Italian Style Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fresh Pumpkins have arrived and it's fall! Woo Hoo! Here is my favorite snack during the season. Italian Style Roasted pumpkin seeds! These are so addicting! I love pumpkin seeds but these have an addicting flavor!
Give them a try. These Italian style pumpkin seeds are so easy to make and a very healthy snack. The seasoning on these homemade pumpkin seeds is a light garlic flavor with just the right amount of salt. Scroll down to the bottom for the recipe.



These are pumpkin seeds that were raw and then roasted with Italian seasoning. This is how to roast pumpkin seeds and make them from scratch by using a sugar pie pumpkin after carving from Halloween. These pumpkin seeds are in a white round bowl and have a crispy outside shell and ready to snack on.



These are pumpkin seeds that were raw and then roasted with Italian seasoning. This is how to roast pumpkin seeds and make them from scratch by using a sugar pie pumpkin after carving from Halloween. These pumpkin seeds are in a white round bowl and have a crispy outside shell and ready to snack on.



Getting Ready for Fall!



I just love fall for so many things.


Sweater weather, boots, pretty colorful leaves, and pumpkin recipes!


This is a must make every year, my family loves these Italian Style Roasted Pumpkin Seeds!



These are pumpkin seeds that were raw and then roasted with Italian seasoning. This is how to roast pumpkin seeds and make them from scratch by using a sugar pie pumpkin after carving from Halloween. These pumpkin seeds are in a white round bowl and have a crispy outside shell and ready to snack on.




What To Do With Pumpkin Seeds



If you are looking for an easy recipe on how to roast pumpkin seeds, look no further.


These step by step instructions will give you the tastiest pumpkin seeds roasted ever!


They are so totally addicting you will make them every year and these are so economical and seriously easy to make!



These are pumpkin seeds that were raw and then roasted with Italian seasoning. This is how to roast pumpkin seeds and make them from scratch by using a sugar pie pumpkin after carving from Halloween. These pumpkin seeds are in a white round bowl and have a crispy outside shell and ready to snack on.



Seasoned or Plain



You can easily make these with nothing else but salt on them.


These are all dressed up Italian style.


Pumpkin seeds are such a healthy alternative to other snacks.


I really love my pumpkin seeds roasted and spicy.


Roasting raw pumpkin seeds have many health benefits which I will describe in this post.



These are pumpkin seeds that were raw and then roasted with Italian seasoning. This is how to roast pumpkin seeds and make them from scratch by using a sugar pie pumpkin after carving from Halloween. These pumpkin seeds are in a white round bowl and have a crispy outside shell and ready to snack on.



Boiling them first or not?



The one thing about pumpkin seeds that isn't my favorite thing on them is the slick insides.


The slippery pulp of a pumpkin is hard to get through, boiling them makes them all clean and soft, plus makes the seasoning stick better.


If you skip this method, you still should soak the seeds in warm water with salt before roasting the seeds.


Then you can spread them on a cookie sheet, salt lightly bake at 400 degree oven and that's a quick version.



These are pumpkin seeds that were raw being washed off from a carved pumpkin and then roasted with Italian seasoning. This is how to roast pumpkin seeds and make them from scratch by using a sugar pie pumpkin after carving from Halloween. These pumpkin seeds are in a white round bowl and have a crispy outside shell and ready to snack on.




Halloween



Did you just finished carving that pumpkin for Halloween?


Don't miss the chance of making your own roasted pumpkin seeds, they are a total treat and the kids love them too.


I even use them roasted for the cookies I make at Halloween called Pistachio Witch finger Cookies, they make the perfect finger nails!


I love Halloween Ideas for a party you can find other great fun foods here for all your party needs.


Don't forget to use that sugar pie pumpkin for roasting puree, it's perfect for cookies, pies and more!



 This is a sugar pie carved pumpkin from halloween getting ready to roast it. These are pumpkin seeds that were raw and then roasted with Italian seasoning. This is how to roast pumpkin seeds and make them from scratch by using a sugar pie pumpkin after carving from Halloween. These pumpkin seeds are in a white round bowl and have a crispy outside shell and ready to snack on.



Storing



After roasting these Italian style pumpkin seeds, I like to store mine in a clean mason jar.


