How to Oven Roast Pumpkin Seeds

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Learn how to oven roast pumpkin seeds from your Halloween pumpkin in this free cooking video on roasting pumpkin seeds.

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Today we're going to do one my favorite things about Halloween. We're going to roast pumpkin seeds. Yum-yum. Well, are pumpkin seeds have been cleaned, they've been salted, they've been savored and seasoned, now they're ready to roast. You can do them in pan or you can do them in the oven. If you're going to do your seeds in the oven, you can roast them at 250, 300, all the way up to 400 degrees. It just depends on how close of an eye you're going to keep on them and whether or not you want a chance of them burning. I like to roast them at about 250 degrees. Then you need to keep stirring them about every 10 minutes and keep your eye on them. Sometimes you want to roast them maybe 30, 40, 50 minutes. It really depends on the seeds and how dry they are. Before you roast them you want to coat your pan with something. You can use a spray. I like to use this one because it's pure olive oil, but you can also use any other kind of cooking oil. I don't recommend butter because that does tend to burn. You want to coat your seeds and then spread them very evenly into your pan. Now, if you haven't already preseasoned your seeds, this is the point at which you would drizzle some kind of oil over your seeds and then salt them or put any other kind of seasoning on them that you would care to do. You really don't want your seeds to be lying on top of each other because you don't want them to roast together, especially if there's seasonings on them, and you want each one of them to get toasted all the way through. I'm putting on a set of seeds that I have chipotle seasoning on, as well as a set of seeds with garlic salt and Worcestershire sauce. I'm kind of separating them a little bit in the pan so when I take them out, they will have the 2 flavorings separated. This is the chipotle seasoned seeds. Kind of a new things, this Mrs. Dash chipotle seasoning. It's good for a lot of things. Once you have them spread out and you're ready to put them in the oven, you want to put them in a rack that's kind of between the middle and the top. A little bit away from your heat so again, they will have a more slow roasted effect because you don't want them to cook too fast and now be all the way dry inside and too cooked on the outside. They're ready. Let's pop them in the oven.

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