Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

If you read my homemade pumpkin puree post you know that I had a TON of seeds and I needed to do something with them so of course I decided to roast them. I also set aside some that I plan on planting next year. B says we can’t do it here so I’m going to plant them at home in NY, don’t tell my parents or the deer. Do pumpkins eat deer?

Did you catch that? I just said “do pumpkins eat deer” instead of “do deer eat pumpkins”, a sign I should be sleeping? Probably but I will press on.

Okay so the first thing you do is scoop the inside of your pumpkin out and set the seeds aside in a strainer like so:

Then you need to take out all the pulp until all you have left are seeds, I run water over the seeds the whole time because it helps me separate the pulp from the seeds.

Pat the seeds to get rid of extra moisture

And place on a baking sheet in a (mostly) single layer:

Let the seeds dry completely, I left mine over night and highly suggest doing the same! Once the seeds are dry lightly coat with olive oil

Then add salt

Place the seeds in the over at 325 degrees F until toasted, about 25 minutes, be sure to check the seeds and stir after 10 minutes. When they’re all done they should look a little something like this

Easy and delicious! Here are some more variations you can try:

Cajun Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Sugar and Spice Pumpkin Seeds 

Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Ranch Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted and Salted Pumpkin Seeds


Seeds from Pumpkin


  1. Rinse your seeds with cold water as you separate your pumpkin seeds from the pulp.
  2. Pat dry to remove excess moisture and spread the seeds out on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  3. Dry completely.
  4. Once the seeds are dry lightly coat with oil and salt to taste. Bake in the oven at 325 degrees for 25 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!

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  1. Hanna says

    This brings back so many memories! My parents used to roast our pumpkin seeds every year! I’m definitely going to give it a try myself this year.

  2. Jessica Parks Wiese says

    Yum! I have been wanting to try this forever! Hopefully, I will remember that I have it pinned on pinterest. I bet my husband would like the canjun ones.

  3. Beth Rees says

    Oh the ranch ones are some I definitely need to try. We grow our own pumpkins and I purreed so many and wish I had founds this post earlier! Definitely need to pin it . Thank you!

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