12 Ways to Cook with Pumpkin Seeds

updated Oct 11, 2019
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Now that you’ve carved the pumpkin, what can you do with all the seeds? They are, after all, totally edible and the best part of the pumpkin. To start, you can roast or hull them for a crunchy snack. But that’s just the beginning. Here are 12 easy and delicious ways to use up pumpkin seeds.

The best part of pumpkin season is what’s hiding inside. When toasted in the oven with a little olive oil and some salt, the soft seeds from inside pumpkins turn into the crunchy, savory snack of the season.

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Turn basic roasted pumpkin seeds into a bold-flavored soup topper by tossing then with some smoky spices before going in the oven.

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Anything goes when it comes to muesli add-ins, and it’s the perfect way to work pumpkin seeds into breakfast.

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A shower of pumpkin seeds give this skillet casserole an extra-crunchy topping.

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Bruschetta and crostini gets instantly more exciting when you use pumpkin seeds to add some texture.

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Raw pumpkin seeds are just one of the ingredients in this easy vegan protein mix. We love it for making smoothies more filling.

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Mix raw pumpkin seeds into your granola mixture, and they’ll toast up beautifully in the oven along with the oats.

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If you haven’t used pumpkin seeds in your pesto, this is the time to give it a try. They can be substituted in equal measure any time a recipe calls for nuts.

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‘Tis the season for lots of baking, and this textured bread is one to add to the list.

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Toast them up and use crunchy pumpkin seeds as a salad topper for this fall favorite, and all other salads.

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Pumpkin seeds are always a welcome addition in snack bars and homemade granola bars.

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Chopped pumpkin seeds not only lends a nutty flavor to these burgers, but they add some extra protein and another layer of texture.