No-Bake Salted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

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Our editor, Jeff Nowak, came up with this fast and easy pumpkin seed recipe! Crunchy, with just right amount of salt, these are perfect for those busy sewing costumes or planning parties.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup fresh pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 71 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, toss the pumpkin seeds with salt. Spread half of the seeds in a single layer on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 minute; stir.
  2. Microwave 1-2 minutes longer or until seeds are crunchy and lightly browned, stirring after each minute. Repeat with remaining pumpkin seeds. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 1 cup.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as No-Bake Salted Pumpkin Seeds in Backyard Living September/October 2006, p42

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