How to Cook Pumpkin Seeds and 4 Fun Flavors

Pumpkin-Seeds

Today I am sharing with you how to cook pumpkin seeds, plus sharing with you 4 different flavors!  My husband LOVES Pumpkin Seeds and Pine Nuts in the Fall!  We started dating at the beginning of a Fall and it’s seriously one of my main memories – him eating Pumpkin Seeds and Pine Nuts!

I thought it would be fun to share these fun flavor variations with you today!

How to Prep

First up, after you remove the seeds from your pumpkin, you will need to clean them cook.  I like to put mine in a colander to do this.  It makes it much easier.  Make sure and remove all the bad seeds and all the pumpkin strings!

After they are cleaned good, pat them dry with a paper towel and spread them out on a baking sheet and allow them to dry overnight.  You want all the moisture gone before you cook them.  

To Cook

Flavor them according the recipe you want to try below and cook them on 300 degrees for approx 45 minutes!  Your first time trying them, I’d check them every 5 minutes from 35 minutes on.  Everybody likes their seeds cooked differently.  I like mine with a TINY bit of chew left.  But, some people prefer them crunchy.  It will not ruin the seeds if you open and check them a few times!  

Ranch-Pumpkin-Seeds

Ranch Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin Seeds flavored using Ranch Seasoning!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. Pumpkin Seeds
  2. Olive Oil
  3. Dry Ranch Seasoning
Instructions
  1. Remove pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin. Clean the pumpkin seeds thoroughly and allow to dry on a sheet pan overnight.
  2. Once the pumpkin seeds are dry, toss with a small amount of Olive Oil, until they are all lightly coated.
  3. Mix with Dry Ranch Seasoning to flavor preference.
  4. Cook at 300 degrees for approx 45 minutes!
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Sweet-Pumpkin-Seeds

Sweet Pumpkin Seeds
A sweet twist on Pumpkin Seeds!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. Pumpkin Seeds
  2. Corn Syrup
  3. Cinnamon
  4. Sugar
Instructions
  1. Remove pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin. Clean the pumpkin seeds thoroughly and allow to dry on a sheet pan overnight.
  2. Once the pumpkin seeds are dry, toss with a few TBS of Corn Syrup, until they are all lightly coated.
  3. You can create your own Cinnamon and Sugar mixture or buy a premade one. My favorite is Trader Joes Cinnamon and Sugar Grinder!
  4. Coat your pumpkin seeds in your Cinnamon and Sugar mixture to preference.
  5. Cook at 300 degrees for approx 45 minutes!
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Spicy-Pumpkin-Seeds

Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
A fun SPICY Pumpkin Seed!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. Pumpkin Seeds
  2. Olive Oil
  3. Cayenne Pepper
  4. Garlic Powder
Instructions
  1. Remove pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin. Clean the pumpkin seeds thoroughly and allow to dry on a sheet pan overnight.
  2. Once the pumpkin seeds are dry, toss with a few a little bit of Olive Oil, until they are all lightly coated.
  3. Mix with Garlic Powder and Cayenne Pepper to create the spice you want!
  4. Cook at 300 degrees for approx 45 minutes!
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Italian-Pumpkin-Seeds

Italian Pumpkin Seeds
A yummy Italian twist on Pumpkin Seeds!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. Pumpkin Seeds
  2. Olive Oil
  3. Italian Seasoning
  4. Garlic Powder
Instructions
  1. Remove pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin. Clean the pumpkin seeds thoroughly and allow to dry on a sheet pan overnight.
  2. Once the pumpkin seeds are dry, toss with a little Olive Oil, until they are all lightly coated.
  3. Mix with Italian Seasoning and Garlic Powder!
  4. Cook at 300 degrees for approx 45 minutes!
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And, of course, we can’t forget just a basic Traditional Pumpkin Seed!

Traditional-Pumpkin-Seeds

Traditional Pumpkin Seeds
A traditional pumpkin seed recipe!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. Pumpkin Seeds
  2. Olive Oil
  3. Sea Salt or Kosher Salt
Instructions
  1. Remove pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin. Clean the pumpkin seeds thoroughly and allow to dry on a sheet pan overnight.
  2. Once the pumpkin seeds are dry, toss with a little Olive Oil, until they are all lightly coated.
  3. Season with Sea Salt to taste.
  4. Bake at 300 degrees for approx 45 minutes!
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ENJOY!

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Pam Dana

I am a wife and mom that is over the moon for family, traditions and fun! I love to share lots of printables, DIY's, kids activities and my families favorite recipes! I am married to my husband, Scott, and we have 3 beautiful children and together they are my world!

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