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Air-fried pumpkin seeds on a wooden table with gourds in the background.
Air-Fried Pumpkin Seeds
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Drying Time
20 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Don't throw those pumpkin seeds away! Roast them in your air fryer for a great snack to salad topping. They are crunchy and this recipe gives them the right amount of seasoning. 

Course: Appetizers/Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Great Snacks
Servings: 6
Calories: 96 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • cups pumpkin seeds from a large whole pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  1. Cut the pumpkin open and scrape out the insides with a spoon. Separate the flesh from the seeds and rinse the seeds with cold water.
  2. Bring two quarts of well-salted water to a boil (the water should taste a little salty). Add the pumpkin seeds to the boiling water and boil for 10 minutes. Drain the seeds and spread them out on paper towels to dry for at least 20 minutes.
  3. Pre-heat the air fryer to 350ºF.
  4. Toss the seeds with olive oil, salt and smoked paprika and transfer them to the air fryer basket. Air-fry for 35 minutes, shaking the basket several times during the cooking process. Pumpkin seeds should be crispy and slightly browned.
  5. Allow the seeds to cool before serving or storing in an air-tight container or bag. Enjoy them as a snack or try using them as a topping for salads or yogurt.
Nutrition Facts
Air-Fried Pumpkin Seeds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 582mg24%
Potassium 137mg4%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.