How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Seeds

Baked Pumpkin Seeds

Baked Pumpkin Seeds
Baked Pumpkin Seeds | Source

How to make Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

This is the time of year to go to your favorite pumpkin patch and pick out the perfect pumpkin to carve. After the kids carve their pumpkins, don't forget to save the seeds for baking. It's tradition in our family to roast pumpkin seeds after scraping out the insides. Roasted Pumpkin seeds are easy to prepare, and make a wonderful snack. Here is my recipe:


Baked Pumpkin Seeds

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Cook Time for Roasted/Baked Pumpkin Seeds

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: 2 Baking Pans will Serve Approximately Six People

Baked Homemade Pumpkin Seeds

Does your Family Like Homemade Pumpkin Seeds

  • Yes-We make them every year at Halloween
  • No-Not fans of the baked seeds
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Instructions for Preparing Baked Pumpkin Seeds

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degree's.
  2. Separate pumpkin seeds from the fleshy fibers.
  3. In a colander; rinse, drain and dry seeds with paper towel.
  4. Spread olive oil on bottom of baking sheet.
  5. Spread pumpkin seeds evenly, in a single layers.
  6. Sprinkle seeds with Lawry's Salt or other seasoned salt of your choice.
  7. Bake pumpkin seeds for approximately 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Stir pumpkin seeds at least once during the baking process to help them brown evenly and prevent burning and sticking.
  9. Let seeds cool before eating.
  10. NOTE: Place baking sheet on bottom rack for best results. This will help prevent seeds from burning and/or starting oven fire from the oil.

Pumpkins Seeds

Baked Pumpkin Seeds

Have you ever baked pumpkin seeds

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Ingredients for Baked Pumpkin Seeds

  • Pumpkin Seeds, Rinsed and Dried
  • Olive Oil, (Layer Bottom of Baking Sheet )
  • (Your Choice of Seasoning) Lawry's Season Salt, Ranch Dressing Seasoning Mix, Popcorn Cheese Salt

Homemade Pumpkin Seeds

My Homemade Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
My Homemade Roasted Pumpkin Seeds | Source

How to Make Baked Pumpkin Seeds after Carving

The Kids Picked out their Favorite Pumpkin at the Pumpkin Stand
The Kids Picked out their Favorite Pumpkin at the Pumpkin Stand | Source
Carving their Pumpkins into Jack-O-Lanterns
Carving their Pumpkins into Jack-O-Lanterns
Cooking my Traditional Pumpkin Seeds
Cooking my Traditional Pumpkin Seeds
Finished Product. Jack-O-Lanterns Light up the Night Sky
Finished Product. Jack-O-Lanterns Light up the Night Sky

Video for Cooking Pumpkin Seeds

© 2011 Linda Rogers

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kerlynb 5 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

I've always eaten pumpkin seeds bought at the supermarket for ages and never known how to make them! Wow, it's about time I learn to make them myself :) Thanks for this useful hub.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

You are so welcome Kerlynb. Their much better made at home and really easy too. Thanks for stopping by :-)


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lady rain 5 years ago from Australia

The pumpkin seeds recipe looks delicious. Will have to try roasting the seeds after carving the pumpkin for Halloween. Thanks.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

It is nice to see others using the pumpkin seeds. Most people just throw them away. We a;ways roast them. Your Hub is great with the various seasoning ideas and great photos. Thanks so much. I am going to pick up a pumpkin and make something and roast the seeds. You have me craving them now.


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Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

Roasted pumpkin seeds make a wonderful snack. Thanks for the inside scoop, so to speak!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

I have never eaten pumpkin seeds, so after I have carved my pumpkin I will try roasting them!

I just loved the photos and video, many thanks for sharing, best wishes MM


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b. Malin 5 years ago

This is such a useful Hub, Minnetonka, as I am a lover of Pumpkin Seeds and yes, I too have always bought them already to eat (No shells, how lazy of me). They are such a good non fattening treat. I will try your recipe. Thanks for sharing.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042

They taste great though I don't eat them much. This is really a good hub, the photos and vid are AWESOME!!! Peace!! Tom


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Your welcome Lady Rain-It's really easy and makes the house smell really good and Halloweeny :-)


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Hyphenbird-Yes, get at your pumpkin seed baking for Halloween. I love pumpkin seeds year round but usually buy them at the store. I crave them a lot. :-)


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Ha-Good one Gypsy Willow :-)


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Movie Master. Once you try pumpkins seeds you'll crave them. Their a great snack. I'm so glad you enjoyed my hub.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi b.Malin and thanks for reading my hub. So many pumpkin seed fans here at hubland. I usually buy the one with the shells. I like to eat some whole but break most of the seeds with my teeth to get to the nummy inside.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Tom and good to hear from you. I can't wait to make more seeds on Halloween, which is tomorrow. Happy Halloween Eve my friend.


femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

I'm with Hyphenbird, I love this part of fall and I'm a big fan of pumpkin seeds! Anxious to try your recipe MinTwin, thanks so much for sharing.

