Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds to Start a Thanksgiving Meal

Don't throw those pumpkins seeds out with the pulp!  Roast them and use them to whet the appetite of your guests for what's to come.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas) 

I used three pie pumpkins for my spiced pumpkin balls (Monday's post) and saved the seeds.  I had approximately two cups of seeds.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees

Lightly oil a 12 x 11 baking pan.
Spread the seeds out in a single layer.

Sprinkle with sea salt and toss, pulling some of the oil onto the seeds.

Roast for about 25 minutes, just until they start to lightly brown.

Cool and store in an airtight container.

ENJOY and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  1. My son has been doing this for years...his family loves them! I've never taken the time, but really should.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  2. When we carved a pumpkin, we always did this with the seeds - - - YUMMY.

  3. I did not know pumpkin seeds are edible. sounds good to me. and they look very pretty in your photo

  4. I didn't know about this and I just threw my pumpkins out yesterday! boo hoo
    Happy Turkey Day!

  5. Those look yummy and they are healthy for you.

  6. I always thought it was such a waste to throw out the seeds although I've never tried to roast them. This sounds like a very tasty little treat.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  7. Hope your Thanksgiving is full of food and those you love!

  8. Having read this post I wouldn't dream of throwing them away. These sound delicious. Have a wonderful holiday. Blessings...Mary

  9. I love pepitas!! Nice display :)

  10. Well, that's easy enough! Yours are HUGE!! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Bonnie!! One of my many blessings is your friendship on this Thanksgiving.

  11. I love Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Bonnie.... YUM!!!!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  12. Yum! I love pumpkin seeds. I make mine with a sprinkle of red chili powder.

  13. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Your roasted pumpkin seeds look yummy.

  14. These are soo good.
    Happy Thanksgivivng to you.


  15. I always save my pumpkin seeds. Definitely the way to go!

    Happy Thanksgiving babe!

  16. We do this too, but they never look so pretty as yours! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving today!


  17. That tree is gorgeous! Do you know, I've never eaten pumpkin seeds?!!!

    That's gotta go on my to do list!

    I hope your holiday is safe and wonderful.

  18. This looks like a great appetizer! Happy thanksgiving!

  19. Roasted pumpkin seeds were one of my favorite parts of carving pumpkins growing up. My mom had a very similar recipe...and they were so good! Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a great holiday weekend!


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