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Perfect Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are one of my favorite Halloween treats and I hope our recipe becomes your's too. 
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin seeds, pumpkin seeds recipe
Author: Rachel Quenzer


  • 2-3 cups pumpkin seeds You can get this from about 3 pie pumpkins.
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1.5 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika


  • Using pie pumpkins, scrape out the seeds and wash them. You don't have to get each little string of pumpkin off but you should get the big clumps off. 
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Add pumpkin seeds and olive oil to a bowl. Mix well. 
  • Then add all your spices to the bowl and using your hands mix again. Make sure all the seeds are coated so they all have a little flavor. 
  • Add the seeds to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure they aren't overlapping too much so they all cook evenly. 
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes. Check after 20. Depending on the crispiness you like that might be all you need. 
  • Let cool and serve!