Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

If you love to roast the seeds from your pumpkins, try this recipe!


Total Time: 35-45 minutes


  • 3 cups pumpkin seeds
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • salt, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Separate seeds from the pumpkin guts. Then pour them into a colander, rinsing well.
  3. Spread the seeds out onto a paper towel. Then pat dry.
  4. Add vegetable oil, melted butter, and soy sauce. Stir to combine.
  5. Spread the seeds out in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until crispy and golden brown. Stir every 10 minutes for first 30 minutes, then every 5 minutes for remainder of time to prevent burning.
  7. Remove from the oven and spread out on a paper towel. Pat with additional paper towels to remove excess oil. Salt to taste. Enjoy!
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What's a good recipe for roasting pumpkin seeds?

By lalala... from Port Orchard, WA


November 2, 20100 found this helpful
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The best tip I ever had about roasting pumpkin seeds (I think it was from Cooks Illustrated) was:


It's ok to take the big gloppy stuff out, but the basic "slime" and the little tiny unformed seeds actually add a lot of flavor to the final seasoned and roasted product.

Don't think of the slippery stuff that most recipes are instructing you to rinse off as some sort of contaminant, but instead, as the all-natural flavor enhancer.

If you are skeptical, try half and half this year and stick the ones you prefer next year.

Just like popcorn, I also suggest trying different seasonings. So far, I have liked the versions I have made using Lowery's seasoning salt, Cavender's Greek seasoning, curry seasoning, and taco seasoning.

Good luck and enjoy.

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We make them every year and this year they turned out the most delicious and we used the simplest method. We rinsed the seeds in water and let them dry out over night. Then tossed them in a bowl with salt and put them on a dry cookie sheet in the oven at 350. No oil, butter or anything. We kept checking them and when they were golden brown took them out and sprinkled them with a little garlic salt. Honestly, the best we've had them!

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Can you tell me how to cook pumpkin seeds?

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Clean all membranes off of seeds and rinse in lukewarm water. Spread on cookie sheet that has been oiled. Heat oven to 300 degrees and close oven door.

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