Pumpkin-Seeds

How to Cook Pumpkin Seeds and 4 Fun Flavors

Today I am sharing how to cook pumpkin seeds, along with 4 fun flavors! My husband LOVES Pumpkin Seeds and Pine Nuts in the fall, so I was pretty much forced to learn tons of ways to make them! 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! And now our whole family loves them! 

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HOW TO COOK PUMPKIN SEEDS

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

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How to Prep

First up, after you remove the seeds from your pumpkin, you will need to clean them before you cook them.  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

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Ranch Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds flavored using Ranch Seasoning!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Author: Pam @ Over the Big Moon

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Olive Oil
  • Dry Ranch Seasoning

Instructions

  • Remove pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin. Clean the pumpkin seeds thoroughly and allow to dry on a sheet pan overnight.
  • Once the pumpkin seeds are dry, toss with a small amount of Olive Oil, until they are all lightly coated.
  • Mix with Dry Ranch Seasoning to flavor preference.
  • Cook at 300 degrees for approx 45 minutes!

Sweet-Pumpkin-Seeds

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Sweet Pumpkin Seeds

A sweet twist on Pumpkin Seeds!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Author: Pam @ Over the Big Moon

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Corn Syrup
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar

Instructions

  • Remove pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin. Clean the pumpkin seeds thoroughly and allow to dry on a sheet pan overnight.
  • Once the pumpkin seeds are dry, toss with a few TBS of Corn Syrup, until they are all lightly coated.
  • You can create your own Cinnamon and Sugar mixture or buy a premade one. My favorite is Trader Joes Cinnamon and Sugar Grinder!
  • Coat your pumpkin seeds in your Cinnamon and Sugar mixture to preference.
  • Cook at 300 degrees for approx 45 minutes!

Spicy-Pumpkin-Seeds

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Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

A fun SPICY Pumpkin Seed!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Author: Pam @ Over the Big Moon

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Olive Oil
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Garlic Powder

Instructions

  • Remove pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin. Clean the pumpkin seeds thoroughly and allow to dry on a sheet pan overnight.
  • Once the pumpkin seeds are dry, toss with a few a little bit of Olive Oil, until they are all lightly coated.
  • Mix with Garlic Powder and Cayenne Pepper to create the spice you want!
  • Cook at 300 degrees for approx 45 minutes!


Italian-Pumpkin-Seeds

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Italian Pumpkin Seeds

A yummy Italian twist on Pumpkin Seeds!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Author: Pam @ Over the Big Moon

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Olive Oil
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Garlic Powder

Instructions

  • Remove pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin. Clean the pumpkin seeds thoroughly and allow to dry on a sheet pan overnight.
  • Once the pumpkin seeds are dry, toss with a little Olive Oil, until they are all lightly coated.
  • Mix with Italian Seasoning and Garlic Powder!
  • Cook at 300 degrees for approx 45 minutes!

And, of course, we can’t forget just a basic Traditional Pumpkin Seed!

Traditional-Pumpkin-Seeds

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Traditional Pumpkin Seeds

A traditional pumpkin seed recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt or Kosher Salt

Instructions

  • Remove pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin. Clean the pumpkin seeds thoroughly and allow to dry on a sheet pan overnight.
  • Once the pumpkin seeds are dry, toss with a little Olive Oil, until they are all lightly coated.
  • Season with Sea Salt to taste.
  • Bake at 300 degrees for approx 45 minutes!

ENJOY!

Looking for another fun Fall treat? Check out my Pumpkin Cheesecake Puffs!

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Pam is a stay at home working mama that enjoys all phases of life! Between her 3 kids, fur baby (a beyond cute Goldendoodle), wonderful husband, friends and working, she stays pretty busy! But, she is loving every aspect of her life! Here on Over the Big Moon, she loves to share DIY's, recipes, printables, organization tips and more!

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