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Kids’ Favorite Pumpkin Seeds

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
    2 cups


  • 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


  • In a small bowl, combine all ingredients; transfer to an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 250° for 45-50 minutes or until lightly browned and dry, stirring occasionally. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 122 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • danielleylee
    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
    Oct 15, 2014


  • germanycook
    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
    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
    Oct 29, 2012

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

  • isiscrystal
    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!

  • RGILBmom
    Nov 10, 2011

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  • eli05
    Oct 31, 2011

    nice flavor

  • princessblkpanther
    Oct 28, 2011

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  • RJSauer
    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!