Introduction: Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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Just finished carving your Halloween jack-o-lantern and want to make use of the rest of the pumpkin? Seeking a healthier alternative to snacking on potato chips? Here's a quick and simple recipe for spicy roasted pumpkin seeds.

Step 1: Ingredients

To prepare the spicy roasted pumpkin seeds, you will need:

  • One pumpkin
  • Olive oil
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Smoked paprika (regular paprika is a fine substitute)
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt

Step 2: Preparation

Preheat your oven to 400°F and set out a baking sheet/pan lined with parchment paper. Cut your pumpkin and half and remove all of the seeds from the rest of the "pumpkin" guts. Place the seeds into a colander and rinse them in cool water. Place the pumpkin seeds onto a layer of paper towels, and dry them by applying another layer of paper towels and pressing down on them until they are fairly dry.

Step 3: Roasting and Seasoning the Seeds

Place the seeds onto the lined baking sheet/pan in an even layer. Roast the seeds in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. Remove the seeds from the oven, and place into a mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, and season to taste. Toss seeds to coat.


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