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How to Make Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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This tutorial for how to make roasted pumpkin seeds will take you through the step by step process to making delicious roasted pumpkins seeds! Perfect for Halloween! Don’t throw those healthy, delicious pumpkin seeds out when you carve your Halloween pumpkin! Make these easy roasted pumpkin seeds instead!

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What to do with all of the seeds in that pumpkin that you carved with the kids? Super easy, these roasted pumpkin seeds are the perfect answer to that dilemma!

How to clean pumpkin seeds

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Once you remove the seeds from the body of the pumpkin, you are left with a pile of gooey stuff, technically known as the endocarp, and a bunch of seeds. The best way I have found to clean the seeds from the endocarp, is to manually strip the seeds. Many sites are suggesting soaking the whole mess in water first. Do you know what that accomplishes? Nothing but a huge, wet, slimy mess! It’s far less messy to just pull the seeds off first. Then wash the seeds.

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Allow the seeds to dry thoroughly, before roasting.

How to make roasted pumpkin seeds

  1. Scoop seeds from pumpkin.
  2. Manually pull seeds from the endocarp. Discard.
  3. Place seeds in colander.
  4. Rinse thoroughly.
  5. Dry on baking sheet covered with paper towel.
  6. Once dry, place in bowl and toss with olive oil and salt.
  7. Place on baking tray, spread out evenly.
  8. Toast for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown.
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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

This tutorial for how to make roasted pumpkin seeds will take you through step by step process to making delicious pumpkins seeds! Perfect for Halloween!
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 39.31kcal
Author: Beth Neels
Cost: $3


  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • Remove seeds from pumpkin.
  • Separate seeds from the endocarp (gooey stuff).
  • Place seeds in colander.
  • Rinse. **See notes below.**
  • Spread on paper towel and allow to dry.
  • Place in bowl and toss with oil and salt.
  • Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes, until golden.
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NOTES** Optional. If you would like, you can boil the seeds in salted water for about 5 minutes. Then continue with Step #5.
Do Not overcook or seed will dry out and be tough.
Store at room temperature, in air tight container for up to 7 days.


Calories: 39.31kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.68g | Protein: 1.94g | Fat: 3.54g | Saturated Fat: 0.61g | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 51.78mg | Fiber: 0.38g | Sugar: 0.09g | Vitamin C: 0.12mg | Calcium: 2.94mg | Iron: 0.56mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Roasted pumpkin seeds are such a tasty snack, especially this time of year! We separate the seeds by massaging them away from the pulp in a large bowl of water. The seeds float to the top and the pulp sinks!

    1. I find it makes such a mess with the pulp! It is just a soggy, wet mess! Whatever works is good though, right?

  2. 5 stars
    I love nibbling on pumpkin seeds but I never seem to get them just right – when I make them myself. I’m going to follow your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    I love these tips for roasting pumpkin seeds. I have yet to try it but I’ll definitely be using all your tips.

  4. 5 stars
    This is such a great idea! We were just looking up on how to roast seeds so the step by step is super helpful! Thanks!

  5. 5 stars
    This recipe bring back fond Halloween memories! We would carve a pumpkin and my mom would roast the seeds just like your recipe! So fun and so delicious!

    1. Is really is fun! And the kid love helping with getting the seeds off of the slimy stuff! They go “Eeeeewww!! And giggle insanely!

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