What I love about pumpkins is that you can use the whole pumpkin without wasting a thing. You can carve or paint the pumpkin shell for decoration, use the pulp for baking or cooking yummy dishes, and eat the pumpkin seeds in a variety of different flavors. Pumpkin seeds are easy to bake or fry, and they make an excellent snack for fall parties, school lunches, or on-the-go treats. You can even store the leftover seeds for up to a month. Keep reading to learn 6 simple crowd-pleasing pumpkin seed recipes!
Salted Pumpkin Seeds
This is a simple recipe that everyone will enjoy. Preheat your oven to 350 and grease a baking sheet. Wash your pumpkin seeds and don’t worry about removing some of your pulp. Place seeds and any remaining pulp on the baking sheet and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until light brown. Serve warm or cool.
Italian Pumpkin Seeds
Italian pumpkin seeds are full of flavor and are perfect for Fall parties for all ages. Place your washed pumpkin seeds on a greased baking sheet. Then sprinkle salt, garlic, and italian seasoning over the seeds. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until light brown. Serve warm or cool.
Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
The spicy pumpkin seeds are for the more developed palet since they have a kick! Preheat your oven to 350, grease a baking sheet, and wash your pumpkin seeds. Then place them on the sheet and sprinkle seeds with salt, garlic, paprika, cayenne, and crushed red pepper. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until light brown. Serve warm or cool.
Garlic Pumpkin Seeds
These are very simple yet pack a lot of flavor. Grease a baking sheet, preheat the oven to 350, and wash off your pumpkin seeds. Then place them on the sheet and sprinkle with garlic and a little bit of sea salt. Bake at 350 for 10-15 or until light brown. Serve warm or cool.
Fried Pumpkin Seeds
I prefer using coconut oil, but vegetable oil will also work. In a frying pan, heat your oil. Then add your washed pumpkin seeds and fry for 5-10 minutes or until light brown. I always test a few before taking them out. The coconut oil will leave a slightly sweet flavor that your kids will love! Serve warm or cool.
Cinnamon Pumpkin Seeds
The cinnamon pumpkin seeds are sure to please any sweets loving individual! Preheat your oven to 350 and grease a baking sheet. Place your washed pumpkin seeds on the sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon and a very light coating of sugar. You can toss your seeds in honey as well- but they will stick to your pan! Bake for 10-15 minutes or until light brown. Wait until they cool and serve.