Zesty Pumpkin Seeds

The worst thing about carving a pumpkin? Scooping out goopy, slimy seeds. The best? Collecting them to make a delicious snack. But I have to admit: I kind of enjoy separating the seeds from the squishy stuff (it’s like a mini horror movie experience). Empty the innards into a colander and rinse them with water. This will make it easier to pry away the seeds from the pulp. Don’t forget to pat the seeds dry with a paper towel before you start cooking.

This recipe is perfect because it uses ingredients you probably have in the cabinet. Add the finished product to buttered popcorn for a movie night twist. Cue up Poltergeist and appease the spirits in your home with this seasonal treat.

Zesty pumpkin seeds Clinton Kelly

Zesty Pumpkin Seeds


1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. paprika

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1/4 tsp. curry powder

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

2 c. pumpkin seeds

1 tbsp. olive oil


1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

1. In a bowl, drizzle with oil

3. Sprinkle salt, paprika, black pepper, curry powder, and cayenne pepper on top of the pumpkin seeds and toss well.

4. Bake for 10 – 20 mins, tossing if desired. Let cool and serve.


Nine years ago, I made a vow to live my life based on three guiding principles: Love, Awe and Gratitude. Today, instead of feeling sad, angry or anxious about The Chew’s cancellation, I will look through the lens of Gratitude and thank: My cohosts, @chefsymon and @carlaphall, for being two of the greatest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. The crew and staff of The Chew for being so dedicated, hardworking and collaborative. Our viewers for allowing us into your homes each day to share a laugh and a recipe — and a cocktail. It’s been a fun run and I am so freakin’ lucky to have been a part of it. Much love, CK ❤️

This photo was taken the day my mom brought me back to the US from Panama, where I was born. She had jet-black hair and a tan, whereas I was basically translucent, with white hair and big blue eyes. Security guards stopped her in the airport because they thought she was smuggling someone else’s baby out of the country. So, I guess it’s time for everyone to come clean. I was indeed stolen. I am actually a Norwegian prince. Where’s my 👑, Terri?!?! Where. Is. My. #%^*ing. 👑?!? 🤪 Happy Mother’s Day!!! I love you. Sorry I’m so weird. ❤️

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