Cookies and Snacks

Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

Roasting Pumpkin Seeds are fun to make with the kids in the kitchen!  Getting the family involved creates wonderful fond memories for a lifetime!

I am not fond of throwing out a good pumpkin.  So after Halloween, the un-carved ones came back into the kitchen to get worked on.  It was and still is a tradition in our home.

Roasting pumpkin seeds is real easy! Just separate the seeds from the pulp, rinse and pat dry with a paper towel. Scatter them onto a cookie sheet, add some seasoning and roast them until they are golden.

They make great  HEALTHY school snacks for the kids or just set them in a bowl in front of the TV for the whole family to enjoy!

Eat them raw or roasted!  They are full of vitamins and minerals,  good for everyone! Toss them to your soups and salads, they give a nice crunch and delicious nutty flavor.  Enjoy!

Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

  •   seeds from a pumpkin
  •   cooking spray oil
  •   sea salt

Separate seeds from the pulp. Rinse them.
Pat dry with paper towels.
Scatter onto a cookie sheet.  Spritz over them lightly with cooking spray. Sprinkle some salt.
Bake at 375 degrees.  Roast for 10 minutes or until they are golden color, but not brown.
Remove from the oven. Cool  and store in a container.


Yields 2 cups

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  • Reply
    Kitchen Belleicious
    October 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    this is such a great idea to do with the kids in the fall. You can do so much with pumpkin seeds! Awesome

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    October 29, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    What a useful tip on re-using pumpkins from Halloween..and very healthy too!!

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    October 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    We used to do this when the kids were small – so as soon as my grandson gets old enough – I will do it again! Thanks 🙂

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    Annette @LosingYourBelly
    November 5, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    They are a great tv snack. I like doing our pumpkin seeds with a bit of a spicy kick.

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