Baked Pickled Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

My daughter Ella, carved pumpkins with her Auntie Shantel last weekend and brought all of the pumpkin seeds home with her. I immediately cleaned them up, grabbed a jar of pickle juice out of the fridge and combined them in a smaller jar! I saw this idea online sometime within the last couple years and just knew I had to try it! The pickle juice gives them a slight pickle flavor, which goes great with the roasted pumpkin taste. I always keep pickle juice after the pickles are long gone. If I have extra veggies, such as carrots or cauliflower, I throw them in there and let them sit for a few weeks until they pickle. I just love pickled stuff!

Baked Pickled Pumpkin Seeds (print recipe)

What you need:
1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds, cleaned, rinsed and drained
pickle juice
1 teaspoon butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Soak the pumpkin seeds in the pickle juice, in a sealed container, for 4 or more days. (we shook ours up every day)

Drain well.

In a small microwave safe bowl, melt butter. Mix the pumpkin seeds with the butter and sprinkle with salt. 

Place seeds in a single layer on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes, or until brown, stirring occasionally.

Cool and store in an air tight container.

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  1. Ok I have never seen anything like this before but I think I would really like it! Thanks for posting!

    Corso Mama

  2. What a great recipe, I can't wait to try it. Have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. I would have never thought of pickled pumpkin seed but they sound great. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and remember to come back and vote on Sunday

  4. I have never heard of this ... but it sounds pretty tasty! Pickle flavor is good on almost any salty snack - right :)

  5. Oh wow! We loved dill flavored anything, but I never thought of this! We do our pumpkin seeds plain, but I'm definitely trying this! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week, Happy Halloween & come back soon ~EMM

  6. Great idea. I had never heard of this before or of keeping pickle juice and throwing extra veggies into it. Love both of those ideas. So- you can just throw veggies in there and they'll be good for a few weeks? Thanks.

    Thanks for linking up to Wonderful Food Wednesday again this week. :)

    Jessica @ At Home Take 2

    1. Thanks Jessica! Yes, just throw the veggies in, let them soak for a couple weeks and eat! :)

  7. Do the seeds have to soak in the fridge or can they soak on the counter?


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