I Carved the Pumpkin — Now What? 6 Ideas for Roasted Seeds

I Carved the Pumpkin — Now What? 6 Ideas for Roasted Seeds

Stephanie Barlow
Oct 26, 2012

So you've scooped all the slimy, messy insides out of your pumpkins. Whatever you do, save the seeds! Roasted pumpkin seeds are a great fall snack, and a healthy break from all of your Halloween candy. Here are few ideas for making the most of your Halloween pumpkin seeds.

The basic method involves nothing more than a little sprinkle of olive oil and salt — about 10 minutes in a 300 degree oven will have them toasted and ready to snack on. For those of us looking for a few twists on the classic (or if you have many, many seeds to cook), check out these ideas:

Curried Pumpkin Seeds from Bon Appetit
Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds from 101 Cookbooks
Old Bay Pumpkin Seeds at Chow
Hilda's Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with Garlic and Pepper at Food Network
Sweet and Salty Pumpkin Seeds at Real Simple
Brined Pumpkin Seeds

What's your favorite way to spice up pumpkin seeds?

Related: Beyond Roasting: 5 Ideas for Squash Seeds

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