Italian Style Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Friday, November 4, 2011
Italian seasoned pumpkin seeds! These are so addicting! I love pumpkin seeds but these have an addicting flavor!
Give them a try, they are easy and a healthy snack for you too!

You will need around 1/4 teaspoon each of the below seasonings:
 (of course you can use more if you like)

Garlic powder
Rosemary crushed (optional) I didn't use it
Sea Salt or Kosher
White Pepper to taste or black pepper
Chili powder or smoked paprika
dash cayenne pepper or more
Olive Oil
Pumpkin Seeds from a whole fresh pumpkin

Cut open the pumpkin with a sharp knife in half and use a strong metal spoon to scoop out the insides. Separate the seeds from the stringy core. I used two small size sugar pumpkins and you can put the whole thing in a slow cooker  if you don't want to roast in the oven!

( After scooping out the seeds make roasted pumpkin with the rest( for pumpkin puree using this recipe click here.) Or use slow cooker click here

Take the seeds and rinse them in colander and remove any large pieces of the stringy core from the seeds.
 ( I save some to plant for next year!)
 In a small saucepan, add the seeds to water, about 2 cups of water to every half cup of seeds. Add a half tablespoon of salt for every cup of water. Bring to a boil. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and drain. Dry off with a paper towel.
Preheat oven to 400 degree top rack. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium size bowl, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, add the seasonings. Spread onto the parchment paper all in a single layer. Bake on the top rack until the seeds begin to brown, 10-20 minutes. Eat whole or crack them open from the side with your teeth to get the nuts out from the inside.

Would you like some pumpkin recipes?  see below links

SLOW COOKER PUMPKIN PUREE Pumpkin Pistachio Biscotti
Pumpkin Whip Dip Recipe
Glazed Pumpkin Spiced Breakfast Scones
Pumpkin Spice  Rum Cookies
Pumpkin Mini Turnovers
Baked Mini Pumpkin Donuts
French Pumpkin Mini Muffin Puffs
 Italian Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin Smoothie
Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies
Pumpkin Soup
Tex Mex Pumpkin Corn Muffins
Pumpkin  and Sausage Bow Tie Pasta
Pumpkin Rum Shortcake with Caramel
Pumpkin Drop Cookies
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Crockpot Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Roasted Pumpkin Puree
Savory Pumpkin Cheddar Scones
Pumpkin Pie
Easy Pumpkin Cheese Pie
Best Ever Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream
Pumpkin Fritters
Baked Pumpkin Pecan Donuts


  1. This is a great idea. I love munching on pumpkin seeds; they become truly irresistible enriched with all these flavors. Bye, have a good week end

  2. I have lots and lots of pumpkin seeds at home just waiting for the perfect way to roast them... and I believe I just found it :D

  3. I just roasted some but didn't have this wonderful idea to spice it up! so easy, simple and delicious! Love it!

  4. oh-this is the reason why those little seeds can be so addictive! Great blend of spices in there. I am ready for snack time-yum! Have a great day Claudia!

  5. I can see how these can be super addictive.

  6. Nice..nice idea of boiling them before roasting.

  7. Love these little guys. Every Halloween - we have hot mulled cider and roasted pumpkin seeds. There's never one left over by the end of the night!Like the boiling trick! I just rinse them ad nauseum.

  8. I love pumpkin seeds too - and they are especially great in salads!

  9. Those sound very tasty. I love roasted seeds.

  10. I like to try pumkin seeds on pizza if it works in salads

    Las Vegas Pizza

  11. Pumpkin seeds are a wonderful nutritious food, your preparation is lovely.

  12. Dear Claudia, I have never tried pumpkin seeds, I know, I have been hidden under a rock for a while now, but it is never to late to begin to blossom. I will give these a try. They do sound so good to munch on. Blessings my dear, Your friend, Catherine xoxo

  13. I love pumpkin seeds - great seasoning!

  14. Super yummy. My hubs loves pumpkin seeds. Yours look fab!

  15. Delicious! I like the spice mixture you use and GREAT idea to boil them before hand!

  16. So yummy with a little kick! Perfect post Halloween treat!


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