Basic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Basic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

A basic recipe for toasted pumpkin seeds that can be spiced up to your taste. [Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

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  • Yield:Makes about 2 cups
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:1 1/2 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable, canola, or olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. 1.

    Carefully wash pumpkin seeds to remove all excess pulp. Transfer pumpkin seeds to a paper towel-lined rimmed baking sheet. Allow to rest at room temperature until completely dry, about 1 hour. To speed up the process, dry pumpkin seeds in a 200 degree oven, stirring occasionally, or use a hair dryer.

  2. 2.

    Adjust oven rack to center position and preheat oven to 325°F. In a large bowl, toss dried pumpkin seeds with oil and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Roast until pale golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 25 minutes total.