Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 25 mins

Tasty snack to make using fresh pumpkin seeds, or squash. I like to experiment with this recipe using garlic powder,cayenne pepper, and coarse salt. Use whatever spices you like!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups pumpkin seeds, from fresh pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 3 -4 tablespoons dry ranch dressing mix


  1. Wash seeds and dry throughly.
  2. Saute seeds in oil unti lightly browned.
  3. (use large frying pan) Transfer seeds to baking pan.
  4. Mix in Salad dressing,until seeds are well coated.
  5. Spread seeds in single layer.
  6. Bake at 325 degree 20-25 minutes, or until crisp.
  7. Stir often.
  8. Store in zip-lock baggies.
  9. Keeps up to 3 weeks.
Most Helpful

Fantastic!! I am doing my second batch right now... I was so impressed I had to take a second and post a review!!

Soulwish November 04, 2008

Absolutely fabulous recipe. We carved 3 large pumpkins this year and ended up with about 6 cups of seeds. I used this recipe and did half with the ranch dressing mix and half with kosher salt. All turned out wonderful. I'm hosting a Halloween party in a couple days and these are being saved for the party. Too good to not share with all my friends.

Mindi Righter October 30, 2003

OMG these take pumpkin seeds to another level! I didn't measure anything.... but yum!

its_me_susan October 26, 2003