Pumpkin seeds are high in protein, iron, vitamins and fiber. Roasted or toasted, they make a nutritious snack. Scoop the seeds out of the center of a pumpkin, and separate the seeds from the attached fibers. Rinse the seeds in a colander or sieve, and dry them on a paper towel. After toasting, toss the seeds with your favorite seasoning mix. Store the toasted seeds at room temperature in a plastic bag or airtight container.
Preheat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. A cast iron skillet is ideal.
Place the clean, dried pumpkin seeds in the hot pan. Stir constantly to prevent burning. The seeds will puff up as they cook.
Remove from the heat when the seeds are puffed and beginning to brown.
Drizzle with a small amount of olive oil, and season with salt and other desired seasonings. Toss to coat.