Simple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe: A Healthy, Crunchy Snack

Simple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe: A Healthy, Crunchy Snack

Discover the perfect autumn snack with these delightfully crunchy roasted pumpkin seeds. A simple blend of oil and salt transforms these humble seeds into a mouthwatering treat you won’t be able to resist!

Unlock the secrets to achieving the ultimate crispy texture and rich flavor in your roasted pumpkin seeds. The key lies in thorough drying and a light coating of oil, ensuring each seed becomes a golden, savory delight.

Irresistible Crispy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds


  • 2 cups pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) vegetable, canola, or olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Thoroughly rinse pumpkin seeds to remove all traces of pulp. Spread them on a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Allow to air dry at room temperature for about 1 hour, or until completely dry. For quicker results, dry the seeds in a 200°F (90°C) oven, stirring occasionally, or use a hair dryer on a low setting.
  2. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C) and position the rack in the center. In a spacious bowl, combine the dried pumpkin seeds with oil, then season generously with salt and pepper. Spread the seasoned seeds evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast for approximately 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the seeds turn a beautiful pale golden brown.

Make-Ahead and Storage

As roasted pumpkin seeds cool, they continue to release moisture. For optimal freshness, allow the seeds to cool completely before transferring them to an airtight container. Store at room temperature for a crunchy snack anytime.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
102 Calories
7g Fat
9g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 102
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 52mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 148mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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