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10/23/2014 04:48 EDT | Updated 10/23/2014 04:59 EDT

Pumpkin Seed Recipes: The Best Meals To Eat After Carving

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There are plenty of ways to carve a pumpkin (and we have about 100 suggestions for you to browse through), but who knew there were just as many ways to eat the delicious pumpkin seeds that are inside?

Instead of getting annoyed at having to take out those gloppy, somewhat slimy seeds, this year take advantage of the yummy factor in pumpkin seeds, or pepitas as they're also known.

We've gathered together a host of recipes that range from traditional roasted seeds to delicious granola options to savoury dishes that integrate these surprisingly nutritious seeds.

Check out our picks, and let us know if you have a recipe of your own!

18 Pumpkin Seed Recipes