Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

One of the best things about Halloween when I was a kid was the pumpkin seeds baking while we were finishing up the details on the carving. Serving size depends on the pumpkin


  1. Wash your pumpkin seeds (get all of the pumpkin off them).
  2. Boil 1 quart of water.
  3. After water has boiled, place the clean seeds and 1/8 cup of salt into water for 10 minutes- stir the whole time.
  4. Melt 2 Tbs of butter.
  5. Drain the seeds and mix them with the butter (add some salt if you want).
  6. Place the seeds on a 2 layer tin foiled pan and place in oven at 350 F for 30 minutes.
  7. Do not refrigerate seeds- put them in a sealed bowl and leave them on the kitchen table.
Most Helpful

I have tried baking pumpkin seeds several different ways but had never boiled them first -- it makes a big difference that my whole family liked. Thanks!

myount19 November 15, 2002

Thanks for the wonderful recipe. My grandaughter always requests toasted pumpkin seeds every halloween. Based on here-say, I increased the salt to 1/4 cup and added 1/8 cup garlic salt as well as baking time to 45 minutes. The children in her class loved them. It was a nice halloween treat!!! We'll definately do this one every year.

Braunda November 05, 2002

Perfect, just what my family was looking for!!

KarlaOregon October 28, 2002

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