Pumpkin Seeds

Learn how to roast pumpkin seeds at home. Make sweet, savory, or spicy versions and find ways to use them in different dishes.

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Roasted Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Rating: 3 stars 11
Bake these pepitas for a great snack. Double the recipe for a snack you can carry around for a couple of days.

Pumpkin-Orange Bread

Pepitas give this spiced Pumpkin-Orange Bread a pleasant crunch. Using canned pumpkin puree keeps the prep time to a minimum.

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

This fragrant pesto features toasted pumpkin seeds and parsley -- along with dried chile and a touch of cinnamon -- in place of the usual pine nuts and basil for a seasonal variation on the Italian classic.

Spiced Pepitas

Rating: 3.39 stars 23
This spicy pepitas recipe makes wonderful use of the seeds from your jack-o'-lantern.

Pumpkin-Seed Piecrust

Rating: 3.08 stars 25
Decorating this crust with pastry leaves is as easy as, well, pie, but it's also beautiful with a simple crimped edge. You can make two undecorated bruleed pumpkin pies that way, if you double the filling.

No-Knead Seeded Overnight Bread

Turn out a hearty, chewy-crusted loaf worthy of the best bakeries -- all without breaking a sweat. This no-knead, no-fuss oat and wheat bread is packed with pumpkin, flax, poppy, and sesame seeds. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 505.

Baked Oatmeal for a Crowd with Berries and Seeds

When mixed berries get baked into creamy, cinnamon-spiced oats, the result is this warming breakfast casserole that can feed a crowd in one fell scoop. Chopped dates provide sweetness the natural way, while crunchy toasted pepitas and hemp seed hearts offer a big helping of omega-3 fatty acids.

Spicy-Sweet Maple Snack Mix

Maple syrup is teamed with cayenne pepper, vinegar, and fresh thyme to flavor this addictive party-ready blend of peanuts, pepitas, crackers, pretzels, and cereal.

Kale Slaw with Red Cabbage and Carrots

The variety of seeds and the kale make this a distinctive twist on coleslaw.

Pureed Butternut Squash Soup

Rating: 3.59 stars 834
This Pureed Butternut Squash Soup has pureed butternut squash along with onions, ginger, and garlic for a smooth, creamy texture. Whip up this soup recipe on the next chilly day.

Brussels Sprout Salad with Avocado and Pumpkin Seeds

Rating: 3.05 stars 115
No roasting pan necessary for these adorable cabbage cousins: Tossed with avocado and coated in a bright lemon-Dijon dressing, the tender Brussels sprout leaves make a showstopping salad.

Breakfast Cookies

Rating: 3.07 stars 427
Martha loves these cookies. Packed with nuts, fruit, and seeds, these wholesome treats are the on-the-go alternative to granola--no bowl, spoon, or milk required.

Inspiration and Ideas

Pumpkin-Seed Brittle
Rating: Unrated 112
You don't need to be a candymaker to master this easy brittle recipe! Melt together butter, light brown sugar, and honey, cook until they reach a boil, then stir in pumpkin seeds and cool until set. The brittle can be enjoyed by itself or broken over ice cream.

Kamut and Roasted Vegetables

Kamut is an ancient grain that's twice as big as wheat and boasts a buttery flavor and toothsome bite. It's the perfect partner for coriander-roasted squash and carrots.