Festive Fall Pumpkin Seed Recipe

Pumpkin Carving Contest

With all of the different pumpkin varieties at my local grocery store I couldn’t help but purchase a few pumpkins for me and my husband to carve! We both have a very competitive nature, so needless to say it turned into a pumpkin carving contest!

My husband decided to carve his pumpkin to look like a haunted house, and I must say it looks pretty spooky!

I decided to carve this ghoulish goblin! I must say that both of our pumpkins came out looking very festive, and I can’t pick a favorite!

We used all of our seeds that we scooped out of the pumpkins to make delicious roasted pumpkin seeds!


  • 1 cup of pumpkin seeds
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons of melted butter or olive oil


Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Clean your seeds removing any major string or pulp. Toss the pumpkin seeds in a bowl with the melted butter or oil and seasoning. Spread on a single layer lined baking sheet. Bake for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally until golden brown and enjoy!

Please share with us your pumpkin carvings on our Facebook page! We will have our staff vote on their favorite pumpkin and have a not-so scary surprise for the winner! The contest will end on Halloween, October 31!

Article Comments

    • Elaine, people eat them both ways. I just eat the entire thing, the shell is very tastey when roasted and is a good source of fiber! If you are going to remove the shell and just eat the seed I would recommended seasoning the seed, as the flavor probably would not penetrate the shell. Thank you!

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