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How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

These tasty snacks are easy to make and healthier than a piece of candy.

West Hollywood revelers will be carving jack-o-lanterns in honor of Halloween. Why not save the seeds for a tasty—and fairly healthy—snack?

Roasting pumpkin seeds is incredibly easy and can be done in four quick steps:

  1. Separate the pumpkin seeds from the "guts" and rinse the seeds
  2. Coat a roasting or cookie pan and the seeds very lightly with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt
  3. Spread the seeds evenly on the pan
  4. Cook at 350°F until lightly golden (about 15 minutes)

There are many things you can add to vary the taste. Try any of these, though not all at once:

  • Chili or cayenne pepper powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Cumin
  • Your favorite herb (we like rosemary)
  • Cinnamon and sugar
  • Pumpkin pie spices

Don't forget to let the seeds cool for about 10 minutes before serving to guests and ghouls!

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