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How To Clean Pumpkin Seeds

Marybeth Feutz
What do you do with the pumpkin seeds after you've carved your Halloween pumpkins? Use these easy tips to clean pumpkin seeds, then enjoy them for a snack!
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Snack


  • Pumpkin seeds and pulp from a hollowed-out pumpkin.


  • Place the pumpkin seeds and pulp in a
    large bowl.
  • Add enough water to cover all the seeds and pulp by at least 1 inch.
  • Using your fingers, gently separate the pumpkin seeds from the pulp. Discard the pulp.
  • When the seeds are loose, they will float. Scoop the seeds out with your fingers and put them in a colander.
  • Rinse the pumpkin seeds well under cool running water (they will still feel a little "slimy" when you are done).
  • Spread the cleaned seeds out in a single layer on a sheet of parchment paper to dry. (Do not use paper towels - the seeds will stick.)
  • Roast the cleaned pumpkin seeds with this recipe.
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