Drying Pumpkin Seeds

by Merissa on November 11, 2010

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I love Pumpkin seeds. They are so good and are so good for you, plus they are like a free bonus when you are preserving pumpkin! Here is how to make some super yummy seeds.

What you need:

  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Garlic Salt
Clean all the seeds out of a pumpkin. You can use the seeds from Sugar Baby pumpkins or the big ones like you carve for Halloween, it doesn't matter.

Wash the seeds and clean out the chunks of pumpkin. Don't worry about it being completely perfect.
Spread out on a cookie sheet. It does not have to be greased since you will be moving the seeds around. bake on 250F for about an hour or more. Scoop around the seeds with a spatula about every 10 minutes. Sprinkle garlic salt on to your desired saltiness. Keep moving the seeds around and baking until the seeds start to turn brown and they snap in half when you try and break them

Yum. These smell so good while they are cooking!

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1 Sweet Mummy November 11, 2010 at 11:47 pm

We LOVE pumpkin seeds. I have one friend who says that they are the best part of the pumpkin! HA! Yummy!!

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2 Becca C September 26, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I love pumpkin seeds, but I can never get the shell off all the way when I eat them.


3 Merissa September 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm

We don’t take the shells off, just eat them whole:)


4 Ed Ford October 25, 2013 at 1:37 pm

How can I store these for long term-5 plus years?

Thank you,


5 Merissa October 25, 2013 at 9:21 pm

I’m not sure how long you can store them but I would try putting them in a mylar bag with an oxygen absorber.


6 Debbie September 14, 2015 at 8:02 pm

Living in Maryland I season mine with Old Bay crab seasoning. Never a need to store for a long period of time, they never last in my house. All the kids love them. I never seem to make enough.


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