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
½ t. black pepper
½ t. garlic powder
¼ 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.
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