How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Crunchy and salty, roasted pumpkin seeds make the perfect in-season snack from Food Network.
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How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds, when roasted, make a great snack and can be used to add crunch to salads and soups. While you can buy pumpkin seeds at the store year-round (they're called pepitas), they're so much better when freshly roasted.

Seed the Pumpkin

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Using a spoon, scrape the pulp and seeds out of your pumpkin and into a bowl.

Clean the Seeds

Separate the seeds from the stringy pulp, rinse the seeds in a colander under cold water, then shake dry. Don't blot them with paper towels — the seeds will stick.

Dry the Seeds

Spread the seeds in a single layer on an oiled baking sheet and roast 30 minutes to dry them out.

Add Spices

Toss the seeds with olive oil and salt. Return to the oven and bake until crisp and golden, about 20 more minutes.

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