- Cut a fresh, well-ripened pumpkin in half (or repurpose the innards of the family of jack-o-lanterns you're carving for Halloween). Remove the membrane and seeds. Remove most of the pulp from the seeds. Leaving some pulp on is OK because it adds to the flavor; for the same reason, do not rinse the seeds.
- Heat oven to 300°F. Spread 1 tablespoon vegetable oil on a baking sheet. Sprinkle seeds (usually about 2 cups) over oil in single layer. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon kosher salt over seeds. If you're adding other seasonings, like any of the combinations below, now's the time to toss them with the seeds.
- Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden; cool.
13 ways to flavor:
- Cinnamon sugar: This recipe for cinnamon sugar pumpkin seeds will satisfy any sweet tooth.
- Salt and vinegar: 1 teaspoon salt and 2-3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- Parmesan garlic herb: 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
- Taco: Check out our recipe for peppy roasted pumpkin seeds for a Tex-Mex twist.
- Truffle chive: 1 teaspoon black truffle salt or oil, 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives and 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Buffalo wing: 1 tablespoon melted butter and 2 tablespoons hot sauce
- Chile lime: ½ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon chili powder and 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- Brown butter: 2-3 tablespoons browned butter (melt butter in sauce pan over medium-high heat until it bubbles and starts to brown) and 1 teaspoon salt
- Jerk: Toss the pumpkin seeds in a batch of our scratch jerk seasoning.
- Pumpkin pie: 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon ground ginger, 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves and 1-2 tablespoons sugar
- Ranch: 1-2 tablespoons minced fresh chives, 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- BBQ: Our Cajun spice rub adds smoky depth.
- Sesame ginger: 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 teaspoons sugar and 1 teaspoon ground ginger
Expert tip: Want a pumpkin-seed sampler? After tossing 12 handfuls of seeds with 12 different seasonings, roast them in a muffin pan to separate each flavor.
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