Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (Recipe)

If you like this recipe, check out our Chocolate Roasted Pumpkin Seeds recipe.

Have you picked up your pumpkin to carve yet? This year make sure to hold on to your seeds so you can make Roasted Pumpkin Seeds. Pumpkin seeds make great snacks that are rich in fiber as well as vitamins B and E. There are about 80 calories in a quarter cup once cooked.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

We have these every year. It’s one of our many family traditions that I look forward to during Halloween. If you want to include this as part of your own tradition this year or in the coming years, I’ve included my recipe.

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Great for Halloween. Don't throw your pumpkin seeds away. This recipe is easy and delicious.
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  1. pumpkin seeds
  2. melted butter or oil (olive or coconut oil work well) enough to coat the seeds
  3. salt to taste
  4. (other seasonings you can try: seasoning salt, onion powder, garlic salt, etc.)
  1. Rinse pumpkin seeds. Use your fingers to remove all the pulp. Drain pumpkin seeds and discard pulp. Spread out on clean dish towels to dry overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  3. Toss pumpkin seeds in a bowl with the melted butter, margarine or oil. You can let them sit for 30 minutes to soak up the butter.
  4. Spread pumpkin seeds in a single layer on baking sheet.
  5. Sprinkle seasonings of your choice over the seeds.
  6. Bake for about 35 minutes or until golden brown. Stir occasionally.
  7. Cool pumpkin seeds before eating.
  1. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 months or refrigerate up to 1 year. If pumpkin seeds start to 'pop' or make a popping sound, then check on them, it means they are probably done.
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  • Sue W Oct 31, 2012, 6:53 pm

    These were yummy! I only needed about 35 minutes in my oven. Thank you!!

  • Kristen Oct 31, 2012, 6:47 am

    45minutes is completely way too long…

    • Sheri Oct 31, 2012, 9:22 am

      Hi Kristen. That’s where ‘or until golden brown’ comes in in my directions. Our oven is 45 minutes, and they are perfect.

  • Christine Oct 26, 2011, 4:37 pm

    So yummy, will have to do that this year!

  • ohkeeka Oct 24, 2011, 3:09 pm

    I love roasted pumpkin seeds–probably more than actually carving the pumpkins. :) Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  • Rachel Oct 24, 2011, 1:36 pm


  • Donna Oct 24, 2011, 10:16 am

    I love pumpkins seeds! My problem is I can’t stop eating them. :)