Simple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: 7 Ways

Try these delightfully delicious fall flavor combos
roasted Pumpkin seeds

Think twice before you throw out those pumpkin seeds! These tiny, nutritional powerhouses have been shown to lower your LDL, or bad cholesterol, and help prevent muscle weakness. Instead, try roasting them with any of these festive flavor combinations. 

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Not-so-scary directions

  • Simply clean and dry your seeds.
  • Add seasonings and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Bake at 250°F.

1. Pumpkin Pie

  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

2. Hot Tamale

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest 
  • Salt and pepper to taste

3. The Italiano

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  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

4. Sweet & Spicy

  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

5. Hot cocoa

  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon raw (turbinado) sugar

6. Orient Express

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  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce 
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon honey

7. Indian Summer

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving: 1oz
  • Calories: 125 calories
  • Fat: 11.5g

Calories will be higher for flavor options that include sugar or honey. While they’re a great source of energy, pumpkin seeds are easy to overeat, so be sure to share or watch your portion size.

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