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9 Scary-Good Pumpkin Seed Recipes to Get You in the Halloween Spirit

by Lisa Lozano 9:00 AM, October 10, 2015

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Aired October 10, 2015

It’s October, so chances are, you have some pumpkin carving in your future! Don’t waste the beautiful, healthy seeds you scoop out – roast them and make a tasty snack! Rachael has a whopping nine different ways to prepare pumpkin seeds – and we have to warn you, you might want to try them all!

No. 1: Italian Pumpkin Seeds

This delicious recipe coats your pumpkin seeds with olive oil, Parmigiano-Reggiano, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning blend and salt and pepper.

No. 2: Lemon Poppy Pepper Pumpkin Seeds

These slightly sour and a tad spicy pumpkin seeds are very refreshing after a busy day full of fall activities.

No. 3: Pumpkin Spice Pumpkin Seeds

And why not flavor your pumpkin seeds like you would a pumpkin pie? These sweet and cinnamon-y seeds are a perfect healthy dessert! Yum!

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No. 4: BBQ Pumpkin Seeds

Keep the flavor of summer going with these BBQ pumpkin seeds! Rach dresses roasted pumpkin seeds with smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, brown sugar, chili powder and a pinch of cayenne – delish!

No. 5: Cheesy Pumpkin Seeds

These pumpkin seeds are coated with Parmigiano-Reggiano and a hint of onion powder and cayenne.

No. 6: Sesame Pumpkin Seeds

This sweet and slightly spicy recipe coats pumpkin seeds with sugar, ground ginger, a pinch of cayenne and toasted sesame seeds – yum!

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No. 7: Curried Pumpkin Seeds

This recipe is exactly like it sounds – curry flavored pumpkin seeds! If you love your curry, you’re going to love this savory snack.

No. 8: Smoky Chipotle Pumpkin Seeds

For a smoky, spicy snack, try this Chipotle pumpkin seed recipe. Rach uses a smoked chipotle powder to achieve a complex flavor.

No. 9: Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Sugar, cinnamon and cayenne give these seeds a multi-layered sweet and spicy flavor profile.

What’s your favorite way to prepare pumpkin seeds? Share below and watch the video for Pumpkin Spice Pumpkin Seeds: