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Monday, October 11, 2010

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Fall has arrived and with it, the pumpkin season. Oh, how I wish I could say along with cooler temps as well but it has been in the high 80's here the past few days. What's up with that? LOL

Around this time of year, there are always pumpkins being carved, and with carved pumpkins come pumpkin seeds, and LOTS of them! After you're done scooping out the insides and making those pumpkin pies, pumpkin butter, pumpkin crunch, or whatever yummy things you will be making, why not make some toasted pumpkin seeds? They are easy and delicious. Well, if you're my daughter they are. Personally, I am NOT a fan! lol

To make toasted pumpkin seeds you will need:

* A pumpkin or two (up to you how many)
* Olive oil or cooking spray if you are watching your diet
* Salt

Cut open the pumpkin and use a strong metal spoon to scoop out the insides. Separate the seeds from the stringy core. Rinse the seeds.

Spread the seeds out over the roasting pan, all in one layer. Spray with cooking spray or drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with desired amount of salt, which will vary depending on your taste preference.

Bake at 400°F for approximately 20- 25 minutes (mixing them up half way through) until browned to your liking. Remove from the oven and let the pan cool on a rack. Eat or store in an airtight container.



Cathy said...

Sounds easy enough. Never tried them though.

Heart2Heart said...


This is the only thing I find enjoyable about pumpkin carving is the roasted pumpkin seeds. Thanks for posting this as it's just around the corner.

I can agree with you on the temps, this is our second 90 degree day and doesn't look like any relief in sight, and its fall???

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Melanie said...

We all really like toasted pumpkin seeds, especially when they're still warm from the oven. Yum! :)

Linda said...

Yummy and I must try this!
Hope your week is going good.
Blessings and hugs.

Ruth said...

Hi Laura!

It's been a while since I last visited your site. I wasn't good in visiting the last few weeks. I'm glad to have stopped by and see how you're enjoying autumn.

I didn't know it's that simple to toast pumpkin seeds. Thanks!