Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 35m
  • Ready In : 50m

Total Cost (minus sundries): $3

I love to carve pumpkins, particularly because I really love pumpkin seeds.  A lot of times these head straight into the compost bin, but here is a quick and easy way to turn them into a healthy, fast snack or a great salad topping.

Plus, you can use the pumpkins as jack-o-lanterns, disco balls or serving dishes!  While the seeds are baking, hollow out the pumpkins completely.  You can cut off the top and use them as serving bowls. Or cut off the bottom, use a Phillip’s head screwdriver to poke holes into the sides, and have a cool jack-o-lantern!


  • 3 Mini Gourd Pumpkins
  • 2 Tablespoons of Melted Margarine
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon of Soy Sauce
  • Garlic Powder and Salt to taste


Step 1

Hollow out the three pumpkins and put the seeds and innards in a bowl.

Step 2

Separate the innards from the seeds and boil in a pot of water for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Strain and pat dry the seeds. Place them in a bowl with the melted margarine, soy sauce and cayenne pepper and mix.

Step 4

Spread onto a cooking sheet, season with salt and garlic powder to taste, and bake for 30-35 minutes at 350. Halfway through, give them a shake and a turn.

Jake switched to a plant based diet in 1996 and quickly realized he had no idea how to cook. All these years later and he's still trying to figure it out...

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