Tasty, Healthful Pumpkin Seed Recipe

If you’re roasting pumpkin for pie or other recipes, you’ll be dealing with a lot of seeds. And they’re so good–and good for you–that we don’t want them to go to waste.

Pumpkin seeds are terrific sources of nourishment, thought to promote prostate health in men, and just plain fun to snack on.

So here are some great, easy ways to cook them:

1. Preheat oven to 300F.

2. Put your seeds, with as much of the slimy fiber removed as possible, in a single layer on a large cookie sheet. Sprinkle them with 1 or 2 tablespoons of olive or vegetable oil and 2 teaspoons tamari or Bragg’s liquid amino seasoning.

3. Bake until crisp, about 35 minutes.

Or you can try this other great method: Slow-Roasted Pumpkin Seeds.


Shawna Sitter
Shawna S3 years ago

Mmm Thanks :")

Marianne Good
Past Member 4 years ago


Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Lydia Price

You don't even need the oil, you can dry roast them. We always did this with our Halloween pumpkins. Also, please don't throw your jack-o-lanterns away in the garbage. Put them way back in the yard near the alley or a large tree, squirrels love to eat them even if they freeze. There is not much food out there for wildlife late in the season. Thank you.

Lynn D.
Lynn D4 years ago

Good for squash seeds also! THANKS!!!!

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W4 years ago

That must be yummy!

Kate Bates
Kathleen B4 years ago

How does one get all that slimy fibrous stuff off the seeds? I put them in a colander & try to separate the seeds with fingers running water. What is tamari? How about a touch of tahini?

Penny B.
.4 years ago

Great article, thanks.

Charla D.
Charla D4 years ago

Delicious! I especially like them cooked with a little Tamari.

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener4 years ago