Everything seasoning is, well, everything. It’s been popping up pretty much everywhere over the past couple of years and there’s good reason for that—it’s really the perfectly curated combination of savory flavors all in an easily sprinkle-able form. I’ve been known to sprinkle it on my eggs, on my toast and even on my popcorn. But my latest combination is without a doubt the best: roasted everything bagel pumpkin seeds.
This is basically the simplest seasonal snack there is. It feels festive, tastes wonderful and requires next to little work, which is really a very great combination of traits. Plus, it’s a great way to use all of the leftovers from your pumpkin carving sessions. Waste not, want not, ya know?
• seeds from a medium-sized pumpkin
• 2 Tbsp butter, melted
• everything bagel seasoning
1. After you’ve carved your pumpkin and collected your seeds, go through them and pick out the large bits of pulp. Don’t worry about the little strings of pumpkin, and don’t rinse the seeds. I like to leave a bit of the pumpkin juices and flesh on the seeds for just a little extra flavor.
2. Let the seeds dry out for an hour or so (or even overnight). This will help them get nice and crispy.
3. Once your seeds have dried out a bit, preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Then, pour the melted butter over the seeds and mix well.
4. Spread the seeds out over a tin foil-lined baking sheet, making sure they’re in a single layer.
5. Bake the seeds for 30 minutes, stirring them at 15 minutes.
6. After a half an hour, add a moderate layer of everything bagel seasoning, mix, and then return to the oven for about 15 more minutes, or until the seeds have started to turn gold brown.
7. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with another good layer of seasoning, then give them one final stir and let cool.
8. Serve immediately or snack on them for the next few days (if they last that long).
This snack is so addicting, I won’t be at all shocked if you make another trip to the pumpkin patch just to have an excuse to make more. You can do as I did and use the pre-mixed Everything but the Bagel seasoning or you can be a little extra and whip up your own mix (check out the recipe here). Either way, you’ll be left with a crave-worthy snack that’s sure to be on my Halloween rotation from here on out.