This weekend we’re getting ready to carve our pumpkins for Halloween. We always wait for the week before so that they last until Halloween night. My favorite part, however, is by far the pumpkin seeds, and I think it ranks right up there for my kids, too, who have asked no less than 10 times when we get to roast them. (First we have to harvest them, darlings…)
So, if you too are carving up your pumpkin this weekend, here are 10 different recipes for those to get you from slimy seeds to delicious treats.
The Classic 1 of 10The basic seed recipe. All that is good and glorious about a pan of toasted seeds can be found in the simplest of methods.
Get the recipe for Toasted Pumpkin Seeds via Dine and Dish
Spicy 2 of 10Spice it up and add some zip to your roasted goodness.
Get the recipe for Spicy Pumpkin Seeds via She Wears Many Hats
Sweet 3 of 10Skip the savory route and head straight for sweet. These would be great in a trail mix.
Get the recipe for Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds via Food Fitness Fun
On Fish 4 of 10You can use hulled seeds as a crunchy fish topping.
Get the recipe for Coconut-Crusted Haddock with Curried Pumpkin Seeds via Whole Foods
As Pesto 5 of 10Perfect for those with tree nut allergies, this pesto utilizes pumpkin seeds for that nutty flavor.
Get the recipe for Pumpkin Seed and Cilantro Pesto via Weelicious
Raw 6 of 10
Curried and 2 Other Ways 7 of 10Not one way, but three different spice blends to keep you coming back for handful after handful of seed snacks.
Get the recipe for Pumpkin Seeds 3 Ways via 101 Cookbooks
Brittled 8 of 10Turn your pumpkin seeds into candy.
Get the recipe for Pumpkin Seed Brittle on Sophistimom
The Whole Pumpkin 9 of 10Not carving a pumpkin? No fear. Roast the whole pumpkin and treat yourself to a bowl of pumpkin soup topped off with roasted seeds.
Get the recipe for Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds via Gastronomer's Guide
Risotto 10 of 10Use roasted seeds to add a bit of crunch to a creamy risotto.
Get the recipe for Pumpkin Risotto with Spiced Seeds via Martha Stewart