How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds at Halloween

Here's how to roast pumpkin seeds that you discard from your carving pumpkin! They make brilliant snacks and are packed full of nutrients and fibre. Don't throw them away!

Course Snack
Keyword halloween, roasted pumpkin seeds


  • All of the pumpkin seeds from your carved pumpkin


  1. Clean the seeds first by washing them in cold water and removing any remaining pumpkin pulp.

  2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (Gas Mar 4)

  3. Boil a pot of water, and add the seeds. Boil for 5 minutes then drain and pat dry.

  4. Line a baking tray with some greaseproof paper, toss the seeds across the tray and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil. Make sure they are evenly coated. Season with salt and paper and bake in the oven for roughly 8-10 minutes. But keep an eye on them because they roast quickly!

  5. Allow to cool, pat excess oil off with kitchen towel and enjoy as a little snack. 

"All in or all out" Rachael is a vibrant, no-bullshit-talking Scottish nutrition geek and coach helping women to lose weight without giving up their confidence OR their favourite foods.

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