Okay, we are finishing up last minute details so that our Halloween night is all we want it to be. As you are carving that crazy Star Wars or Paw Patrol design to be parents of the year, be sure to save the pumpkin seeds.
Scrape the innards out of the pumpkin, separate the seeds from the squishy, stringy stuff, then rinse and spread the seeds out on a baking sheet to dry for about 24 hours. When your seeds are all dry, it’s time to roast. Toss seeds with your favorite seasoning combo. Then spread them evenly on a baking sheet and bake until toasted.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
1 cup pumpkin seeds, rinsed and dry
1/2 t Garlic Powder
1/2 t Kosher Salt
1/2 t Pepper
1/4 t Cayenne Powder (if you want spicy)
2 T olive oil
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
In a bowl combine all ingredients until seed are coated well.
Spread evenly on a baking sheet and bake until toasted and slightly browned, about 15-20 minutes, tossing halfway through. Watch carefully to avoid burning as all ovens vary on cook times. Remove from oven, and let cool before serving.