Toasted Garlic Lime Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

We are enjoying the post-Halloween calm. How about you? I discovered when my son was in preschool that he loves toasted pumpkin seeds! This is a wonderful Halloween or Fall after school snack. If you love roasted toasted pumpkin seeds then you will enjoy this tangy twist on a classic holiday treat.

Toasted garlic and lime pumpkin seeds are easy to make with this simple recipe:

You'll Need: 
1-1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds (rinsed and dried)
1/4 cup melted butter
2 tsp lime juice
1/2 tsp garlic salt or garlic powder
pepper to taste

Rinsing and Drying Pumpkin Seeds:
  • Scoop out your pumpkin seeds from inside the pumpkin, separating them fom the gooey insides. Place seeds in a colander. 
  • Rinse the seeds until all the pumpkin "goo" is off. 
  • Spread them over a flat baking sheet to dry over night.

Short on drying time? I hear a blow dryer works well.

  • Once dry, put pumpkin seeds in a mixing bowl. 
  • Melt 1/4 cup butter in a small bowl or glass pyrex 2 cup measuring cup
  • Mix melted butter, lime juice, garlic salt and pepper. 
  • Pour over pumpkin seeds, toss to coat all the seeds
  • Spread the garlic-lime coated seeds on a foil lined baking sheet.

  •  Bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes plus, or until golden brown. *Oven heats vary, so watch your seeds closely. (I prob could have left mine in longer, I just couldn't wait to try them!)

  • Once out of the oven, add a dash of garlic salt for a little extra garlic-y flavor.
  • Serve and enjoy!
For kids who don't like the tangy flavor of garlic-lime, try these toasted cinnamon sugar pumpkin seeds.

Replace above ingredients with:
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp sugar

Sprinkle with sugar once out of the oven. 

See recipe inspiration here: allrecipes.com

Do you like roasted pumpkin seeds? Have a favorite recipe to share? Leave a comment!


  1. I have a new favorite pumpkin seed recipe this year: http://sharemybliss.blogspot.com/2011/10/heavenly-halloween-pumpkin-seeds.html though the garlic lime is new to me. I love garlic! That might be next year's favorite :)

  2. Yum! These sounds great!

  3. I am certain Audrey would love the sweet version of this. We did not carve a pumpkin but plan to go pick some overstocks at a local farm this week. Great idea!

  4. wow sounds delicious! thanks so much, bookmarking this!

    Emma's Lunch