Roasted Pumpkin Seeds


Ray Villafane Pumpkin

I forgot to mention pumpkin carving in my last post: Spooky Halloween Treats. No, I didn’t. I was listing the things I like about Halloween, and pumpkin carving is not one of them. I enjoy getting the viral messages with cool pictures of professionally carved pumpkins like these.

Ray Villafane Pumpkin Seed Eater

And, just like this guy, I do LOVE the (roasted) seeds! So, if you’re craving some yummy pumpkin seeds, I’ve got the perfect recipe for you.

Looking for Halloween treat recipes? You might like these:

Bloody Eyeball Soup
Crooked Witches Fingers
Eyeball Poppers 

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Recipe Type: Snack
Author: A Passionate Plate
  • 1 or 2 cups of seeds from one medium-sized pumpkin, most of the goop cleaned off
  • 3 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking pan with foil.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Once boiling, add the salt to the water and bring it back to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, again, add the pumpkin seeds and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain the seeds well.
  4. Blend the spices in a small bowl.
  5. Toss the seeds in the olive oil and spread evenly on the foil-lined pan.
  6. Sprinkle evenly with the spice mixture.
  7. Stirring once or twice, roast the seeds for about 25 minutes, until they are toasty brown and fragrant.
  8. EnJOY!



  1. I love these! Even just with Salt!

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