Pumpkin Seeds: Crisp, Crunchy Deliciousness

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Pumpkin carving means…pumpkin seeds! Don’t let the goop from your pumpkin go to waste. Dig out the seeds and create something tasty! Take a look at these three awesome recipes!

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Simply Sweet Pumpkin Seeds

Recipe courtesy of All Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds, rinsed and dried
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Spread pumpkin seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until dry and toasted. Larger seeds may take longer.

2. In a large bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons of white sugar, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.

3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pumpkin seeds and sprinkle the remaining sugar over them. Stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar melts, about 45 seconds. Pour seeds into the bowl with the spiced sugar and stir until coated. Allow to cool before serving. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Ranch Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups raw pumpkin seeds, washed and dried
  • 1 tablespoon powdered ranch dressing mix
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil

3. Mix together ranch mix, oil and salt. Toss pumpkin seeds with mixture

4. Roast for 35-45 minutes or until browned and crisp.

Cajun Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Recipe courtesy of All Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds, washed and dried
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

2. Toss pumpkin seeds with paprika, Cajun seasoning, and salt until coated. Mix Worcestershire sauce with melted butter in a small bowl, pour over seeds, and stir to to combine. Spread seeds onto a baking sheet in a single layer.

3. Roast seeds in the preheated oven until browned and crunchy, 45 minutes to 1 hour; stir and turn seeds several times during roasting.

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