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How to Make Pumpkin Seeds: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with Optional Cajun Seasoning

Updated on January 4, 2013

Make it Smile, and You Will Too!

After carving your pumpkin, bake the seeds for a healthy and satisfying snack!
After carving your pumpkin, bake the seeds for a healthy and satisfying snack!

Pumpkin Seeds Make a Satisfying Snack

Jack O'Lanterns are tradition and fun,

And a surprise snack awaits when the carving's done!

Once you've gutted your pumpkins, pluck the seeds from the gloop and make them into a crunchy, salty, delicious and filling healthy snack! Fun to get and easy to bake, here's a quick recipe for making a snack from the seeds of your pumpkins right at home:


  • seeds from 1 carving pumpkin
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning, optional


  1. preheat over to 325F
  2. rinse pumpkin seeds well and spread seeds out on a paper towel to dry
  3. pour vegetable oil in a shallow baking pan
  4. add dried seeds to pan and stir to coat seeds in oil
  5. sprinkle salt and seasoning over seeds
  6. bake for 25 min, stirring once

Let cool and enjoy, storing leftover seeds in an airtight container or plastic bag to snack on anytime!

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: yields approx 6 servings

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      Lee Tea 5 years ago from Erie, PA

      Carrie and Curiad - thank you for enjoying this hub and taking the time to comment. I hope you both get to enjoy some baked pumpkin seeds coming up real soon this fall. Be well and thanks again!

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      Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      My family used to do this every year too, I love those things!

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      tapasrecipe 5 years ago from Spanish tapas land

      lovely hub, i am currently living in Spain, they just love pumpkin and sunflower seeds, very healthy but slightly fiddly. Carrie ;-))