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Different Ways To Cook Pumpkin Seeds

Updated on January 18, 2012

Pumpkin Seeds


Cooking Pumpkin Seeds In The Oven

There are a number of ways a person can cook the seeds from a pumpkin. Whatever method you decide to use you should make sure to clean the seeds after carving the pumpkin and to remove the pulp. You will want to have on hand some seasonings to sprinkle on your seeds. Try using different combinations and experiment with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, seasoning salt and anything else you like.

Once the seeds are cleaned and pulp removed than set out a paper towel and put the seeds down to air dry. Preheat your oven for 350 degrees.

Spray a cookie sheet using a type of non-stick cooking spray. You can use any kind you like, olive oil, vegetable, just as long as it's a cooking spray. Spread your seeds on your cooking sheet than bake in the oven for around 10 to 20 minutes. Be sure to turn once while cooking. The seeds will be done when they are just crisp and brown.

Cooking Pumpkin Seeds In The Skillet

Another way you can cook your pumpkin seeds you have is using a skillet. Be sure to use a large, heavy skillet. Heat it over medium high with about one cup of seeds. You can experiment and use however much you prefer. Cook the seeds until done. You will know when they are done once the seeds start popping open and turn golden in color.

Once they are cooked to add flavor use some of your favorite seasonings. A good suggestion to try is seasoning salt, garlic powder, onion powder and regular salt.

Cooking Pumpkin Seeds In The Microwave

A quick and easy way to cook your pumpkin seeds is using your microwave. This is the most simply way with the less hassle Just prepare your seeds by cleaning and patting dry, than find a microwave safe dish and take 1 tablespoon of butter or olive oil and melt in the pan. After the butter is melted add your seeds and coat with the butter. Cook in the microwave between 7 to 8 minutes until the color is golden. Stir every 2 minutes. Season with whatever you like once done.


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