  3. Dog gone you!!! Now you’ve gone and made me hungry for these. I used to do this every year. Now that our boys are grown and gone and we live in the country and don’t have any kids come, we just don’t do the carving of pumpkins. I may just have to go pick one up for the seeds. I like them a “touch” on the overdone side.

    I like them slightly overdone as well. My husband always complains that I burn them so now I make him his own pumpkin seeds.

    Reply

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