Traeger Pumpkin Seeds

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"Don't carve pumpkins in vain! Check out this easy, step-by-step smoked pumpkin seed recipe."

Prep Time: 5 Min

– ~2 cups pumpkin seeds – 1 tbsp olive oil – salt - or smoked salt - to taste

Cook Time: 40 Min


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Step 1

OPEN THE PUMPKIN. Cut the top off the pumpkin and scrape out all of the seeds and membrane. 

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Step 2

SQUEEZE THE GUTS. No, really, squeeze the pumpkin guts and the seeds will just pop out of the membrane! 

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Step 3

Rinse the seeds well under cold running water to remove any remaining pumpkin flesh. 

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Step 4 

Soak your pumpkin seeds in cool, salted water for 2-3 hours. 

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Step 5

Dry the pumpkin seeds with a clean kitchen towel, then transfer them to a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, and toss to coat. 

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Step 6 

Sprinkle seeds with a bit of salt if desired. 

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Step 7

Smoke the pumpkin seeds on your smoke setting (or 180f) for 20 minutes. 

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Step 8

Increase the temperature of the smoker to 325f and roast the pumpkin seeds for another 20 minutes, stirring once midway through. Remove and cool before enjoying or storing! 

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