Whether you like to carve pumpkins or cook their flesh into puree, you wind up with a lot of pumpkin seeds. You can save some to plant, but otherwise you're mostly throwing them away--unless yo have a good Roasted Pumpkin Seed recipe. Well, if you don't have one already, here's a foolproof way to roast some tasty seeds for your family to enjoy!
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
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- Oil/cooking spray of your choice (I use olive oil spray)
- Seasonings* of your choice
(Carve your pumpkins into Jack-O-Lanters :D or prepare them for baking to turn them into puree using this recipe here)
Thoroughly wash your seeds in warm water
Spread seeds out in a single layer on a cookie sheet
Place seeds in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 15 minutes
Remove seeds from oven. Spray them with oil or a cooking spray of your choice and then sprinkle generously with salt or other seasoning
Return to oven for another 5 minutes. DO NOT OVERCOOK SEASONINGS, THEY WILL BURN!
Remove from oven, allow to cool somewhat, and crack one open. If they are dry all the way through, they're done.
Allow to cool fully and serve!
Plain old salt works fine, but if you like a little more flavor, try some of these:
|These are the seasonings I used|
- Taco seasoning
- Cajun seasoning
- Garlic salt
- Lemon Pepper
- Dry onion soup mix
- Your favorite shake or rub
Enjoy your Pumpkin Seeds!