How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Perfect for snack time, home-roasted pumpkin seeds are simple, tasty and fun.
Don't throw away your pumpkins just yet!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds:
If you’re carving a Jack-O-Lantern, then don’t waste the pumpkin seeds inside.  Perfect for snack time, home-roasted pumpkin seeds are simple, tasty and fun. Learn how to roast pumpkin seeds with this  This method for making Roasted Pumpkin Seeds step by step guide.


  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (enough to coat the seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Remove the Seeds.

  Use a spoon scoop to remove the inside pulp, stringy fibers, and entangled raw seeds from the pumpkin. Use your fingers to separate the seeds from the innards of the pumpkin. The seeds from carving pumpkins and pie pumpkins are edible.

Wash and Dry Seeds

  Use a  colander to wash and remove any pulp left on the seeds. Make sure to dry the seeds as much as possible with  a towel or dry your pumpkin seeds between a clean  paper towels.  Any extra moisture will create steam in the oven making  the cooking time longer.

Pumpkin Seeds
It’s easy to prepare your own pumpkin seeds at home.
Wash Pumpkin Seeds For Roasting
Pumpkin Seeds are a delicious, crunchy snack and they’re easy to make right at home!

Pumpkin Seed Seasoning

Place the pumpkin  seeds on lightly greased cookie sheet with olive oil, salt, garlic powder, paprika, and black pepper. Make sure to separate and spread the seeds evenly  for even roasting.


Roasted Pumpkin Sheet
Roasted Seeds

The seasoned pumpkin seeds get roasted at  350°F for about 20 – 30 minutes. Be sure to allow the pumpkin seeds to completely cool before serving.


Add A Little Seasoning: Ideas.

  • 1/2 tsp. ground Szechuan peppercorns


  • 1 Tbsp. sugar and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Seasoned Roast Pumpkin Seeds