You can also use old mayonnaise jars, I save through the year.



this is a butternut squash sliced in half getting ready to be roasted


Other Seeds and Tips



You can also roast butternut squash, spaghetti squash, and acorn squash seeds.


Just use the same methods below


If the seeds are smaller than that of pumpkin seeds, then you will want to roast them for a shorter amount of time.


You’ll want to make sure that the inside isn’t burning.



how to make roasted pumpkin seeds with raw pumpkin




Keep Checking While Roasting



Check the seeds when baking and test them for crispy and being done the way you like them.


If not crispy yet, roast for longer.


Sugar pie pumpkins are my favorite pumpkins for this recipe, they make the crispiest seeds.


Plus, you can roast sugar pie pumpkins and use the flesh for my delicious pumpkin pie



These are Italian seasoned roasted pumpkin seeds on a cookie sheet being backed with a carved sugar pumpkin roasted from Halloween.  The seeds were raw and then roasted with Italian seasoning. This is how to roast pumpkin seeds and make them from scratch by using a sugar pie pumpkin after carving from Halloween. These pumpkin seeds are in a white round bowl and have a crispy outside shell and ready to snack on.





Italian Style Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe Pin for Later




These are Italian seasoned roasted pumpkin seeds on a cookie sheet being backed with a carved sugar pumpkin roasted from Halloween.  The seeds were raw and then roasted with Italian seasoning. This is how to roast pumpkin seeds and make them from scratch by using a sugar pie pumpkin after carving from Halloween. These pumpkin seeds are in a white round bowl and have a crispy outside shell and ready to snack on.


Health Benefits



Pumpkin seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids which have benefits to the skin, hair, and nails.


The healthy fat in pumpkin seeds is believed to improve artery, cholesterol, and brain health.


Pumpkin seeds are also a great source of minerals such as manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, zinc, protein, and iron.


There is more zinc in these seeds, by eating the whole pumpkin seed including the shell.


Beneath the first part of the shell is a rich layer of minerals.


Boiling the seeds first make the shells easier to digest.


These are Italian seasoned roasted pumpkin seeds on a cookie sheet being backed with a carved sugar pumpkin roasted from Halloween.  The seeds were raw and then roasted with Italian seasoning. This is how to roast pumpkin seeds and make them from scratch by using a sugar pie pumpkin after carving from Halloween. These pumpkin seeds are in a white round bowl and have a crispy outside shell and ready to snack on.



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



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These are pumpkin seeds that were raw and then roasted with Italian seasoning. This is how to roast pumpkin seeds and make them from scratch by using a sugar pie pumpkin after carving from Halloween. These pumpkin seeds are in a white round bowl and have a crispy outside shell and ready to snack on.

Italian Style Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

prep time: 10 mins cook time: 20 mins total time: 30 mins
These are roasted pumpkin seeds made from a fresh pumpkin

ingredients:

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

instructions:

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.
calories
70
fat (grams)
4
protein (grams)
6
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Italian Style Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe Pin for Later




These are Italian seasoned roasted pumpkin seeds on a cookie sheet being backed with a carved sugar pumpkin roasted from Halloween.  The seeds were raw and then roasted with Italian seasoning. This is how to roast pumpkin seeds and make them from scratch by using a sugar pie pumpkin after carving from Halloween. These pumpkin seeds are in a white round bowl and have a crispy outside shell and ready to snack on.



Check Out How To Roast Your Fresh Pumpkins to make Puree!




These are Italian seasoned roasted pumpkin seeds on a cookie sheet being backed with a carved sugar pumpkin roasted from Halloween.  The seeds were raw and then roasted with Italian seasoning. This is how to roast pumpkin seeds and make them from scratch by using a sugar pie pumpkin after carving from Halloween. These pumpkin seeds are in a white round bowl and have a crispy outside shell and ready to snack on.

48 comments

  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

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  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

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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

    Las Vegas Pizza

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

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  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

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  13. I love pumpkin seeds - great seasoning!

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

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

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

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  17. I agree about the slippery insides. I boil mine too before roasting. This looks like a great flavor combination!

