I love Autumn. For many reasons… the beautiful fall foliage, scents, turkey dinners, apple picking, visits to the pumpkin patch, pumpkin spice lattes. My most favorite aspect of Autumn is Halloween. I love seeing all the children dressed up in the their cute Halloween costumes. I love the excitement. I love carving pumpkins, but most of all I love enjoying the roasted pumpkin seeds. However, I can’t say I enjoy removing all the goopy pumpkin innards.

Would you believe that up until last year I had no idea how to roast pumpkin seeds? The concept was completely foreign to me. Roasted pumpkins seeds are sheer deliciousness and in the 27 years of my life, I had never once attempted to roast them myself. Last year I set out to fix that. I searched the interwebz high and low for the best recipe. Let me tell you… I found tons of recipes. To my amazement I also found that roasting pumpkin seeds was easy as pie.

2 cups of pumpkin seeds
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 & 1/2 tbsp melted margarine or butter
1/2 to 1 tsp salt (to taste)

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Spread your pumpkin seeds on a pan and evenly coat in the worcestershire sauce and melted margarine. Sprinkle with salt to taste.

Bake for 2 hours, sifting every 25 to 30 minutes.

Do you love roasted pumpkin seeds? How do you like to prepare them? Any special flavor?

7 Comments on Roasted Pumpkin Seeds | A Halloween Delight

  1. Cheryl Kirkness
    November 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm (5 years ago)

    Yum! We threw our seeds out. Now I’m wishing we would have kept them.

  2. Journeys of The Zoo
    November 1, 2012 at 1:30 pm (5 years ago)

    I LOVE pumpkin seeds (and seeds for that matter). They’re the only reason why I buy pumpkins…

    Besos, Sarah
    Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo
    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

  3. Lisa Marie Fletcher
    November 1, 2012 at 1:32 pm (5 years ago)

    It’s been a long time since I made roasted seeds. No one in my house will eat them (sigh for picky kids?!). lol.

    These look tasty though!

  4. Brandi Yee
    November 1, 2012 at 2:12 pm (5 years ago)

    Mmmm I LOVE roasted pumpkin seeds! So tasty 🙂 I forgot to save my seeds this year though 🙁

  5. NPC
    November 2, 2012 at 4:05 pm (5 years ago)

    MMMMM, we made ours. Olive oil, salt and pepper. The sauce must add that OOMPH. I will try that next time.


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