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Crispy Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds

These Roasted Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds are a deliciously crunchy, healthy, and tasty snack. This snack is the perfect way to use those pumpkin seeds after carving a pumpkin.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer pumpkin seeds, roasted pumpkin seeds
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 56kcal
Author Tanya


  • 1 ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds from 1 medium-large sized pumpkin
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • Seasonings of Choice


  • Cut the top off the pumpkin and remove the pulp and seeds from the inside. Place the seeds in a colander and rinse the seeds.
  • Place the seeds in a medium-sized pot and cover with 3 cups of water and 1 Tablespoon kosher salt. Bring to a boil and allow to boil for about 7 minutes. Once done boiling, drain the seeds in a colander and then place them on a clean kitchen towel and pat the seeds dry.
  • Place the seeds in the air fryer basket. Close the air fryer basket and air fry at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 4 minutes.
  • After 4 minutes, open the basket and lightly spray the pumpkin seeds with oil, and then stir to ensure all the seeds are covered. Close the basket and cook for an additional 10-12 minutes at 350F, stirring halfway through.
  • Add any desired seasonings when there are about 1-2 minutes left on the air fryer cook time.
  • Once the seeds are roasted, remove them and spread them on a sheet pan. Allow them to cool for 10 minutes before serving.


  • These are good for snacking as is but you could use these for salads, on top of morning oatmeal, or granola.
  • Season the seeds as you like. You can use the seasonings I used in my air fryer chickpeas recipe, stick with salt and pepper, or use a little tajin seasoning.
  • Use any oil with a high-smoke point that you prefer. I usually use canola or avocado oil.


Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 877mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg