Oven Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

pumpkin seeds close up

While I was in college, I worked at a preschool. Come Halloween time, we would play “Spooky Walk,” go pumpkin picking, and carve a class Jack-o-Lantern.  The class would vote on whether they wanted a happy or scary face and we would get to work…making sure to save the seeds.

Shetland Sheepdog Sheltie Pumpkin Jack o Lantern

Dolan on a Pumpkin!

It was in this wonderful little preschool that I first discovered roasted pumpkin seeds, and I’ve had to carve a pumpkin every year since so that I can have this special treat once a year.

For my birthday, Brian took me pumpkin picking at K Family Farm in Paso Robles (what can I say…I like fall things!), and for Halloween, we carved our pumpkins!  Brian made a SCUBA diver, and I paid homage to my Sheltie, Dolan…what do you think?

When we carved our pumpkins, I made sure that we both saved the seeds to roast. The hardest part of this recipe is carving the pumpkin, and the results are worth the slimy work!!

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