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How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Learn how to roast pumpkin seeds to enjoy as a delicious and healthy snack!
kid friendly recipeMaking pumpkin puree or carving a Jack-O-Lantern? Be sure to save those pumpkin seeds! These crispy, crunchy, salty roasted pumpkin seeds are perfect for snacking!

pumpkin puree

Whether you are making pumpkin puree or roasting pumpkin cubes, be sure to keep your pumpkin seeds! Roasted pumpkin seeds are so easy to make and they are delicious!

Roasting pumpkin seeds is an annual tradition around our house. We do it after we carve our Jack-o-lanterns, and again at Thanksgiving when we are making pumpkin pie. I have such happy memories of eating the seeds with my kids while we wait for the pie to bake.

pumpkin seeds

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

This recipe is so easy that you will want to buy a pumpkin just to try it! There are just 2 tricks to getting crispy crunchy pumpkin seeds.

  1. Wash them thoroughly. Put the seeds in a mixing bowl and clean them until all the pumpkin flesh is off. Then, rinse them in a colander. Trust me; you may not think this is necessary, but it is
  2. Let them dry for an hour. Lay them in a single layer on a clean kitchen towel or napkin and pat them dry. Then let them dry for at least an hour. Any moisture will steam the seeds in the oven and prevent them from getting crispy

That’s all you have to remember…easy!

pumpkin seeds - roasted

Pumpkin Seed Seasoning

  • Salt – simple and delicious!
  • Johnny Salt
  • Dried Herbs – Sage, Rosemary, or Thyme
  • Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Cloves
  • Garlic Powder and Salt
  • Cayenne and Salt

Just use your imagination. Almost anything will work!

Now that you know how to roast pumpkin seeds, give it a try and let me know what you think!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Whether you are making pumpkin puree, roasting pumpkins or just carving a Jack-o-Lantern, save those pumpkin seeds! Learn how to roast pumpkin seeds to enjoy as a delicious and healthy snack!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword how to roast pumpkin seeds, roasted pumpkin seeds
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 1197 kcal


  • 3 cups Pumpkin Seeds or more, if they fit in a single layer on the pan
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°

  2. After removing the seeds from the pumpkin strings, put the seeds in a bowl of water. Rinse the seeds until all the pumpkin in removed

  3. Lay the seeds in a single layer on a napkin. Using a new napkin, pat the seeds dry.

  4. Let the seeds sit for at least one hour or until dry

  5. In a bowl, mix the pumpkin seeds with just enough olive oil to coat the seeds. Mix in your choice of seasonings. Just Salt will work

  6. Pour the seed in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or foil.

  7. Roast for 35-45 minutes, stirring the seeds every 15 minutes

  8. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1197 Calories from Fat 972
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 108g 166%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Potassium 1553mg 44%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 2g
Protein 58g 116%
Vitamin C 4.4%
Calcium 8.8%
Iron 94.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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