Cheesy Pumpkin Seeds

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 3:00 AM, October 22, 2012

Aired October 22, 2012

Serves HASH(0x36f4418)
1 cup cleaned raw whole pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 tablespoon EVOO - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 teaspoons grated cheese (parmesan or Pecorino-Romano)
1 teaspoon onion powder
Pinch of cayenne

Preheat oven to 375F. In a small saucepan, bring 4 cups water, pumpkin seeds and 1 tablespoon salt to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, then drain. Pat the seeds dry between layers of paper towels.

Toss the seeds with the EVOO and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Spread in a single layer on a greased foil-lined baking sheet. Roast until golden, 10-12 minutes.

Combine seasoning blends for your favorite flavored seeds in a small bowl and toss to coat pumpkin seeds. Roast for 5 minutes more.