Okay, that's maybe a slight exaggeration. But truthfully, with their health benefits and all the endless ways you can season them, roasted pumpkin seeds are seriously the best.
Perhaps my favorite thing about carving a Halloween pumpkin is harvesting the underrated treasure that lies within: the seeds. From being a great source of magnesium and zinc to being loaded with essential fatty acids, pumpkin seeds have numerous health benefits. And when properly roasted and seasoned, they make a perfect snack! From basic seasoning to more creative flavors, we've got some winning pumpkin seed options for you to check out.
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Baked in butter with a pinch of salt, you can't go wrong with this simple version of roasted pumpkin seeds. Recipe here.
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This recipe just involves tossing the seeds in olive oil and sprinkling them with garlic salt. Basic, but tasty! Recipe here.
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We're getting increasingly more inventive with this two-step honey-glazed version. This one works even better if you have an iron skillet! Recipe here.
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Straight from Rachael Ray, this delicious BBQ concoction is gonna make you want to carve another pumpkin just so you can make a second batch. Recipe here.
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Lightly flavored with Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese, these seeds would make a nice little appetizer before a homemade pasta dinner. Recipe here.
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If you prefer a bit of a kick, Paleo Porn's paprika-covered jalapeno pumpkin seeds have got you covered! This one makes my mouth water just looking at the picture. Recipe here. How will we ever decide which recipe to choose?
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What's not to like? Sweet? Yes. Salty? Yes. This is one of the best recipes on our list, and we slapped it right here in the middle. Warning: they're so sticky, they might end up baking in delicious clumps. Recipe here.
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Chai tea lovers will appreciate the mild sweetness of this recipe, which combines chai masala, ground tea leaves, sugar, and kosher salt. Recipe here.
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This is another great sweet-and-salty combo, with lots of sweet and a hint of spice. Look at just how caramelized they look. Mmmmm. Recipe here.
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Butter, sugar, and cinnamon is all it takes to make this easy crowd-pleaser that every member of your family will love. Bag these up in zip-locks for a grab-and-go snack for even the pickiest of your eaters. Recipe here.
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With one of the most addictive flavorings on our list, chili-lime pumpkin seeds have a zestiness to them that's pretty irresistible. Recipe here.
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Pesto lover? The parmesan-pesto flavor complements that of the pumpkin seed perfectly. I'm making these this weekend. Recipe here.
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This one couldn't be simpler, with a flavorful combo of taco seasoning and garlic salt. Serve it alongside some burritos, with guac. Recipe here.
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We're topping off this list of pumpkin seed flavors with chocolate. Because, um, chocolate. You won't believe this delectable creation until you've tried it. Recipe here.
Do you have a roasted pumpkin seeds recipe you absolutely love? Share it in the comments below!