Basic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

To extract the seeds, squeeze the surrounding pumpkin flesh between your fingers. The seeds should slip out easily.

Basic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

About This Recipe

Yield:2 to 4
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:20 to 25 minutes
Special equipment:clean dish towel, small rimmed baking sheet
This recipe appears in: How to Roast Perfect Pumpkin Seeds


  • seeds of 1 medium pumpkin (about 1/2 cup), orange flesh removed, patted dry
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


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    Adjust an oven rack to the upper middle position and preheat to 275°F. In a small bowl, toss the seeds with the oil and salt to coat. Spread out onto a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer. Bake until lightly browned and crispy, about 20 to 25 minutes.


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