Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds
Recipe courtesy of Alexandra Utter for Food Network Kitchen

Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
You can have crispy, salty pumpkin seeds ready in just 30 minutes thanks to the air fryer. They are delicious plain, but also great with your favorite seasonings. Toss the seeds with a generous coating of ranch seasoning, chili powder or sumac, for instance, just before air frying them.



Special equipment:
a 6-quart air fryer
  1. Preheat a 6-quart air fryer to 360 degrees F.
  2. Cut a 10-inch circle in the top of the pumpkin and remove the top. Scrape out the pulp and seeds with a large spoon and transfer to a bowl. Separate the seeds from the stringy pulp, then rinse the seeds in a colander under cold water. Shake the seeds dry; it’s okay if they’re damp so don’t blot them with paper towels (they will stick to the paper).  
  3. Toss together the pumpkin seeds, olive oil and salt in a clean bowl. Transfer to the air fryer basked in a single layer and cook, shaking the basket every 5 minutes, until lightly golden and crispy, about 15 minutes. Cool before serving. 

Cook’s Note

Make sure to check the bottom of your air fryer for any pumpkin seeds that may have slipped out of the basket.