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Don’t Let Those Pumpkin Seeds go to Waste, Roast ‘Em!

roasted pumpkin seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

The easiest way to enjoy pumpkin seeds is to roast them. Rinse the seeds to separate them from the pulp, then spread on paper towels and let dry for about an hour. After they’re dry, get ready to roast!

For basic salted pumpkin seeds, toss in a bowl with olive oil (you can also use melted butter) and salt. Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet (spray the sheet with cooking spray first) and bake in a 300-degree oven, stirring occasionally, until golden brown — about 45 minutes.

Try different flavors! Use garlic salt instead of regular salt for garlicky roasted seeds, or for a spicy version, toss with salt, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, cumin and paprika before roasting. If you prefer sweeter seeds, try tossing with cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg and a little salt.

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