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Taco Pumpkin Seeds

 Taco Pumpkin Seeds
Here is a hot idea from the CW test kitchen - toast seeds from a freshly cut pumpkin in taco seasoning and a bit of garlic salt. The combination packs a tasty punch!
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling


  • 1 cup seeds from freshly cut pumpkin, washed and dried
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt


  • In a skillet, saute pumpkin seeds in oil for 5 minutes or until
  • lightly browned. Using a slotted spoon, transfer seeds to an
  • ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with taco
  • seasoning and garlic salt; stir to coat. Spread into a single layer.
  • Bake at 325° for 15-20 minutes or until crisp. Remove to paper
  • towels to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to
  • 3 weeks. Yield: 1 cup.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 70 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 161 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.