How to Roast Pumpkins Seeds

Roasted pumpkin seeds are a delicious and healthy snack and this simple recipe shows you how to prepare and roast pumpkin seeds. The next time you carve Jack o’ Lanterns or use fresh pumpkins in your favorite harvest recipes, don’t throw out the pumpkin seeds. Roasted pumpkins seeds make a wonderfully crunchy and nutritious snack. Enjoy them au-naturel or season with salt, pepper or your favorite spices for more extra flavor. Eat the roasted pumpkins seeds whole–including the hull or extract the kernel (an addicting activity that requires splitting the shell using your teeth). Either way, roasted pumpkin seeds are scrumptious and full of protein, fiber and essential nutrients like magnesium, copper, and zinc. Happy Snacking!

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Notes on the Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe, Tips and Tricks

Any edible pumpkin works in this recipe, the large carving ones or the small pie pumpkins. Carving pumpkins weighing about 10-15 pounds yield about 2 cups pumpkin seeds. Smaller pie pumpkins weighing 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 lbs yield about 2/3 cup seeds.

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The trick to removing the seeds from the stringy core is to soak everything in water. The water helps to untangle the seeds and will make it easier to pluck the seeds from the fibers.

After washing the pumpkin seeds, be sure to drain well and then pat dry with a paper towel. Excess water may increase the roasting time and may even make the pumpkin seeds soggy.

I love these pumpkin seeds just as they are, but you can add any additional flavorings or seasonings to make the pumpkins seeds sweet, savory or spice. Add the flavorings and seasonings to the cleaned and dried seeds and combine well. Then bake as directed below.

Store the roasted seeds in an air-tight jar for up to 3 months.

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Ingredients

1 pumpkin, carving or pie

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 F (163 C).

Wash the pumpkin with warm water and pat dry with a kitchen towel.

Cut off the ends of the pumpkin and discard.

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds | recipe from runawayrice.comCut the pumpkin in half.
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Using a large spoon, scrape the stringy core containing the seeds, separating it from the pumpkin body.

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds | recipe from runawayrice.com

Transfer the fibrous core and seeds to a medium colander with a bowl underneath.

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds | recipe from runawayrice.com

Fill the colander and bowl with cold water. Swirl the fibrous core in the water to untangle the strands.

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds | recipe from runawayrice.com

Pluck the seeds from the pumpkin fibers and transfer into a small bowl. (Discard the fibers.)

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds | recipe from runawayrice.com

Wash the pumpkins seeds by rinsing with cold water.

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds | recipe from runawayrice.com

Drain well and then pat the seeds dry with a paper towel.

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Transfer the seeds to a baking tray.

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds | recipe from runawayrice.com

Bake for 20-25 minutes. Stir the seeds every 5 minutes so they roast evenly.

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds | recipe from runawayrice.com

Remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes before enjoying.

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Yields: 2/3 – 2 cups

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How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 100 kcal
Author: Trang

Roasted pumpkin seeds are a delicious and healthy snack and this simple recipe shows you how to prepare and roast pumpkin seeds. The next time you carve Jack o' Lanterns or use fresh pumpkins in your favorite harvest recipes, don't throw out the pumpkin seeds. Roasted pumpkins seeds make a wonderfully crunchy and nutritious snack!

Ingredients

  • 1 pumpkin carving or pie

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F (163 C).
  2. Wash the pumpkin with warm water and pat dry with a kitchen towel.
  3. Cut off the ends of the pumpkin and discard.

    How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds | recipe from runawayrice.com
  4. Cut the pumpkin in half.

    How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds - delicious and healthy snack! | recipe from runawayrice.com
  5. Using a large spoon, scrape the stringy core containing the seeds, separating it from the pumpkin body.
    How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds | recipe from runawayrice.com
  6. Transfer the fibrous core and seeds to a medium colander with a bowl underneath.
    How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds | recipe from runawayrice.com
  7. Fill the colander and bowl with cold water. Swirl the fibrous core in the water to untangle the strands.
    How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds | recipe from runawayrice.com
  8. Pluck the seeds from the pumpkin fibers and transfer into a small bowl. (Discard the fibers.)
    How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds | recipe from runawayrice.com
  9. Wash the pumpkins seeds by rinsing with cold water.
    How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds | recipe from runawayrice.com
  10. Drain well and then pat the seeds dry with a paper towel.
    How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds | recipe from runawayrice.com
  11. Transfer the seeds to a baking tray.
    How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds | recipe from runawayrice.com
  12. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Stir the seeds every 5 minutes so they roast evenly.
    How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds | recipe from runawayrice.com
  13. Remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes before enjoying.
    How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds | recipe from runawayrice.com

Notes, Tips & Tricks

Any edible pumpkin works in this recipe, the large carving ones or the small pie pumpkins. Carving pumpkins weighing about 10-15 pounds yield about 2 cups pumpkin seeds. Smaller pie pumpkins weighing 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 lbs yield about 2/3 cup seeds.

The trick to removing the seeds from the stringy core is to soak everything in water. The water helps to untangle the seeds and will make it easier to pluck the seeds from the fibers.

After washing the pumpkin seeds, be sure to drain well and then pat dry with a paper towel. Excess water may increase the roasting time and may even make the pumpkin seeds soggy.

I love these pumpkin seeds just as they are, but you can add any additional flavorings or seasonings to make the pumpkins seeds sweet, savory or spice. Add the flavorings and seasonings to the cleaned and dried seeds and combine well. Then bake as directed below.

Store the roasted seeds in an air-tight jar for up to 3 months.

2 Responses to How to Roast Pumpkins Seeds

  1. Darlene October 19, 2017 at 12:15 pm #

    Hi Trang,
    I really like this recipe and the pumpkin seeds came out so crunchy good! Now I know how to roast them, so no more throwing them out. Thanks a bunch!

    • Trang October 19, 2017 at 12:17 pm #

      Hi Darlene,
      I am really glad you like this recipe! Thanks for trying it and sharing your results. 🙂

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