Gourmet roasted pumpkin seeds

Gourmet roasted pumpkin seeds
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Recipe for Roasted Pumpkin Seeds. Don't throw out the seeds when making Jack-O-Lanterns or cooking fresh pumpkins, they make great snacks that are rich in fiber as well as vitamins B and E. Kids especially love them.


  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons melted butter or oil (olive oil or vegetable oil work well)
  • salt to taste
  • Optional Seasoning To Taste:
  • garlic powder or garlic salt
  • seasoning salt
  • black pepper
  • salt free seasoning blend, such as Mrs. Dash brand
  • cayenne pepper
  • seasoning salt
  • Cajun seasoning blend
  • chili powder
  • Mexican style chili lime seasoning
  • Italian seasoning or other herbs
  • grated hard cheese such as Parmesan


  1. Preheat oven to 300º F. While it's O.K. to leave some strings and pulp on your seeds (it adds flavor), clean off any major chunks.
  2. Toss pumpkin seeds in a bowl with the melted butter or oil and seasonings of your choice. Spread pumpkin seeds in a single layer on an oiled baking sheet. (or spray with cooking spray).
  3. Bake for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
  4. Some Flavor Combination for Gourmet Roasted Pumpkin Seed Snacks
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  6. Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Seeds -- Cinnamon, Ground Ginger and Pinch of Nutmeg, Butter
  7. Greek Syle -- Lemon Pepper Seasoning Blend, Oregano, Salt, Olive Oil
  8. Buffalo Wings Pumpkin Seeds -- Butter, Tabasco Sauce, Salt
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