Smoked Paprika Pumpkin Seeds


Ah, it is that time of year again.  Time for pumpkins IMG_7388and jack o’lanterns and…IMG_8267.JPGpumpkin seeds!IMG_8249.JPGI grew three nice pumpkins in my garden.  Each was destined for a different design to be carved; all selected by Cam, of course.  The first was carved by my oldest daughter – the headless horseman seen above.  She is a big fan of paprika potato chips (the kind we first found in Hungary on her 16th birthday trip); they are similar to BBQ chips, just much, much better.  So, with that in mind, I decided to make smoked paprika pumpkin seeds.

Smoked Paprika Pumpkin Seeds

Seeds from 1 medium – large pumpkin (from the garden)

2 tsp canola oil

2 tsp smoked paprika

pinch of cayenne

1/2 tsp kosher salt, adjust to taste


Clean the seeds, place in a colander, rinse and drain.

Heat the oven to 400F.

Spread the seeds on a rimmed baking sheet.  Place in the oven for 5 minutes.  Stir and return to the oven for another 4 minutes.  THe seeds should be nicely dried, not crisp. IMG_8246.JPGReduce oven to 350F.

Toss the seeds with canola oil.  Sprinkle with the spices and salt.IMG_8247.JPGBake for 15 minutes until crisp.

Remove from oven and cool on paper towels.  Enjoy!IMG_8248.JPG





Let me know what you think of this post, and if you try the recipe, please let me know how it was and any suggestions you have. Thanks, Andrea

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