How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds Like a Boss

Updated: 10/24/16

Halloween pumpkin carvers – don’t toss out the guts! Make use of those leftover pumpkin seeds with this delicious recipe.

Roasted pumpkin seeds are a healthy and delicious snack that often gets tossed out with the garbage.

Here’s how to roast pumpkin seeds:

Cleaning out pumpkin seeds1. Rinse the pumpkin flesh off the outside of the seeds using water and your hands.

2. Soak the pumpkin seeds in salt water (brine) for about half an hour.

3. Drain the brine from the pumpkin seeds using a strainer.

4. Place seeds into large bowl and coat with a small amount of olive oil.

5. Add the following seasoningss to the bowl and mix until seeds are evenly coated:

  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt or meat tenderizer
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion salt
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, crushed

6. Spray some Pam or other non-stick spray onto a large cookie sheet.

7. Take seeds and spread them evenly on the cookie sheet.

8. Bake in the oven at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until seeds are lightly toasted.

Pumpkin seeds in roasting pan

Cool and serve!








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Survival Spot Blog Owner***This article was contributed by Chrystle Poss a.k.a. “Survival Girl”, Owner of this Survival Blog and devoted Prepper. She has been writing articles on survival and emergency preparedness since 2006. You can find her work on various websites and publications.***

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3 Responses

  1. Matt

    Using dry Ranch dressing powder is also very tasty on pumpkin seeds. Mix it with the seeds when they are still gooey (but clean).

  2. prepster411

    I'm am definitely trying this. I have a bunch of sweet pumpkins that I grew this year. I have cut one open yet, but I imagine I can use your same technique for them.

    I think I'm hungry now…

  3. sam

    how much for the brine


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