Try to find Kakai Pumpkins if you can. They have tasty green hull-less seeds and will be the best roasted seeds you have ever tasted! Learn more about these pumpkins.
2 cups Pumpkin Seeds
2 tbs. Vegetable Oil
1 tsp. Salt, or more to taste
2 tsp. Chili Powder, Optional
- Rinse seeds well in cold water being sure to rinse away any fibers. Pat thoroughly dry. Transfer seeds to a large bowl and stir in vegetable oil and salt. If you want spicy pumpkin seeds, add the chili powder as well.
- Spread seeds on a baking pan in a single layer. Bake in a 350º oven until crisp and golden, about 12 to 15 minutes. Taste for seasoning and add more if desired.
Variation: Pumpkin Pie Seeds
Substitute ½ stick (4 tbs.) of Melted Butter for the oil and add the following spices instead of salt and chili powder:
3 tbs. Light Brown Sugar
1½ tsp. Cinnamon
½ tsp. Allspice
pinch of Nutmeg, ground Cloves & Salt