Roasted Pumpkin Seeds #SundaySupper

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Whenever I think of Halloween and fall I think of pumpkins.  When I think of pumpkins I think of carving them and of roasted pumpkin seeds.  One of my favorite parts of carving the jack-o-lantern as a kid was scooping out the seeds and having my mom roast them in the oven.  There’s nothing quite like the smell of pumpkin seeds roasting in the oven.

This week #SundaySupper is sharing Crunchy Goodness and roasted pumpkin seeds definitely qualify!  I’m also excited because these pumpkin seeds are kicking off my #pumpkinweek here on Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks.  That’s right, every day for 8 days I’ll be sharing my favorite pumpkin recipes so make sure you stop back and check them out each day!

I can honestly say I’m not sure what my mom put on the pumpkin seeds when I was a kid.  I’m assuming it was just butter and salt but now I need to call her ask.  I jazzed my pumpkin seeds up a little more to give them some additional flavor but man did they bring back my childhood.  Crunchy, buttery, and delicious, these are a great fall snack that I can pop all day long.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
2 c. pumpkin seeds
3 T. butter
2 t. salt
1/2 t. black pepper
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. cayenne pepper

1.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2.  Place the pumpkin seeds in a baking dish.  Pour the melted butter over top and sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne.  Toss to coat.

3.  Bake for 30-45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until golden brown and crisp.

4.  Remove from oven and serve hot.  Store in an air tight container for up to 3 days.

Crispy Appetizers:

Bitterballen from The Urban Mrs.
Caprese Wontons from Jane’s Adventure in Dinner
Crispy Broccoli Cheddar Bites from Curious Cuisiniere
Waldorf Salad from Noshing With The Nolands

Crunchy Entrees and Sides:

Crunchy Baked Chicken with Homemade Shake and Bake from Growing Up Gabel
Crunchy Crusted Chicken Strips with Chipotle Honey Mustard from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventure
Flautas de Rajas con Queso (Cheesy Poblano Pepper Taquitos) from La Cocina de Leslie
Penny’s Taco Salad from Webicurean
Popcorn Chowder from The ROXX Box
Rosemary Garlic Croutons on layered Savoy Cabbage Soup from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Strawberry and Mozzarella Flatbread from Family Foodie

Munch on Snacks:

Crunchy & Chewy Chocolate Hazelnut Granola from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Crunchy Granola Bars (Better than Nature Valley) from Shockingly Delicious
Crunchy Pumpkin Pie Spice Roasted Chickpeas from Daily Dish Recipes
Duck Fat Chex Mix from The Texan New Yorker
Easy Vegan Granola from Killer Bunnies, Inc
Fried Veg Momos with Cheese Recipe from Masala Herb
How to Make Homemade Sweet and Salty Trail Mix from Neighborfood
Orange Spiced Cashews from Hip Foodie Mom
Peanut and Pretzel Popcorn Balls from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds from Hezzi-D’s Cooks and Books
Slow Cooker Bar-B-Q Party Mix from Hot Mamma’s Kitchen Chaos
Sourdough Grissini from girlichef
Spicy Lentil Crackers from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Sweet and Spicy Roasted Pepitas from Alida’s Kitchen
Sweet Potato Chips from Kudos Kitchen By Renee
Unbaked Healthy Oatmeal Sesame Bars from My Trials In The Kitchen
Vanilla Almonds from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Crisp Dessert:

Boo Berry Cereal Treats from Pies and Plots
Choco-Caramel Squares from Basic N Delicious
Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Rice Krispie Treats from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Chocolate Pecan Biscotti from The Food Army Wife
Cookie Brittle from Juanita’s Cocina
Double Banana Pie Krispie Treats from What Smells So Good?
Honeycomb Crunch Candy from Food Lust People Love
Momofuku Chocolate Chip Cornflakes Cookies from Ninja Baking
Nutty Wedges with Brown Sugar Whipped Cream from Magnolia Days
Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies from Mess Makes Food

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  1. I love roasted pumpkin seeds! Ever since I discovered kabocha squash, I’ve been roasting those seeds too, and man are they good! Usually I stick with olive oil, but next time I’m trying butter (why didn’t I think of that before?!)

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