Total Time: 35-45 minutes
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Don't waste any of your pumpkin! These seeds can be flavored with whatever spices you like and make a great snack.
This roasted pumpkin seed recipe works great for almost all winter squash seeds.
This is a great, healthy, fall snack that the whole family will love!
Heat oven to 300 degrees F. Remove the seeds from the pumpkins. Discard the pulp. Spread the seeds (no need to rinse them) evenly on an ungreased baking sheet.
I tried something new today and it worked great.
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What's a good recipe for roasting pumpkin seeds?
By lalala... from Port Orchard, WA
The best tip I ever had about roasting pumpkin seeds (I think it was from Cooks Illustrated) was:
NOT TO RINSE THE SEEDS FIRST!
It's ok to take the big gloppy stuff out, but the basic "slime" and the little tiny unformed seeds actually add a lot of flavor to the final seasoned and roasted product.
Don't think of the slippery stuff that most recipes are instructing you to rinse off as some sort of contaminant, but instead, as the all-natural flavor enhancer.
If you are skeptical, try half and half this year and stick the ones you prefer next year.
Just like popcorn, I also suggest trying different seasonings. So far, I have liked the versions I have made using Lowery's seasoning salt, Cavender's Greek seasoning, curry seasoning, and taco seasoning.
Good luck and enjoy.
We make them every year and this year they turned out the most delicious and we used the simplest method. We rinsed the seeds in water and let them dry out over night. Then tossed them in a bowl with salt and put them on a dry cookie sheet in the oven at 350. No oil, butter or anything. We kept checking them and when they were golden brown took them out and sprinkled them with a little garlic salt. Honestly, the best we've had them!
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Can you tell me how to cook pumpkin seeds?
Clean all membranes off of seeds and rinse in lukewarm water. Spread on cookie sheet that has been oiled. Heat oven to 300 degrees and close oven door.