Roasted Pumpkin Seeds {Recipe}

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite recipes for roasted pumpkin seeds. I've used the same recipe for the past 2 years because it requires little effort {um, helloo..I'm a gimp} and it's uber tasty! Roasted pumpkin seeds are full of fiber and protein so if you don't coat them in massive amounts of butter {like I did}, they can be a fulfilling healthy snack. Not to mention, they are pretty festive for Halloween :)

There are many ways you can season your pumpkin seeds...


I prefer mine spicy and that's what I'm sharing today. I will include a link for what seems like an amazing kettle corn seasoning recipe as well, for all you non-spicy fans. Doesn't that just sound so good?! Kettle corn...mmm.

First--you will want to make sure you clean the seeds. Seperate the seeds from the pumpkin flesh and all the strings. Put them in a strainer and wash them with water. You will want them to be dry before you season them. I read that you can use a hair dryer to hurry up the process, but I just waited it out.

Once the seeds are dry, you are ready to season!

Here's the ingredients you will need:

-4 tablespoons melted butter
{I only used 3 to cut back a little bit}
 you can also use olive oil instead if you prefer.
-1 tsp cayenne pepper
-1/2 tsp thyme
-1/2 tsp salt {sea salt is best}
-1/2 tsp pepper

Put the pumpkin seeds in a medium size bowl and mix all the ingredients into the bowl. Make sure all the seeds are coated well and mixed up evenly. Spread the seeds on a cookie sheet and bake at 275 degrees for 10-20 minutes {or until golden brown.} Keep your eye on them and check them every few minutes so they don't burn.

these are so YUMMY!

I may or may not have ate all of mine in one sitting.

If you want a more milder recipe, I think this one for kettle corn pumpkin seeds sounds AMAZE.

go here.

Today is also a very special day....


it's my good good good girlfriend
fellow blogger
 Jessie's birthday!

She's 25 and officially 1 year younger than me.
{you can totally tell, too.}

She is not only gorgeous, but she is one of the sweetest girls I know and I'm just crazy about her. Please go here to wish her a happy birthday {and follow her blog too..you'll love it!}

LOVE YOU, Jessie!
I'm so happy we are friends.
I don't know what I'd do without you sometimes
...really. I mean it.

you keep me sane
drag me to yoga {but now I have an excuse for not going}
buy me shots I don't need
make me laugh with all your "stories"
keep my nails lookin' good
convince me to spend money at the mall I don't have
and are just an all around WONDERFUL person.

and because of our mutual love for this man
 I give you this eye candy today...



{I know how much you want to be sitting
on that ledge with him...}

I couldn't be more excited to celebrate your day of birth this weekend
 in our ridiculous Halloween costumes<3


  1. I don't think you understand my LOVE for roasted pumpkin seeds. I literally YELL at people when carving pumpkins if they waste ANY seeds! so deliciously amazing!

    Happy Birthday Jessie! :)

  2. Love the roasted pumpkin seeds! So delicious! :)
    And tell Jessie Happy Birthday! :)
    Have a great day!

  3. I'm dying for some pumpkin seeds! Unfortunately I am at school and can't make them - it's killing me!

    xx Emily @ laughliveandshop.blogspot.com

  4. definitely can't wait to try this recipe! The past couple years around Christmas time we do roasted almonds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds..maybe I'll share my recipe soon :)

  5. K I just found your blog and LOVE it!! Fall is the best for roasting pumpkin seeds, I love mine spicy. And i love your red sweater!!

  6. I'm going to have to try that recipe...if i ever get around to getting a pumpkin! I love spicy foods so I'm excited to try them! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. I'm drooling over those last two photos. ::sigh::

  8. aw, happy birthday to sweet jessie. i'm off to follow her now.

    side note...i don't care about the pumpkin seed recipe. i need that pumpkin snickerdoodle one missy. j/k. ;)

  9. I have been craving some pumpkin seeds. Those look soo delicious!

    A Day in the Life and Mind...

  10. Mmmm yummy pumpkin seeds! Who knew there were so many different ways to season them? I sure didn't!

    That pic of you and Jessie is adorable. I need to know what brand of jeans you're wearing! I feel like I've seen those in a few of your pictures and I'm loving them! :)

  11. happy bday jessie - poo!!!!

    those pumpkin seeds look soo yummy!!!

  12. i love roasted pumpkin seeds!! i love them spicy too!

  13. Those pumpkin seeds look delish, but not as delish as RPatz. I would seriously eat that boy with a spoon. I have loved him since he was in HP. Ah...swoon. Are you counting down the hours until Breaking Dawn comes out? Already bought my tickets.

  14. Spiced pumpkin seeds are one of my all time favorites!!! I love a little paprika and garlic salt on mine!

  15. whoo hooo! robert pattinson is so dang sexy smoking hot!

    happy birthday to jessie!

    confession 1: i have never had roasted pumpkin seeds

    Confession 1b: your post makes me wnat to try them!

  16. I just ate my first pumpkin seed yesterday! So yummy!

  17. The pumpkin seeds are supposed to be crunchy, right? I have not so good memories of my mom attempting these when we were little. Didn't end so well. Glad yours turned out fabulously! :)


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