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Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds 2 Ways

October 8, 2018

My boyfriend is half German, so he’s always requesting we buy nuts and seeds to snack on. Apparently it’s a very German thing and hopefully before Christmas, we’re looking into getting ourselves some bespoke handmade nut bowls from Beautiful Wood. As Halloween is on the way, it’s time to crack out all the autumnal recipes – especially those involving the humble pumpkin!

I made roasted pumpkin seeds last year after Halloween but this year I’ve made them a little earlier because I had loads of pumpkin seeds leftover from making my really simple vegetarian slow cooker pumpkin and sweet potato curry. The pumpkin was straight from my boyfriend’s mum’s garden and as fresh as you can get! It made an excellent curry and the seeds made a delicious snack.

Here’s how you can make your own roasted pumpkin seeds to snack on.

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Note: You can boil the pumpkin seeds in salt water before roasting! This makes the seeds kinder to our digestive systems and also produces a nice crunch. This is a completely optional step!

Roast Pumpkin Seeds Method 1:

Ingredients Needed:

  • Pumpkin
  • Salt
  • Olive Oil

First up, you need to get the pumpkin guts out! We’ve all scooped the inside of pumpkins out before, so just make sure you collect as many seeds as you can and put them in a bowl or jug so you can rinse the flesh off.

Rinse the pumpkin seeds well with cold water and spread on a baking tray. It helps if you put greaseproof paper on the tray first.

Drizzle over some olive oil over the seeds and season with salt. Get your hands stuck in and mix the seeds around in the seasoned oil to ensure all the seeds are evenly coated.

Bake at 180Β°C for 10 minutes or until the seeds are a beautiful golden brown colour.

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Roast Pumpkin Seeds Method 2:

Ingredients Needed:

  • Pumpkin
  • Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Butter

First up, cut open your pumpkin and scoop out the seeds. Collect as many as you can and pop them in a bowl or jug.

Rinse the seeds in cold water to remove any leftover pumpkin flesh.

Melt butter on the hob or in the microwave then add the seeds to the butter.

Season with salt and then toss the seeds in the mixture to ensure they are all evenly coated.

Spread onto a lined baking sheet and bake in the oven at 150Β°C for 45 minutes, or until golden brown.

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Our Favourites

I have used both of these methods, but my favourite way of roasting pumpkin seeds is the second one. Using butter and cooking them at a lower heat creates a much fuller flavour that goes down a treat in this household.

Other Flavours

You can season these pumpkin seeds however you like. So whether you’re after something sweet and seasonal, like cinnamon, nutmeg or something caramelised, or you prefer the savoury option and want flavours such as chilli, garlic… chilli AND garlic, there’s a combination for you! I like adding a good teaspoon or two of paprika, delicious!

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  • Sabina Green

    October 8, 2018 at 8:20 am

    We tried this last year as I hate feeling that we’ve wasted the pumpkin insides. They were actually really delicious especially with the salt.
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 8, 2018 at 9:12 am

      They’re soooo tasty, aren’t they?! πŸ˜€

  • Sarah Bailey

    October 8, 2018 at 9:13 am

    I have to admit I’ve never tried making my own roasted pumpkin seeds, but I love it as an idea to make sure that nothing gets wasted from the Halloween pumpkin I shall 100% have to try it out!
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 8, 2018 at 12:29 pm

      I never used to but since my other half loves them so much, I have started doing it loads more.

  • Louise Joy

    October 8, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Oooh this is such a good idea. I never know what to do with a pumpkin once I’ve carved it so I’ll keep this in mind this year! x

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 8, 2018 at 12:49 pm

      It’s great to find ways to make the most of it and use as much of the pumpkin up as possible. Plus, they’re super tasty!

  • Mel Knibb

    October 8, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Oh that’s a brilliant little recipe: thanks a lot for sharing! I love pumpkin seeds but have never roasted my own. This is going straight on one of my Pinterest boards πŸ™‚

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 8, 2018 at 12:50 pm

      Aw that’s great, thanks for sharing!

  • Talya

    October 8, 2018 at 11:34 am

    I never do anything with the seeds but perhaps this year I’ll try one of these!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 8, 2018 at 12:51 pm

      I never used to either, but now I see it as an added extra !

  • Louise

    October 8, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Ooh, the pumpkin seeds are my favourite part of it. Yum! I could sit and eat roasted pumpkin seeds all day πŸ™‚

    Louise x
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 8, 2018 at 12:51 pm

      My boyfriend LOVES them!

  • Treasure Every Moment

    October 8, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Oo this is such a good idea, especially as it’s an ingredient I think a lot of us would usually throw away. Not this year now!

  • Olivia Jade

    October 8, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    You can do so much with pumpkins. Loving these recipes! πŸ™‚ x

  • Eva Katona

    October 8, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    I love snacking nuts of all sorts, I can eat endless amount of roasted pumpkin seeds and almonds! Also a great way not to waste those gorgeous seeds!

  • Tracey kifford

    October 8, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    It has never crossed my mund to roast the pumpkin seeds – I feel bad now for all thr millions I must have thrown onto the garden!

  • Anosa

    October 9, 2018 at 5:20 am

    I have never tried roasted pumpkin seeds before, I am always very curious as everyone seems to love them.

  • Wendy

    October 9, 2018 at 6:10 am

    Great idea to roast them and these recipes are so easy! We usually just throw them all out but I think this year I might try roasting them for a change xx

  • Sonia

    October 9, 2018 at 8:40 am

    I tried to do these one year and they just ended up burning lol I really must try again this year as I love pumpkin seeds x

  • Lynne Harper

    October 9, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    I have never roasted my own but after reading this I might just give it a bash πŸ™‚

  • Lisa

    October 9, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    I’ve never eaten pumpkin apart from the seeds. I’m not sure I like the smell of them but I’d be up for giving this a go πŸ™‚

  • Elizabeth

    October 9, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    I absolutely LOVE roasted pumpkin seeds – it’s one of the perks of pumpkin carving at this time of year. Love your recipe ideas!
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  • Chloe Ciliberto

    October 9, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Ohhh great idea. I’ll definitely be trying your 2nd way this week. We’ve just picked up a couple of pumpkins this weekend. x

  • Micaela Levachyov

    October 10, 2018 at 8:35 am

    I love the idea of roasting my own pumpkin seeds! Great for this time of year.


    October 11, 2018 at 11:05 am

    This sounds great. We normally buy pumpkin seeds that have been salted but I’m sure they are far nicer home made.
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  • Talya

    October 11, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Popping back over from #coolmumclub – thanks for linking up lovely! x
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  • Rhian wesbtury

    October 11, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    I don’t actually think I’ve ever eaten pumpkin seeds, but I guess now is the time to try them x

  • Amy Simpson

    January 17, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    I’ll try this after this Halloween x


    October 3, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    That sounds great to use up the pumpkin seeds after making a halloween lantern. I’m sure my husband would love to try these.

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