How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are a delicious, crunchy snack and they’re easy to make!

Pumpkin seeds, like many other seeds, are deliciously crunch. Simply rinse, season and bake.

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Fall is the perfect time of year for all of my favorite pumpkin recipes from Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies to Homemade Pumpkin Pie! As you carve out your pumpkin to make a jack-o-lantern this year, don’t discard those seeds!

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

This is a fun activity to do with your kids after carving!

  1. Clean and rinse the pumpkin seeds.
  2. Toss the seeds with a bit of oil and some seasoning.
  3. Bake per the recipe below until golden.

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Sweet and Seasoning Ideas

The following are a few of my favorite ways to season them. Start with a dash of olive oil.

How to Eat Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are a favorite and you can eat the shell or peel the shell and eat them more like you would eat a sunflower seed. I find a smaller pumpkin has a more tender shell and is better if you want to eat the whole thing. Roasted pumpkin seeds are a great snack option in place of crackers or croutons.


Like most nuts, roasted pumpkin seeds have a high fat content and should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. The pumpkin seeds will keep this way for about 3-4 months.

Alternately, put them in a sealed bag and pop them into the freezer. They will stay fresh in the freezer for up to a year.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are a delicious, crunchy treat that is so easy to make right at home!

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  • Preheat oven to 300°F.

  • Clean pumpkin seeds removing any pulp or fibers. Rinse well and pat dry.

  • Toss pumpkin seeds with olive oil (about 1 tablespoon per cup of seeds) and desired seasonings.

  • Place seeds on a baking sheet and bake 15 minutes. Stir and bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until golden.

Nutrition information is for 1/4 cup of seeds.
Seasoning suggestions:

  • Salt and pepper
  • Ranch Seasoning
  • Cinnamon and sugar
  • Onion and garlic powder and seasoning salt
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Chili Powder, a squeeze of lime and salt

Serving: 0.25cup, Calories: 120, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 129mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 1mg

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