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How-To Roast Pumpkin Seeds (Video)

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Last week we covered How-To Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree so this week I wanted to show you guys what  to do with the seeds you find inside those pumpkins

But don’t worry if you have no intention of whipping up fresh pumpkin puree this season because you could easily make these with the seeds from the inside of ANY pumpkin (yes! even those Jack-O’Laterns).

I personally love to snack on these as-is by the handful but they are also delicious on top of a salad or sprinkled over some pumpkin soup.

Next week, we move on to Pumpkin Oatmeal and then Pumpkin Protein Pancakes so be sure to come back and visit.

As for this post, I’ve got to keep it short because it’s nearly 11pm and I need to be up at 5:30am to get to the gym before the day starts.

In the meantime, what are some of YOUR favorite pumpkin recipes?  Any family favorites out there?

How-To Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes + chilling

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • A fat pinch of kosher salt


Pre-heat oven to 400.

Rinse and DRY seeds thoroughly.

Toss pumpkin seeds with oil and salt.  Spread the seeds out on a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and crunchy.

Cool and enjoy!!

Makes 4 servings (2 tbsp. each).

Calories: 102; Total Fat: 8.6g; Saturated Fat: 2.2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrate: 2g; Dietary Fiber: 1.5g; Sugars: 0g; Protein: 4.5g

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14 comments on “How-To Roast Pumpkin Seeds (Video)

  1. These look delicious! I can wait to try them!

  2. I remember that the pumpkins that we carve aren’t suitable for eating – but are those seeds good to roast? We’ve got a few pumpkins to carve :) Thx.

  3. I FINALLY got around to doing mine. I never let them dry over night before. WOW!!! These are good. I made 6 cups (from 2 halloween pumpkins that I never got around to carve). So I guess that answers the question about the bigger pumpkins. YUM!!!

  4. I’ve heard olive oil becomes “bad oil” when heated. Can I use coconut oil instead for roasting?

  5. I just made them… soooo goood!!! My picky kids love them!

  6. Thanks, Dani! I can’t wait to try this. I think your website is one of the best I’ve ever visited – – so well organized and helpful!

    • Thanks Toni! Please check your email… you are on of the three winners to win Women Food and Desire and I sent you an email earlier today.

  7. Dani, I love your site! I want to make these but your video says to cook at 350 and the recipe says 400! Which one is correct? Thanks.

  8. Do you eat the seeds with the shell?

  9. Thanks so much for the recipe Dani

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