I really love roasted pumpkin seeds but after decades of eating them with oil and salt, I’m looking to mix things up a bit. Check out these delish looking recipes for a new twist on pumpkin seeds.

NOTE: I’ve included the ingredients and a link to the recipe and preparation instructions. Directions for roasting pumpkin seeds vary wildly across the internet from temperature (I’ve seen everything from 250 – 350) and cooking time (anywhere from 7 minutes to an hour).

I certainly don’t want to be the culprit for undercooked, burned or soggy seeds, so I recommend clicking on the links below or just googling roasted pumpkin seeds.

1. Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Recipe from Serious Eats

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter (or olive oil)
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
2. Cheesy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Recipe from Serious Eats

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter (or olive oil)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan or Pecorino cheese
  • 1 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
3. Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (this one’s not for the kiddos!)

Recipe from Serious Eats

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter (or olive oil)
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4. Brown Sugar Spice Pumpkin Seeds

Recipe from Brown Eyed Baker

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1½ teaspoons ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
5. Parmesan and Pesto Pumpkin Seeds

Recipe from Cook the Story

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsps vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 2 Tbsp. prepared basil pesto
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt
  • ½ tsp coarse black pepper
6. Salted Caramel Pumpkin Seeds

Recipe from The Comfort of Cooking

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups raw pumpkin seeds, rinsed and pat dry
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon each, brown sugar and granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt