Salty Sweet Pumpkin Seeds

Contributor: Christine Pittman

You know how salty and sweet just go together? And you know how pumpkin seeds are just the best treat ever? Combine the three and you have the perfect snack.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 and 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds (patted dry of any liquid)
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. steak seasoning (like Montreal Steak Seasoning)


  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line a large pan with parchment paper.
  2. Add the pumpkin seeds and the oil. Stir to coat them well. Add the brown sugar and steak seasoning. Roast the seeds until they are dry and crisp, 30-40 minutes, stirring once halfway through roasting.
  3. Transfer the pan to a cooling rack to cool the seeds before eating. Transfer to a serving bowl or store roasted pumpkin seeds for up to 3 days in an airtight container.