So, do you ever make pumpkin bread to go with the seeds? After jacko-lantern season is over, of course. :)


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Cassie Ann 5 years ago

Love roasted pumpkin seeds - haven't made them in years. Thanks for the recipe to refresh my memory!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

femmeflashpoint-My sister makes these incredible pumpkin bars with a cream cheese frosting. I love any recipe that has pumpkin in it. Thanks for stopping and Happy Halloween!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Your so welcome Cassie Ann. It's so easy yet makes Halloween more fun and the house smells great. The kids look forward to the seeds every year. It wouldn't be Halloween if Auntie didn't roast their pumpkin seeds.


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Gypsy48 5 years ago

Will be trying this recipe this afternoon, sounds good. Love pumpkin pie, muffins, bars, cookies and anything else with pumpkin! Love your photos.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

I like anything pumpkin too. I just made another batch of seeds for the kids today but this time I used seeds from a spaghetti squash and a acorn squash. Their just as good, if not better. Thanks for checking out my hub and glad you liked he pics to go with it. It was a fun day getting things ready for Halloween.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

Thanks for sharing this recipe and the step by step illustrations. Hope you're having a fun and Happy Halloween. Voted up and useful.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Happy Halloween to you too HBN. I'm just starting to get kids at the door. I love it :-0 I made more seeds today but this time with squash. It was so nummy and tender.


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

Another great hub and this one is full of useful tips and information. I love the photographs and now I know what to do with those pumpkin seeds. Thank you.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks for all your kind words on my Halloween Hub. I just love pumpkin seeds and look forward to this tradition every year. Have a great weekend Spirit Whisperer :-)


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

up, useful, awesome, and interesting MT. This looks and sounds great. The stores are getting read of them for cheap now and I love pumpkins seeds. I have never tried them like this, but I will. Bookmarked:)


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Maggie-May 5 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

Yummy!! I just love Halloween!! I've never used olive oil or any oil when roasting, I will certainly try it next time--thanks so much!!!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi lyricwriter. I buy them store bought too but let me tell you, there is no comparison. Home-made is so nummy and your house smells really good. Thanks for stopping :-)


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Maggie-You don't have to use the olive oil but I find it out more flavor in them and prevents burning. Thanks for coming by :-) Have a great Sunday.


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA

I love making toasted pumkins seeds. We always ate them shells and all. It wasn't until I was married that I realized some people shelled them. Thanks for sharing this wonderful treat.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Your so welcome tlpogue. I don't always shell mine as I eat them. It kind of depends on my mood and my energy level.LOL


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada

Love pumpkin seeds, and love your photos! I sometimes shell my pumpkin seeds before toasting, but they taste great either way!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Isn't that a lot of work RedElf, to shell the seeds? I do prefer eating them without the shell but it's just so much work. I would love to hear how you get the shells off.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I love pumpkin seeds!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Your very welcome. It' super easy too :-)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

I didn't save my seeds, but I'll do this next year fer sure


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Kris Heeter 5 years ago from Indiana

Thanks for sharing this recipe! I'm going to add a link to your hub from my "A Pumpkin Chuckin' Thing - THE GREAT PUMPKIN LAUNCH" hub (I include links out to various other hubs that have pumpkin recipes in them.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Kris and thank you so much for adding my hub to your pumpkin recipes. I'll check out your hub and other links. Thanks for coming by.


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frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

I buy pumpkin seeds but now I will have to bake some of my own. Never thought to add 'other flavors'. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Videos were great...but there are really some c r a z y pumpkins to be seen in that last one. Fun and funny!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Frogyfish-I didn't try new flavors until this year. My family absolutely Loves the ranch dressing powder mixed with lawry's seasoned salt. Don't forget that you can use the seeds from any kind of squash too. I find that the squash seeds are a little tastier and more tender.


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Your roasted pumpkin seed recipes with the variations sound great. Liked the photos and your video in this hub. Voted up and useful!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Peggy-I make these seeds all year long but usually use squash seeds. Their even more tender.


stessily 4 years ago

MT, My roasted pumpkin seeds recipe is the same as yours, except that I used sunflower oil or safflower oil (instead of olive oil) because both oils impart a delicate, delicious flavour.

Thank you for sharing.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

I'll have to try with sunflower of safflower oil and see what I like better. Thanks for the suggestion. I always love hearing other peoples recipes.


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ChitrangadaSharan 5 months ago from New Delhi, India

Very useful and well presented hub about how to make our own homemade pumpkin seeds. I was looking for this information.

Thanks for the details! Pinned it too.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 months ago from Minnesota Author

So glad I could be of help. It's great to find what your looking for. Appreciate your visit ChitrangadaSharan :)

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