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Ranch Pumpkin Seeds

The BEST Ranch Pumpkin Seeds made in JUST 11-minutes! A quick and easy traditional roasted pumpkin seed recipe tossed in a buttery ranch seasoning mix. This pumpkin seed recipe is a Halloween classic that you’ll love!

Ranch Pumpkin Seeds - Quick and easy roasted pumpkin seeds with a zesty ranch blend. You'll fall in love with this healthy Ranch Pumpkin Seed recipe. Perfect pumpkin seed snack this autumn.

Easy Ranch Pumpkin Seeds made with roasted pumpkin seeds and an easy ranch and cheese seasoning blend you’ll love this season. This recipe uses pre-roasted pumpkin seeds but I’ve included a previous link on how to roast pumpkin seeds.

It’s the fall season and every year I get excited to pick pumpkins around mid-October. Next week I’ll get out to the pumpkin patch so, for now, I’m using store-bought unsalted roasted pumpkin seeds. Every year, I make a new pumpkin seed recipe and this ranch seasoning blend is my favorite right now.

Golden yellow roasted pumpkin seeds coated in ranch seasoning with parsley flakes and grated parmesan cheese. Seeds poured and scattered in a white bowl. Served on a sheet pan with sesame sticks in the background. Text in center in a blue border reads Crack 11-minute ranch roasted pumpkin seeds. Second image pictured is of roasted pumpkin seeds with seasoning toppled on a silver sheet pan.

If you’ve wondered what to do with pumpkin seeds after carving pumpkins, then you’ll love how easy this healthy pumpkin seeds recipe is. A few years ago I made a post on how to remove pumpkin seeds and a step by step guide on how to prepare pumpkin seeds in the raw.

If you’re carving pumpkins this year and want a refresher on how to bake pumpkin seeds, pop over to this post and catch up on the steps. It includes steps on how to clean pumpkin seeds and how to roast pumpkin seeds. Plus, you’ll instantly get 10 Pumpkin Seed Recipes in case you’d like to try more than 1 recipe with a bounty of pumpkin seeds!

Ranch Pumpkin Seeds - Quick and easy roasted pumpkin seeds with a zesty ranch blend. You'll fall in love with this healthy Ranch Pumpkin Seed recipe. Perfect pumpkin seed snack this autumn.

 Ranch Pumpkin Seeds are the quintessential fall snack. They taste delicious seasoned with my zesty ranch mixture. Sometimes I wonder where this recipe has been my whole life. If you’ve been following my posts these past few weeks then you know I adore ranch powder in quick snack recipes.

Now is the perfect time to purchase pumpkin seeds and since we’re just a few weeks away from Halloween, get a head start planning those autumn parties.  If you’re looking for other snacks for your party, venture over to this Ranch Chex Mix recipe and toss in these Ranch pumpkin seeds for an added treat!

Ranch Pumpkin Seeds - Quick and easy roasted pumpkin seeds with a zesty ranch blend. You'll fall in love with this healthy Ranch Pumpkin Seed recipe. Perfect pumpkin seed snack this autumn.

Because these seeds came roasted, I can easily have this snack ready in less than 15 minutes. If fresh pumpkins are not yet available in your area, head to Walgreens or the grocery store and pick up a few packs of pumpkin seeds in the snack aisle.

This recipe can truly be made any time of the year. Plus, it’s easy to add in pretzels, rice cereal, cheese crackers, and sesame sticks to create a savory snack mix blend.

12 More Pumpkin Seed Recipes Below

For more pumpkin seed recipes, try you’ll want to try this master list of 10 PUMPKIN SEED RECIPES. Recipes include traditional roasted pumpkin seeds, cinnamon maple, chocolate, honey, vanilla, and more. Try this MAPLE BACON PUMPKIN SEED recipe for a sweet and salty snack this Halloween.

