clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon facebook facebook icon print print icon squares squares icon
Salted and roasted pumpkin seeds on a baking tray with a metal spatula as they cool.

How to Clean and Roast Pumpkin Seeds

  • Author: Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 1 quart 1x
  • Category: Pumpkin Recipes
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: American


How to Clean and Roast Pumpkin Seeds

How to easily clean and Roast Salted Pumpkin Seeds using your Halloween pumpkin.



  • Pumpkin Seeds {about 3 1/2 cups}
  • Large Bowl
  • 3-4 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons of sea salt


  1. Put 4 cups water and 1/2 cup of sea salt in a large bowl.
  2. Warm the water up in the microwave for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Stir until most of the salt has dissolved.
  4. You may still have a little salt on the bottom but that is fine.
  5. Add the pumpkin seeds and let soak for at least three hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Pour the pumpkin seeds into a large colander to drain.
  8. Spread the pumpkin seeds in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
  9. Sprinkle two tablespoons of sea salt all over the pumpkin seeds and stir to evenly coat.
  10. Place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes depending on how large and how many pumpkin seeds you have. Every five minutes or so rotate the pan and using a spatula flip the seeds.
  11. Bake until all seeds are dry.
  12. The shell should still be a pale white color.
  13. Do not allow the shell to brown.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 44

Keywords: How to clean and roast pumpkin seeds, easiest way to clean pumpkin seeds, how to make roasted pumpkin seeds

Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes