How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds - Save your pumpkin seeds and toast them in the oven for a quick and easy healthy snack!
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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Steps for how to roast pumpkin seeds.  Save your pumpkin seeds and roast them in the oven for a healthy crunchy snack your family will love!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to roast pumpkin seeds, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds
  • 6 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons salt plus more, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  • Separate pumpkin seeds from pumpkin pulp.  Rinse in colander.
  • In a medium pot, bring 6 cups of water and 3 tablespoons of salt to a boil.  Add the pumpkin seeds and boil for at least 10 minutes.  Drain and spread to dry on a clean kitchen towel.
  • Brush a large rimmed baking sheet with olive oil. Add the seeds to the baking sheet and toss to lightly coat with the oil.  Spread the seeds to a single layer and sprinkle with desired amount of salt.
  • Roast in the oven on the top rack until just starting to brown (do not toss).  The roasting time can be anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes depending on the size of the seeds.  Remove from oven and let cool completely.


It is important to keep the seeds in a single layer and not crowded to ensure they get crunchy.  Overcrowding will result it a chewy seed.  (Yuck!)
If you have more time, another method is to bake at 300°F for 20-25 minutes until golden.