November 3, 2011

How To: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

This week we've been enjoying snacking on freshly roasted pumpkin seeds we made ourselves with the leftovers from the drilled Halloween pumpkins we completed a little over a week ago. They are such a savory seasonal snack we look forward to making every year after lighting up our jack-o-lanterns.

Honestly the recipe we use for these couldn't be simpler and if you happen to have any seeds leftover from your own carving endeavors, we hope you'll give it a try. Simply adjust ingredients based on your own pumpkin seed quantities.

  • 1 1/2 dried pumpkin seeds — we let ours sit out on a parchment paper lined baking sheet after scooping and separating from pumpkin innards until they were dry to the touch, about 2 days.
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • Sea salt to taste
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Combine seeds, melted butter and sea salt in a bowl, then transfer to a baking sheet and roast 45 minutes until browning.

It's that simple. Use as a healthy fall snack or to top salads and soups. You could really incorporate any of your favorite spices into the base ingredients to give them a different taste or kick them up a notch. You could also try using any kind of fall squash seeds if it's past pumpkin season in your home!

Mary found this recipe on Cooking With my Kid for caramelized versions of the seeds we just might try next year. Or maybe we'll do half and half since she's the one with the sweet tooth.

P.S. Thanks for all your anniversary well wishes!


  1. How do you eat these? I was curious. I may have baked mine a little long...I tried them and they are so *tough!* I guess I never really learned how to eat them. :)

    1. Ha Jasanna, great question!

      You can pop them like a sunflower seed to get meat out of the middle, but if you roast them long enough to where they brown but don't burn then they should be good to just pop right in your mouth. They will be a little tough, but maybe an acquired taste!

  2. Funny. I see that you try to grow just about anything... but the seeds of a pumpkin you eat. :D Where is the *this is how we grew a pumpkin from seed* blog :D


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