Introduction: Easy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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In this instructable I will show you how to make roasted pumpkin seeds! This recipe for roasted pumpkin seeds is super duper easy to make, so make sure not to throw out those pumpkin seeds the next time you cut into a pumpkin! I saved the seeds from my stranger things pumpkin that I carved! If I can make these you can make them! Let's get started.

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Follow the simple steps below or watch the short video tutorial or do both!

Step 1: Ingredients/Tools

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  • 1 cup (roughly) pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tsp. of oil (canola, vegetable, olive, etc)
  • salt to taste
  • garlic powder (optional)
  • nacho cheddar seasonings (optional)
  • ranch seasonings (optional)


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Step 2: Prep the Seeds

First let's preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. (148C) Then you take your seeds and rinse them off removing as much pumpkin guts/stings, etc, as possible. It is ok to leave a few of the guts here and there, they will add some flavor. Then make sure to dry them. Next place them in a bowl and add 2 tsp. of olive oil, canola oil, melted butter, etc. Use a spoon or fork to make sure the seeds are nice and coated.

Step 3: Seasonings

Now add your seasonings. I am adding a few shakes of salt and a few shakes of garlic powder for my seasonings, you could also give them a bit of kick and add some cajun flavorings. After they are done baking you can add seasonings like ranch and nacho cheese flavor.

Step 4: Bake the Seeds

Now we spread out the seeds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicon mat. You can probably get away without using a liner, but I always like to use one. Now bake them at 300 F for 20 to 30 minutes. 20 minutes is usually long enough. I happened to bake this batch for about 30 minutes or so. They will be nice and golden brown on the edges. Let them cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a serving dish. Enjoy!

Step 5: Video Tutorial

Now watch those steps in action by checking out the short video tutorial.

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