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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe- Family Favorite Recipe

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are my absolute favorite thing about Autumn. Yes, I love all the scents, colors and flavors that accompany the autumn season. But the roasted pumpkin seeds are still my favorite.

I dream of these roasted pumpkin seeds all year long. So I love when the pumpkins start showing up in the stores or they turn a nice orange color in the garden.

I grow pumpkins solely so I can make these roasted pumpkin seeds!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe- Family Favorite Recipe

The ever coveted Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

In our area you can only get pumpkins right before Halloween. For some reason even though on Halloween Day there are Hordes of Pumpkins everywhere in the stores; the day after Halloween they are all gone.


Taking with them the precious Pumpkin Seeds. I don’t know why stores don’t carry pumpkins longer!

Especially since we still have Thanksgiving coming up! You know you can’t have Thanksgiving without the traditional Pumpkin Pie (even though I do not like pumpkin Pies..we still have to have one).

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe- Family Favorite Recipe

But I digress… the Pumpkin Seeds are my Favorite part of the entire Pumpkin. And seeing as I can only get them during Halloween Season; they are also my favorite part of Halloween for me too.

Yes, I know you can “buy” processed pumpkin seeds year round, but they just aren’t the same!

So I wanted to share with you, our favorite Recipe for Roasting your pumpkin seeds; that make a most delicious Snack food: and to help prevent any one ever “tossing” those precious seeds out again!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe- Family Favorite Recipe

Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe and Tutorial

Step 1:  First you will need to scrape all the pumpkin seeds out of the pumpkins and place in a bowl and fill with water. You don’t want to use Cold water; as your hands will be in this for a while and you don’t want to freeze them off. Luke warm to medium warm is great.

STEP 2: The Pumpkin seeds Float, thus making it easier to separate the Seeds from the “pulp” of the Pumpkin. Place all seeds in a strainer; and discard the pulp. Rinse the seeds, and lay them out on paper Towels and pat dry.

STEP 3: Follow the RECIPE:


Roasted Pumpkin Seeds- Family Favorite Recipe and DIY Tutorial

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe- Family Favorite Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes


  • 4 Cups Pumpkin Seeds ( you can adjust recipe to how many cups you have. But keep all ingredients proportional)
  • 3 Teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 2 Teaspoons Seasoned Salt
  • Pinch or two Sea Salt


  1. Preheat Oven to 250 Degrees F.
  2. Place Pumpkin Seeds in a bowl; add Worcestershire Sauce, Butter, and Seasoned Salt.
  3. Stir until all seeds are well coated.
  4. Spread evenly on a large Cookie sheet and lightly sprinkle with Sea Salt.
  5. Bake in Oven 1-2 Hrs.
  6. Stir Seeds occasionally while "roasting" and spread evenly again on the cookie sheet before returning to baking; to ensure an even roast on all seeds.
  7. When finished Seeds should be Golden and crisp to the touch, but not so much so that they are hard.
  8. Let cool slightly and then enjoy!

Be sure to have your Water on hand, as they do have a tendency to make you thirsty. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe- Family Favorite Recipe

If you’ve tried our Recipe; we’d love to hear how it went! Was it a hit? Don’t forget to Pin our recipe, or share it in other ways!

We always fight over the Pumpkin seeds in our family as we all LOVE them.

What is the tradition with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds in YOUR family??

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe- Family Favorite Recipe

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I don't know if American oven temperatures differ from the UK, but one to two hours in an extremely hot oven seemed odd to me and after only 10 minutes my seeds were burnt beyond use and the smoke alarms were going. Surely the seeds only need a few minutes in that hot oven? I was very disappointed as the washing and drying of the seeds was quite time it a typo in your recipe?

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