19 Must Try Recipes Using Pumpkin Seeds


Roasted pumpkin seeds are a delicious fall snack. Here are some easy tips and recipes to get the perfect seasoned pumpkin seeds. You’ll also find some unique and healthy ways to use pumpkin seeds in recipes including pumpkin seed soup, bread, and chocolate desserts.

Carving the Halloween pumpkin is a great tradition at our house. My boys love to scoop out the seeds and get their hands messy, and I love tossing the seeds in spices and roasting them until they are golden brown. This year you may need to carve up a whole row of pumpkins when you see these amazing pumpkin seed recipes!

Related –> 13 Easy Halloween Pumpkin Design Ideas

recipes using pumpkin seeds

You’ll find amazing ways to use pumpkin seeds in cooking, such as roasted pumpkin seeds, honey roasted pumpkin seeds, soups, seed clusters, chocolate pumpkin seeds, seed loaves, chicken pumpkin seeds, pumpkin seed baked tilapia, Pumpkin seed hummus, pumpkin seed milk,  and spiced pumpkin seed butter. You can also find recipes with squash seeds!

Pumpkin Seeds

If you’re carving up some Halloween pumpkins in order to scoop out the seeds for these amazing pumpkin seed recipes, you might want to check out these easy Halloween pumpkin design ideas.  You’ll find some cool ways to carve, paint, and craft some unique pumpkins.  I especially love the duck tape pumpkins.

Easy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

19. Easy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

A basic recipe for roasted pumpkins seeds which can be customized using your favorite herbs and spices. It is a classic recipe that has great tips for the perfect roast. Click here for the seasoned pumpkin seeds recipe –> Easy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients Needed:

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sea salt
  • Olive oil, coconut oil, or nut oil like walnut
  • Favorite spice blends such as curry powder, harissa, and chili powder

Pro Tip: Before tossing the seeds with any oil and seasoning, make sure you dry the seeds completely with a paper towel, this makes a huge difference. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. You’ve already made a mess to try and scoop out the seeds, so you’ll thank me for this later! {knuckle bumps} Finally, make sure you spread the seeds in a single layer. You want them to all be golden brown and crunchy as no one likes mushy pumpkin seeds.

Roasted Squash Seeds

18. Roasted Squash Seeds

Not just pumpkin seeds, whatever type of winter squash seeds you plan to use, there’s a recipe to try for each. With just a couple of cups of seeds and some spices, you’ll have some great snacks. Click here for the recipes –> Five Ways To Roast Squash Seeds

Honey Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

17. Honey Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

If you or your kids don’t like the traditional seasoned pumpkin seeds that use chili powder, curry powder, and black pepper, turn pumpkin seeds into a delicious sweet snack with this simple recipe. Swap out the spices for honey and cinnamon for a sweeter treat and roast them up until golden brown on a baking sheet with parchment. Click here for the recipe –> Honey Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with Cinnamon

Pumpkin Seed Soup

16. Pumpkin Seed Soup

Roasted pumpkin seeds or crunchy cinnamon maple pepitas can be used to garnish this delicious fall soup that is sure to warm you up on a cool fall evening. Click here for the recipe –> Crock Pot Pumpkin Soup With Cinnamon Maple Pepitas

If you’re looking for more fall soup recipes, check out this recipe round-up to find creamy chicken and mushroom, broccoli cheddar soup, and potato soup just to name a few.  The Zuppa Toscana recipe is a favorite at my house and is in the weekly rotation when cool weather hits!  Click here for easy fall soup recipes –> 23 Easy Soup Recipes for Fall

Vegan Pumpkin Seed Clusters

15. Vegan Pumpkin Seed Clusters

These are not your basic roasted pumpkin seeds, and they are highly addictive!  Turn a cup of seeds into a healthy and nutritious snack that can also be used to top your morning cereals. Click here for the recipe –> Vegan & Paleo Vanilla Pumpkin Seed Clusters

Ingredients Needed:

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup
  • Coconut sugar
Pumpkin Seed Loaf

14. Pumpkin Seed Loaf

The perfect companion for a Pumpkin Spice Latte, this flavorful pumpkin loaf offers a mix of textures enriched by the crunchiness of pumpkin seeds. Erin adds the pumpkin seeds before baking and also has a pumpkin seed recipe for a cinnamon and sugar taste. Click here for the recipe –> Better Than Starbucks Pumpkin Loaf

Chicken Pumpkin Seeds

13. Chicken Pumpkin Seeds

A quick one-skillet meal made with healthy ingredients and mouth-watering flavors. The roasted pumpkin seeds give the dish a great fall crunch. Click here for the recipe –> Balsamic Chicken, Brussels Sprouts, Cranberries, and Pumpkin Seeds

Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Seeds

12. Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Seeds

A decadent treat that’s proof healthy sweets are a real thing. They have all the flavors of classic turtle cookies, but with the awesome addition of roasted pumpkin seeds. Click here for the chocolate pumpkin seed recipe –> Chocolate Covered Roasted Pumpkin Seed Turtle Clusters

Pumpkin Seed Bread

11. Pumpkin Seed Bread

A healthier bread recipe that’s also low carb and gluten-free. It’s packed with chia seeds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds and has a great amount of fiber.  I love how Lisa adds the cups of seeds to give this bread such great texture. Click here for the recipe –> Pumpkin Seed Bread With Sunflower & Psyllium Seeds

Vegan Pumpkin Seed Pesto

10. Vegan Pumpkin Seed Pesto

A different take on the classic pesto recipe made with pumpkin seeds and plenty of aromatic herbs. You can always use pre-packaged pepitas if you aren’t going to scoop out the seeds of a pumpkin. Click here for the recipe –> Vegan Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Pumpkin Seed Chocolate Bark

9. Pumpkin Seed Chocolate Bark

A healthy and easy to make sweet treat enriched with pumpkin seeds and cranberries. Gluten-free and paleo with just a few ingredients! Click here for the recipe –> Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Dark Chocolate Bark

  • Dark chocolate, 70% or more
  • Sea salt
  • Instant espresso powder, optional
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Dried cranberries
  • Pumpkin seeds, aka pepitas
Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bites

8. Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bites

This pumpkin seed recipe makes delicious bites that are sweetened with dates and the coconut-cocoa-pumpkin seed flavor is to die for! The pumpkin seeds are blended with dates, which act as a binder and are also sweet. You can keep these bites in the fridge, for about 2 weeks and they are another sweet and healthy snack. Click here for the pumpkin seed recipe –> Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bliss Bites

Creamy Pumpkin Seed Soup

7. Creamy Pumpkin Seed Soup

A warming and nourishing fall soup that also happens to be gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo, and Whole 30. This pumpkin soup uses roasted pumpkin seeds as a topping. You’ll want these roasted pumpkin seeds to golden brown and crunchy for the perfect texture! Click here for the recipe –> Instant Pot Creamy Pumpkin Tuscan Soup

Pumpkin Seed Baked Tilapia

6. Pumpkin Seed Baked Tilapia

If you’re struggling to add more fish to your diet this easy recipe is the perfect way to get started. Gina grinds pumpkin seeds and then tossing the seeds with panko and seasoning creates a  delicious topping for baked fish. Click here for the pumpkin seed recipe –> Pumpkin Seed Encrusted Baked Tilapia

Pumpkin Seed Milk

5. Pumpkin Seed Milk

Nut milks are trending but seed milks still have some catching up to do. Luckily, you can make your own pumpkin seed milk in just a few minutes! Click here for the pumpkin seed recipe –> How To Make Pumpkin Seed Milk

Butternut Squash Pumpkin Seeds

4. Butternut Squash Pumpkin Seeds

Spiralized Butternut Squash is an excellent low-carb alternative to pasta and the lentil and pumpkin seed ‘sauce’ are a delicious addition. Click here for the recipe –> Spiralized Butternut Squash With Curried Lentils And Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seed Hummus

3. Pumpkin Seed Hummus

If tahini and the flavor of sesame seeds are not your taste, you should definitely try this quick and easy pumpkin seed hummus! It is seasoned with a little sea salt, black pepper, and lemon juice. Click here for the recipe –> 5 Minute Pumpkin Seed Hummus

Sweet Potatoes Pumpkin Seeds

2. Sweet Potatoes Pumpkin Seeds

A yummy side dish that looks gorgeous and it’s a deliciously healthy option for the Thanksgiving table. Mira’s recipe uses roasted pumpkin seeds to add some crunch and she gives some great tips on cooking with sweet potatoes.  Click here for the recipe –> Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Feta Cheese & Pumpkin Seeds

Spiced Pumpkin Seed Butter

1. Spiced Pumpkin Seed Butter

Did you know you can make pumpkin seed butter at home? It’s actually surprisingly easy! It is vegan and paleo-friendly and uses just a few simple ingredients. The pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract give it a sweet and spicy taste. Click here for the pumpkin seed recipe –> Spiced Pumpkin Seed Butter


  • raw pumpkin seeds
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • sea salt
  • vanilla extract
  • liquid stevia or honey (optional)
  • pumpkin purée (optional)

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