How to toast pumpkin seeds

After my son and I transformed a large pumpkin into a goofy happy-faced jack-o-lantern, we transformed the newly plucked pumpkin seeds into a salty, toasted treat. Toasting pumpkin seeds is easy and also a great way to get more protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals into your holiday diet. Here’s how to toast your own pumpkin seeds.
After my son and I transformed a large pumpkin into a goofy happy-faced jack-o-lantern, we transformed the newly plucked pumpkin seeds into a salty, toasted treat. Toasting pumpkin seeds is easy and also a great way to get more protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals into your holiday diet. Here’s how to toast your own pumpkin seeds.

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients:

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  • Pumpkin seeds, just pulled from inside a pumpkin
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  • Olive oil
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  • Salt

Directions:

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
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  3. Rinse pumpkin seeds, removing any pumpkin flesh.
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  5. Transfer seeds to a large bowl and toss with a generous drizzle of olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and toss again.
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  7. Spread seeds out in one layer on a large rimmed baking sheet.
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  9. Roast for 20 minutes or until seeds are light golden, fragrant, and crisp.
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  11. Let cool completely and store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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