Kids' Favorite Pumpkin Seeds Recipe
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Kids' Favorite Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

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My kids love these pumpkin seeds and want them every fall. A little bit of pulp in the mix really adds to the flavor, so don't rinse the seeds. —Gwyn Reiber, Spokane, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups fresh pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 122 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients; transfer to an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 250° for 45-50 minutes or until lightly browned and dry, stirring occasionally. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Kids' Favorite Pumpkin Seeds in Taste of Home October/November 2010, p99

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danielleylee User ID: 4484886 214631
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"Very good pumpkin seed with a burst of flavor and a hint of heat that hits your tongue towards the end. These are a bit on the buttery side (not a problem if you like butter!!!) They took us 52 minutes total to bake them and we stirred them every 20 minutes. They were super easy to make and they taste great. They will be a nice addition to our holiday party this weekend!"

DawnLockhart User ID: 3466471 211901
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2014


germanycook User ID: 6411056 130353
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2012

"I never roasted pumpkin seeds before - something my Mom always did though - and this was super tasty. The worster sauce/garlic combo is perfect!"

yarngirl421 User ID: 6945391 122835
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2012

"I have tried to make pumpkin seeds the last few years and they NEVER turned out ...until now. This recipe rocks! I highly recommend it."

MamaKandiKane User ID: 6943917 174976
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2012

"Just made these seeds! Very yummy and easy!!! Will make again!"

isiscrystal User ID: 6786437 190108
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2012

"I hadn't made or eaten roasted pumpkin seeds since I was a kid, but for some reason this year I was hungry for them. I looked at a ton of different seed recipes and finally decided this one looked the tastiest. Made the recipe as written, (including not rinsing the seeds). We LOVED these - they have such a bold, yummy taste! Even with the cayenne, they aren't too spicy at all. I wouldn't be worried about serving it to kids like others have mentioned. I highly recommend this recipe!"

eli05 User ID: 3750978 190107
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"nice flavor"

RJSauer User ID: 5910473 190106
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

"Haven't made these yet, but wondering how long will they be good if stored properly. Thinking of making a large batch ahead of time for a party!"

jacko1 User ID: 2828003 192537
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2011

"sounds great but I didn't hear anyones concern about the cayanne pepper in a kids snack. I dont use that pepper too much. could it be left out and still have good flavor?"

lenorw User ID: 1105877 191042
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"I make this every halloween now. It is the best roasted pumpkin seed recipe I've had! The Worcestershire sauce makes the recipe and I wouldn't leave it out. I think I made 5-6 batches last year and couldn't keep up with demand."

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