Garlic Pumpkin Seeds Recipe
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Garlic Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

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What to do with all those pumpkin seeds guests will be scooping out at your party? This yummy, microwave-easy recipe will have folks eating 'em up by crunchy handfuls! Save a few for yourself before they're gone, suggests Iola Egle of Bella Vista, Arkansas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 87 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (trace sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 1 fat


  1. 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.
  2. 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. Yield: 2 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Garlic Pumpkin Seeds in Simple & Delicious September/October 2008, p42

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Reviewed 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!!"

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2013

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

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

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

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

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

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