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How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

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How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Don't throw away the edible seeds from your pumpkin – you can roast them for a healthy, crunchy snack. A pumpkin seed consists of two edible parts: a cream-coloured shell and an olive-green kernel. Roasting the whole seed is the best way to reap its nutritional benefits. They taste delicious and are easy to eat if they're correctly toasted and small to medium in size. Follow this simple guide, and you're in for a treat.

15 November, 2022
Average: 4 (3 votes)

serves for


total time

0 HR 25 MIN


Raw pumpkin seeds
¾ cup
Olive oil
1 tbsp
Kosher salt
½ tsp
Garlic powder
¼ tsp
¼ tsp, optional
Black pepper
⅛ tsp


Step 01

Preheat oven to 350°F (177ºC).

Step 02

Using a colander, wash pumpkin seeds to remove the pulp and fibres. Thoroughly dry with a towel.

Step 03

Mix pumpkin seeds, olive oil, salt, garlic powder, paprika and black pepper in a small bowl.

Step 04

Lightly grease a sheet pan with olive oil. Spread the pumpkin seeds on the sheet pan.

Step 05

Every 5 minutes, stir and check for doneness by tasting a seed. Bake until the seeds are golden and crunchy, 12-15 minutes.

Step 06

Transfer the roasted pumpkin seeds to a bowl and allow them to cool.

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