This is what you can do with all those seeds after the Jack O' Lantern is carved! Any seasoning will work in place of salt. Try Cajun!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Spread the pumpkin seeds on a medium baking sheet. Drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with salt.

  • Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until lightly toasted.

Nutrition Facts

102 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 8.6g 3% DV; fat 6.5g 10% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 874.9mg 35% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2007
I've been toasting pumpkins seeds for many years using this method - with only minor changes. First, I do not rinse the seeds at all - just get the big hunks of pumpkin and strings out - a little pumpkin on the seeds gives it flavor! Second, I spray my cookie sheet and seeds with Pam. Third, I've never measured the salt, just sprinkle salt as if you were salting fries to your own taste. (You can always add more after they're out of the oven) Fourth, I prefer a little cooler oven - 300 - and just wait until they smell fantastic and just barely golden brown. (45 mins to an hour) Turn the oven off and let them stay in the oven another 45 mins or so. Mmmmm..... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/29/2005
I followed the directions exactly and burnt the seeds. I'd suggest a lower temp or a shorter time. Read More
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79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 56
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2007
I've been toasting pumpkins seeds for many years using this method - with only minor changes. First, I do not rinse the seeds at all - just get the big hunks of pumpkin and strings out - a little pumpkin on the seeds gives it flavor! Second, I spray my cookie sheet and seeds with Pam. Third, I've never measured the salt, just sprinkle salt as if you were salting fries to your own taste. (You can always add more after they're out of the oven) Fourth, I prefer a little cooler oven - 300 - and just wait until they smell fantastic and just barely golden brown. (45 mins to an hour) Turn the oven off and let them stay in the oven another 45 mins or so. Mmmmm..... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2007
Our pumpkin seeds turned out perfect! However, we did boil them first in heavily salted water until they all turned grey (about 20 minutes) then spread them on a cookie sheet, drizzled some olive oil over them and sprinkled about 1 T of sea salt. We stirred the seeds every 10-15 minutes to prevent burning - they'll get too brown fast so watch them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2003
Try this recipe with cinnamon sugar and salt. The salty-sweet mix is excellent! Also instead of cooking oil I used non-fat cooking spray to make it lighter. That worked just fine! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/28/2005
I followed the directions exactly and burnt the seeds. I'd suggest a lower temp or a shorter time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
Pumpkin seeds SEEM like a no brainer but they aren't. Mine always turned out funky. I used this recipe however and they were great! Of course I rinsed the seeds well and dried them first. I also used butter flavored cooking spray with mine. A Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2005
Excellent and easy. I sprayed vegetable oil on them and I used sea salt which gives a robust salty taste. I say it took 20 mins. for the seeds to brown. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
Very tasty! I made three kinds of seeds last night my husband & I rated these #2 our 12 year old #3 & our 11 year old #1. I used butter flavored pam cooking spray vs. the oil. Thanks Onemina! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2003
These turned out good. I like them fresh out of the oven. I used olive oil cooking spray instead of drizzling oil over them. Also mine only took 20 minutes to toast. They started getting dark very quickly. Thanks Onemina for a quick and yummy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2006
This recipe seemed really good but my oven roasted them to a dark brown in 10min! Am I doing something wrong? They'd be unidentifiable little black smears if I left them in for 45min! Read More
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