Roasted Pumpkin (or Squash) Seeds

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds


  • Oil to lightly coat
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional Seasonings: sweet chili powder garlic powder, turmeric, ground cumin, smoked paprika, cayenne, all to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • Dunk the seeds in a large bowl of water and pull off the guts with your hands, seeds will float to the top. Place on clean tea towel and pat dry.
  • Transfer the seeds to a bowl and drizzle with a little oil, just enough to coat. Using your hands, massage the seeds with the oil, salt, pepper and any other optional add-ins.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, remove from the oven and stir, bake again for 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly golden. Seeds will get crispier as they cool.

Photograph by Ryan Hegarty.

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