Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

One of my favorite treats is homemade roasted pumpkin seeds. The store-bought variety simply do not compare, so I took the time to separate the seeds from the pumpkin I bought to make pumpkin pie. This recipe can easily be increased if you have more seeds on hand.

Roasted Pumpkin SeedsRoasted Pumpkin Seeds
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Published on November 23, 2007

Homemade roasted pumpkin seeds — an easy and tasty treat

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 25 to 35 minutes

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  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 2/3 cups pumpkin seeds (1 large pumpkin)
  • Bring the water and salt to a boil, stirring until the salt is dissolved. Pour the water over the seeds in a bowl. Cover the seeds and leave to stand for 12 to 24 hours.

  • Drain the water from the seeds. Spread the seeds evenly on a ungreased baking sheet and bake in a 350°F oven for 25 to 35 minutes or until the seeds are dry and puffy. Stir the seeds frequently, once every 10 minutes or so.

  • When the seeds are done, leave them to cool on the baking sheets and stir occasionally. Store in an air-tight container.

Makes 2 cups


Anonymous said...

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munic, germany

Chef Jeena said...

Lovely Lisa I bet fresh pumpkin seeds were delightful. :)

zlamushka said...

Hey Lisa,

what a perfect gift idea. Why don't you send it over to my Spoonful of Christmas event?

Lisa Turner said...


If you extend the deadline a little longer, I will send you the recipe for my famous rum balls.

Anonymous said...

I have always salted pumpkin seeds after roasting, but this looks like a much more satisfactory method. I enjoy pumpkin seeds so much that I buy pumpkins just to get the seeds!

Lisa Turner said...

Thanks for stopping by Karen. It's a very good method indeed and the seeds are plenty salty.

Anonymous said...

This is exactly the recipe I need right now, although I may try it with the seeds from a large butternut squash. Have you used seeds other than pumpkin seeds?