Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with Black Pepper, Garlic Salt and Butter

We have never made pumpkin seeds at home before so it was a big surprise to us to find out how good they turned out…

simple delicious homemade pumpkin seeds


  • fresh pumpkin seeds – washed or not (I like them not washed with bits of pumpkin flesh still on them)
  • garlic salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • few tbs of unsalted butter


  • baking tray


  1. Season seeds with garlic salt, black pepper and mix with butter.
  2. Roast in the oven preheated to 180°C (356°F) stirring constantly for about 40 minutes or until golden brown. Seeds should be crunchy, if they are still chewy place them back in the oven for couple of minutes.
  3. Remove from the oven and enjoy.


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Your thoughts…

  1. The father of a friend of mine did these, or his own recipe at least, every year and they are addictive.

  2. Hey I am loving all these pumpkin seasonal cooking you are doing here :)

  3. They look really moreish!

  4. :smile: this brings my childhood memories.. we used to roast it earth oven yummy..

  5. hey I just realised your new blog look … it looks amazing! great job!

  6. They sound so good, a great use for the left over seeds when roasting a pumpkin

  7. Thank you for the comments :)

    This was the first time I ever roasted pumpkin seeds, and they came out delicious, kids loved it but not my partner.

    Wiffy – my boyfriend is working on the theme, it still needs some improvements, that’s why it is still in “beta” ;)

  8. Oh, delicious! Why haven’t I made roasted pumpkin seeds yet this year?

  9. This is a must try! Margot thank you for sharing this with us.

    Rosie x

  10. With the risk of sounding terribly stupid, do you eat the whole pumpkin seed? I’ve always gobbled up the inner, green kernels with glee, but the shells?!? Is it safe?

  11. We were eating them with shells, when they are roasted become crunchy… even my 3 year old daughter loved those seeds.

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