How to Roast and Pan Fry Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin seeds are a tasty, versatile snack. (Image: arinahabich/iStock/Getty Images)

Roasted pumpkins seeds are a tasty, healthy snack containing few calories and little to no cholesterol or sodium. The traditional method of roasting pumpkin seeds is by oven, but you can achieve similar results by pan-frying them. The hot skillet puffs up the seeds and browns them. When they are done roasting, add sweet or salty seasonings based on what you are craving.

Step 1

Place a skillet on a stove top set to medium heat.

Step 2

Heat the skillet for a few minutes until it feels hot.

Step 3

Dip a pastry brush into a bowl of olive or vegetable oil. Brush the oil across the inside bottom of the heated skillet.

Step 4

Place pumpkin seeds into the pan.

Step 5

Stir the pumpkin seeds around in the skillet with a spoon or spatula continuously until they expand and start to brown.

Step 6

Place the pumpkin seeds in a bowl and toss with seasonings. Some suggested seasonings include sea salt, pepper, garlic salt, cumin, paprika, celery salt, ground cinnamon, ginger, cloves or a drizzle of olive oil.

Things You'll Need

  • Medium-sized skillet

  • Pastry brush

  • Olive or vegetable brush

  • Pumpkin seeds

  • Small bowl

  • Spoon or spatula

  • Medium-sized bowl

  • Seasonings

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