Plated + Served: Oven Roasted Pumpkin Seeds


Have you picked your pumpkin yet?

When the kids were younger, we’d drive to a pumpkin patch nearby and let them pick out a pumpkin. The only rule: they had to be able to carry it to the car.

(It was a blast watching the youngest ones try to negotiate the biggest pumpkins back to the car.)

Sadly, the pumpkin patch is now a condo patch, so the only pumpkins we pick are the ones at the supermarket… but that’s okay, too. Just like we did way back when… we still salvage the seeds from inside so we have something to munch on while we carve.

The kids used to like them roasted, with just a little bit of salt. But now, just like their lives have become, the process is a little more involved… some spice here, a little sweetness there… everyone puts their own individual twist on this recipe. They love it.

And the only rule? You have to eat everything you make!



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11 thoughts on “Plated + Served: Oven Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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  2. Jessica

    Yum, I like your take on these. I just made some this weekend with just a little butter, and we ate them up like popcorn! I saved some for pumpkin bread I may get around to baking today…

    1. Mama Post author

      So I guess you have full power now and Sandy is not longer a disruption… hopefully you didn’t get flooded!

  3. Jesse @ The Empowered Momma

    We’re going out this weekend to pick a pumpkin with our son. Good tip on the ‘they had to be able to carry it to the car’ rule. This year we’ll let it slide since he’s just over a year old and stumbling with his walking. But good to know for the future. Tasty sounding recipe. I’m on the quest to learn how to incorporate new spices into our recipes and paprika is one of them. Love ya, thanks.
    I’ll be back. Thank you for posting this on the Empowered Living Hop, look forward to seeing more of you and your tasty treats.

    1. Mama Post author

      Since he is just learning how to walk, probably a good idea to pass on the “carry to the car” rule. I always loved it when they would pick little tiny pumpkins… and even THOSE were too big for them! Thanks for reading!


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I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: