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Garlic Pumpkin Seeds

Wondering what to do with all those pumpkin seeds guests will be scooping out at your pumpkin-carving party? This yummy, microwave-easy recipe is the answer! Save some for yourself before they're gone! —Iola Egle, Bella Vista, Arkansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 cups


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 cups fresh pumpkin seeds


  • In a small bowl, combine the oil, celery salt, garlic powder and seasoned salt. Add pumpkin seeds; toss to coat. Spread a quarter of the seeds in a single layer on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 minute; stir.
  • Microwave 2-3 minutes longer or until seeds are crunchy and lightly browned, stirring after each minute. Repeat with remaining pumpkin seeds. Serve warm, or cool before storing in an airtight container.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 87 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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  • redluver
    Nov 3, 2018

    This is remarkably quick

  • rmcunham1
    Jan 27, 2015

    I believe the nutritional information is off by quite a bit. When I calculate it comes to 185 calories for 1/4 cup. Taste is great though!!

  • Queenlalisa
    Oct 21, 2013

    They turned out better than I thought they would in the microwave.

  • Wacqui Jacqui
    Nov 1, 2011

    I must admit I was skeptical about making pumpkin seeds in the microwave. But I shouldn't have been because they came out delicious! In my opinion they are way better than oven baked. So light and crunchy. Thanks for the recipe, I'll be using this one again.

  • kerschc
    Nov 1, 2011

    Tastes great and easy! What's not to like.

  • grapesluver
    Nov 1, 2011

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    Oct 29, 2011

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    Oct 28, 2011

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    Oct 4, 2011

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  • audrarhoades
    Oct 28, 2010

    I have tried to use pumpkin seeds, The hull is so hard, how does a person remove the hull ???