Roasted Pumpkin Seeds


Best Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe Ever

I thought I better get this recipe up before it’s too late.
If you haven’t roasted Pumpkin seeds.
you are missing out!
Not only are they good for you, but they have this wonderful, nutty flavor that my entire family loves.
Pumpkin seeds contain anti-oxidants, are high in protein, and they help reduce cholesterol.
They are also good for prostate health.
Every year right before Halloween we head out and pick out several pumpkins as a family tradition (just like apple picking).
We were a bit concerned this year after the drought,
but luckily there were plenty of pumpkins here in the Midwest.Here is my recipe for
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds…
1-2 Pumpkins (the big ones have less seeds)
Olive Oil
Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
*Preheat oven to 350
First you have to get those seeds out.
My little assistant, Valerie,
Enjoyed every minute.
Getting the seeds separated from the pumpkin can be tricky.
I usually run it all under water in a strainer and that helps.
It’s okay if you have a little pumpkin left on the seeds.
That will give them some added flavor!
Dry them on towel.
Rub 1 Tablespoon olive oil all over a cooke sheet.
Pour seeds onto cookie sheet.
Pour another Tablespoon of Olive Oil all over seeds.
Mix with your hands.
Sprinkle Lawry’s Seasoned Salt and Paprika all over them.
I load it up because we like them salty.
No measurement here…just sprinkle, it will be fine.
Bake in your 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
(some recipes say boil first…no need)
These will start to smell so good in minutes.
Once you start eating them,
you won’t want to stop.
A lot like nuts…crunchy and salty.
They go great with beer or apple cider @ Halloween gatherings.
Also great for kids lunches.
I usually leave them out for a couple days near my Halloween decor.
After 2-3 days I store them in the fridge in a glass jar.
Enjoy and share with friends and family!
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11 Responses

  1. Num num they look sooo good – thanks Julie!

  2. I always love finding pumpkin seed recipes. I never know what to season mine with!

  3. Meegan says:

    These look so yummy Julie! I can’t wait to give them a try! Pinned 🙂

  4. Hazel says:

    Do u eat the whole seed or do u crack them open and eat what’s
    Inside only. Thx

  5. JaneEllen says:

    Ok, have to admit, never eaten roasted pumpkin seeds even when 4 kids young. Now can’t eat them, no bottom teeth. Am losing bone due to critical osteoporosis from hypothyroidism was born with. Will be losing top teeth also but so far are hanging in there.
    Your recipe sure looks good,I love crunchy food. Know Mr.Furry loves pumpkin seeds as he used to eat them without seasonings. So glad you shared this recipe.
    We don’t do a pumpkin anymore but might have to get us a small one just for the seeds.
    Enjoy rest of week and weekend

    • Julie says:

      Hi JaneEllen…I love hearing from you. I am so sorry you can’t have these darn seeds, but don’t let it get to you, because guess what? They get stuck in my teeth!!! Shh!!! It drives me crazy. My Mom is having a hard time with her teeth too. Lets just stick to loving our soups and soft foods. Love you for being so open honest. Please keep in touch with me! ~ Julie

  6. carol bittner says:

    I will be trying your recipe. I’ve made em before and never liked them. They were tough, hard to chew and tasteless. BUT I didn’t have your recipe!!!!! They look so good and so cute in the jar. Enjoy this wonderful Autumn !!!

  7. These look fabulous!! Pumpkin goes in anything and everything I eat in the Fall. Love it!

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