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Roasted Salted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe Soak Boil Salt in Water

Updated on October 28, 2012

Pumpkin Seeds

Not only has the jack-o-lantern or Pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving become a tradition, but roasting the seeds are a yearly ritual as well. When I was young, my mother would roast the seeds in the oven. The aroma of pumpkin seeds would fill the house as we anxiously awaited our treat.

Make pumpkin seeds a tradition at your house by following one of these recipes.

Oven Roasted Seeds

This is my mothers recipe. I will include a faster method following this. Although I must say that by her soaking them overnight, it was like marinating a steak, the flavor was intense!

  1. Collect pumpkin seeds and rinse off
  2. Soak pumpkin seeds in salt water overnight
  3. Preheat oven to 400`
  4. Spread out seeds flat across a baking pan
  5. Sprinkle vegetable oil over the seeds

Cook until lightly brown and ENJOY!

Faster and Easier Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

  1. Collect Pumpkin seeds and rinse off
  2. Preheat oven to 400`
  3. Lay seeds on paper towel to absorb water
  4. Gather a Ziploc Bag or plastic bag and oil. (Melted butter would also work)
  5. Put oil or butter in bag (I suggest a capful of oil to 1 1/2 cup seeds)
  6. Add seeds
  7. Shake until seeds are covered
  8. Put in oven for 30 minutes- done!


Lawrys Seasoning Salt
Lawrys Seasoning Salt

Spice Up Your Seeds!

Pumpkin seeds are not limited to just oil and salt.There are so many choices of seasoning, the possibilities are endless!

If you like things spicy add a little Chili Powder. If sweet is more your speed, try some Cinnamon. My personal favorite is Lawry's Seasoning Salt. It gives the seeds just the right taste.

So to spice up your seeds:

  1. Clean the seeds and lay flat on a paper towel
  2. Preheat oven to 300`
  3. Gather 2 Ziploc Bags or plastic bags and oil. (Melted butter would also work)
  4. Put oil or butter in 1 bag (I suggest a capful of oil to 1 1/2 cup seeds)
  5. Put seasoning in the other bag
  6. Add seeds to the bag with the oil or butter
  7. Pour oil covered seeds in the bag with the seasoning
  8. Shake until seeds are covered (much like Shake and Bake coating)
  9. Lay flat on Baking sheet
  10. Put in oven for 30 minutes- done!

Nothing Better!

Boiled Seeds

Boiled pumpkin seeds are an easy way to get the results you are looking for.

  • Boil clean seeds in salt water for 10 minutes
  • Preheat oven to 250`
  • Spread out seeds on baking sheet
  • Cook for an hour or until seeds are dry and light brown

Microwave Seeds

I must admit this is not my favorite way of making seeds, but if you are in a hurry and convenience is of the essence, then by all means, use the microwave.

  • Melt two tablespoons of butter  
  • Place your seeds in a microwave safe dish. Make sure to just have a single-layer of seeds.
  • Sprinkle with seasoning of your choice or plain.
  • Microwave on high for 7-8 minutes
  • Periodically stop the microwave and stir.
  • When they are golden in color, they are ready to eat~!

Skillet Roasted Seeds

Seeds on the stove! Awesome and easy, this is a favorite alternative to the oven.

  1. Clean seeds and lay on paper towel
  2. Add 1/2 cup of oil to skillet. (of course this will vary on the amount of seeds you wish to cook)
  3. Allow oil to get hot. (if you put a drop of water in your oil and it sizzles, it's ready)
  4. Add 1 cup seeds
  5. Frequently flip seeds until golden brown.
  6. Remove from oil and place on paper towel
  7. Add seasoning and eat!

Pumpkin Seeds and Nutrition

Whatever way you decide to eat your Pumpkin Seeds, whether it is raw, baked or boiled, it is a beneficial and healthy snack. They are good sources of iron, calcium and zinc and of omega-3 fatty acids. In addition, pumpkin seeds are a good source of protein and vitamin K.

No guilt in this Holiday treat!

Indulge and Enjoy


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