How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

October 22, 2014

This article is brought to you by our friends at Electrolux as part of an ongoing series focusing on seasonal ingredients for the holidays. This month we're talking pumpkin and winter squash.

Today: Put your pumpkin innards to good use -- we show you how to roast pumpkin seeds for the ultimate autumnal snack.


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Carving pumpkins is the ideal way to spend a lazy October weekend afternoon: Pick out the perfect pumpkin, cover the kitchen table in newspaper, hack and gut your gourd, and transform it into a scare-worthy jack-o'-lantern. But cleaning out a pumpkin can be a bit of a messy job, one that yields a quiet a bit of slimy string from the pulp and a whole lot of seeds. If you save these seeds, though, you're one step closer to the perfect fall snack.

More: Candied pumpkin seeds are a pretty perfect cake topper.

Roasted pumpkin seeds are easy and endlessly adaptable. Spice them up with whatever you fancy -- we like paprika, cumin, and salt -- and serve them to family and friends. Or just hoard them all yourself; once you get crunching, you may have no other option. Don't say we didn't warn you.

This article was brought to you by Electrolux, who's all about great taste and the appliances to help you make beautiful meals in your own kitchen. Learn more here.

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1 Comment

Susan September 6, 2015
How long do you boil them?