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Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds

Whether we’re carving jack-o-lanterns or baking pumpkin pies from scratch, we tend to toss the perfectly edible pumpkin seeds without a second thought…but why not put every part of our favorite gourd to use? These easy air fryer pumpkin seeds are the perfect snack to enjoy this cozy season!

Tasty Team
November 17, 2022
Total Time

55 minutes

55 min

Prep Time

40 minutes

40 min

Cook Time

15 minutes

15 min

Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds
Total Time

55 minutes

55 min

Prep Time

40 minutes

40 min

Cook Time

15 minutes

15 min

Ingredients

for 5 servings

  • 1 pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, or oil of choice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin spice

Preparation

  1. Carve a hole into the top of the pumpkin, then remove the stem. Scoop out the seeds, separating from the pulp. Transfer the seeds to a medium bowl, discarding the pulp. Save the pumpkin for another use.
  2. Thoroughly rinse and drain the seeds, removing any residual pulp.
  3. Spread the seeds on a baking sheet and gently pat dry with a paper towel. Allow the seeds to dry for 30 minutes.
  4. Transfer the seeds to a large bowl and toss with the melted butter, salt, sugar, and pumpkin spice until well-coated.
  5. Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (180°C).
  6. Transfer the seeds to the air fryer basket and roast for 5–10 minutes. Shake the basket or stir the seeds and roast for another 5–10 minutes, or until the seeds reach your desired crispiness.
  7. Remove seeds from the air fryer basket and spread on a plate or baking sheet to cool completely.
  8. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
  9. Enjoy!

Ingredients

for 5 servings

  • 1 pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, or oil of choice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin spice

Preparation

  1. Carve a hole into the top of the pumpkin, then remove the stem. Scoop out the seeds, separating from the pulp. Transfer the seeds to a medium bowl, discarding the pulp. Save the pumpkin for another use.
  2. Thoroughly rinse and drain the seeds, removing any residual pulp.
  3. Spread the seeds on a baking sheet and gently pat dry with a paper towel. Allow the seeds to dry for 30 minutes.
  4. Transfer the seeds to a large bowl and toss with the melted butter, salt, sugar, and pumpkin spice until well-coated.
  5. Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (180°C).
  6. Transfer the seeds to the air fryer basket and roast for 5–10 minutes. Shake the basket or stir the seeds and roast for another 5–10 minutes, or until the seeds reach your desired crispiness.
  7. Remove seeds from the air fryer basket and spread on a plate or baking sheet to cool completely.
  8. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
  9. Enjoy!
Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds

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