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  18. I love fresh roasted pumpkin seeds - this spice mix sounds delicious! I never knew about boiling the seeds to get rid of the excess pumpkin - will definitely do that this year. Thanks for sharing :)

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  19. I haven't made my own pumpkin seeds in awhile - these seasonings sound like the perfect flavoring!

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  20. My husband and I are both spicy nut lovers, so these would go over big at our house. I love the seasonings on them and boiling them before hand to make them easier to digest sounds like a great idea. Didn't know they were so good for you either. Now they're on my list to make.

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  21. My husband and I are both spicy nut lovers, so these would go over big at our house. I love the seasonings on them and boiling them before hand to make them easier to digest sounds like a great idea. Didn't know they were so good for you either. Now they're on my list to make.

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  22. Pumpkin seeds! So many years of pumpkin carving and eating the seeds after they dried, were roasted ... great memories. Thanks!
    I love your tip about boiling the seeds too ... that's got to make them easier to work with.

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  23. These pumpkin seeds are perfect for the Fall and make for a great snack!

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  24. what an amazing idea to use pumpkin seeds this way! I can so see myself munching these as I binge watch :)

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  25. I adore pumpkin seeds! They make such a great snack!

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  26. What a simple, easy and flavor packed recipe. Looks so tasty.

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  27. Pumpkin seeds are a great snack, or delicious if added to bread. This recipe sounds very tasty with the added flavours. Some great tips on how to prepare them too.

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  28. What a great idea of using everything from a produce. The flavor profile sounds amazing and fit for fall.

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  29. What a fun treat to make on Halloween night!

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  30. I didn't realize boiling the seeds would get rid of the slime. I'll have to try that next time I make them!

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  31. I love pumpkin seeds. It is very tasty and useful. This is a great idea for a snack. Thank you for sharing this.

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  32. We love our seeds -- sunflower and pumpkin!! We haven't tried roasting our own. I bet they smell wonderful as they are roasting in the oven. And what a great snack when you get the munchies. I'll be sure to pin so when I get my baking pumpkins I'll be able to roast the seeds.

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  33. I love this time of year for this very reason, roasting pumpkin seeds with my children. These spices look amazing, I'll have to try them.

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  34. My husband love nibbling on pumpkin seeds. He eat them when sitting in front of the TV while the kids are eating popcorn We buy them toasted - never made them myself. This looks good.

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  35. Thanks so much for this information.  I have to let you know I concur on several of the points you make here and others may require some further review. but I can see your viewpoint.Pumpkin Carving ideas

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  36. Love the flavors you're using here. And I had no idea about all the great health benefits!

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  37. I've only tried roasting pumpkin seeds once but they weren't good! Guess I did something wrong! I'll have to try your way. Thanks for sharing!

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  38. We always roast pumpkin seeds. Definitely trying this soon.

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  39. I'm always looking for pumpkin seed recipes this time of year. This looks like a tasty one!

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  40. Yum! I need to cook some butternut squash soon and never thought to roast the seeds!

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  41. Claudia, I'll have to try this sometime! But I'll leave out the garlic. Besides being allergic to it, I think it gets a little overplayed. I've been out to dinner and found every item on the menu (except dessert) had garlic--every hors d'oeuvres, the appetizer, the salad, the bread, the main dish and every side dish. Think I'll make both versions--the plain and the spicy; which do you like better, the chili powder or the smoked paprika?

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    1. I like either one but how funny Jean, I am allergic to onions and swell up like I have the measles everywhere, so I can only use garlic, I hate this allergy but garlic is my main go to spice too.. lol try some onion powder I guess!

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  42. Roasted pumpkin seeds are one of the fall traditions! Pick out the pumpkin, carve the pumpkin, roast the seeds... it's not Halloween without it! Love the combination of spices you used!

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  43. I loooove roasted pumpkin seeds, they are the only reason I carve a pumpkin anymore (ha!). I love the addition of the garlic and chili powder, I don't normally do anything other than salt! Yum!

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  44. Oh, my children love the pumpkin seeds. This is a really great snack. Easy and tasty. Thank you for sharing this.

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  45. I LOVE seeds for snacking, sprinkling on my soups and salads. They are the best. Spiced version of seeds are simply the BEST and your recipe is making me want to try it soon.

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