Traeger Smoked Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

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Time to take those Pumpkin guts and put them to good use.  Fire up the Traeger, load the hopper and let’s add some smoke flavored fun to pumpkin carving time.

Yield: Serves 8-10 People
Prep time: 5-7 Minutes
Cook time:  20 Minutes on 180 Degree Smoke setting / 30 Minutes at 325 Degrees


Measure            Ingredient                                        Prep Notes      

1 Ea                     Pumpkin, LARGE                                                    

As Needed        Oil, Olive Blend                                                                                    

As Needed       Oink Rub, 5280 Culinary

                    CHEF TIPS: TRY THESE OTHER GREAT RUB FLAVORS                      

Cooking Notes:

  • This can be done on the Traeger, Weber or Big Green Egg

  • Add some smoke to build flavor. Smoke tube, smoke box or smoker cubes

  • Temps remain the same for Traeger, Weber or Big Green Egg

Cooking Directions:

  • Preheat your Traeger to 180 Degrees

  • Carve pumpkin and place seeds and guts into a large bowl

  • Rinse guts under cold water and remove pulp, strings and seeds

    • Place seeds onto a paper towel

    • Allow seeds to dry before seasoning

  • Place the dried seeds into a bowl, coat LIGHTLY with oil, then season to taste as light or as heavy as you desire

  • Place onto the Kingsford Pan and arrange in a shallow layer

  • Place pan into the pre-heated Traeger at 180 degrees – Smoke for approx. 20 minutes

    • Smoke lighter or heavier if desired

  • Turn Traeger to 350 degrees (leave pan in Traeger)

  • Using insulated gloves or tongs, carefully stir the seeds after 15 minutes

  • Allow to roast for another 15-20 minutes or until desired doneness is reached

  • Using insulated gloves or tongs, carefully remove the pan, stir one last time and allow to cool

  • Store in an airtight container after completely cooled Shelf life is 4 days

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