Ranch Flavored Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkins are everywhere this time of year and beyond being the easiest fall decoration, they’re tasty too. I LOVE roasted pumpkin seeds and this ranch pumpkin seed recipe is my absolute favorite.

Ranch Pumpkin Seeds take roasted pumpkin seeds to a whole new level. With only 3 ingredients, they're an easy and delicious fall snack! #roastedpumpkinseeds #ranchpumpkinseeds www.savoryexperiments.com


 

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

This recipe takes roasted pumpkin seeds to a whole new level. With only 3 ingredients, they’re an easy and delicious fall snack.

You can use seeds from pumpkin carving adventures or buy plain ones at the store. They are great for snacking at home, making into little gift bags or having out as a party munchie.

Ranch Pumpkin Seeds take roasted pumpkin seeds to a whole new level. With only 3 ingredients, they're an easy and delicious fall snack! #roastedpumpkinseeds #ranchpumpkinseeds www.savoryexperiments.com

Added bonus, they are actually pretty good for you. These are a little salty, but otherwise, they are high in antioxidants and fiber.

Pumpkin Seeds from a Pumpkin

Carving pumpkins has always been one of my favorite fall activities and it’s one I’m looking forward to sharing with my daughter (and now son!)

But after the pumpkins have been carved, what do you do with the pumpkin “guts”?

Ranch Pumpkin Seeds take roasted pumpkin seeds to a whole new level. With only 3 ingredients, they're an easy and delicious fall snack! #roastedpumpkinseeds #ranchpumpkinseeds www.savoryexperiments.com

Make roasted pumpkin seeds, of course!

You’ll want to scoop out all of the pumpkins seeds. At this juncture you can opt to rinse them to get all the slime off or you can keep the slime on.

I like a little bit of pumpkin baked to the seeds, but many prefer the clean look. The ones pictured have been rinsed well.

After rinsing, allow them to dry (or pat them dry with paper towels) before tossing in seasoning and baking. If they are wet, it can take long to roast and also might give you soggy seeds.

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

After prepping your seeds, you’ll move onto the seasoning and roasting them.

First, coat them with melted butter in a mixing bowl. This gives flavor and is the glue to get the seasoning to stick. You can also use olive oil or other neutral flavored oil, but I like butter the best.

Toss with flavoring.

Next, spread the seeds on a baking pan rimmed with foil in a single layer. This allow each seed to get optimal heat and brown evenly.

Lasty, bake the pumpkin seeds! I turn them halfway so that both sides get evenly toasted.

Ranch Pumpkin Seeds take roasted pumpkin seeds to a whole new level. With only 3 ingredients, they're an easy and delicious fall snack! #roastedpumpkinseeds #ranchpumpkinseeds www.savoryexperiments.com

Flavored Pumpkin Seeds

Plain roasted pumpkin seeds are delicious. However,  once I figured out how to roast pumpkin seeds, I wanted to get a bit more creative and try out other flavors.

I love ranch-flavored anything and since pumpkin seeds don’t have a strong flavor, I thought ranch pumpkin seeds might be delicious.

There are only 3 ingredients in these Ranch Pumpkin Seeds – pumpkin seeds, butter, and Ranch dressing mix.

Any type of dry seasoning will work. Here are a few other variations:

Ranch Pumpkin Seeds take roasted pumpkin seeds to a whole new level. With only 3 ingredients, they're an easy and delicious fall snack! #roastedpumpkinseeds #ranchpumpkinseeds www.savoryexperiments.com

Roasted pumpkin seeds make a great fall snack. Even just a handful of them are full of nutrients and I find them to be quite filling. Ranch pumpkin seeds are full of flavor too! I made these alongside ranch kale chips.

I love snacking on these right out of the oven but they taste great when held at room temperature too.

In Summary:

  1. Scoop out seeds.
  2. Wash and rinse to get all the remaining pumpkin guts off.
  3. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and preheat the oven.
  4. Toss seeds with butter to coat.
  5. Toss seeds with ranch seasoning.
  6. Roast, flipping halfway through roasting. Wait until they are golden brown.
  7. ENJOY!

Storage & Freezing

Can I freeze pumpkin seeds? You sure can! Just make sure you put them in an airtight plastic bag. They tend to get freezer burnt a little faster than other foods, so use them within 3 months.

How do I store roasted pumpkins seeds? In an airtight container at room temperature. They will stay fresh for up to a week… if they last that long.

Zesty Ranch Pumpkin Seeds for Pinterest

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Ranch Pumpkin Seeds take roasted pumpkin seeds to a whole new level. With only 3 ingredients, they're an easy and delicious fall snack! #roastedpumpkinseeds #ranchpumpkinseeds www.savoryexperiments.com

Ranch Pumpkin Seeds take roasted pumpkin seeds to a whole new level. With only 3 ingredients, they're an easy and delicious fall snack! #roastedpumpkinseeds #ranchpumpkinseeds www.savoryexperiments.com

Ranch Pumpkin Seeds

5 from 10 votes
Ranch Pumpkin Seeds take roasted pumpkin seeds to a whole new level. With only 3 ingredients, they’re an easy and delicious fall snack!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees and cover a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, toss pumpkin seeds with butter to coat evenly. Add ranch dressing mix, tossing to coat.
  • Lay in a single layer on baking sheet, roasting for 20 minutes. Turn and roast for an additional 20 minutes.
  • Eat warm or room temperature.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition

Calories: 166 kcal, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 14 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 10 mg, Sodium: 409 mg, Potassium: 172 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Vitamin A: 115 IU, Vitamin C: 0.4 mg, Calcium: 10 mg, Iron: 1.9 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 166
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roast pumpkin seeds
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    This was such a unique and unexpected recipe that does not disappoint! Super simple and quick; easily, a new favorite snack!

  2. 5 stars
    My family roasts pumpkin seeds every fall, but I’ve never thought to add ranch flavoring to them! My stomach is growling just thinking about it, can’t wait to give this a try!!

  3. 5 stars
    I’m obsessed with eating pumpkin seeds for snack and these are so good. Will definitely make them again!