Recipe For The Best Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Happy Monday!

It is that time of the year again! Time to carve pumpkins, and roast the seeds! Fresh roasted pumpkin seeds are one of my favorite things! I could live off of them, and once you eat one you can’t stop!

My husband and I carved our pumpkins this past weekend. We have a whole tradition for carving pumpkins. While carving, we watch a Halloween movie and have a cocktail. We also keep our pumpkin hidden from each other till the very end and then determine who’s is better. Just a little friendly competition πŸ™‚ Then we get to my favorite part…roasted pumpkin seeds!

I have tried many different ways of cooking pumpkin seeds. My Favorite recipe is plain and simple. I’m not one for all the fancy stuff. Plus, I must have my pumpkin seeds be on the dark, crunchy side! The crunchier, the better.

This year, the came out superb! Salty, crunchy, with great coloring! I can’t wait to share this recipe with you! I am hoping that many of you still have some carving to do so that you can try this recipe!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds


  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 1h
  • Total Time: 1h 5m


  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Paprika (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Clean and rinse pumpkins seeds of all pumpkin guts.
  3. Lay pumpkin seeds evenly on cookie sheet. I use tin foil, this is optional.
  4. Generously sprinkle salt and pepper over pumpkin seeds. If you are wanting to add a little paprika like I did, do this now.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Stir pumpkin seeds, cook for another 30 minutes
  7. When done, pumpkin seeds should be a nice brown color. Let them cool down, and enjoy!!


After tasting these, I told my husband that we might have to get some more pumpkins just so I can get the seeds. He didn’t really like that idea. πŸ™‚ However, he did agree that the roasted pumpkin seeds turned out really great this year.

I hope everyone enjoys their last week of October, and has a fantastic Halloween! I can’t wait to see all of the awesome costumes thisΒ  year!

Did you have a favorite recipe for pumpkin seeds?




P.S. I think my husband won the pumpkin carving contest this year. Here is a picture of our finished pumpkins. Mine is the first one and his is the second one.

Roasted Pumpkin Seedspumpkin-2


13 thoughts on “Recipe For The Best Roasted Pumpkin Seeds”

  1. My Dad is always the one who makes the seeds because I can’t ever get them to come out the same way! Maybe now that you’ve shared a recipe I’ll actually get it right. We’re carving this weekend! I can’t wait. Happy Halloween!

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