How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds with Cajun Seasoning: Don’t waste those precious pumpkin seeds, roast them instead

“Oh, Great Pumpkin, where are you?” – Linus Van Pelt (It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown )

Don’t waste those precious pumpkin seeds, roast them instead.  I understand, the job of getting the pumpkin seeds out of the pumpkin and cleaned is a bit daunting, but the rewards are so delicious. How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds: Don’t waste those precious pumpkin seeds, roast them instead I also have a few tricks up my sleeve that make the job a bit easier. Add different types of seasonings to add flavor to the pumpkin seeds. Be prepared. They will be gone in a flash. How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds: Don’t waste those precious pumpkin seeds, roast them instead


How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
Write a review
  1. Raw pumpkin seeds
  2. Olive Oil
  3. Salt
  4. Seasonings as desired
Pumpkin seed cleaning
  1. Remove pumpkin innards and seeds from pumpkin.
  2. Place in large container and add water to cover seeds.
  3. Remove large chunks of fibrous material.
  4. Whisk by hand, or with electric whisk in water with pumpkin seeds, for about 30 seconds to 1 minute to detach fibrous material from pumpkin seeds.
  5. Pumpkin seeds should float to the top where the clean seeds can be scooped up and placed into clean bowl.
  1. Drain pumpkin seeds well and add olive oil to seeds. Use you best judgement here on the amount. Depends on how many seeds you are trying to coat. The seeds should not be soaked in oil just lightly coated.
  2. Add seasoning of your choice.
  3. Spread onto a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper (for easier cleanup)
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until lightly browned. If you hear the seeds beginning to pop (like popcorn) it is time to remove them from the oven.
  5. Cool. Store in airtight container.
  1. Cajun seasoning and garlic salt make wonderful seasonings for your pumpkin seeds, or leave the salt off altogether. Delicious.
Pure Grace Farms

[ois skin=”pure grace”]


  1. says

    Actually I tried roasting my own seeds one year and they were good but so dry and crackly! I had no idea you had to add oil and I probably baked them for like 2 hours at 200 degrees. Looking forward to making some REAL ones this year :)

    • says

      I still have a few left from last years batch. I grew pumpkins with the type of seeds that were soft shelled so you can eat the whole thing. They are delicious. Whenever I make granola I add them to the mix after it’s done with the dried fruit. So delicious. It’s almost time to make some more.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge