Kitchen Basics 101: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

The past few weeks we have been focusing on pumpkins for Kitchen Basics 101So far we’ve learned how to make our own pumpkin pie spice mix, and last week we learned how to make our own pumpkin puree.  Today, we will learn how to roast pumpkin seeds.   

Roasted pumpkin seeds are a GREAT way to have something fun to eat without all the sugar from the traditional Halloween treats available at this time of year.  Pumpkin seeds are high in fiber, protein and vitamins and they’re easy to roast.  You can eat them plain, season with salt or other seasonings.  
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds 
(Photo Credit:  Google Images)
1 to 2 cups whole pumpkin seeds
Vegetable Oil; about 2 TBS. or Melted Butter
Salt, or other seasonings;  chili powder, curry powder or seasoned popcorn salt.  
Cut open the pumpkin and scoop all the “innards” out.  
Make sure you rinse and dry the seeds well.  
The key to having crispy roasted pumpkin seeds is to make sure the seeds are dry to begin with.
(Photo Credit:  Google Images)
Spread the seeds out on a baking tray, coat with the oil or butter 
and sprinkle with the salt or other seasonings…
Roast at 400 degrees stirring once or twice until crispy.
 This is a delicious and fun treat for your family!  

Click the links below if you missed my other pumpkin tips.


  1. says

    looks delish!
    I can’t believe in all the years we’ve gutted pumpkins, we’ve never roasted the seeds.
    Thanks so much for sharing this Robyn!

    would love you to share this or any of your posts at my Inspire Me Fridays linky party!

  2. says

    Thanks joining the 4 seasons blog hop party. Pumpkin seeds are something that we like to eat especially during important festival and occasions. Great recipe. Pin for 4 seasons blog hop blog.

  3. says

    Hi Robyn,
    I was just talking to a friend yesterday about how we used to clean the pumpkins and roast the seeds, they are so good! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. says

    Pumpkins seeds are so healthy for us and this looks like a really easy and delicious recipe. thanks for sharing. Visiting from Real Food Friday.


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