Pumpkin Seeds

11/1/2022

By Lori Taylor

These Roasted Pumpkin Seeds have been a family favorite every fall. This is a recipe that Lori’s Father use to make and is made with simple ingredients.

hand picking up roasted pumpkin seeds in white dish

One of our favorite things about fall is making homemade pumpkin puree. This can be done in the oven and if you have an Instant Pot, you can use it for Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree. Whichever method you choose to use, both are simple processes that result in delicious homemade pumpkin puree and pumpkin seeds!

Roasted pumpkin seeds are crunchy and this version is salt and pepper. The small pie pumpkins contain smaller seeds, while carving pumpkin result in larger seeds. No matter what, don’t throw away the seeds of your pumpkin!

vertical image close up shot of roasted pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet

How to Remove the Strings from Pumpkin Seeds

This is probably the worst part of the entire process. However, we have found that rinsing the seeds in a strainer under water is the best way to remove the sticky strings.

How Long to Bake Seeds

When roasting seeds, you need to watch them in the oven. Preheat your oven to 400°. The smaller seeds will take about 5 minutes to turn a light brown color while the larger seeds can take up to 20 minutes to dry out and turn golden brown.

Other Flavor Combinations

There’s a variety of ways to season pumpkin seeds. This salt and pepper version is a fall favorite among Lori’s family. If you want to try out a variety of flavors try these:

  • 2 TBSP Coconut Oil, 1 tsp Cinnamon and 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 TBSP Butter with 2 TBSP Ranch Seasoning
  • 2 TBSP Butter and 2 TBSP Pumpkin Pie Spice

If your family has a favorite combination, let us know what it is in the comment section below!

Ingredients Needed for Roasted Seeds

pumpkin seeds, butter, salt and pepper
  • 2 C Pumpkin Seeds, washed and dried
  • 2 TBSP Butter
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 1 TSP Black Pepper

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

seeds with butter, salt and pepper in glass bowl

In a medium bowl, place the seeds, butter, salt and pepper.

mixing seeds in glass bowl

Mix until combined.

seeds on baking sheet

Place on a baking sheet ensuring the seeds are in an even layer.

Place in a pre-heated 400° oven and bake for 5 minutes for smaller seeds or up to 20 minutes for larger seeds. When the seeds begin to turn a light brown color, they are done baking, remove from the oven and allow to cool.

roasted seeds on a baking sheet

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

These Roasted Pumpkin Seeds have been a family favorite every fall. This is a recipe that Lori’s Father use to make and is made with simple ingredients.
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Course: Snack, Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roasted, seeds, pumpkin
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 185kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 C Pumpkin Seeds washed and dried
  • 2 TBSP Butter
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 1 TSP Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Pre heat oven to 400°.
  • In a medium bowl, place the pumpkin seeds, butter, salt and pepper.
  • Mix the pumpkin seeds until combined.
  • Place on a baking sheet ensuring the pumpkin seeds are in an even layer.
  • Place in a pre-heated 400° oven and bake for 5 minutes for smaller seeds or up to 20 minutes for larger seeds. When the seeds begin to turn a light brown color, they are done baking, remove from the oven and allow to cool.

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Nutrition

Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 592mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 3mg
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Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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