Roasted Pumpkin Seeds for Halloween

Oldest grand girl wanted to carve a pumpkin. Sometimes that how things go in my house. Grand girl starts a project and it just keeps on going and going.

She wants to carve a pumpkins, you want her to carve a pumpkin, but do you just hand over a knife to a grand girl…..I thought not.

I relented and went out and cut the tops off for her. She proceeded to clean out the insides. Whoa…….are those pumpkin seeds?

Roasted pumpkin seeds sounds pretty good!

I handed her a container.

Don’t worry I did not pick up the ones on the steps…I was tempted though!


Here is what we got out of two medium size pumpkins. I rinsed them off with water and separated the seeds from the pulp.


Here is what they looked liked after a cleaning and rinse. Next, I put them on paper towels to pat dry. One thing I learned is that they are slippery little suckers!

When I dumped the bowl of pumpkins seeds onto the paper towel these seeds got away from me.

No, I did not rinse them back off and use them….I was tempted…..there is a 5 second rule isn’t there?


I coated them in olive oil and sprinkle them with garlic sea salt. I baked them in the oven at 350 degrees for around 20 minutes.

This is what they look like right out of the oven

I want to eat them all…..I am tempted…..

Happy Halloween!


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