Pumpkin Spice Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

by Erin

Waste not: I hope you saved your seeds after carving pumpkins for Halloween (or from making homemade pumpkin puree) so that you can roast them up! Usually I only add a little salt but I decided to add something more, such as the uncreative addition of pumpkin pie spice! Such a non-novel idea isn’t it? Haha but anyway they are good, despite their obviousness.

My favorite part of making roasted pumpkin seeds is running my hands through the seeds while rinsing them. They feel slippery and fun! Makes me want to jump into a pool of them and swim around.. am I alone on this one?



Whole, fresh, unshelled pumpkin seeds

Olive oil

Pumpkin pie spice



  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Rinse pumpkin seeds under cold water and pick out the pulp and strings, then drain. (This is easiest just after you’ve removed the seeds from the pumpkin, before the pulp has dried.)
  2. Place the pumpkin seeds in a single layer on an oiled baking sheet, stirring to coat.
  3. Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice and salt and bake until toasted, about 25 minutes, checking and stirring after 10 minutes.
  4. Let cool and store in an air-tight container.

Source: Adapted from Allrecipes

You may also like


Joanne November 3, 2011 - 6:41 am

I loovvee roasted pumpkin and winter squash seeds with just a little salt..but i just know this pumpkin pie spice would really take them up a notch!

Kelly November 2, 2011 - 9:17 pm

Ha! my favorite thing about carving pumpkins is gathering the seeds for roasting! My husband and our friends call me a seed nazi! Even better than roasting the seeds?? running my hands through them while they are slimy! I thought I was the only person on earth that LIKES the feeling of pumpkin guts and seeds ;o)

Jennifer @ Mother Thyme November 2, 2011 - 9:16 pm

I need to get with the program and roast some pumpkin seeds. I have made puree twice already these past few weeks. I held on to the seeds and never got around to roasting them that I finally had to throw them out. I plan on whipping up some more puree this weekend and now I have to get roasting because I use to love eating roasted pumpkin seeds. I am totally missing out! :)

Caroline November 2, 2011 - 4:49 pm

Yum! These sound delicious, Erin. Love pumpkin seeds. :)

Jenni November 2, 2011 - 1:54 pm

Yum! I love roasted pumpkin seeds, and its always fun to try something besides the standard olive oil and salt. P.s. I love the feeling of slippery seeds, too!

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray November 2, 2011 - 11:15 am

I convinced my mom to buy that candy corn bowl!! Target? :)

spiffycookie November 2, 2011 - 11:18 am

Yes! I <3 Target

Liz @ Southern Charm November 2, 2011 - 11:00 am

Yea, I had no clue how simple this could me! And what a great snack! Love it.


Leave a Comment

* By using this form you consent to the storing of your message attached to the e-mail address you've used. (Data will not be shared with any 3rd-parties)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Accept Read More