Get In My Belly: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

It’s high time for carving your prized pumpkins but be sure to save the glop you scoop from them so you can make roasted pumpkin seeds!  It’s a mostly guilt-free treat!


  • somewhat clean pumpkin seeds (not the stringy slimy stuff)
  • spices of your choosing*
  • 2 tsp melted butter (if you wish)

*we used a mixture of cayenne, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and thyme to create a salty spicy batch.  But you could do anything you wanted, really.  Get feisty with it!


  1. Set oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Spread a nice even layer of pumpkin seeds onto a cookie sheet.  We line ours with foil to help with clean up.
  3. Drizzle butter and seasonings over them and shove those suckers in the oven!
  4. Get back to carving.  It’ll take about 45 minutes to crisp them up!

4 thoughts on “Get In My Belly: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

    • Aww, thank you! We haven’t carved Amelie’s pumpkin yet but a squirrel did take a nice bite out of the top already. Doh.

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