Print Recipe

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

The secret to making good roasted pumpkin seeds is to simmer the seeds with plenty of salt. The salt permeates the shells without your having to actually salt the shells.



  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Rinse seeds well, making sure every bit of pumpkin is removd. For every 2 cups of seeds, put 4 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of salt into a saucepan.
  3. Add seeds and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
  4. Drain seeds well in strainer.
  5. Place on paper towels and pat dry.
  6. Toss the dry seeds with melted butter or olive oil in a large bowl until evenly coated.
  7. Spray cookie sheet with vegetable spray.
  8. Spread seeds over cookie and bake for 30 minutes, stirring and tossing occasionally. When seeds are golden brown, they are ready.
  9. Store in an airtight container in a cool place.

Photo credit: jaxzin on Visual Hunt / CC BY


Maricopa, Arizona

Always Open!

To our Visitors

We're pleased that you are visiting one of the oldest, most reliable and comprehensive home cooking sites. Recipe Goldmine has been online since April 1999. We hope you enjoy our collection of over 39,000 recipes. Many have contributed to our recipe collections, including our own family, friends, newsletter subscribers, food companies and food organizations.