Cajun Spiced Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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Ratings
  • Total: 70 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup (4 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
122 Calories
9g Fat
7g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cup (4 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 122
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 6g
Calcium 14mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Double or triple this roasted pumpkin seed recipe, depending on how many cups of seeds you have. One large pumpkin will generally yield 1 cup or pumpkin seeds, and smaller pie pumpkins will yield about the same amount. Toss a salad with these seeds, sprinkle over a chicken dish, or serve as a snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 scant teaspoon Cajun seasoning (or to taste)
  • Optional: paprika (for more color)
  • 1 dash salt (more or less, depending on saltiness of the seasoning)
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter or vegetable oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Rinse seeds well and get as much of the pumpkin pulp off of them as possible. Some of the small pieces are going to adhere, but they won't hurt the seeds at all, and might even add a little more flavor. Pat dry with paper towels. Don't let them dry completely on the paper towels, because they might stick!

  2. Toss pumpkin seeds with seasonings. Combine butter and Worcestershire sauce; stir into seeds until well blended and coated.

  3. Heat oven to 300°. Roast, turning from time to time, for about 45 to 60 minutes, or until nicely browned and crunchy.

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