Ranch Pumpkin Seeds

Quick and easy roasted pumpkin seeds with a zesty ranch blend. You’ll fall in love with this healthy Ranch Pumpkin Seed recipe. Perfect pumpkin seed snack this autumn. 
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Candied Pumpkin Seeds, ranch pumpkin seed recipe
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 337kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces (1½ cups) unsalted roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper or paprika for less spicy
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • This recipe uses unsalted roasted pumpkin seeds. To dry roast pumpkin seeds, see notes for my previous post in the notes section below about this process. 
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  • In a small dish, melt butter.
    In a large bowl, combine roasted pumpkin seeds, and melt butter. Toss together to evenly coat pumpkin seeds.
  • Stir in ranch seasoning, mustard powder, ground red pepper or paprika, and grated parmesan cheese.
  • Toss mixture to evenly coat pumpkin seeds in seasoning.
  • Evenly spread on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 11 minutes, stirring seeds halfway through baking.
  • Allow to cool and season with salt if seeds are unsalted. Store in an air-tight container.

Notes

How to roast fresh pumpkin seeds after removing from a pumpkin – https://www.swankyrecipes.com/pumpkin-seed-recipes.html
Dry, roasted pumpkin seeds can be found in the snack aisle at many grocery stores.

Nutrition

Calories:337kcal | Carbohydrates:10g | Protein:16g | Fat:28g | Saturated Fat:7g | Cholesterol:13mg | Sodium:471mg | Potassium:372mg | Fiber:3g | Sugar:1g | Vitamin A:195IU | Vitamin C:1mg | Calcium:62mg | Iron:4mg
Ranch Pumpkin Seeds - Quick and easy roasted pumpkin seeds with a zesty ranch blend. You'll fall in love with this healthy Ranch Pumpkin Seed recipe. Perfect pumpkin seed snack this autumn.
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    Amy
    10/13/2020 at 5:31 pm

    This is such a great idea! I love pumpkin seeds but never thought to roast them myself and add a little extra flavour. I would probably add a teeny bit of chilli powder too as I would love it really spicy!

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    Candice
    10/14/2020 at 3:40 pm

    5 stars
    I love these pumpkin seeds! Exactly what I wanted with all the seeds I’ve been pulling out of my pumpkins. This is the perfect flavor combo. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Amy Liu Dong
    10/16/2020 at 11:58 am

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    Wow! These looks really delicious and very enticing. Loved how you conceptualize this recipe and it’s perfectly great for snack in a movie marathon night.

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    Neha Khanuja
    10/17/2020 at 11:15 pm

    I totally enjoy seeds as snacks and you have jazzed them up like a pro! Cant wait to try ranch seasoning on my seeds next.

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    Beth
    10/18/2020 at 6:22 am

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    I was just looking at the two enormous carving pumpkins I bought this year and wondering if I’d come across a good recipe for the seeds. It’s been a while, so was glad to see your instructions for roasting the seeds, too. Can’t wait!

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    HEATHER PERINE
    10/18/2020 at 3:09 pm

    5 stars
    We always roasted our pumpkin seeds growing up every year, but never did I think to add ranch seasoning. Brilliant!! Can’t wait to try these this year. YUM!

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    Ramona
    10/18/2020 at 3:57 pm

    5 stars
    I love pumpkin seeds and these ranch pumpkin seeds are just brought up to a whole other level of yum! i have some pumpkin seed I’ve been meaning to use and now i have the perfect way to use them. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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    Eileen Kelly
    10/18/2020 at 6:53 pm

    5 stars
    My favorite part of carving pumpkins is roasting the seeds. This recipe is absolutely delish. We loved the crack spice on the seeds. My kids will be enjoying the pumpkin seed snacks during home school tomorrow too.

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    Chandice Probst
    10/19/2020 at 8:58 am

    5 stars
    Just made pumpkin seeds the other day… They are our favorite! Love the variation with ranch and how flavorful that would be!

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