27 Delicious Ways to Use Up Those Pumpkin Seeds

You carved the pumpkin and scooped out the seeds ... now what?

pumpkin seed recipes
Mike Garten

Blitz them into pesto. Cover them in chocolate. Pumpkin seeds are just as versatile as the pumpkin itself. Instead of tossing unused seeds, turn them into one of these fall-friendly recipes.

1 of 27
double pumpkin cornbread
Mike Garten
Double Pumpkin Cornbread with Red Onion

This cornbread is packed with pumpkin flavor: Pumpkin filling on the inside and crunchy pumpkin seeds on the outside.


Get the recipe for Double Pumpkin Cornbread with Red Onion »

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
2 of 27
Insanely Easy Pumpkin Bread

Give this loaf the ultimate pumpkin treatment with roasted seeds sprinkled on top. Follow this video to make your most delicious bread basket yet.

Get the recipe for Insanely Easy Pumpkin Bread »

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
3 of 27
pumpkin seed recipes
Mike Garten
Enchiladas with Pumpkin Seed Salsa

Spoon quintessential fall flavor atop spicy vegetable enchiladas with a homemade pumpkin salsa.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
4 of 27
crispy chicken with roasted carrots and couscous 
Brian Woodcock
Crispy Chicken with Roasted Carrots and Couscous

Pepitas (a.k.a. pumpkin seeds without shells) are the ultimate garnish. Here's proof.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
5 of 27
pumpkin seed brittle
Andrew Purcell
Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Three ingredients and oh so addictive.

Get the recipe for Pumpkin-Seed Brittle »

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
6 of 27
wild rice with pepitas
Mike Garten
Wild Rice with Pepitas

Cooking the rice in chicken broth makes it extra-delicious, while the pumpkin seeds lend a satisfying crunch.

Get the recipe for Wild Rice with Pepitas »

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
7 of 27
image
Mike Garten
Pepita Pesto

Slather this on anything from steak and chicken to fish and veggies.

Get the recipe for Pepita Pesto »

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
8 of 27
roasted squash and pumpkin seed mole bowls
Mike Garten
Roasted Squash and Pumpkin Seed Mole Bowls

Pumpkin seeds, tomatillos and, coconut milk make up the delicious trio in this highly addicting mole sauce.

Get the recipe for Roasted Squash and Pumpkin Seed Mole Bowls »

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
9 of 27
pumpkin cherry breakfast cookies
Emily Kate Roemer
Pumpkin-Cherry Breakfast Cookies

Protein bars, be gone! Use these super cookies to help you power through your day.

Get the recipe for Pumpkin-Cherry Breakfast Cookies »

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
10 of 27
moroccan carrot soup
Andrew Purcell
Moroccan Carrot Soup

Need a quick soup garnish in a pinch? Pumpkin seeds to the rescue.

Get the recipe for Moroccan Carrot Soup »

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
11 of 27
oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies with pepitas
Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest
Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Salted Pepitas

There are cookies ... and then there are cookies. These loaded oatmeal chocolate-dipped beauties with pumpkin seed sprinkles are the real deal.


Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
12 of 27
pumpkin seed balls 
Courtesy of Minimalist Baker
Pumpkin Caramels

Oh hello, healthy, vegan pumpkin caramels. These delectable treats are made with only six ingredients and will suffice any sweet tooth.


Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
13 of 27
honey Sriracha pumpkin seeds
Courtesy of Soup Addict
Honey-Sriracha Pumpkin Seeds

Spice up your life with this sweet and spicy snack.


Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
14 of 27
kale and pumpkin seed pesto
Courtesy of My Darling Lemon Thyme
Kale and Pumpkin Seed Pesto

This pesto has kale and pumpkin seeds, which are both healthy enough to cancel out all the pasta you're going to slather this on. Right?

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
15 of 27
pumpkin pesto swirl loaf
Courtesy of Twigg Studios
Chive and Pumpkin Seed Pesto Loaf

Now that you know how to make pumpkin seed pesto, may we suggest you fill a loaf of bread with it?

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
16 of 27
pumpkin seed brittle
Courtesy of Honestly Yum
Spiced Pumpkin Seed Brittle

No need to wait until December for your brittle fix. Try mi things up with a spiced pumpkin brittle instead.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
17 of 27
pumpkin maple pecan granola
Courtesy of Minimalist Baker
Pumpkin Maple Pecan Granola

Your kitchen is about to smell amazing.


Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
18 of 27
chocolate pumpkin seed cups
Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest
Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Peanut Butter Cups

Toasted pumpkin seeds, salted peanuts, chocolate, and peanut butter — need we say more?


Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
19 of 27
beet pumpkin seed pesto
Courtesy of Nutritionist Meets Chef
Beetroot Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Beets + pumpkin seeds = hot pink pesto.


Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
20 of 27
cinnamon raisin seed and nut bread
Courtesy of Snixy Kitchen
Cinnamon Raisin Seed and Nut Bread

This gluten-free breakfast bread is made entirely of nuts, seeds and oats. No sorcery required.


Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
21 of 27
bourbon pumpkin seeds
Courtesy of Mantitlement
Bourbon-Glazed Pumpkin Seeds

Forget the fireplace and cozy up with these drunken seeds that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
22 of 27
superseed waffles
Courtesy of Downshiftology
Super Seed Waffles

Make your own gluten-free waffles by blitzing pumpkin and sunflower seeds in your blender or food processor to make flour. Genius.


Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
23 of 27
cornmeal and pumpkin coffee cake
Courtesy of Local Milk
Cornmeal and Pumpkin Coffee Cake

This pumpkin seed streusel is a game-changing addition to an already pumpkin-loaded cake.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
24 of 27
pumpkin hummus
Courtesy of Kim's Cravings
Pumpkin Hummus

When two perfect foods unite, you dip until you can't dip anymore.


Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
25 of 27
sweet potato and black bean tacos
Courtesy of Cookie and Kate
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos with Avocado-Pepita Dip

This avocado-pepita sauce can also be used as a dip for veggies or you know, just eaten with a spoon.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
26 of 27
tahini pumpkin muffins
Courtesy of A Happy Food Dance
Tahini Pumpkin Muffins with Pepita Oatmeal Crumble

These would be might tasty with a PSL on the side.


Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
27 of 27
pumpkin seed pesto pasta
Courtesy of How Sweet Eats
Pumpkin Seed Pesto Pasta with Caramelized Delicata Squash

Butter, crunchy pepitas turned into pesto and golden, caramelized squash over noodles. We're swooning.


Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below