Halloween is here, and making pumpkin seeds is one of my favorite ways to celebrate! We baked pumpkin seeds annually at our family home growing up, and this is a tradition I plan to continue. My dad would carve pumpkins with us kids, teaching us not trash the pumpkin’s inside just yet.
This is a simple recipe I learned from my dad, and the ingredients are easily customizable depending on your taste. Should you choose to bake this snack after carving last-minute pumpkins, let it be a tasty event for the whole family to remember.
Pumpkin Seed Recipe
Pumpkin seeds (from two medium-sized pumpkins)
1/4-1/2 c Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 c unsalted butter
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Remove the pumpkin seeds from two medium-sized pumpkins. When removing the seeds, do not rinse! Place them on a paper towel until ready to use.
Heat 1/4 c butter, over the stove or in the microwave until melted. Add the pumpkin seeds to the melted butter, and mix until seeds are fully coated.
Add Worcestershire Sauce to the seeds, about 1/4-1/2 cup to taste. Mix.
Salt the seeds, to taste. To avoid over-salting, keep in mind you can always add more salt later!
Thinly spread seeds on an un-greased cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 13-20 minutes. At 11 minutes, shake the pan and return seeds to the oven until done.
Remove, allow seeds to cool, and start snacking!
This year, my boyfriend and I carved pumpkins and baked at his house. Hope you have as much fun as we did. Comment below with your favorite Halloween traditions!
Thanks for reading! Happy Halloween!