How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

The Humble Pumpkin Seed The seeds of pumpkins are often over looked when used in cooking, but they can be a delicious treat when roasted.


  1. After removing seeds from pumpkin clean them up.
  2. Soak them in salty water for about eight hours, drain on a paper towel and roast them on a baking sheet at 350° for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Be sure to stir them frequently.
  4. When you bite into them or crack them open, you'll find a tasty kernel inside.


Most Helpful

Stellar--the salt soak does wonders! I also appreciate the quick bake time (unlike another soak'n'roast recipe on here that called for 3-6 hours in the oven!). I use butternut squash seeds instead of pumpkin, since I rarely cook pumpkin.

chefyl November 16, 2009

I never thought of soaking them...duh.

Charipop October 28, 2008

Usually I throw away my pumpkin seeds, but no more :) Ok it takes a little time to remove the pithy stuff around them, but once that's done, the roasting is easy and the result is tasty. I wasn't sure if Hubby would like these but he was steadily nibbling while they were still cooling and I had to ask him to stop at least long enough so that there would be enough left to take the photo LOL, Please see my rating system, a wonderful 4 stars :)Thanks!

kiwidutch October 21, 2006

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