5 Delicious Recipes for Leftover Pumpkin Seeds

By Megan Mahedy

Staff Writer

Now that Halloween has come and gone there are a few things you can do with your leftover pumpkin seeds. Here are a few recipes.

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Sea Salt Roasted Pumpkin Seeds:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of raw pumpkin seeds
  • 11/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of melted butter
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Rinse the pumpkin seeds and let dry. Place them in a bowl. Add the Worcestershire sauce, melted butter and seasoned salt; stir until evenly coated. Spread out in an even layer on a baking sheet or aluminum foil.
  3. Bake for about 1 hour in the preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until crisp, dry                                                          and golden brown.

Cinnamon and Sea Salt Pumpkin Seeds:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon melted butter

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  1. Rise pumpkin seeds and let dry. Place in a bowl. Add melted butter, cinnamon, and sea salt, mix together. Spread evenly on a baking sheet.
  2. Bake for about 5 minutes, then sift the seeds. Season with salt and cinnamon again. Continue baking, sifting occasionally, for about 20 minutes, or until seeds are completely toasted.

Honey Roasted Pumpkin Seeds:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Mix butter, honey, brown sugar, and sea salt together in a bowl; add pumpkin seeds and mix to coat. Spread coated seeds onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Stir seeds and continue baking for 20 more minutes.
  • Sprinkle seeds with white sugar and bake until lightly browned, about 20 more minutes.

Maryland Old Bay Pumpkin Seeds:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay (or more if you’re daring)
  • Cooking Spray

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray and spread the pumpkin seeds out in a single layer. Spray the tops of the seeds with additional cooking spray. Sprinkle the old bay evenly over the tops.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, sifting occasionally, until dry and toasted. Cool for a few minutes before serving.

Garlic & Sea Salt Roasted Pumpkin Seeds:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Cooking Spray

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  • Rinse the pumpkin seeds and pat dry. Place them in a bowl. Add the sea salt and garlic powder; mix until evenly coated. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray and spread out in an even layer on a baking sheet or aluminum foil. Sprinkle remaining garlic powder and sea salt over seeds.
  • Bake for about 1 hour in the preheated oven, sifting occasionally, until crisp, dry and golden brown.
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