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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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A delicious batch of roasted pumpkin seeds makes scraping out the innards of fall pumpkins worth the effort! Today I’ll show you how to make two flavors of crispy roasted pumpkin seeds! Can you guess what they are?

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

PUMPKIN SEED RECIPE

Here’s how to make roasted pumpkin seeds:

  1. You’ll need a pumpkin, carving knife, spoon, and garbage bowl.
  2. Remove a circular portion of the pumpkin, either top or bottom.
  3. If the pumpkin is not being used for Halloween, cut it in half.
  4. Scrape out interior with a sturdy long-handled spoon.

Pumpkin Seeds

HOW TO ROAST PUMPKIN SEEDS

Follow this step-by-step tutorial for how to roast your own pumpkin seeds!

  1. Place gooey stringy parts of pumpkin into the garbage bowl.
  2. Separate the pumpkin seeds from the slippery orange pulp.
  3. As you work, place the pumpkin seeds into a clean bowl.

Pumpkin Seed Recipe

HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN SEEDS

Prepare pumpkin seeds for baking:

  1. Transfer pumpkin seeds to a colander.
  2. Rinse thoroughly to remove excess goop.
  3. Dry seeds between paper towels
  4. Line a baking tray with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
  5. Arrange the pumpkin seeds on the tray in an even layer.

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

HOW TO COOK PUMPKIN SEEDS

For roasted pumpkin seeds that are nice and crispy it’s important for the seeds to be very dry. Allow seeds to dry in open air for two hours, or speed things up by using the oven.

  1. Adjust oven rack to the center position.
  2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  3. Place tray of pumpkin seeds in warm oven so moisture can evaporate.
  4. Stir seeds every 5 minutes until dry.

SALT AND PEPPER PUMPKIN SEEDS

For this pumpkin seed recipe it’s fun to mix things! Here’s what you’ll need to make salt-and-pepper roasted pumpkin seeds:

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Flaky sea salt
  • Freshly-ground black pepper

Best Pumpkin Seed Recipe

HOW TO BAKE PUMPKIN SEEDS

Here’s how to bake pumpkin seeds so they’re nice and crispy!

  1. Set oven temperature to 325 degrees
  2. Bake pumpkin seeds for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
  3. Seeds are fully roasted when they’re golden and crispy.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  5. Transfer to a sealed jar. Store at room temperature for up to one week.

Crispy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

SUGAR AND SPICE PUMPKIN SEEDS

These are the ingredients you’ll need to make sugar and spice pumpkin seeds:

  • Melted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Ground Cinnamon

How to Make Pumpkin Seeds

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Crispy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds


Description

Roasted pumpkin seeds are a fall favorite the whole family will enjoy! Mix and match spices with this delightful pumpkin seed recipe.


Ingredients

One or more fresh whole pumpkins (medium or large)*

SALT & PEPPER PUMPKIN SEEDS

  • Olive oil
  • Flaky salt
  • Freshly-ground pepper

SUGAR & SPICE PUMPKIN SEEDS

  • Melted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Make a circular cut around the pumpkin stem and remove the top. With a spoon scrape down the inside of the pumpkin to remove the pulp and seeds. In a bowl, separate the seeds from the pumpkin pulp.
  2. Transfer the seeds to a colander and rinse them thoroughly. Dry the seeds between paper towels. On a baking tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, arrange the pumpkin seeds in a single layer.
  3. For crisp roasted pumpkin seeds the seeds must be completely dry! Allow the seeds to dry in room temperature on your countertop for two hours OR put the tray of pumpkin seeds in a warm 200 degree oven stirring every five minutes until dry.

SALT & PEPPER ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS

  1. Adjust oven rack to the center position. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over the pumpkin seeds. Stir and mix to coat the seeds. Add salt and pepper in the amount desired. Arrange the seeds in a flat layer on a lined baking tray.
  3. Bake pumpkin seeds. Stir every 5 minutes until golden and crisp, about 20 minutes.

SUGAR AND SPICE ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS

  1. Adjust oven rack to the middle. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Drizzle melted butter over the pumpkin seeds. Stir to coat the seeds. Sprinkle the seeds with two tablespoons granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix well. Adjust the seasonings as desired.
  3. Transfer seeds to a lined cookie sheet. Spread them out in an even layer and bake. Stir every 5 minutes until golden and crispy. Baking time about 20 minutes.

Notes

For this pumpkin seed recipe use the seeds from as many pumpkins as you’d like! The amount of seeds you see in my images is from three medium-sized pumpkins.

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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44 thoughts on “Roasted Pumpkin Seeds”

  1. I love pumpkin seeds, but I can never seem to get them dry enough! Thanks for all the great tips! Now I want to go out and get a pumpkin and try again!

  2. Pumpkin seeds are such a great fall snack. Thanks for sharing your seasoning blends for spicing up the roasted seeds. We love the sweet and spicy ones.

  3. Roasted pumpkin seeds are such delicious and healthy snack to have on hand. Love your sweet and savory version – I think I’ll like them both :-)

  4. That certainly is a great snack to have on hand. And what a great way to make sure the seeds don’t end up in the garbage! It would be easy to make up some batches to serve at the appetizer table.

  5. So perfect for snacking and serving for appetizer boards. I love roasted pumpkin seeds and I am so happy they are back in season!

  6. I had roasted pumpkin seeds for the first time last year and they were so good! I will definitely be making more again this week.

  7. Pumpkin seeds… mmmmm… remember me of those beautiful days of my childhood when we loved snacking these seeds! I can’t wait to try them!

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